"Autobiographies of great nations are written in three manuscripts – a book of deeds, a book of words, and a book of art.
Of the three, I would choose the latter as truest testimony." - Sir Kenneth Smith, Great Civilisations

"I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine." - Leo Tolstoy

I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so
great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again. - John Updike

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour
is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

R.E. Slater - Poetics of the Flesh


Poetics of the Flesh


Poetics of the Flesh
by R.E. Slater


The human breast bursts,
Overcome in flame and fire,
At Beauty's stunning presence.

All flesh burns for Beauty's splendors,
Passion fills the senses with colours,
Imagination takes life, and is.

Strong images quickly arouse,
Imagination soars beyond self,
Beauty's idles grip the soul.

Incapable to be forbidden,
Driven, craven, lusting,
Love rages unabated.

Forgetting self,
Finding self,
Life without end.

R.E. Slater
September 5, 2018
Edited September 6, 2018

@copyright R.E. Slater Publications
all rights reserved


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Jennifer Lawrence, JOY by Dior TV Commercial,
"The New Fragrance"





Rolling Stones She's A Rainbow 1966




The Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow (Official Lyric Video)



SHE'S A RAINBOW [Lyrics] (Mike Jagger / Keith Richards) The Rolling Stones - 1968 She comes in colours everywhere; She combs her hair She's like a rainbow Coming, colours in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colours She comes in colours everywhere; She combs her hair She's like a rainbow Coming, colours in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colours Have you seen her dressed in blue? See the sky in front of you And her face is like a sail Speck of white so fair and pale Have you seen a lady fairer? She comes in colours everywhere; She combs her hair She's like a rainbow Coming, colours in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colours Have you seen her all in gold? Like a queen in days of old She shoots her colours all around Like a sunset going down Have you seen a lady fairer? She comes in colours everywhere; She combs her hair She's like a rainbow Coming, colours in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colours She's like a rainbow Coming, colours in the air Oh, everywhere She comes in colours


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She's a Rainbow
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"She's a Rainbow"
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Single by the Rolling Stones
from the album Their Satanic Majesties Request
B-side"2000 Light Years from Home"
Released
  • November 1967 (US single)[1]
  • 8 December 1967 (UK album)
Format7-inch single
Recorded18 May 1967
StudioOlympic, London
Genre
Length
  • 2:48 (US promo single edit)
  • 4:10 (US single)
  • 4:35 (album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)Jagger/Richards
Producer(s)The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones US singles chronology
"In Another Land"
(1967)
"She's a Rainbow"
(1967)
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"
(1968)
Their Satanic Majesties Request track listing
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10 tracks
"She's a Rainbow" is a song by the Rolling Stones and was featured on their 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request.[4] It has been called "the prettiest and most uncharacteristic song" that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote for the Stones,[5] although somewhat ambiguous in intention.[5]

Composition and recording

The song includes rich lyricism, vibrant piano by Nicky Hopkins and Brian Jones' use of the Mellotron. The second verse includes:
Have you seen her all in gold,
Like a queen in days of old?
She shoots colours all around
like a sunset going down.
Have you seen a lady fairer?[4]
John Paul Jones, later of Led Zeppelin, arranged the strings of this song during his session days.[6] Backing vocals were provided by the entire band except for Charlie Watts. The lyrics in the chorus share the phrase "she comes in colours" with the song of that title by Love,[7] released in December 1966.
The song begins with the piano playing an ascending scale, which returns throughout the song as a recurring motif. This motif is developed by the celesta and strings in the middle 8. Humorous and ambiguous devices are used, such as when the strings play out-of-tune and off-key towards the end of the song, and when the other Stones sing their "La La's" like little children.[4]

Release and appearances

"She's a Rainbow" was released as a single in December 1967 and went to No. 25 in the United States. It has regularly featured on Stones' hits compilations, including Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (1969), More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (1972), 30 Greatest Hits (1977), Singles Collection: The London Years (1989), Forty Licks (2002), and GRRR! (2012).[5] It was performed occasionally on the 1997–98 Bridges to Babylon Tour. The Stones also played the song by public request in Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil during their América Latina Olé Tour 2016 in February 2016.
In the 2011/12 season finale of Saturday Night Live, host Mick Jagger was in a "graduation" skit where the band Arcade Fire and the SNL cast performed "She's a Rainbow" as a tribute to departing cast member Kristen Wiig. In the sketch, Wiig is a student who was held back and is finally graduating after seven years to leave SNL to become a nun. Although Jagger does not sing "She's a Rainbow", he returns at the end of the skit, along with a number of SNL alumni, to join in the song "Ruby Tuesday".
In the first episode of Legion the song is used during a sequence.
It appears in a 2018 TV commercial for the 2019 Acura RDX.[8]

Personnel

Additional personnel

Charts


Chart (1967–68)Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10]8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11]13
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[12]9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13]2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14]3
US Billboard Hot 100[15]25
Chart (2007)Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[16]25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14]91

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