Friday, December 25, 2015

November Clouds and Venator

The pattern of the clouds was very unusual that November day, especially the one above the line of the horizon. The powerful contrast sent a sensation of a strong inner force ready to be unleashed! It only needed a sign... I dare to make an image-sound parallel between this photo and Be'lakor's song called Venator.

Here are a few more pics.

Originally posted on Sleepless Bobby.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Heaven and Hell

Listening some of Black Sabbath's albums tonight, a couple of line have drawn my attention.

The ending is just a beginner
The closer you get to the meaning
The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming

The world is full of Kings and Queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams

It's Heaven and Hell

Black Sabbath

And now...



Black Sabbath

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Best I Can - Queensryche

Reading "an exercise of imagination" on "living life, step by step" about a single option left, this being "to be your best version of self, today", my mind went to Queensryche's Best I Can (album: Empire).

I won't be torn between
The man in the chair
And the man that's in my dream
I'm going to melt the two men into one

I won't let go, gotta make the grade I set
No, I won't let it go
To be the best man,
the best man that I can

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mitzi. Mitzi Dupree

Mitzi is the name of a friend's cat. Hearing this name I thought I should find out the meaning of Mitzi Dupree, one of the song from a famous classic rock band: Deep Purple! After searching the web for it, well, nothing special came out about it. So, all it's left to do is just to enjoy the song as it is, without thinking about some hidden meanings! And, by the way, "It has no connection with China!"

Well, if you are searching the web for "The House of Blue Lights" instead of "The House of Blue Light", you'll find quite a story, a scary tale!
Even today, though it has been many years since the “House” has been torn down, there is tremendous interest in it.

Artist: Deep Purple
Album: The House of Blue Light
Song: Mitzi Dupree

Writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan
Copyright: Miracle Prestige International Limited, Blackmore Music

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Many years passed since I heard for the first time Radiohead's Creep. Recently, while listening to some of Clint Mansell's original soundtracks, I've recognized the lyrics. Yes, they were the lyrics from Creep.

You're just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
. . .
She's running out again
She's running out
She's run run run run
Radiohead emerged from the shadow of Britpop with a sound that was moody, melodic and explosive, with roots planted firmly in both alternative culture and the art-rock legacy of such classic rockers as Pink Floyd.

Of Clint Mansell I've heard for the first time after watching The Fountain, directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Mansell's version of Creep is performed along with Coco Sumner.

About the time Radiohead was launching Creep, I used to listen to a Serbian radio station from Novi Sad, called Radio Stotka (100.00 MHz FM). There was a show where two versions of the same song were presented side by side. The listeners of the station had the opportunity to cast their votes in order to decide which version is better: the original one, or the remake? Most of the times, the verdict was:
Uvek je bolje original!(The original is always better!)

I don't really perceive Mansell's version as a remake. It is rather the interpretation of Creep with another state of mind and heart, rather than a different pitch or style (like from pop to rock, or from folk to metal).

According to Thom Yorke, “Creep” tells the tale of an inebriated man who tries to get the attention of a woman to whom he is attracted by following her around. In the end, he lacks the self-confidence to face her and feels he subconsciously is her.

Is Mansell's your fave version, or do you think that the original beats its rival?

Either way, enjoy the song of your choice!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Shroud of False

We are just a moment in time,
A blink of an eye,
A dream for the blind,
Visions from a dying brain.
I hope you don't understand.

Song: Shroud of False
Band: Anathema
Album: alternative 4
The album title refers to the "Alternative 3" television programme and book. In interviews, the band mentioned they found "Alternative 3" too depressing so they came up with "Alternative 4", which is the album concept.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soldier of Fortune

I've watched this clip of Soldier of Fortune a couple of years ago, and right now I am listening to it again. Back then I liked the nail clip idea, and now, after a few conversations on Ibanez guitars with a guitarist friend, I've noticed that the one in this clip is made by this manufacturer.

Music: Deep Purple
Album: Stormbringer (1974)
Song: Soldier of Fortune
Label: Warner Bros. Records

I have often told you stories
About the way
I lived the life of a drifter
Waiting for the day
When I'd take your hand
And sing you songs
Then maybe you would say
Come lay with me love me
And I would surely stay

But I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune

Many times I've been a traveller
I looked for something new
In days of old
When nights were cold
I wandered without you
But those days I thougt my eyes
Had seen you standing near
Though blindness is confusing
It shows that you're not here

Now I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune
Yes, I can hear the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune

Monday, June 15, 2015

Paranoid in the Sky

On a sunny summer day, the clouds surrounded the city, showing their power. Their shape reminded me of Paranoid's album cover (Black Sabbath). Well, it is not a perfect copy, yet the sword is there in the sky!

(c) Mihai Midus 2015

Black Sabbath - Paranoid -
(c) Warner Bros., 1970

Friday, May 15, 2015

Metal Fans Are Brainier!

Speaking of the band mentioned in my previous post, my teenage daughter just sent me a link to the article mentioned below. Here's a quote:
It's not the students who love Radiohead that are likely to be the brainiest in their University but the kid down the hall with the Tool t-shirt and a fixation with the floor.

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Listening to various tool tracks on You Tube, I came across Forty Six & Two, amazingly performed by school kids!


Do you want to see if there's any difference between this and the original tool version? Well, then check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Love Song, AC - DC

Love Song, is some sort of a lost gem of the ones from AC-DC.
It starts with a fast paced rhythm, sending your mind to the AC-DC that you already know. Then the pace is dropping down to an actual love song. And the lyrics are perfect!

I can tell by the look in your eye
I can tell by the way you sigh
That you know I've been thinking of you
And you know what I want to do

Oh, Jean!

When you smile I see stars in the sky
When you smile I see sunrise
And I know you've been thinking of me
And I know how you want it to be

Oh, Jean!

I can tell by the things you say
I can tell that you know the way
And I know what you want me to do
Oh, I've got hearts and flowers for you

If you leave me you'll make me cry
When I think of you saying good bye
Oh the sky turns to a deeper blue
That's - that's how I'd feel if I lost you

Oh, Jean!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When A Blind Man Cries - DEEP PURPLE

If you're leaving, close the door
I'm not expecting people, anymore
Here me grieving, lying on the floor
Whether I'm drunk or dead, I really ain't too sure

I'm a blind man
I'm a blind man
And my world is pale
When a blind man cries
Lord, you know
There ain't a sadder tale

Had a friend once, in a room
Had a good time, but it ended much too soon
In a cold month, in that room
We found a reason, for the things we had to do

I'm a blind man
I'm a blind man
Now my room is cold
When a blind man cries
Lord, you know
He feels it from his soul