See | Hear | Feel
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore
There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, with music in it’s roar
I love not Man the less, but Nature more
– Lord Byron
VIA CON ME (It’s Wonderful)
from Italy’s SWINGROWERS is the 1st of a 3 part series called DO NOT COVER featuring electro swing versions of classic songs.
The video features a young Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the superb romantic comedy ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953) which features this memorable scene of an out of control Vespa in the streets of Rome. If you’ve not seen the film, make sure you do… it’s a true classic.
VIA CON ME was originally recorded by PAULO CONTE and has become something of a cult anthem with lyrics roughly translated as “Come away with me…”. The band first performed this as a surprise for their manager at their gig supporting CARAVAN PALACE at London KOKO in November 2012.
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FRESHLY SQUEEZED are “world leaders in putting a modern dance music spin on vintage records” (Mixmag) – we are the independent British label behind the award-winning compilation series, night club and live event WHITE MINK – “Electro swings first landmark moment” – and ground-breaking brands like ELECTRO BLUES or VINTAGE REMIX. Promoting sell-out UK shows by artists including CARAVAN PALACE and PAROV STELAR. The label has always led the way in fusing vintage influences with a contemporary twist.
Mind Your Head
In these ‘modern times’, of viral pandemics, global environmental impacts, social division, and splintering communities, almost everyone everywhere is experiencing social challenges, escalating stress and hardships of one kind or another, sometimes overwhelmingly.
Sparky aims to help open new conversations, brighten your day, and disrupt the stigma of stress and individual anxiety – through encouraging observation, awareness, appreciation, acceptance, and experience, within ourselves as individuals and among our communities.
Waiting for Godot .211 +.212 +.213 : Greville E
In going forward, we need to show unity, empathy, and balance, within our communities.
As ‘normal’ human beings we all need a certain amount of stress to go about our daily lives, which is healthy and useful while interacting with our community. But if we let it, stress can become a real social obstacle and even a mental health issue on a community level. We need to be able to talk more positively about, and pay more attention to, acceptable levels of stress, and be aware of how it can impact our lives and how it can have extraordinary consequences.
Time to face the facts of life in modern times of technological revolution, of commercial globalisation, of overwhelming and demanding lifestyles and expectations affecting almost every individual whatever or wherever they may be.
Visit eikon.cat to view mindful and meaningful imagery. And MakeGood to find, share, order or acquire, art, craft, design, photography, and imagery available directly from artists, makers, and creators, produced ethically using many different mediums, creative skills, and craftwork.
Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Sparky Archive
The archive menu below is categorised alphabetically by topic or subject. There are many articles and collected video and posts elected from various sources, so find your topic of interest and the catagory page will show you a selection of posts that suit.
Dublin’s Fair City – A Memorial
A selection of slideshows and photo studies of places, persons or things