Because: A Song I Heard for the First Time Today

Just sharing an old song I heard for the first time today from the Valerian trailer below, called Because, originally written by John Lennon, with the cover version by Elliot Smith used in the trailer. The original Beatles and Elliot Smith full versions of the song are also below.

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The Music of Lubomyr Melnyk

Through 2016, I’ve been slowly discovering the music of Lubomyr Melnyk on Accuradio, my favourite online radio source (free), via their solo piano channels. Melnyk is a German born Canadian composer of Ukrainian origin who plays “continuous music” on solo piano (mostly). A link to the term in the previous sentence will explain what it is to you technically, by Melnyk himself, as I’m not nearly qualified enough as a musician to explain it. All I know is I LOVE it! It reminds me of Phillip Glass’ music (Glassworks), though I don’t know if the two were that much similar. They just sound similar to me, and similarly great!

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Songs Newly Heard Which I Like – Sha La La (Makes Me Happy) by Al Green

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This second entry in 2014 for songs I heard for the first time that I like a lot is Sha La La (Makes Me Happy) by Al Green.

Why do I like it? Just the groove it has, I would say. Appropriate with it being a 70s song from 1974. And that’s about it, to be honest. But it was groovy enough for me to add it to my list.🙂

I hope you like it, too!