Saturday, January 06, 2007

Day 59 - Don McLean - Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

DAY 59
Don McLean – “Vincent (Starry Starry Night”
From American Pie

Back to a more mellow choice today.

I have been in love with this song since I was a young child before I even knew who Vincent Van Gogh was, or really before I knew who Don McLean was.

This song was written in 1971. Don wrote it after reading a book about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam even played the song daily after the song had been released and a copy of the sheet music, together with a set of Van Gogh's paint brushes, is buried in a time capsule beneath the museum. (According to the official Don McLean website.)

The lyrics to this song are exquisite in every way, and the soft passion that Don sings the words just pierces your heart. I have cried many times when I truly listen to this song because the descriptions just draw you in.

One of the greatest songs of all time written about one of the greatest artists of all time.

This song is so incredibly special and just breath taking through and through.

Go see what Andy chose today
Go see what Glenn chose today
Go see what Heuristics Inc. chose today
Go see what Hoffie chose today
Go see what Niveous chose today
Go see what prayformojo chose today
Go see what Troy chose today

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