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The Usage of Hands, and Variants.

David Bowie IAElvis Costello - Finger Pointing IIIGary Oldman - Mozart - Hand Usage IIJarvis Cocker - HandMarc Almond IMorrissey - You Shut Your Mouth II - makeagifScott Walker - Hand Usage - 4Syd Barrett - Why Can't You See III

Gary Oldman - Mozart - Hand Usage

Extraordinary, nonpareil Usage of Hands/Finger Pointing by some of the greats.

Ian Anderson II - Flute Wielding and ThrustingIan Anderson III - Ritual and Big Finish

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Pointing. Cranium-circling. Thrusting. Jabbing. Ritualistic. Improbable. All are to be found.

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Belgian and French Geniuses.

Belgian maestro Jacques Brel seemed to set new standards for utterly authentic, heartfelt intensity, every time he took the stage; he seemed possessed, magical. He also created some of the greatest songs of the last century. He served, lastly, as a huge influence to aspiring songwriters/performers…not least of all, Scott Walker. {I included Scott doing “Fils de” at post’s end} A true titan.

Gilbert BΓ©caud. Monsieur 100,000 volts. A truly powerful performer, few {none}{Brel…??} could outdo The Creator. On the above Seul, Gilbert gives an intimate, and increasingly euphoric, reading, culminating in {playful} pianist-shoving and back-slapping, and finally, in blissful embrace, of himself. Monsieur 100,000 Volts was a marvel.

Jacques Dutronc.
Claude François.
Mr. Rod McKuen.
McKuen! “Natalie”.
McKuen! “Come, Jeff”.
Scott Walker: “Sons Of” {Fils de}

Revised: Massively. 7/6/2019.

Titans of Belgian, French, and American Performing. Jacques Brel. Gilbert Bécaud. Jacques Dutronc. Claude François. And, of course: The Rod McKuen.

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The Scott Walker.

Track 6.
Man From Reno.
Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James.
It’s Raining Today.
Little Things That Keep Us Together.
Hero of the War.
Old Man’s Back Again.
World’s Strongest Man.
30 Century Man.
Jackie.
Get Behind Me.
Best of Both Worlds.
Plastic Palace People.
Next.
Montague Terrace.
Shutout.
Such a Small Love.
Dealer.

The above are audio tracks that span a fairly large time period of Scott Walker’s remarkable body of recorded work.

Scott Walker VII

{NOTE: Revised 11/19/2019}

Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, 1943, a musical artist of profound depth and originality, was (and is) a cherished figure for millions worldwide. Reclusive, enigmatic, innovative, Scott occupies a unique place in the pantheon of recording artists. He’s also very near and dear to my own heart. He will be deeply missed.

Many will remember Scott Walker’s sublime work with ballads; many others love his idiosyncratic, Brel-influenced blossoming into a top-notch composer and performer; still more prefer the uneasy, discomforting terrain and eerie beauty of his later recordings. I’ll remember him for all of it, for everything. There’s no replacing him. We’ll never see his likes again.

Memorial post here.