Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lucy in the SKY

No, Jerusalem has no river, no boats, no swans.
BUT . . . tonight, as we speak, Israel finally has Sir Paul McCartney singing at a grand concert in Tel Aviv!!
LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
by The Beatles

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Aaaaaah

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you're gone
. . .
From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 (that wonderful year!)

In honor of our Sky Watch Friday blog!

36 comments:

ilanadavita said...

I am a Beatles fan too.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great twist to Sky Watch. I love it! :-)

MigsCFLer said...

Absolutely love this pic. Pics with birds, water, and sky are my favourites. Check out my skywatch pic

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com

Dewdrop said...

Love the twist on your sky watch... the Beatles, timeless!

jaejae said...

here, there & everywhere...

Reader Wil said...

I like that song and the photo is very appropriate. Thanks for the visit. I like the idea to sing "Sunrise, sunset"... at many festive occasions. I like "Fiddler on the Roof..

Maria said...

Wow, great! Paul McCartney! In Vienna, there is Leonard Cohen in concert today...
Love that music!

crete said...

How can anyone ever forget that song? And I hear that Paul McCartney has just come to Israel . . .

And a wonderful photograph as well.

Take care

Ray

Webradio said...

Bonsoir Dina !
Lucy in the Sky with Diamand...
Les Beatles..
A bientôt...

Texas Travelers said...

Loved the post and photo.

Troy and Martha

Sherry said...

I have always loved that song. :)
Very pretty photo to go along with it.

Suzanne said...

How fantastic that Sir Paul will be there.
A lovely photo. Happy SWF.

dulce said...

I almost hear the music here!! :-)

Louise said...

You are always so clever that I have to think about it! Clever! (And I like the photo, too.)

Ann said...

You realise that I'm now going to be humming that song for the rest of the day, don't you. Just as well I like it.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful song souvenir.

ichandrae said...

Hello my friend Dina.(who publishes all even the embarassing moments. ha ha.)

beautiful birds. they remind me of the canada gease I see around my canadian city.Ilove to view them because they seem to be so carefree. I guess all birds could seem that way but the smaller ones seem to be more fragile and prone to disaster.but still beautiful.

When I think of Britain I think of the Beatles and fish and chips they put me into hysteria when I was a kid and I will never forget them. It is amazing how their fame lives on- these bands like U2 Pink Floyd the Rolling Stonesetc. They appeal to such a young crowd when they first come out and then they rock for years. Their flame doesn't die and yet they have such a young following at first. You would think that they would grow old with their original fans but they don't.
Iremember reading about Lucy in the Sky once. It sounds like he is drug tripping but he isn't. It was a child's drawings. does he have a daughter?

shalom.

Wren said...

Congratulations on the concert, and the nice way you tied it into the post and theme. I love the swans on the river, where ever that is.

fishing guy said...

Dina: I do hope you have a joyious time if you go. I love the river and swan shot anyways.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

I heard about that concert. Apparently it was very successful. I remember when Lucy in the Sky first came out. Sigh. Makes me feel old -- but then, I guess I am getting old.

Carletta said...

I saw that on the news this evening - it's about time!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the Beatles. I'm so happy to have found your JDP blog. Beautiful idea & photo.

Ann said...

Dina there are 3 shops just for chocolate that I know of and I'm sure there are more. I'll take you to the one in the photo, its got a cafe that serves hot chocolate, as well (I haven't tried the cafe).

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

no river - how sad
even though i was born when the beatles were already stars, i've always been a beatles fan!

evlahos said...

i close my eyes and feel free to image... excellent photo and post

the donG said...

my dad influenced me a lot to love the beatles.

SandyCarlson said...

Must have been fun. I sure do love the picture! And the fun.

Eleanor said...

My love for this Beatles song betrays my age! It was a firm favourite when I was 17. How wonderful also to find a blog in Jerusalem. I spent a wonderful week there in 2001. I shall visit you again!

Rho said...

Cool idea! I heard that on the news...they just needed to mention Skywatch, lol.

Hans said...

Another wonderful tie-in with archaeology- it was Lucy in the sky with diamonds that the Leakeys named their fossilized Lucy after. Hope all's well with you Dina.

Tootie said...

Nice photos and interesting stories once again. :-)

Misty Dawn said...

GREAT post my friend! I love your creativity.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A very clever interpretation of Sky Watch, Dina! Lovely photo, too.

Catherine said...

Oh, you bring Paul to Sky Watch !Very original idea! Would you be a dissident of SWF ; )

Catherine said...

Great sky watch post! ~My hubby is a Paul Mcartney fan! Great capture~beautiful!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

reluctantfarmchik said...

Very cool post - what a great time you must be having! And the Beatles live on!!