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Streetcar named 'Desire" ... true


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#1 ShawnK

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 20:12

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An abandoned streetcar named Desire (middle window sill) under Detroit-Superior Bridge, Cleveland. OH.

Came to my mind, " What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains." - Tennesse Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 23:01

Nice image. I really like the colors in this light. 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 14:13

Very nice. 

 

There is a line in Josh White's blues, Where were you Baby? which goes,

 

"I tried to take up with,

A streetwalker named desire.

Her prices were up so high

I couldn't afford to try her,

But where you baby...."


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 15:25

Ahh.. I did not know that @ Josh white's lyrics & divine Ms.Desire or for that matter Desired Ms.Devine (re: Hugh Grant). But Thanx. :)


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 15:36

My memory of the lyrics were off just a bit:

https://www.youtube....h?v=6HfFTFqDvSg


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 16:01

Just a tad bit ... that song I should be humming everytime (not often anymore) whenever I tried "replace' my Leica... ;)


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 15:55

Glad someone still appreciates Josh White. I have all his recordings.
Thanks and Cheers. Dan
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 12:54

Dan -

 

Even though he was so "clean and precise" in his playing (and of course a marvelous, expressive voice), vs. so many of the Delta and Piedmont style bluesmen, he was always my favorite.  I have most of his recordings (none of his "Pinetop Tim"), and emulated his guitar style, beginning in the early '60s.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 17:56

Nice photo and thanks for the lyrics I didn't know.

 

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