and the moon is full of wrinkles
I saw the new moon late yestreen, Wi\’ the auld moon in her arm: And if ye gang to sea, maister, I fear we\’ll suffer harm. From the anonymous Scottish ballad, Sir Patrick Spens.
\”la voyage dans la lune\” by george méliès, 1902. \”I\’m melting…\”
I\’ve tried the new moon tilted in the air Above a hazy tree-and-farmhouse cluster As you might try a jewel in your hair. I\’ve tried it fine with little breadth of luster, Alone, or in one ornament combining With one first-water start almost shining.
I put it shining anywhere I please. By walking slowly on some evening later, I\’ve pulled it from a crate of crooked trees, And brought it over glossy water, greater, And dropped it in, and seen the image wallow, The color run, all sorts of wonder follow. – \”The Freedom of the Moon\”, by Robert Frost, 1928.
Thanks once again to DJ Danny from Office Naps, this time for turning me on to the following Johnny Harris composition.
▼ THE POGUES: SUMMER IN SIAM from \”Hell\’s Ditch\” LP (Island) 1990 (UK)
▼ THE ROLLING STONES: CHILD OF THE MOON from \”Jumpin\’ Jack Flash b/w Child Of The Moon\” 45 (Decca) 1968 (UK)
▼ BIG STAR: BLUE MOON from \”Third: Sister Lovers\” LP (PVC) 1978 (US)
▼ THE JOHNNY HARRIS ORCHESTRA: FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON from \”Chance b/w Footprints On The Moon\” 45 (Warner Bros) 1969 (UK)
▼ ELVIS PRESLEY: BLUE MOON from \”Elvis Presley\” LP (RCA Victor) 1956 (US)
▼ KRONOS QUARTET: MARQUEE MOON from \”Rubaiyat: Elektra\’s 40th Anniversary\” CD (Elektra / WEA) 1990 (US)
▼ NICK DRAKE: PINK MOON from \”Pink Moon\” LP (Island) 1972 (UK)
▼ CUL DE SAC: THE MOON SCOLDS THE MORNING STAR from \”ECIM\” CD (Northeastern) 1992 (US) HELL\’S DITCH REMASTERED STONES: SINGLES 1968-1971 BOX SET THIRD / SISTER LOVERS REMASTERED JOHNNY HARRIS: MOVEMENTS ELVIS PRESLEY REISSUED RUBAIYAT 2 x CD PINK MOON REMASTERED ECIM REISSUED