Sunday, June 22, 2008


"And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night, you took your life as lovers often do" ~ Don McLean

I found this video while searching for another one by Don McLean (which I didn't find). It's just too beautiful not to share.

For those of you who don't already know. This song is about Vincent Van Gogh, who created a painting called "Starry Night". This is what it looks like:


Marshall Art said...

Wow. Imagine writing a song and having someone like Chet Atkins cover it. And then imagine performing it along side him. Way cool.

The first song I learned to finger-pick was "Vincent". With this vid I might be able to figure out how it went.

I've never been a fan of Van Gogh. I always had a hard time with a guy who could do such a nice self portrait and then only do pieces like the one you've presented here. As the saying goes, I might not know art, but I know what I like. I liked the movie, though, with Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh.

ELAshley said...

Yes, an amazing song, from an beautiful musician.

Marshall Art said...

C'mon, Eric. He wrote "American Pie". He's not that beautiful!

Mark said...

I like "American Pie". The song, I mean. I don't know what ingredients are in American Pie so I won't claim to like it until I do.

Timothy said...

You have to give McLean some respect. The reason we never heard from him again, is that he didn't want to become commercial... or something like that.

Now I understand the song. Thanks Mark.