Thursday, May 20, 2010

JDIZZY's 365 # 11 : Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?

Where Do You Got To (My Lovely)? - Peter Sarstedt (1969)

Film is such a lovely medium for the perfect placement of a pop song:

And, with this prologue to The Darjeeling Limited, I became aware of Peter Sarstedt. A Moderate hit in America (#70, Bilboard Hot 100), it stayed at # 1 for a month in England, tying for song of the year at the Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting with David Bowie's "Space Oddity"(What heady times for music!)! A ballad of deep hurt and disappointment, the narrator's lovely has become too worldly for his embrace, yet he knows that she stills bears the scars, deep inside, yes she does. Peter received late acclaim in the states due to its 2007 rediscovery, and his other works, both funny and poignant, deserve the same treatment

This video is a great visual lesson in the obscure (for Americans at least) names and places used throughout this hypnotic song.

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