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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Valerie, Amy and Grace.

amywienhousee Pictures, Images and Photos

If you have ever had any time for Amy Winehouse, please go HERE and have a look... for I am not enabled to embed La Winehous's touchingly raw, live version of the Zutons' Valerie...

VALERIE

Gender: Feminine

Usage: English

Pronounced: VAL-ə-ree [key]
English form of VALERIA, the name of a 2nd-century Roman saint and martyr.

Apparently, Stevie Winwood, "Stephen Lawrence Winwood (born 12 May 1948 in Handsworth, Birmingham), also knew a Valerie... Steve is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In addition to his solo career, he was a member of the bands the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, and Go. As a relatively unknown teenager singing with the Spencer Davis Group, his distinctive high tenor singing voice drew comparisons to Ray Charles..." (According to La Wiki P).



And here are Manchester's The Zutons...


And, did you know that the waterfront in Liverpool, where la Fhina is resting, has three important and protected World Heritage Site buildings, called the Three Graces? I did not know that until last week, mes bloggy buds... They are enormously impressive and have been beautifully conserved... I have been impressed by the architecture to be found on Liverpool's streets... The city's links to the slave trade and exporting and importing Brits and the Irish to and from the city in ships sailing off to the Land of Opportunity, America...

Three Graces - Liverpool Pictures, Images and Photos

The Three Graces of the world famous Liverpool Waterfront: the Royal Liver Building (1908-11) by Walter Aubrey Thomas, the Cunard Building (1914-16) by Willinck & Thicknesse with Arthur J. Davis and the former offices of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board (1903-07) by Briggs & Wolstenholme with Hobbs & Thornely. AA029396. 28/05/2002. © English Heritage. NMR.

Liverpool Waterfront Pictures, Images and Photos

Wave to me? Go on, I dare you! I'm in the hotel on the left of the picture - Coo-eee!

Valeria Pictures, Images and Photos

13 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Fhina, where ARE you this week? Did I miss the post where you say you're taking a week off and won't be around? I miss your presence....come back soon...

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

Come to Tullie and see our three graces!! In the preraphaelite collection...

sounds like you are having fun, fun, fun...

missing you...
FFF

Dumdad said...

I think I saw you waving back, really.

Chairman Bill said...

Visit the Monroe on Duke St. Duke St itself is a bit shite, but the Monroe is good.

Jewels said...

I totally waved!

Butler and Bagman said...

Did you see me waving? I'm waving? BAGMAN just wants to know what room you're in.

Diane said...

I've never been to Liverpool (though I did go out with a Scouser once ;) but those photos made me want to go! Hope your trip is going well! XO

jinksy said...

Is this to illustrate a rose tinted view of the world where you are, perhaps?

ladyfi said...

Wow - Stevie Winwood and staying in a great hotel! Lucky you!

I waved - did you feel it?

kapgaf said...

Chère Boucle d'Or,

Can you see me waving from the other side of the Channel?
Amy Winehouse has so much talent but she's a tragedy waiting to happen. A 21st century Janis Joplin.

Grosses bises.

Artist Unplugged said...

Did you see me wave? I was the one that was waving like Grannie of 'The Beverly Hillbillies'! The history of all the buildings is amazing, thanks for sharing.

carma said...

So that was you waving out the window!

Comedy Goddess said...

Liverpool looks like fun!

Something I wrote earlier...

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