Music that means something – Day 2: Don Mclean

I actually loved Van Gogh even as a teen. Perhaps, it’s because my brother mimicked his style so I became aware of his work in a more earthy way. AND Mclean? I always loved his music, BUT never realized this song was for Vincent Van Gogh! What a beautiful tribute to a very talented artist! ;-). ❤
Peace, love & Art & Music for all,
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
Or you can see it on YouTube: 😉

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

I never really ‘got’ Van Gogh when I was younger. At junior school there were faded prints of his sunflowers and the chair which did nothing to explain why his work was so popular. Lots of people seemed to think a child could have painted half his paintings. It wasn’t until I saw one of them for myself that I began to understand the sheer passion of the man…and I was too young to ‘get’ that too. I only understood that his paintings were exciting to look at.

They didn’t tell us about his life either… we were way too young for the real story… but when Vincente Minelli’s film, Lust for Life, was shown on the old black and white TV, I learned a bit more. Years later I saw it in colour and was finally able to appreciate what Minelli…

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  1. Sue Vincent · April 10, 2017

    Thanks for reblogging, Sherrie. Looked at closely,McLean manages to capture many of Van Gogh’s paintings in the lyrics of the song.


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