Thursday, September 09, 2010

Theme Thursday - Reason

Some of the reasons why I love living here in Newport:

The ocean along the Cliff Walk

Foggy days at the beach

Walking the trails in Ballard Park

Gooseneck Cove's salt marsh at Hazard Rd.

When it came to music videos for this week's Theme Thursday, the first thing that popped into my mind was Tim Hardin's "Reason to Believe". I chose the original version with Tim singing over Rod Stewart's admittedly better selling one because (a) I can't stand Rod Stewart, and (b) because I think what Stewart did to this beautiful song was an abomination. I know, I'm a heretic. Then again, I've made a career of heresy.

The other song that occurred to me was another old favorite - Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason". No need for choosing between original or cover versions of this one; nobody could ever do this song like Tracy. Enjoy!

Photos & text © 2009 & 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Some great pictures Roy. I too had "Reason To Believe" go around and around in my head as I tried to think what on earth to write this week.

  2. Was that first shot pre Earl? And you've given me reason to visit that cove...more than once :)

  3. Amazing place, a great reason to live there ;)

    Great pics!

  4. Your shot of Cliff Walk is magnificent, Roy!

  5. ...I think I'd have the same reason. Gorgeous.

  6. Great shots--especially that first one! I'm with on Rod Stewart. Ramblin' Jack Elliott also recorded a fine version of "Reason to Believe" on Friends of Mine. Such a sad song.

  7. Really beautiful photos. Don't need a reason to post them - just post them because they are. :)

  8. Cliff Walk is outstanding photography.

  9. the first 2 pics are wonderful Roy

    reason enough!

  10. Your reasoning is flawless throughout. Even the remark about ol' Rod, with which I whole-heartedly agree.
    And by the way, is there a version of Chapman's song where it's just her and her acoustic, no accompaniement(which is great, don't get me wrong)? Or did I just wish I could hear it that way?

    That you take your camera for walks, drives, etc., is a gift to us all. These shots made me want to move to Rhode Island, a totally unprecedented emotion! ;-)

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