Vince Clarke formed Erasure after spending time in Depeche Mode and Yazoo. The Clash released their version in 1979, changing the lyrics "I left my baby" to "I killed my baby.". The simplest of my works are usually the ones that have barbed wire and chain and theyâre linear, or theyâre geometric. The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry. When I went to California for university, I didnât find any deficiencies in my education â the stereotypical limitations of intellect that people might assume because I had come from the South. I guess itâs like theme and variation, if you were discussing music. And while the places influence or corroborate or sometimes give special opportunities, for me a lot of times different environments have more to do with the opportunity to meet different people and understanding different approaches to life and culture. I think you could say the same about art making now. So it was a warm and dynamic community, and the education was very good. Andy Bell is openly gay, although American audiences didn't really pick up on this, with radio stations sometimes asking him in interviews what he thought of American girls. My mother might find a thin gold chain at the back of a drawer, wadded into an impossibly tight knot, and give it to me to untangle. I saw a couple of graduate students welding, which in those years was very rare. (Keep in mind that this has nothing to do with the 1988 or 2011 songs by Erasure or Ryan Adams of the same name respectively). So really I have three places Iâve been working for the last 50 years. Top definition. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; photograph: Brandon SeekinsÂ. PTÂ Were you influenced by other artists at the time? In a sense, thatâs been part of the basis of how I work. From what Iâve read, Caro started welding in 1959. Itâs not necessarily chronological. I worked three summers in Zimbabwe; Iâve been going to Nigeria since 1970. Iâm more interested, first of all, that the work be expressive; that it be sculptural, three-dimensionally significant. So you might just say I have an interest in the world. It features Goofy singing his affections to his would-be killer, Clarabelle Cow, as she tries to avoid reciprocating the same feelings.The song uses the melody of the orchestral composition "Habanera" composed by Georges Bizet from the opera Carmen. I learned to weld in 1959. "Chains of Love" is a song from the Disney 2004 direct-to-DVD animated film Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers. Written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, it is an uptempo dance-oriented synthpoptrack with Clarke's signature analogue sound and Bell's lyrics about breaking through any restrictions or stereotypes of what love should be. Looking for love, but also hoping to win the cash prize, a girl is chained to four men, and this chain gang has to do everything together: shop, eat, sleep, and even shower! And that wasnât just for me that was the situation for everybody. Iâve always thought that art should ultimately be personal. But life has those realities, you know. And thatâs really been my focus: how to keep it personal. If it wasnât made well, he wouldnât be considered a good blacksmith. Katerina Verbitskaya was raised as a noble lady with her godmother Anna Chervinskaya but for the whole world she was only the property of Peter Chervinsky. ", A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. And, you know, it sounds like a good question, but people who ask that question donât understand the chronology. I was in Los Angeles and he was in London. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Â© 2017 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkÂ. The lyrics allude subtly to Bell's desire for wider acceptance of gay couples, his pain evident from the opening lines "How can I explain when there are few words I can choose/How can I ex… Five years later, all the colleges and art schools had programmes in sculpture that included welding. Are you still in the studio every day? Melvin Edwards, Curtain for William and Peter (detail), 1969/2012, barbed wire and chain, 3.5 x 5.6 m. Included in âSoul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Powerâ, Tate Modern, London. You invent a theme, you develop a variation on that theme, and then you take that variation as a beginning point for the next variation and so on. For me the subject matter is not explicit as it would be for somebody who illustrates. April 24, 2001. I just regret that there are artists of my generation in those countries that have not being given their dues. When did that start to inflect your art making? And the titles donât come first, you know. Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al. chains of love. An endless circle beyond space and time. The Tate exhibition, while itâs only a segment of 20 years and thereâs lots more to that reality, is a way of opening a door. With a solo presentation at Frieze London, Melvin Edwards discusses symbols, self-expression and his work in the Tateâs âSoul of a Nationâ show. If you live in Los Angeles, the influence of Japanese and Asian art is in the air. One question that others have asked me, especially those from the UK, is did Anthony Caro have any influence on my work. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Â© 2017 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. With Anna Sagaydachnaya, Mikhail Gavrilov, Stanislav Boklan, Mark Drobot. "Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon.". and Wood are homophones. It's the chain of love that binds me. Iâve travelled many times to different African countries and to Mexico and Brazil. ), Melvin Edwards, Agricole (detail), 2016, welded steel and chains, dimensions variable. Chains of Love April 24, 2001. The chain of love defines me. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Â© 2017 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Were artists in LA aware of what artists in New York were doing, for example? A lot of my ideas come from those very early years, and have developed in parallels as opposed to sequentially. Chains of love have tied my heart to you Chains of love have made me feel so blue Well now I'm your prisoner Tell me what you gonna do Are ya gonna leave me, are ya gonna make me cry? unknown. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Â© 2017 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkÂ. For instance, Iâve been coming to England for years, not for my own art but attending literary events, because my late wife [Jayne Cortez] was a writer whose work was well known in London. From whom Carly Simon thought was so vain to why, exactly, the walrus was Paul, we strive to leave no lyric uninterpreted. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you? My own connections have been as much with, say, Nigeria and Zimbabwe as anywhere else. Truthfully, I was confident that it could have developed good ideas in painting, because I had developed changes in my own thinking about what I was interested in, and they naturally went away from figuration, which was everybodyâs training then, and into abstraction â not that it was something encouraged in school. . Chains of love Has tied my heart to you Chains of love Have made me feel so blue Well, now I'm your prisoner Tell me what you're gonna do Are you gonna leave me Are you gonna make me cry Are you gonna love me Are you gonna make me cry These chains of blues gonna haunt me Until the day I die. It was only when we moved back to Texas, that I began to learn the world of segregation. Melvin EdwardsÂ There are three works, from 1963, â64 and â65, I think. In the first verse, a male character named Joe (who is played by Clay Walker in the music video) is driving, when he notices a lady whose Mercedes-Benz is stopped with a flat tire. But if there are say 30 artists included in a survey show, I know at least 30 more who should also be. On the way to freedom and love, the serf maid will have to overcome … So youâll find locks and chains and forks and knives or forms that enclose or do all of those things. The fourth work is from some years later, 1969, I guess was its origin, but very different in concept and form. If it wasnât the same teachers who had taught my parents, they were teachers who had gone to school with my parents. In other words, distinct attitudes about form and content sometimes reference each other, but sometimes they donât. Founded in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, Chains of Love provides gender-specific sober living for men and women. Those were the first years that Iâd say my work clearly developed into something that was specifically mine and not referential to anything that I had learned or studied. Chains of Love was a short-lived reality, yet bizarre dating game show. So African art has been a part of my work. Chains of Love welcomes criminal justice clients as well as those with co-occurring disorders.Director Bill Foster … In 1997, the Pope quoted the Bob Dylan song "Blowin' In The Wind. ⛓️ Chains Emoji Meaning. âSoul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Powerâ is on view at Tate Modern until 22 October 2017.Melvin Edwardsâs solo presentation with Stephen Friedman Gallery is on view at Frieze London 5- 8 October 2017. Song information for Chains of Love - Houston Person on AllMusic These chains are gonna haunt me until the day I die Well, if you're gonna leave me please wont you set me Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Â© 2017 Melvin Edwards/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. PTÂ When did you start working with sculpture? Or if you canât then you can teach yourself. Chain definition is - a series of usually metal links or rings connected to or fitted into one another and used for various purposes (such as support, restraint, transmission of mechanical power, or measurement). He is based in London. His lyrics address universal themes and aren't gender specific, but songs like this carry a lot of weight in the gay community for their message of tolerance. And that just means a healthy amount of activity has already been happening. The contestant chooses one man to unlock at a time, and when only one remains, she gets the choice to split the money with him? Melvin Edwards, After Midnite, 2017, welded steel, 29 x 24 x 20 cm. I found artists there from my own generation with similar â not the same, but similar â aspirations, as their societies were gaining independence and the opportunity arose to do something different. MEÂ Of course the world changes, yes. They aren't saying anything like you have suggested, here is the meaning of the song "The Chain of Love" written by Rory Lee Feek and Jonnie Barnett, and recorded by country singer Clay Walker. In other words, the meaning of the form, or the meaning of the element within a work, is affected by what the context is, what form is next to it, what form is under it or hidden by it. I spent 1955 to 1960, which were my basic years in university [at the University of Southern California], primarily as a painter. Thatâs why my sculpture can have a range of extended social expression and yet be conceptually abstract at the same time. Madonna's hit "Don't Tell Me" was written by her brother-in-law, Joe Henry, who has produced albums by Hugh Laurie and Bonnie Raitt. And if you have multiple starting points, you just have a lot of space to make art. There was discrimination, but not really segregation. More songs significant in the gay community, The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien Songs. Unless I have to go somewhere or be somewhere else. The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. "Chains of Love" was a more accessible synth sound, and the heartfelt lyrics coming together and breaking down the barriers that divide us played well in the States, where it took a while for audiences to get used to a guy singing over programmed beats. "Chains of Love" is a song from the movie, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, singing for Goofy, Clarabelle, and the chorus.It is sung to the tune of Bizet's Carmen (Habanera). What is that supposed to mean, or have to do with the song? Exploring the meaning of songs from every genre of music. But it didnât illustrate anything. I always feel that that combination of that and my own evaluation of whatâs in front of me are the most important things. or split … Paul Teasdale is editor of frieze.com. Seen Mike lately? I never have. in a plane crash. The song, written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell , is an uptempo dance-oriented synthpop track with Clarke's signature analogue sound and Bell's lyrics about breaking through any restrictions or stereotypes of what love … ‘Chains’ had been a minor hit in 1962 for The Cookies, Little Eva’s backing singers. He was working on his graduate exhibition and didnât want to be disturbed. The Cure's "Lullaby" is based on a recurring nightmare frontman Robert Smith had as a child where he was eaten by a giant spider. This could be interesting. MEÂ Well, ultimately, you know, your environment is your own mind. By 1965, I was teaching at the California Institute of the Arts, and a major part of the reason I was hired was because I knew how to weld. If a traditional blacksmith anywhere in the world forged a chain, the important thing would be did he do it well? But the historical discussions need to be amplified and gone into in more depth. PTÂ You must have a deep affection for steel to work so consistently with it. PTÂ I'm guessing you like the working environments that youâve created, to have stayed with them for so long. Alth… These chains are gonna haunt me until the day I die Well, if you're gonna leave me please wontcha set me Break the chains of love Together we'll break these chains of love How can I explain when there are few words I can choose How can I explain when words get broken They used to talk about the weather Making plans together Days would last forever Come to me, cover me, hold me Together we'll break these chains of love Don't give up, don't give up now MEÂ For the most part. He simply was somebody else, working somewhere else â a fine artist, for sure, but nothing to do with me. MEÂ In terms of socially expressive notions, they happened in the process of works that are essentially experimental. But, of course, nobody owns such a control about feelings, specially love, a unbreakable one. It may be validating for other people to find that your work reminds them of something else, but itâs much more important for me to keep myself alive creatively, to have the point of departure for whatever I develop be personal. All of that is a bonus to me. Broken chains generally just symbolize the opposite of a connected chain. PTÂ In terms of references, are you an artist who surrounds himself with images of works that youâve seen, or perhaps things that you have noticed? There's no beginning, there's no end. He laid out six sticks of steel and gave me the fundamental methodology for joining them, and then basically said donât bother me; you can do everything from this. I took the required sculpture class, which was the traditional model on a stand in front of you, and you worked representationally, and that was that. Season 1, Episode 2. I went to Japan in the â90s because they awarded my work the grand prize at the Fujisankei Biennale. MEÂ I read a lot, I look a lot, but I donât reference other works in my work. Courtesy: Alexander Gray Associates, New York; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; photograph: Brandon Seekins. A mid-tempo song in the key of D Major, "The Chain of Love" centralizes on a series of characters who, by helping each other in some way, form a "chain of love" amongst them. There wasnât the means for influence as much as there was the space for getting a few notions and going with them. It's just one lyric that erks me "Dont let the chain of love in with you." Freedom, liberation , expression, and individualism are all symbolic meanings of a broken chain. Chains of love Has tied my heart to you Chains of love Have made me feel so blue Well, now I'm your prisoner Tell me what you're gonna do Are you gonna leave me Are you gonna make me cry Are you gonna love me Are you gonna make me cry These chains of blues gonna haunt me Until the day I die. Titles of pieces such as Amandla (1981), which was the political theme of the African National Congress: well that was just to express some empathy and solidarity with the movement of people in South Africa to change that society. MEÂ Put it like this, I think about political issues in my life and always have, because the dynamics of politics, of social realities, have always been present. Melvin Edwards, Some Bright Morning, 1963, welded steel, 37 x 24 x 13 cm. I have two studios, one in New Jersey, which Iâve had since 1976, and then one in upstate New York, which I need for more space, for the bigger land works I make. I thought I was pretty much a hotshot painter, actually. MEÂ I would say around 1959-60. No work of mine is set off by a particular incident, even though there may be references in titles to specific incidents. "Chains of Love" remains as Erasure's highest-charting U.S. pop hit. As far as symbols go, thereâs still multiple significance, in my works using chains, for instance. It would have a shiny, sweaty smell, and excite me: Gold chains linked you to the great fairy tales and myths, to Arabia, and India; to the great weight of … PTÂ Do you think the situation is starting to change? Melvin Edwards, Oklahoma City, 2016. I felt sculptors, like any artist, should find their own voices and the reasons why I make choices would not be the reasons for somebody else. Where I grew up in Houston there were black sections the size of towns, containing more than 50,000 people, with self-contained social infrastructure. The song concerns the late lead singer of Mother Love Bone, Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Would? How to use chain in a sentence. I donât remember meeting a white person before the age of seven, when I moved north to Ohio. According to the Chains of Love Songfacts, Erasure had already had several hits in the UK, but this single and A Little Respect broke them in America, where it was rough sledding for synthesizer bands, who were mostly confined to club play. California, and Los Angeles in particular, was a very dynamic city with a lot of things to learn. Many people jump to the notion that the primary reference is slavery but there are many other reasons to consider using that form, or variances of that form. The artist who taught me how to weld was a graduate student at the time, a man named George Baker. On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen. ", "I Fought The Law" was a hit for The Bobby Fuller Four in 1965. All of this, the range of ways to manipulate the three-dimensional space that sculpture can occupy, is a part of what I play with. It's simply a song about not leaving yourself to be caught by the chains of love since you would be losing many chances for knowing another interesting people. Then I just make notes and little sketches of principles or concepts that I should investigate. PTÂ Right. I also try to spend a couple of months of each year in Senegal, and there I spend time in the workshop of some metal fabricators. Chains of love have tied my heart to you Chains of love have made me feel so blue Well now I'm your prisoner Tell me what you gonna do Are ya gonna leave me, are ya gonna make me cry? They deal with subtleties of patterns created by the light on the wall. I would, if anything, play with things symbolically â like in music, sounds make a difference. Hey I was just wondering what exactly the song "Chain of Love" is talking about. Lightning in the sky above Blinking, see the traces Everything you are to me Is bigger than the spaces But if I go anywhere for longer than a week, I have to find some way to make some kind of sculpture or some quick notation. In the Afro Brazil Museum in SÃ£o Paolo, there are five works of mine. search engine by freefind: advanced: Type in an artist's name or song title in the space above for a quick search of Classic Country Music lyrics website. George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica Paul McCartney: vocals, bass Ringo Starr: drums Written by the Brill Building songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and Carole King, ‘Chains’ was recorded during the 13-hour session of 11 February 1963in which The Beatles recorded the bulk of the Please Please Me album. Main image: Melvin Edwards, Oklahoma City, 2016. Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons! Locked up in the chains of love We change Caught up in the chains of love Can't take us away. Send the mantra to an endless night. I am interested in the dynamic side of sculpture more than the passive side. In other words, each work is an experiment in its own dynamics. PTÂ Perhaps an obvious point of difference but I sense a strong political interest, even a message, in your work. Broken chain symbol, on the other hand, have a much more positive meaning and symbolism behind them. … And thatâs to the good, because it argues that the future will be full of improvement. (I probably had the teenage notion that I would be a painter and make lots of money, have a nice apartment and girlfriends. There is no self, no fortress to defend. 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People can get an idea of the developments, the significant differences within that community and within American art, and therefore within the world of art in general. The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting. Chain, chain, chain, chain of love. Then, in Ohio, where I lived for five years, all schools were integrated, so it was like American society in general, integrated but with racial dynamics under the surface. Included in âSoul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Powerâ, Tate Modern, London. Okay, well, I started welding in 1959! Alicia Keys wrote "If I Ain't Got You" just after she'd heard the news that Aaliyah had passed away. She falls in love with the nobleman Alexey Kosach who knows nothing about her origin. I knew art was the direction that I wanted to go but I didnât know what it might consist of. Chains Of Love lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use only, it's a very pretty country song recorded by Mickey Gilley. 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