Friday, January 8, 2010


Interpretation—how someone conceives a sound, an image, things people could be anything. Certainly, opinions will differ from person to person the minute “it” is placed in the public arena.

Having an opinion is everyone’s right.

I’m not going to say anymore, I’ll leave it up to a song and the various interpretations of what people saw and did with "it". Someone will like one better, others will like another more. Some won’t like “it” at all. It doesn’t mean that either of them are wrong, bad, or not good. They are only different. It’s their interpretation.


The song is Town Without Pity by (IMHO) the great Gene Pitney

From eltogotogo1 on YouTube—Gene Pitney singing:

Same song interpreted by Laylacalif. Interesting comments and opinions galore with this one! Read a few to learn how others interpreted her "video":

carolr8’s interpretation using TV’s Supernatural (with a version by the awesome guitarist, Ronnie Montrose):

Let’s not miss the one by Ronnie Montrose (from MrNachural on YouTube):

TheCinera’s take on Town Without Pity using ghost towns:

Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out.-© J. Hali Steele


Annie Nicholas said...

Never heard this song before. I love the old crooners. I find it...romantic. So I guess I would interpret it more like carol did.

Author GE Stills said...

Thanks for the trip through nostalgia. Shhhh I used to have a 45rpm record of this song many years ago. lol Sadly, I have also seen most of the films depicted in video two. Nostalgic, romantic, hot, mysterious you takes your pick.