Saturday, November 21, 2015

Benjamin Clementine and my sobbing with emotion last night

I tweeted::
I just love #Jamiexx #Eska #GhostPoet but have just wept when #BejaminClementine won the #MercuryPrize #Humble dedicated his win to #Paris 💦

It was a TV programme about music.
A whole range of music.
I have only ever heard Benjamin Clementine once or twice without really listening to him.
His performance live last night was gripping.
but I loved others who I know of more and have followed their albums on radio etc.

He won the Mercury Music Prize last night.

I was hit with unexpected emotions when he mounted the stage to receive is award and give a speech ….
... Which didn't happen 
He stumbled a few words
Then he invited all all the other nominee artistes on stage -
and I wept at his generosity and humbleness.
I really sobbed.

Then he fumbled some words of dedication about last week …………PARIS
... And I sobbed again as I connected with Paris and the recent horrors leading to deaths of so many -
so many indiscriminately selected BHP 's
Beautiful humans

I want to buy his album now.
I want to study his music lyrics life and learn from him.

My tears were spiritual.
Like prayed with/in emotion      
I am moved as I write this late night
Listening to music
Loving you
That's all
That is all
I want to do
Stumble into


Benjamin Clementine
Benjamin Clementine
Clementine in Monmartre c. 2000s
BornBenjamin Sainte-Clementine
7 December 1988 (age 26)
Crystal Palace, London, England
OccupationPoet, singer, pianist, composer, musician
Home townEdmonton, London, Greater London, England
Musical career
OriginMontmartre, Paris, France
GenresAvant gardeminimalart rockrock operaexpressionistchamber popclassicalfolkspoken word
InstrumentsVocals, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, percussion
Years active2008–present
LabelsCapitolVirgin EMIBarclay, Behind
Associated actsCharles Aznavour
Notable instruments
Benjamin Clementine signature 2.jpg
Benjamin Sainte-Clementine (English pronunciation: /ˈbɛndʒəmɪn ˈsən ˈkləməntɪn/; born 7 December 1988)[1] is a Mercury Prize winning, British-French poet, pianist, composer, musician and a recording artist from London, England.[2] Dubbed as the future sound of London[2] and praised by Sir Paul McCartneyCharles AznavourDavid Byrne and Björk,[2][3][4]he grew up in North London before moving to France for a period of time. During his spell whilst singing in Paris he broke free from the traditional song structure, inventing his own dramatic and innovative musical territory and consequently became a cult figure in the music and art scene.[5]
He then moved back to London and subsequently made his TV debut on the British television programme Later With Jools Hollandof which later, the BBC will quote his performance as one of the greatest in any era as it introduced a rare talent to so many.[6][7]Most critics have honored him citing and describing him as a man of unusual intelligence, great pianistic style and deep musicality with charisma on stage but nonetheless, found it difficult to place his music in one specific genre, mostly stating that its rather beyond category. However, his vocal range, ability and diction has mostly been compared to that of Nina SimoneAntony Hegarty and his passionate vocal delivery to Edith Piaf.[2][8][9][10] Britain's London Evening Standard named him one of London's most influential people of 2015 in their The Power 1000.[11]
Clementine's music is famously incisive and poetic, mixing revolt with love, hope, rebellion and melancholy, sophisticated lyricism with slang and shouts, and rhyming verse with prose monologues. He is noticeably seen playing on stage entirely in black or dark grey long trench-like woollen coat with no shirt underneath, in bare feet