Thursday, 22 December 2011

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

The original singer of this song, Bill Withers, released it in 1971. The song became a classic hit. Since then, a number of other singers have performed cover versions. A few months back, I discovered this youtube video of Joe Cocker singing the hit in his distinctively raspy style and I like it very much. I thought it appropriate to share at this present time... what with the weather being gloomy and rainy for the past few weeks.

Youtube credit to : Andranik Azizbekyan

"It's not warm when she's away...."

Yeah, you're right Joe. The missus has been away at the hospital for ten days now. The doctor says she may be discharged tomorrow if everything's okay.


Sir Pök Déng said...

She's gonna be alright.

Oldstock said...

Thanks Pok Deng. I hope so.

mamasita said... romantic!
She is so lucky someone misses her like hell..Ooohh!
I'm so glad species like you still exists!
So loyal and loving..makin tua makin sayang..:))

Oldstock said...

Tak lah romantik mana sangat, mamasita. Cuma bila dia takde kat rumah, rasa tersangatlah kosong rumah itu...

Wan Sharif said...

Sometimes we take things for granted.. we do not appreciate what we have.. the nikmat and rahmat etcetera.. it is only when they are gone or taken away.. we felt their importance or miss them..
May we all be given the taufeek to appreciate and be thankful for everything.

Anonymous said...

I hope your missus is home and well. same here Oldstock, I guess dah hidup bertahun together makes us miss our spouses at any given time.

Oldstock said...

Ayoh Wang,

It's very true, what you have said. We tend to be forgetful sometimes and do not appreciate what we have until we lose it. Thank you.

Oldstock said...

Noir, she is back home now and resting. Thanks.

Pat said...

I hope she's home soon, my friend. I know what you mean when you dedicate this song to her. I feel the very same way when I am away from my husband.

Oldstock said...

She's already home, Pat. Now resting and taking things easy. Maybe a few weeks more before she fully recovers, but her being at home makes tons of difference.

Mazny said...

Ohh, im so sorry to hear this.

How's my fav aunty? :(

Yeah I like this number too. It's in the Notthing Hill soundtrack. Semua lagu dalam tu, sedap!

Oh uncle, u know what? my daughter and I really looking forward to visit US in Singapore... .Maybe not our lucky day.

Oldstock said...


She's getting better. Give her a call.

Come down and spend the nite here if you want to visit US in Spore. I've never been there myself, but I heard your cousins sure had a wonderful time.