The Toki Project - Week 6 : March 19th- March 26th
April, I will try to draw as many different Tokiya pictures as I can,
all with different outfits and themes. I take a bit of freedom with the
weeks…I just try to upload them 4 at a time. That seems like a good
deal, I think.
Here are the themes of the sixth week:
21 - Maji Love 1000%
22 - Mighty Aura
23 - Crystal Time
24 - Shining Live
I’ve been wondering what to do with Mighty Aura since before I started this series. In the end, it became something quite different from my initial idea. It’s based on my favourite screenshot from MLLS too.
You may not upload these pictures on other websites, alter, edit or claim them as your own in any way. If you like them, however, please consider reblogging these. It would mean a lot to me.The other weeks too…
George Harrison’s Somewhere in England was released on 1 June 1981.
The image on the left was the original cover artwork, the concept being by Basil Pao. However, as the 2004 remaster (which used this original cover) notes, “George was persuaded to change it and Ray Cooper came up with the design that was used on the original album” - the image on the right, photographed by Caroline Irwin against the backdrop of Mark Boyle’s “Holland Park Avenue Study” (used with permission of the Tate Gallery trustees).
Aside from the cover rejection, four Harrisongs were also declined and requested to be replaced (!) by more upbeat songs. The songs the record company didn’t think worth including:
Lay His Head (which was to be the B-side of the “Got My Mind Set On You” single in 1987)
Sat Singing (this appeared on the special disc included with the Genesis Publications limited edition book Songs By George Harrison)
Flying Hour (as did Flying Hour. The track also appears as an iTunes only bonus track on Somewhere in England)
Tears Of The World (issued in 2004 as a bonus track on Thirty-Three & 1/3)
These tracks were consequently replaced by:
Blood From A Clone
All Those Years Ago
That Which I Have Lost
“I’ve never been that good at being a promoter of myself. Consequently, I tended to put my records out, give it to the record company, and that’s it. I didn’t do any interviews or anything. And you don’t sell records like that. And that’s a bit disappointing after you’ve done so much work… We all like to think that we can just do what we like, what pleases ourselves, and then just put it out. But in 1979 or 1980, it got to where they were telling me things like ‘Well, the consensus is that a hit song is love gained or love lost between 14- and 19-year-olds.’ So I was thinking, 'Well, I can’t do that…’” - George Harrison in response to Chris Willman’s question, “Is there any truth to the rumors that you’re tired of recording and just want to concentrate on film producing?”, 1987, published by EW, 14 December 2001 [x]
“I locked away my heart But you just set it free Emotions I felt Held me back from what my life should be I pushed you far away And yet you stayed with me I guess this means That you and me were meant to be“