Friday, October 10, 2008

Lazy In Montreux

This weeks Theme is Lazy

Go to Tnchick.com to participate

I wanted to put a bit of a twist on the theme for lazy. For me being lazy means, escaping from work indoors and taking a walk, reading or just relaxing & watching the beautiful world change before your eyes. That's a lazy day and exactly what I was doing in Montreux while enjoying the views on a park bench.


A view of Lake Geneva

Escaping work, relaxing on a bench and being lazy,
would you agree?...

The band Deep Purple who appear regularly at the Montreux Jazz Festival also recorded the song Lazy in Montreux, Switzerland. A bit ironic to coin the term lazy, but to me the history behind the band is so interesting to me.

The festival was originally held at the old Montreux Casino, which burned down in December 1971 during Frank Zappa's performance. ("Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple tells that story.) They even recorded the album in Montreux.

Here's the song Lazy.





The Lyrics for Lazy


Youre lazy just stay in bed
Youre lazy just stay in bed
You dont want no money
You dont want no bread

If youre drowning you dont clutch no straw
If youre drowning you dont clutch no straw
You dont want to live you dont want to cry no more

Well my trying aint done no good
I said my trying aint done no good
You dont make no effort no not like you should

Lazy you just stay in bed
Lazy you just stay in bed
You dont want no money
You dont want no bread

Oak Bay

And this is a lazy day in Victoria, enjoying the beach, laying around soaking up the sun. What do you like to do on a lazy day?

35 comments:

  1. I like your new template a lot. The background color is nice and easy to read and a great header. Thanks for the song, I just listened to "Lazy" and enjoyed it.

    Good shots for the theme and an interesting take on it. I would definitely consider having the time to lie on the beach as a lazy day. I also see what you mean about being able to escape work and relax on a bench being a lazy moment. Since my employer lets me work from my home computer, I'll admit that I tend to spread out my hours into the evening, and I take many breaks on my deck swing. I used to even work outside with my laptop some so I don't associate it with lazy but it can be.

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  2. Fan·tas·tic take on the theme, ET!! simply love that song and what a treat to see the live version.
    Thought of you while driving through Switzerland, although due to lack of time we mostly saw the highway... and the magnificent scenery with those gorgeous lakes!! here is our map.
    Have a great weekend

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  3. haha... I like the lazy song.
    I like your new template too. Easy on the eye. :)

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  4. Beautiful pics! And that song brings back some great memories on this end :)

    My entry for Photo Hunters is here

    Stop by if you have a moment :)

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  5. Beautiful scenes of that photos and nice one on the Lazy song! :D My PH is posted HERE. Happy photo hunting!~

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  6. Great post and the ideal theme for this week's hunt! Happy weekend

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  7. Me again. I can't figure out how to sign in here as Snap2Days but we appreciated your comment. I'm doing the visiting this weekend for Snap2 thus the "we", ha. I just noticed the bird in flight in your last photo. Can't believe I missed it the first go round. That's great. I guess the bird is the one that's working in the shot.

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  8. Ahhhh.....great ways to be lazy!

    Love the new layout of your blog. Have a good weekend.

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  9. Ah, now that looks like a great way to be lazy. I really like this picture. :)

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  10. i can be lazy there. i can spend the whole day sitting on one of the benches with a book in hand and every now and then looking up from the pages to enjoy the view.

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  11. Perfect one for PH-theme... mine's up too, please drop by... Have a great weekend!!!!

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  12. Nice shot for photohunt... mine's up too, hope you can drop by... Happy weekend!!!!

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  13. I just love the thought of relaxing on a nice bench and appreciating the lovely view. That is a great view you have there.

    Thanks for sharing that nice song. Happy weekend!

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  14. With that blue sky, I would be drop all work & be there on the beach immediately! :)

    Blur Mommy @Just My Rambling

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  15. Wonderful ways to be lazy! Come on over to visit and read/see photos about my old lazy days of summer. :D

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  16. What a wonderful place to relax :)

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  17. I'm enjoying the rhythm to the song 'Lazy'... So, let's all stay lazy for this weekend! :)

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  18. My... I bet I'd laze around more than is healthy with that view hehe... nice photo :)

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  19. Mmmm, Dents du Midi!

    I like the new template :)

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  20. Good shots for the theme and I love your Lazy song ;)

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  21. I like the watching the world lazy I am not so good at lazy though I need to be sometimes:)

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  22. Wonderful photos Expat, a good way to spend a lazy day. Happy weekend.

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  23. Being lazy for me is ignoring housework to go out for a long walk or lay around the apartment resting.

    Beautiful photos you picked for lazy!

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  24. Great post for lazy! Great photos for lazy and the song seems just too appropriate not to include, right?

    Like your new look!

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  25. Great shots of the mountains!

    I played too :)

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  26. Nice photo, it looks like a great place to be lazy!

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  27. Yep, I agree.

    My PhotoHunt is nothing like yours. It's here: http://aliceaudrey.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/move-your-lazy-butt/

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  28. Great entry for this week's PH!

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  29. Lovely photos and sentiments. I love the first one.

    I did Photo Hunters today, too! If you have time, pay me a visit and leave your link. :)
    http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-lazy/

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  30. Great way to be lazy - skip out of work. I also posted the lyrics of a song. Nice photos and I also like your new blog look .

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  31. Two beautiful views for a lazy day. Either one would suit me down to the ground :)

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  32. My definition of lazy is very much the same and tomorrow I've do the same to hunt more golden beauty of fall.

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

    RennyBA's Terella

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  33. Oh yes, I love spending lazy days in the mountains too. There's something about Switzerland that draws you to it...I just recently (4 months ago) moved to Switzerland from Sri Lanka and already feel at home

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  34. DEEP PURPLE yeah!!!1 I love that song!
    Montreux Jazz Festival is the best!

    What do you I like to do on a lazy day.... read!

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  35. For me, being lazy is to take a long bath, read in bed and eat chocolate cake :$

    I also know a "Lazy" song by Noir Désir.

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