Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Pete Seeger - Little Boxes.mp3
Been contemplating my life with a bottle of Asbach tonight. Hence this choice...
There's been an incredible amount written about this song over the last 40 years. (Google it in and see for yourself). All I know is, that along with the sight of clowns and ventriloquist dummies, I was frightened to fucking death as a kid when I heard it.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life.mp3
My first musical memory of the ‘sensational’ seventies – other than trying to play my 1969 Christmas present of a three bob Woolworths mouth-organ along to ‘Two Little Boys’ - is this track from Scotland’s finest pop outfit – Marmalade.
I like this track. It sums up how I feel just now. Yeah, I know it’s a bit formulaic – and you can blame songwriters Dean Ford and Junior Campbell for that. (Junior went on to pen the theme from Thomas The Tank Engine, so I tug my forelock toward his PRS cheques). By the way, if you think the name Marmalade is shite, well just be aware that they changed it from Dean Ford & The Gaylords!
Any breakfast comestible puns re my other fave bands such as The Jam and Bread should be slid into the well lubricated ‘Comments’ box before you steal away into the night.
Fond regards to all who still enter ‘The Wife’.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Michael Hedges - Arial Boundaries.wma
Michael Hedges - Spare Change.wma
BOB DUSKIS (former head of A&R at Windham Hill) I remember we were in Philadelphia on a Windham Hill tour staying in the same hotel as the rock band GTR, which featured Steve Hackett from Genesis and Steve Howe, one of Michael’s heroes, from Yes. We’re in the elevator, and Steve Howe gets on with one of his roadies. Hedges says to him, "Hey, you know what I have in this case? I have a Dyer harp guitar." Howe says, "Yeah? I’d love to check it out." So we get out of the elevator. Howe has no idea who Hedges is. Hedges pulls out the guitar, and suddenly he knows he has the opportunity to play for one of his guitar heroes.
So he begins to play, and Howe’s jaw just hits the ground. He stands and watches him for a minute. Then Michael gives him a cassette of Aerial Boundaries. As he is walking away, we overhear Howe say to his roadie, "That guy was fucking unbelievable!" Michael was walking on air the rest of the day. read more...
Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
Hot Chip - Boy From School.mp3
OK, so i bow to those commenters who mentioned that the wife may someday return... at the time i scoffed as i snapped my reigns and galloped towards the horizon in a cloud of dust...
but it seems i can no longer quel the temptation to litter the interweb with spelling mistakes.. how ya doin devilfish?, i am sticking this track up for you... it's friday, 'member our elongated lunches in various horsforth boozers? i'm sure this track would have been one of those moments where we would start the weekend at about 1:15 in my office with sweets from the shop after a couple of jars.
...., we come strutting in the back door on the balls of our feet, nod to the boys who work near the door, keep on strutting, wisecrack from the office manager, smiles are genuine. then crank up the volume, get the sand wedge out... it's a good excuse to have the music loud if we are practicing the noble art of chipping in the content department..
aahh. here come's a couple of friendly faces,, putting tournamnt?
"we try but we didn't have long, we try but we don't belong..."