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"Yes we can can!" said Little Nicola.

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A belated happy St. Patrick's Day. Shane MacGowan and the

Popes with a tribute to the men of '98, The Rising of the Moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ann Peebles with her version of I'm Gonna Tear Your

Playhouse Down, a song which she co-wrote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can a white man wearing platform shoes play the blues? Yep.

Johnny Winter avec Stone County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just recently discovered this band, "The National". They are so good - musicianship, songwriting, everything. The singer has this unusual deep voice. I can't stop listening to this beautiful moving song called, non-sequitor- like, The Geese of Beverly Road. It takes a couple of listens to "get" the melody, but it's worth it. It's one of those songs where the words enhance the music. The song takes its time, so the listener should, too.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTFBGHjYqVk

 

(ps- I particularly love the line, "We're the heirs to the glimmering world..." )

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It is an enchanting little tune. I like how the drums ae mixed up high.

And the first thirty seconds sounds like an Eno song. I wonder if the

title comes from some local reference known to the band.

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Hey, never mind sparkly outfits...this guy's got his name painted on his guitar !

That's a popular and oft-covered tune. As you probably know, Dave Edmunds recorded it, and a very nice version he did, too. Here's Rockpile performing it live on some Brit tv show:

 

 

 

 

I was chagrined to find out that last week was, apparently, something called "Canadian Music Week". I do not know how this could have escaped my notice. If I'd been aware of this momentous event, I'd have posted a Canadian song here every day last week ( kind of a short version of last July, when you may or may not recall that I posted a different Canadian recording here all that month.)

So at least I'm going to do it today. Here's a great "country-rock" tune written by Albertan Ian Tyson and sung by pretty Judy Collins. Someday Soon :

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mIv6tmSBAA&feature=fvsr

 

 

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Quite a few of the old-time country stars had their names on their

guitars or on the frets. Maybe that was so they'd know which one

was theirs if they had a little too much to drink. Or maybe not. I

think this was early Marty before he had the mustache and cowboy

hat look of his later career.

 

Judy Collins has a lovely voice, though back in the day my friends and I

thought she was on the wimpy side, but what did a bunch of young punks

know. For not knowing it was Canadian Music Week, one maple leaf will

be deducted from your permanent record. It's true that Canadians have had

a fairly large influence on music in the lower 50.

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> {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:

> }{quote}Here's a great "country-rock" tune written by Albertan Ian Tyson and sung by pretty Judy Collins. Someday Soon :

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Thanks! Good to hear it again. My favorite Judy Collins song. Got the 45 when it came out in early 1969 (and of course I still have it!)

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That is a bit of a coincidence. Wonder if she dishes some dirt on

Stephen Stills? I'm not really a Collins' fan, but I think most of

her songs were written by others, but she might have turned out

a few. Guess the book will have that info.

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Nick Lowe sez I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.

 

Good video except for the fact they missed the first line

of the song. Looks like Lowe nicked something from

Frank Gorshin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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> {quote:title=C.Bogle wrote:

> }{quote}Nick Lowe sez I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.

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One of my top fave Nick Lowe songs! (And you KNOW it's hard to pick just one favorite).

Thanks for finding this. Great to hear an alternate, live version.

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Right, who doesn't love Nick Lowe? ( Anyone who doesn't is seriously misguided, that's all I can say.) I love the "disco-y" vibe of Breaking Glass. After all, it was recorded in the 70s - Nick Lowe does disco ! The album that fine little tune comes from was entitled The Jesus of Cool in Britain. It was felt by the music company powers that be that the fundamentalist Christians in the U.S. would not be able to handle that, there'd be record - burning bonfires, riots, all hell would break lose.

 

As if Nick Lowe was known enough in the States to inspire such an insurrection. The Beatles, yes, the Jesus of Cool, no. Anyway, they re-named it Pure Pop for Now People in its North American incarnation. ( I was a little annoyed that Canadians were included in the fear about religious fanatics' objections to the original title, but it probably had more to do with practicalities such as record-pressings in North America than anything to do with associating Canadians with fundamentalist Christian fervour. I hope so, anyway.)

So I can't resist posting another track from that fab album. This one has a nasty title, but I wouldn't worry about it. It's a sweet tune, very catchy. Maybe if someone had played this tune for das Fuehrer in 1933, things might have been different. Maybe not. Little Hitler:

 

 

 

I'm cheating here, posting 2 - count 'em, 2 ( or even two) songs here today. Maybe to make up for not posting anything here for about a month. Here's the original British folk-rock band, and I could argue, the best of them, Pentangle. Travelling Song :

 

 

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It's hard to beat Nick Lowe for consistent, melodic pop songs. And hard

to choose one, since there are so many good tunes. I still wish they had

started the tape 15 seconds earlier. Oh well.

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Maybe the marketing folks got it wrong, and the title Jesus of Cool

would have drawn more attention than otherwise. The old 'there is no

such thing as bad publicity.' OTOH since Lowe wasn't all that well known

in the States, maybe no one would have noticed anyway. Hard to tell.

Nothing like a pop song, complete with backing vocals, about Hitler. Maybe

Elvis Costello was trying to go one up with Two Little Hitlers.

 

I remember reading a number of years ago that Lowe said that since Bowie

had released an album titled Low, he should retaliate by releasing one titled

Bowi. :)

 

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