"Imagine every where was free to roam
imagine if the trees could tell us where to go
imagine that the sun could fill each lonely heart
imagine confrontation never got a start
Imagine things will were always crystal clear
imagine if the mind never interfered
imagine we could fly with broken wings
imagine if the heart could shed its skin
Imagine sacred sites were left to be
imagine if true activists controlled tv
imagine captain watson had the final say
imagine if industry just had to obey
Please patience please
please patience please
I'm creating a dream"
Xavier Rudd - Creating A Dream
"I said a women's heart is made from rock. And if you love her she'll give all she's got."
The New SF Bay Blues
"The whole world sings like there's nothing going wrong."
The Body Electric
"I wanted love, wanted love. But I just couldn't give enough."
Small Town Heroes
"Wherever I end up I sleep like a stone."
H.S.K.T. (Head Shoulders Knees Toes)
"True, it's dance, we know the moves, the bow, the dip, the woo.
Though the words are true the state is old news."
"I had a dog before now don't know where it's gone"
"This song has so many notes to play, I just hope that I hit them all today."
I Don't Know Where I Am Today
"A past that's sprinkled with the blues, few old dreams that I can't use, who'll buy my memories of things that used to be?
"I get my energy from the sun, and I'm not the only one."
Laws of Nature
"Walkin' is better than running away. Crawling ain't no good at all."
"She said I seemed distracted and asked what was going on with me? I said I can't explain it, it's a middle aged thing."
Ben's My Friend
"In the winters us kids would order Dominoes and watch Happy Days and in the summer we get frogs at the pond and fry up their legs."
"I want for the hungry years to be swallowed by this room"
"It’s cool like the shadow of all that we’ve seen by the light that we can’t understand."
"The quiet of midnight is bright and it sounds an alarm."
Lead Me On
"Belly full of baby and a shotgun wedding."
"I live myself one hell of a life! (I mighta stole a kiss, but I never told a lie)"
All I Ever Wanted
"Reaching for perfection surely backfired on me."
Awesome eartastin' pleasures.
Discipline Meets the Offbeat One
"Use your skull like a cannonball, but you" Better Not Wake the Baby
"I'm not going on just to sing another summersong. So long, farewell, don't everybody fall all over themselves."
So, no new videos to share at this time, so why not watch the original "sing-along suicide song"?
Enjoy both sides - I know this eartaster loves to keep flipping this one - good finger excercise. And, for those still young enough - both sides are easy to dance to!
"I am the common collective"
"I found I quickly bored - I wanted more! So I'll be your candle, and I'll be your statuette!"
"All I wanted was a shimmer in your shine to make me bright"
Make You Better
"We know you threw your arms around us
In the hopes we wouldn’t change
But we had to change some
You know, to belong to you"
The Singer Addresses His Audience
Happy Thanksgiving all!
"Life is like a costume party. . .
We're all tryin' to be somebody else. . .
Your heart knows you hate yourself. . .
It's all pain we felt. . .
. . .Try to restrain us - even though you trained us!"
The dancing beauty of the music transcends all language barriers.
"I'm still here watching faithfully. Don't surrender. Don't stop breathing."
500 Years of Night
"She started dancing. I lost my mind!"
"Let the vision come from where we all start - from before the big bang - from before conditions begin!"
Zim Zam Zim
"A heart with no pity sliding down the slippery pole to the edge of the night."
The Formless Depths
Tis the season to be jolly!
I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
Enunciation does not reign here, and the music rocks - so dance!
Waking Up to You
Fine cover version of this classic.
Let's Burn Down the Cornfield
"There's got to be a reason for the changes you put me through."
Treat Me Like a Secret
"How can we solve a problem when the problem lies within?"
A Better World Coming
"you can kill this body, but you can't kill my mind. . ."
"I'm free. Are you?"
Brand New Day
"You might hear neighbors cussing when a kid breaks a window pane."
Expert rock and roll in the Pitjantjatjara language.
“The things you’ve taken from me belong to my people - now it’s gone like a dreamtime song”
A Blackman's Crying
Tasty dance inflected Pitjantjatjara rock and roll.
Pit Juli Wankanye
"Do you really know me? Do you understand me?"
"Long time ago elders lit the fires, sending up the sparks higher and higher."
"Remember the ones who kept on walking when others triued to turn them around.
Remember the ones who kept on getting up everytime they was knocked down."
Remember the Ones
"My people led us through the fire and we are still not home yet."
The Divine Miss M returns successfully to her 1972 formula.
Bei Mir Bist du Schon
This beautiful set is not being marketed as a Christmas CD, and that's okay. It's being marketed as a meditation on the departing of Lou Reed from our plane of existence. No matter, it fits the season, and is a welcome addition to the eartaste world of wonder. Do you hear what I hear?
Into the Light
No vids yet. An earlier meditation:
And here's a rocking out version of John Zorn in concert to contrast:
"Four bags of money and some cuban cigars, some mohair suits and a trip to Mars."
Christmas List b/w Fat Old Man
Tasty light and fluffy desserts for Christmas.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
"I made my home in the north country in a time very few people looked like me."
"I've been down to Mexico - every where's the same. Hard times every place I go." Driftin' Door To Door
"Everything done changed - my walk, my talk, my state of mind - since I made the decision to leave this town behind."
We don't listen to Macy for the poetry. We dance with Macy for the eartasting joy.
"I know you know that I'll keep you satisfied."
"I've been waiting for a long time for the world to change to get it right"
Need You Now
Skip all the hype. Just enjoy the music =:-)
"Is it a mystery to live or a mystery to die?"
"There was no organization I wanted to join. . ."
Nothing To It
"I'll be gone by tonight she told me today."
The Whistle Is Blowing
"The body changes but the soul remains. . ."
For a Friend
"I remember all the reasons why I had to run away. . ."
"when you hold up a condom just watch them run. . ."
Men Just Want to Have Fun
"Goodness gracious great balls of fire!" Jerry Lee is still burning!
"If sometimes it seems I'm falling behind, remember I'm running, on rock and roll time!"
Rock & Roll Time
"I'm not looking for no trouble, but nobody dogs me 'round."
"I wish a tornado would blow my blues away"
Blues Like Midnight
"I'm not afraid to die. . ."
Old timey wild one while waiting for more new videos:
Pre-Jerry Lee Mississippi Kid =:-)
"Harmony begins with one, but without two we have none..."
Harmony Is Real
"He wants to play a game, he wants to score. . ."
Baby Wants a Basketball for Christmas
"What fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh. . ."
No new videos. Yet. This live gig will whet your thirst. . .
Sweet. . .
Acapella version of Fleet Foxes =:-)
White Winter Hymnal
Winter Wonderland - Don't Worry Be Happy
Making Halloween a lot more palatable this year with an hour of savory spell-binding videos. . .
"I can't stand it cause you put me down.
I put a spell on you..because you're mine.."
I Put A Spell On You
2 CDs - 54 dance tunes from the 60's for less than $9. No way to lose when purchasing this set. Except a few pounds. The film itself was okay, but ultimately irrelevant; the soundtrack is simply outstanding. Melanie is missing from the soundtrack, but I think it was used in the movie largely as a joke on what was playing on the radio at the time compared to all the great music that wasn't being played. No different than 2014, right?
"I need a place to go. Further and further on down the road. I need to find my way."
I Want To Drive My Car
"I'm no different than anyone else. . ." I'm Glad I Found You
James Brown visits Stanley & pops him one in the virgil! Good fun!
Retuning to the jazz root dances with savvy guests from the symphony.
Last Train to Sanity
The movie was over. Right at that moment I thought "that was a waste of 90 minutes" this song started playing. Made the entire movie disappear from my head and a new movie start - worth twice the price of admission. Velvet joy.
"The way you ride those waves makes me want to follow you blind."
Lay Your Head Down
"I know every song you lead me to is gonna be my friend."
"It's your time for making it happen!
. . .Get out your bed!"
"You showed what a little bit of love could do.
You opened my eyes and a light came through."
An album of ancient tunes presented with a Minnie attitude.
From the park I hear rhythms
Marley's hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party
On the corner at the end of the block
When you're moving in the positive
Your destination is the brightest star
Stevie feelin' as pretty as Minnie:
Pure happy pop =:-)
Never Gonna Let You Down
"Everywhere I go I see a trail of broken hearts."
Land Called Far Away
"There's a constant fire inside of her. . ."
She Knows Me
"I ain't to proud to say You've Been A Friend To Me"
I decided what the heck, I'll post a quick reply to the list & ask he place the podcast feed on Stitcher so I could listen without having to go through he iTunes hassle. Amazingly the response was close to immediate and Stitcher took awhile to sync everything, but I got to hear the interview this morning.
So, why tell you? Well, I know most of the folks that leaf through this blog are also musicians looking for a place to get some publicity. If you ever find yourself in need for marketing expertise, I know for a fact that John went the extra mile in order for one of his many readers to be able to have access in the way I wanted. That is dedication to the highest degree - caring about one in the midst of many.
John's website is Music Marketing Manifesto/. The specific article that started this diatribe is Here’s How You Release The Number #1 Blues Album In America.
"I don't know where the days have gone, but I know where I belong..."
"Honesty changes all completely. Tread carefully. . ."
Also on the album worth hearing over and over:
Rudderless playing Over Your Shoulder, Beautiful Mess, Stay with You, Real Friends, & Wheels On The Bus.
Ben Kweller & Selena Gomez singing Hold On
Ben Limpic singing A*Hole
To many tasty treats on here to separate the wheat from the chaff. Buy the whole CD and enjoy a full seven course meal with specially selected wine to add depth to each flavorful bite!
"Ride out with your soul and your spirit
take a chance and get near it
everybody needs a dream."
"He smiled at her and she broke the rules."
Adam & Eve
"I'd give my life to lay my head tonight on our bed of California stars."
"If you listen past bravado, if you listen past the whine...
everyone's so busy the truth gets left behind."
"I can lose my car keys, mislay my hat
I can leave my cell phone in the laundry mat
But I never forget to boogie
Say that again well I lost the thread
I can't believe it but what I think you said was
You said your sorry, you said we're through
You said I'm good for nothing
But honey that's what I do
But I never forget to boogie
It's uppermost in my mind"
No more concerts this time around, but lots of cool videos on youtube to keep us company.
"When I was a kid everything I did was trying to be free...
Now I'm a long way gone down this wild road I'm on"
The Long Way Around
"There can be freedom only when nobody owns it
I'm going to say that again
Because I know you know it
There can be freedom only when nobody owns it"
(Written by Carlos Varela, translation by Jackson Browne)
Walls And Doors
"The city waking up off in the distance
They're all working on some other existence
But you don't quite seem to care
It's like you know they're not going anywhere"
"You wait for the tears to fall but they won't
You think you should know what to say but you don't"
Carlos Varela plays after Jackson translates the poem:
"I've got a one way ticket and I won't be back."
Big Black Train
"I've been all around this big ol' world."
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Instrumental gourmet bbq vegetable
Shuckin’ The Corn
"Show me the money, show me the blood. . ."
"Anyone can toss a coin, anyone can take a chance. . ."
Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)
fill KEXP performance:
It would not be off the mark to suggest this one could be re-entitled The Byrds of St. Marks...
"Silently she walks among her dying midnight roses."
The Birds Of St. Marks
The Leaving Winslow tune is a nice way to encircle "Take It Easy" 40 years later. . .
"I got a PhD in Sun and Wind and Rain"...
"I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing ozone layer
I keep on hearing 'bout the disappearing Greenland Shelf
I keep hearing all about the disappearing middle class
I figure I'll be doing some disappearing myself"
"I need protection from the enemy of love."
"Thank you for giving me a place to close my eyes."
Stowaway in Your Heart
"I always thought that love must surely be something clearly seen in black and white."
Love More Or Less
Classic tune visited with wisdom
I Get Along Without You Very Well
"We ain't in the book, and we ain't on the map."
My Redneck Of The Woods
"Daddy taught me how to work, momma taught me how to pray!"
Boys From The Backwoods
"Be careful at the crossroads and I'll catch you on the fly."
We Will Rock Again
"Love on your harmony, you sound so good to me."
I'm A Song
"I am a blank space filled up with words you remember from whenever you saw my face."
"I buy all my days at the same place where the girl sells her nights."
God of Ocean Tides
"She drinks absinthe mixed with kerosene to keep herself upright, the world still brings her down."
Cover Up the Sun
"You drink your whiskey, I'll drink my wine. You tend to your business, I'll tend to mine."
East Texas jalapeño flavors with guest Eric Clapton: Don't Want No Woman
Instrumental whiskey brownie with guest Brian Setzer =:-): Okie Dokie Stomp
No new videos, but I love this concert from 2007:
"Some people say I'm the luckiest man alive!"
My Baby Drives
“Everyone that walks out takes a bit more of you with her
and you’re still startin’ fires and Burning Pictures”
No new videos. Enjoy this show =:-)
"still do all night what it takes all night to do. . .
I used to be so wild and free sometimes I wonder what happened to me."
Long in the Tooth
"Some super stars nowadays get too far off the ground
Singing 'bout the backroads they never have been down
They go and call it country, but that ain't the way it sounds
It's enough to make a renegade want to terrorize the town"
Hard to Be an Outlaw
Scrumptious Sunday BBQ!
"No matter what they tell me, Half the Truth is still a lie."
"Ring of fire across the ocean, another madman done struck again." Ten Million Slaves
An extra tasty full 3 course meal of an instrumental. . .
Midnight Lake Michigan
Full show (tasty audio only):
"I got wasted and I sat around the fire all day. . ."
The Devil Is All Around
"Now I'm making noise with the alligator boys. . ."
Hoof prints and foot prints deep ruts the wagons made
The victor and the loser came by here
No head stones but these bones bring Mascalero death moans
See the smooth black nuggets by the thousands lying here
Petrified but justified are these Apache tears
Dead grass dry roots hunger crying in the night
Ghost of broken hearts and laws are here
And who saw the young squaw they judged by their whiskey law
Tortured till she died of pain and fear
Where the soldiers lay her back are the black Apache tears
Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection
Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection
The August sunshine beach is inviting me to stroll with a Brazilian swagger into the waters of nostalgia. . .
Nostalgia Overwhelms Me Here In This Place
You left our world walking away.
Just left me your picture,
a verse of your song,
a blue scarf with your perfume,
embroidery and a flower.
The scarf has lost its smell,
and photo has yellowed.
The embroidery I still have.
The flower has lost it's petals,
But what I keep in my heart, my love,
time has not erased.
"You won't let it through the front door 'cause it burns in a pretty little heart. . ."
Heart Beats Slow
"Can I take you high to the mountain sky?"
"I don't mind living on bologna and cheese."
King Of Livin' On My Own
No new videos yet, so enjoy this show. Turn the sound up:
"And in the words of James Brown, I'm sorry but I came to get down."
"Take me to church,but not the ones that hurt 'cause that ain't the truth."
Take Me To Church
"I’ll sing til I can’t sing no more. . ."
Coins In A Fountain
"I won’t be persuaded to write words I can’t believe in."
"Sometimes I feel like I’m falling. Falling fast and falling free.
She said, 'My darling you’re not falling. Always looked like you were flying to me.'"
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