This song has a visceral effect on me. The atmosphere it calls up is sooooo familiar. Sends me back to a time before driver's licenses and boy friends...... To a time when we hung out on the streets of the city in wandering, roaming packs, teenagers on the hunt.... in love with life. He wrote this song at the exact same time as I was living it. ITs about the same place, the same air. Its truth....Its the real deal.
Diggin this and wanting more.......
ITs really heating up around here. the stress is piling on.....my body has that panicked feeling .....more bad news x other bad news x critical developements needing decisions and commitments and strategies.... all of this coming to a head at the same time...... I woke up this morning with this in my head....I haven't heard it since I was a little girl. How the hell am I going to navigate and make the right decisions when I have a juke box for a brain!
And him! Every bit of advice he's given me...is wrong.
But really.....I think my body would have just seized up and given out right now from stress without his tender touch. Breathe......deep.
I love my blog. Its so nice and cozy in here. I never see any blog activity on my feed. And I don't see a category on my home page to see any other people's EP blogs.. That's a shame but my music blog will go on... this is another one for the files.. Eric Clapton redid the following song on his new CD. 'Old Soc'.....I like it alot! Its great but I can't find that version. Here's an old one he did...... this song brings back a memory.
Way back when, oh let me see.....1977 or so, i worked the closing shift at a supermarket. All my coworkers were young and it was a fun time in my life. We stayed open till midnight, and almost every night, just as we were making the closing announcements, one of our favorite customers would inevitiably come in for a few last minute purchases. He was a grand old gent. Wore his hat jaunty, tilted on the side of his head. Nine times out of ten, he would come directly from the bar so he was usually feeling no pain. He was just a happy guy. As we closed up the store, he sometimes serenaded us with the following song. We could hear him all over the store as he walked up and down the aisles. He put a smile on every single one of our faces. And a little blush too. He had a devilish wink! I wish I could remember his name. I sure do remember his spirit.
Geeze. Bein hit from a few different directions at the same time. One of those times in life when you look back later and say somethin like, "should have done....." But what?" One things for sure, I don't want to be knocked down. Whatever happens, best to keep cool, cool, cool. Stress kills and living is good.
Deep, long sustaining breaths.
The ear plugs are gathering dust in the corner of the desk over there since school ended and I"m not waiting in bus lines anymore. Should put them away. Anyway, the stereo is playing this.......so pretty. She's a musical treasure trove, that's for sure.
Oh goody! Her last one never got old.
T minus 25 days. Yikes!
Got some new CD's and loaded them up to all my devices. My music is always, always, always bought, paid for and very much appreciated and utilized. : )
A live version of a beautiful song!
And this popped up in my head
one night as an earworm. Darned thing woke me up out of a sound sleep!
My Dad took the family out for Easter dinner again this year. Its always so nice not to have to cook or clean up afterwards. So relaxing. At one point, my sister was saying something, I don't remember what, when her husband suddenly put his hand down on the table. She turned to him and asked him what it was she was saying that he could possibly be ob
For all my many tatooed nephews. I love you all.
So conflicted.....not! St. Valentine's Day comes on the second day of Lent. But the tradition will continue....the sixth posting of the annual St. Valentine's Day song! Ta Da! And May He Intercede On Our Behalf Today, His Day, And Send Us All The Lovin We Can Handle!
The devise qued up these serendipitious songs about men who are decidely not like my Daddy then JUMPS in and proposes an upbeat solution to their woes . : ) The shuffle feature is so much fun and I'm glad nobody reads these things because my MP3 is starting to sound downright Oedipal!
Croons like these, some of the best that touch so tender and sincere.
Where's my shillelagh? Gotta get it out from under the bed. Damn, this video crackles. Love those old guys.. really,.they can still snap a wire~
What is the possibility that I am going to be able to suppress the urge to howl when this begins? Zero.
Loyalty rests in the heart of a dog
Loyalty lifts and we donâ€™t know why
Loyalty lives and we donâ€™t know why
Say â€“ Banga
Loneliness lifts when you open the night
Say - Banga
Loyalty shifts if you carry a load
On the lonely night
© 2012 Patti Smith
I Got The News
So let's kick it up. Movin on .
Brass needs no amplification and David Byrne is as fresh as ever and a hell of a lot of fun. Saw Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent at the Beacon last night. It was a great night of new music. We attended to mark our marriage anniversary. Been married now longer then we were not. How's about that!
Found some great photos on line: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/09/david_byrne_st_2.html
Here's a real review of their music and I can't say its not accurate. Its true, the two of them came from the same planet. Its a planet I like but I suggest listening to their CD..Love This Giant, and maybe St. Vincent's STrange Mercy before attending the concert...... St. Vincent can be an acquired taste.
"...... There's something spooky, too, about Love This Giant, the collaboration between David Byrne & St. Vincent (Sept. 25, Beacon Theatre). That's not surprising—both artists have something of a fascination with oddities and grotesques. In both his solo career and his work with Talking Heads, Byrne often obsessed over the unusualness and uncomfortability of being human. In Byrne's songs, the human condition is a nervous one—the body is often treated as alien and day-to-day life is treated with a kind of clammy unease. In "Making Flippy Floppy," from 1978's More Songs About Buildings and Food, he wheezes "Snap into position/ snap until you ache/…bring me a doctor, I have a hole in my head," before unconvincingly concluding, "They are just people, and I’m not afraid." St. Vincent—or, as she is known to her parents, Annie Clark—shares Byrne's concept of human-as-alien, but the characters in her songs often feel more malicious. In the video for "Cruel," the first single from her bewitchingly twisted 2011 album Strange Mercy, she is kidnapped and forced to play mother to a strange family in a remote, empty house. The video ends with her being buried alive in the backyard. So small wonder the record Byrne and Vincent made together is full of alienated people who are either unwilling or uninterested in joining the rest of the human race. As befitting such uncomfortable subject matter, the arrangements jab rudely, like elbows in a packed elevator. Ice pick guitars puncture bloated-belly brass, and vocal harmonies are stretched and distended until they sound more robotic than organic. It often sounds like a 50-piece marching band gamely attempting free jazz, an appropriately violent sound for such discomfiting subject ."
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Trials, posted August 29th, 2013
Closing Time, posted August 16th, 2013, 3 comments
Find A Way, posted July 29th, 2013
Old School, posted July 17th, 2013, 2 comments
Album Trailer, posted June 11th, 2013
Counting Down, posted June 4th, 2013
Device Delight, posted April 15th, 2013, 3 comments
God Particles, posted April 6th, 2013, 2 comments
Blood Ink, posted March 23rd, 2013
Flesh and Dust, posted February 14th, 2013
Trouble So Good, posted February 13th, 2013
Device Delight, posted January 30th, 2013
Daddy Sang For Us, posted December 20th, 2012
Boom Boom Boom, posted November 21st, 2012
The Road To Heaven, posted October 26th, 2012
Device Delight, posted October 16th, 2012
Yes Dear, posted October 4th, 2012, 2 comments
A Perfect Pairing, posted September 26th, 2012, 3 comments
Happy Belated Anniversery to Us, posted September 25th, 2012
Fresh, posted September 4th, 2012
Embers, posted August 16th, 2012, 2 comments
Mysterium Tremendum, posted August 2nd, 2012
We Don't Have To Say Goodbye If We All Go, posted July 10th, 2012
Aimee, posted July 6th, 2012
Hooray!, posted June 28th, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom, posted June 24th, 2012, 10 comments
If You Don't Know Jorma, You don't know Jack, posted June 12th, 2012
A Candle for Mom, posted May 9th, 2012, 2 comments
Full Screen, posted April 15th, 2012, 2 comments
Along For The Ride, posted April 4th, 2012, 2 comments
The Annual St. Valentine's Day Song, posted February 14th, 2012, 1 comment
Dolores, posted February 12th, 2012, 2 comments
Go Giants!, posted February 8th, 2012, 4 comments
The Janitor's Boy, posted January 29th, 2012
Joni, posted January 21st, 2012, 2 comments
For The Files, posted January 18th, 2012, 2 comments
Back And Forth And Up And Down, posted January 3rd, 2012, 1 comment
Come On Down, posted December 30th, 2011
Synchronic, posted December 21st, 2011, 2 comments
More Music To Clean House By, posted November 26th, 2011
Indian Names, posted November 24th, 2011, 2 comments
Feist, posted November 4th, 2011, 11 comments
Keep Your Olden Ways That Worked?, posted October 22nd, 2011, 2 comments
Certifiably Expressed, posted October 20th, 2011
Safe, posted September 19th, 2011, 7 comments
A Pause That Refreshes, posted September 16th, 2011, 7 comments
Happy Nephew!, posted September 12th, 2011
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