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World Shut Your Mouth

Looking forward to a Holiday Monday doing absolutely nothing after two long days of public service, so this somehow seems appropriate.

She’s flying in the face of fashion now
Seems to have a will of her own
She’s flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have it all chromed
The time was going, so frequently
She said if I try harder again
She’s flying in the face of fashion now
Sells the world annually to a friend

She’s singin’ world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

She always used to live so secretly
I’d be seen in the avenue sound
And taking on the role of the four winds now
Having tea there out in the crowd
She’s flying in the face of fashion, yeah
Seems to have a will of her own
In lieu of what you’re saying so frequently
She seems to have it all adds up

She’s singin’: world shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth

World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth
Put your head back in the clouds and shut your mouth
World shut your mouth, shut your mouth (fade)

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May 31, 2010 Posted by | Video | | 1 Comment

Sunday Sounds – Gavin Bryars with Tom Waits

Bryars says:

In 1971, when I lived in London, I was working with a friend, Alan Power, on a film about people living rough in the area around Elephant and Castle and Waterloo Station. In the course of being filmed, some people broke into drunken song – sometimes bits of opera, sometimes sentimental ballads – and one, who in fact did not drink, sang a religious song “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”. This was not ultimately used in the film and I was given all the unused sections of tape, including this one.
When I played it at home, I found that his singing was in tune with my piano, and I improvised a simple accompaniment. I noticed, too, that the first section of the song – 13 bars in length – formed an effective loop which repeated in a slightly unpredictable way. I took the tape loop to Leicester, where I was working in the Fine Art Department, and copied the loop onto a continuous reel of tape, thinking about perhaps adding an orchestrated accompaniment to this. The door of the recording room opened on to one of the large painting studios and I left the tape copying, with the door open, while I went to have a cup of coffee. When I came back I found the normally lively room unnaturally subdued. People were moving about much more slowly than usual and a few were sitting alone, quietly weeping.
I was puzzled until I realised that the tape was still playing and that they had been overcome by the old man’s singing. This convinced me of the emotional power of the music and of the possibilities offered by adding a simple, though gradually evolving, orchestral accompaniment that respected the tramp’s nobility and simple faith. Although he died before he could hear what I had done with his singing, the piece remains as an eloquent, but understated testimony to his spirit and optimism.

A further recording was made in the 1990’s with Tom Waits singing along with the original recording of the tramp during the later sections. The piece has been performed with accompanying dance.

 Its first performance was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in December 1972, and it was first recorded for Brian Eno’s Obscure label in 1975. In 1993, William Forsythe used the piece as the score for his short work Quintett for the Frankfurt Ballet.

“Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet” – Gavin Bryers with Tom Waits

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May 30, 2010 Posted by | Old Music | , | Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Blue!

From the above, Blue is the one looking for food as usual, to this his first drink

to getting ready for his first match

to learning to handle Bonnie a new addition to the family who sadly passed away last June

to now an elderly gent of 10 years standing

“I Love My Dog” – Cat Stevens

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he’ll get

So, I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I don’t need no cold water to make me realize that

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana…

I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na…
I love my dog, Baby, I love my dog. Na, na, na…

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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Family, Old Music, The Dugs | , , | 1 Comment

Friday Fun – World Cup Sponsors

Mars Bars are being renamed “Believe” to rally England fans for the World Cup.

Bosses hope it will inspire England to emulate Bobby Moore’s 1966 World Cup win with England.

The chocolate bar will change later this month for the first time since it was made in 1920 and will revert to Mars after the tournament ends in July.

Andrea Taylor, of Mars, said: “As the nation’s favourite chocolate bar, Mars is in an ideal position to fuel positivity for the World Cup.” The Believe range will also be sold in Scotland, Wales and Ireland, though with a more general philosophical message – as they failed to make the finals.

Scottish retailers and customers said……………………

“Death By Chocolate” – Sia

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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Footbal, Humour, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

World Cup – Hocus Pocus

What’s the betting that Focus, the veteran Dutch proggers, will have a summer hit single their hands? That’s the real possibility now that their 1971 classic Hocus Pocus is being used in a the above high-profile television advertisement which is set to become one of the most talked-about commercials of the tournament, featuring as it does a plethora of big names – including Homer Simpson.

Hocus Pocus, which got to No.20 in the UK singles charts, is heard throughout. So don’t bet against a massive surge of interest in the yodeling-led track from their 1971 album “Moving Waves”

Source:- www.classicrockmagazine.com

“Hocus Pocus” – Focus

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May 27, 2010 Posted by | Footbal, New News, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

Wednesday Words – Change

“But I don’t think that I can change
I’ve been feeling this way for so long now
And this feeling inside still remains
I ain’t gonna change
Ain’t gonna change “

Making the most of it
Turning a light up and
Breaking the back of a
Killing the negative
Finding the faith isn’t
As much as I’d like it to be
Follow the path set by
Somebody else’s hand
Craving addiction and
Living in fear of me

But I don’t think that I can change
I’ve been feeling this way for so long now
And this feeling inside still remains
I ain’t gonna change
Ain’t gonna change

Bent on destruction I
Have no intention
Black into day into
Dark into Night I go
Blaming myself like I
I’m in control of it
I Turn it around for a
Just for the fun of it
Back to the start I go
I Wish I had learned from you

But I don’t think that I can change
I’ve been feeling this way for so long now
And this feeling inside still remains
I ain’t gonna change
Ain’t gonna change

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May 26, 2010 Posted by | Fiona, Video | | Leave a comment

New News – MOJO 200

TOM WAITS EDITS MOJO 200! It’s MOJO’s 200th birthday! And who better to celebrate this most auspicious occasion with than Mr Tom Waits? So, from the mind of one of the planet’s true originals comes this special issue anniversary issue…

FREE CD! STEP RIGHT UP!: A 15-track musical journey compiled and sequenced exclusively for MOJO by Tom Waits! Starring Bob Dylan, Howlin’ Wolf, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Cliff Edwards, Big Mama Thornton, Prisonaires, Hank Williams and many, many more.

HARRY BELAFONTE: In this month’s MOJO Interview, one of Waits’ lifelong heroes talks marching with Dr King, being taught by Leadbelly and giving Bob Dylan his first break. “His contribution to the world of music has been like a great river,” says your guest editor. Superstar producer Joe Henry is granted a rare audience with Harry Belafonte.

HANK WILLIAMS III: Relive this exclusive encounter between Tom Waits and the legendary, guitar-slinging outlaw of country music’s first family. Up for discussion: reconciling musical personalities, how to create “a death metal hillbilly invasion”, meeting Minnie Pearl, haunted houses and why Hank Senior must be reinstated as a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

TOM’S ULTIMATE PICKS: A huge, carefully compiled selection of the man’s essential songs, films and books. Featuring James Brown, Alex Chilton, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, James Dean, David Lynch and many more!

MORE WAITS! His favourite one-hit wonders! His ultimate Buried Treasures! MOJO’s guide to all his albums!

A feast of reading and listening for Big Rab.

Source:- www.mojo4music.com

May 25, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | , | 2 Comments

New News – Red Faces

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water following Queen with Paul Rodgers let me present………….

The Faces are set to play the Vintage At Goodwood festival in August with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknell on vocal duties.

Now Paul Rodgers would have been a better choice here.

Original frontman Rod Stewart is not part of the set-up for the show, set to take place on August 13-15 at Sussex‘s Goodwood Estate. Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, playing in the place of the band’s late bassist Ronnie Lane, will join original members Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan.

The band reunited last October to play London‘s Royal Albert Hall – their first gig since 1975. Wood said that because that gig went well, they were happy to take another booking for this summer.

“We got together to receive a PRS Lifetime Achievement award last year and very simply the magic was still there,” he said. “Playing with the boys again just felt right so we thought well why not? It’s exciting to be on this path again and I hope that the Faces fans are excited as we are – I’m just really looking forward to seeing them this summer – bring it on!”

Drummer Jones added: “Expect the classics and also some incredible guests when we get back on the road, it’s going to be lots of fun.”

Source :- www.nme.com

Here are the real Faces…………….

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May 25, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

New News – Another eels Album

American “group” Eels are to complete a trilogy of albums with the release of ‘Tomorrow Morning’.

Eels had always worked hard. Releasing a string of studio albums, the four year break after ‘Blinking Lights And Other Revelations’ took fans by surprise.

Initially put down to tour fatigue, or even providing the space singer E needed to craft his memoirs, it now seems that the band were planning. In an announcement today (May 20th) Eels revealed that they are set to release the final instalment of an album trilogy later this summer.

Beginning with ‘Hombre Lobo’ in June 2009, the trilogy runs through ‘End Times’ and now ‘Tomorrow Morning’. While ‘End Times’ was a stark, acoustic, largely solo affair the new album is a band recording.

Completing the trilogy, little has been revealed about the album itself. Representing a vastly ambitious musical ark, Eels have confirmed details of a new world tour to coincide with the album.

Opening on August 3rd in Santa Ana, the new tour is the first the band have undertaken since the release of ‘Hombre Lobo’. Set to contain material from all three albums in the trilogy, the tour will travel across the world.

Taking in shows in the United States, Japan, Australia and more Eels will hit Europe later this year. Planning to perform at V Festival, Eels are also due to play two headline shows in Glasgow and Birmingham.

Eels are set to release ‘Tomorrow Morning’ on August 23rd.

Source www.clashmusic.com

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May 24, 2010 Posted by | New News, Video | | Leave a comment

Sunday Sounds – God Bless The Child

 

Most people will have heard or at least know of the definitive version of this song as recorded by the legendary Billie Holiday.

Fewer will have heard this version recorded by Blood Sweat & Tears and released on their self titled 1968 album.

“God Bless The Child” – Blood Sweat & Tears

Them that’s got shall get
Them that’s not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don’t ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

Money, you’ve got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you’re gone, spending ends
They don’t come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don’t take too much
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own
He just worry ’bout nothin’
Cause he’s got his own

God Bless the Child” is a song written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr. in 1939, first recorded on May 9, 1941 under the Okeh label.

Holiday’s version of the song was honored with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in (1976). It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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May 23, 2010 Posted by | Blues, Cover Stories, Jazz Vocal, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

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