Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

I Bid You Goodnight

Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest
I want to lay your head upon your Savior’s breast
I love you but Jesus loves you best
I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest
I want to lay your head upon your Savior’s breast
I love you but Jesus loves you best
I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
I bid you goodnight

One of these mornings bright and early and soon, goodnight
Now they’re pickin’ up the spirit to the shore beyond, goodnight
Go walking in the valley of the shadow of death, goodnight
His rod and his staff, gonna comfort me, goodnight
Join the wise, there’s a soul to find, goodnight
[From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/aaron-neville-lyrics/i-bid-you-goodnight-lyrics.html ]

Lord send a fire, not a flood next time, goodnight
To leave for the ark, that wonderful boat, goodnight
She really loaded down, getting water to float, goodnight
Now be for the beast at the ending of the world, goodnight
He’ll eat all the children that would not be good, goodnight

I remember right well, I remember right well, goodnight
I went walking to Jerusalem just like John
Goodnight, goodnight, woh goodnight

Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest
I wanna lay your head upon your Saviors breast
I love you, but Jesus loves you best
I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

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December 31, 2010 Posted by | Gospel, Video | | Leave a comment

Picture In A Frame

Fiona Lawrie (25th March 1959 - 31st December 2008)

 

“Picture In A Frame” – Tom Waits

Sun come up it was blue and gold
Sun come up it was blue and gold
Sun come up it was blue and gold
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame.
I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
I come calling in my Sunday best
Every since I put your picture
In a frame
I’m gonna love you
Till the wheels come off
Oh yea
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
I love you baby and I always will
Ever since I put your picture
In a frame

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December 31, 2010 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Old Music | , , | 2 Comments

Top 10 Albums Of The Year

Robert Plant - Band Of Joy

Diane Birch - Bible Belt

John Grant - Queen Of Denmark

John Legend & the Roots - Wake Up!

Neil Young - Le Noise

Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Seafieldroad - There Are No Maps For This part Of The City

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Lauren Pritchard - Wasted In Jackson

Saint Jude - Diary Of A Soul Fiend

December 30, 2010 Posted by | Video | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2010 Top 30 New and Old #1

My “Track of the Year” is from the Diane Birch album “Bible Belt”

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My number one “Blast From The Past” is an old Frankie Miller demo which came to the surface this year.

“A Bottle Of Whisky” – Frankie Miller

Diamond’s on the corner of her lipstick,
Ruby’s shining with the gold
Wild eyed women in Cadillacs
Helpless with no one to hold.

She stood at the side of the doorway
There was nowhere a poor boy could run
Had a fight with a bottle of whisky last night,
And the bottle of whisky won

She told me to watch from the window,
As she powdered the sweat from my brow
Ah told her I couldn’t stay too late
But it didn’t connect anyhow,

Its funny how small thing’s don’t matter,
When you can’t recall what you have done
I had a fight with a bottle of whisky last night,
And the bottle of whisky won.

Her mama remembered my picture
Her daddy remembered my face
There were lawyers all over the city
There were cowboys all over the place,

In the morning the judge asked the jury,
Can you tell me exactly what he’s done?
Had a fight with a bottle of whisky last night,
And the bottle of whisky won.

The wild eyed women in Cadillac’s,
Out on the street having fun,
Had a fight with a bottle of whisky last night,
And the bottle of whisky won
Had a fight with a bottle of whisky last night,
And the bottle of whisky won

Billy Rankin at Rock Radio played Frankie’s “A Bottle Of Whisky” Demo on his radio show and due to this a Campaign by the listeners has been launched on Facebook to get Frankie’s demo of “A Bottle of Whiskey” released as a single.

The campaign was a success and you can buy the song by clicking HERE

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For a previous post on Frankie Miller click HERE

December 30, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, New Releases, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #2

Mash Up of the year from Go Home Productions.

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Great song and song title from Richard Thompson’s 1991 album “Rumor and Sigh”

“Don’t Sit On My Jimmy Shands” – Richard Thompson.

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December 29, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Mash Up, Old Music, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top £0 New and Old #3

Josh Ritter released another great album this year in the form of “So Runs The World Away”

However my favourite is from the famous Daytrotter Sessions and is a great cover of one of Fiona’s favourite songs.

“Moon River” – Josh Ritter

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Paul Newman & Duke Ellington

I rediscovered the joys of “Paris Blues” both film and soundtrack this year.

“Take The “A” Train” – Duke Ellington

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December 28, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Cover Stories, Fiona, Jazz, Movies, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #4

Tears for the second day running this time courtesy of “No Tears To Cry” from the best Paul Weller album in ages “Wake Up The Nation”

If you don’t want to see me fall
Turn your face to the wall
There’s no face left to hide
There’s no tears to cry
‘Cause my eyes have dried

If you can see my wall, dear, from afar
Can’t you see how distant we are?
There’s no way I can lie
There’s no tears to cry
‘Cause my eyes have dried

Time before [Incomprehensible]
You stole the precious mind
Wrapped it up in sin
And sold it to the night

If you don’t want to watch, watch me slide
Turn around here inside
Find a place we can hide
There’s no tears to cry

There’s no face left inside
There’s no tears to cry
‘Cause my eyes have dried
There’s no tears to cry

Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

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For some unknown reason in late September early October I found a new desire to explore the music of Tim Buckley and in doing so I bought up most the albums of his which were missing from my collection.

In doing so his debut album “Tim Buckley” became a favourite and this track in particular.

“Grief In My Soul” – Tim Buckley

I’ve got ten thousand troubles, a million woes
I got grief in my soul nobody knows

I got heartaches, I got stingin’ water fallin’ out of the sky
I got a long lost lover, got a reason to die
I got ten thousand troubles, a million woes
I got grief in my soul nobody knows

I got sorrow
I’m in a storm that’ll spare no travelin’ man
I fear tomorrow
Got a love that died long before it began
I got ten thousand troubles, a million woes
I got grief in my soul nobody knows

Got a cold chain
I got rain fallin’ on my head from above
I got a bad pain
I got a gal don’t know the meaning of love
I got ten thousand troubles, a million woes
I got grief in my soul nobody knows

I got heartaches, I got stingin’ water fallin’ out of the sky
I got a long lost lover, got a reason to die
I got ten thousand troubles, a million woes
I got grief in my soul nobody knows

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December 27, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, New Releases, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #5

Sometimes a song get’s lodged in your mind and won’t let go, this is this year’s example.

“It Will All End In Tears” – The Drums

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I saw Henry McCullough and his band earlier this year at “Backstage at The Green” in Kinross.

However rather than post one of his own recording I have chosen to post this great cover version of one of his most famous songs by Over The Rhine

“Failed Christian” – Over The Rhine

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For another post on Henry McCullough click HERE

December 26, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Cover Stories, New Music, Old Music | , , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #6

A surprise for me was this great and somewhat appropriate track from the Katie Melua album “The House”

“The One I Love Is Gone” – Katie Melua

I don’t know I don’t know

 Where I’ll go or what I’ll do
It makes no difference what I do without you

Oh I love you my darling
But I’ll have to let you leave
Goodbye it’s the last you’ll hear of me

Well I found the bluebird
High on a mountainside
And the little bird would sing its little song

So I’ll sigh, I’ll cry
I’ll even wanna die
For the one I love is gone.

Well I found the bluebird
High on a mountainside
And the little bird would sing its little song

So I’ll sigh, I’ll cry
I’ll even wanna die
For the one I love is gone.

I’ll sigh, I’ll cry
I’ll even wanna die
For the one I love is gone.

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This Ryan Star track came to my attention via it’s use as the theme tune to the great television series “Lie To Me”

“Brand New Day” – Ryan Star

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December 25, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Family, Fiona, Mrs D, New Music, Old Music, Television | , , , , | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas Fi

“O Holy Night” – Irma Thomas

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December 25, 2010 Posted by | Christmas, Family, Fiona, Humour, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

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