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I Bid You Farewell

HELPLESS DANCER HAS LEFT THE BUILDING

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DROPPED IN

BE LUCKY!!

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July 17, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Friends, Mrs D, New News, Photography, The Dugs, The Who, Video | | 5 Comments

Anniversary Day

June 29, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Friends, Jazz Vocal, Mrs D, Photography, Video | | 1 Comment

Blast From The Past – The Who TV Advert

 

Sentimental post today as I bought the album as advertised above at Hall Audio in Dumbarton in 1977.

The young lady who served me and posed me the awkward question “do you want a glossy or matt sleeve? would 30 years later become my sister-in-law!

 

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Television, The Who, Video | | Leave a comment

New News – Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter has just announced a new 2CD and DVD live package recorded on 18th July 2010 at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens as part of the first ever rock promotion to be held there.

This Limited Edition release will be available to buy at all his European dates this month:-

Apr 07 – Leuven, Belgium | Het Depot
Apr 08 – Nijmegen, Netherlands | Doornroosje (tickets for this show are SOLD OUT)
Apr 09 – Rotterdam, Netherlands | Motel Mozaique Festival (tickets for this show are SOLD OUT)
Apr 10 – Groningen, Netherlands | StadsSchouwburg
Apr 12 – Edinburgh, UK | Liquid Room (tickets for this show are SOLD OUT)
Apr 13 – Belfast, N. Ireland | Mandela Hall
Apr 15 – Dublin, Ireland | Vicar Street  (Josh will be signing copies of the CD/DVD after the show!)
Apr 16 – Dublin, Ireland | Vicar Street  (Josh will be signing copies of the CD/DVD after the show!)
Apr 18 – London, UK | Scala
Apr 19 – London, UK | Scala
Apr 20 – Pocklington, UK | Pocklington Arts Centre (tickets for this show are SOLD OUT)

The release will also be available from the 16th April through limited outlets in Ireland as follows:-

Tower Records, Dublin
Celtic Note, Dublin
Cool Discs, Derry
Rollercoaster Records, Kilkenny
Roisin Dubh, Galway
Dolan’s, Limerick

If you live in Europe you can purchase online by clicking HERE

Here is a track from the DVD

Live At The Iveagh Gardens tracklisting:
CD Disc 1
1. Moon River
2. Lantern
3. Minds Eye
4. Right Moves
5. Southern Pacifica
6. Rattling Locks
7. Rumors
8. Bright Smile
9. Lillian Egypt
10.The Curse
11. Lark
12. Long Shadows

CD Disc 2
1. Roll On
2. Me & Jiggs
3. Kathleen
4. Change Of Time
5. Remnant
6. Harrisburg
7. To The Dogs (Or Whoever)
8. Snow Is Gone
9. Wait For Love

DVD
1. Moon River
2. Lantern
3. Minds Eye
4. Right Moves
5. Southern Pacifica
6. Rattling Locks
7. Rumors
8. Bright Smile
9. Lillian Egypt
10.The Curse
11. Lark
12. Long Shadows
13. Me & Jiggs
14. Roll On
15. Kathleen
16. Change Of Time
17. Remnant
18. Harrisburg
19. To The Dogs (Or Whoever)
20. Snow Is Gone
21. Wait For Love

To buy the music of Josh Ritter click HERE

This will not be available in the US, however, aa alternative US based package will be forthcoming in due course.

You can in the meantime Download two tracks from the release for FREE by clicking HERE

Bonus:-

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Cover Stories, Fiona, New News, New Releases, Video | | Leave a comment

P.S. I Love You

I just want to see you
When you’re all alone
I just want to catch you if I can
I just want to be there
When the morning light explodes
On your face it radiates
I can’t escape
I love you till the end

I just want to tell you nothing
You don’t want to hear
All I want is for you to say
Why don’t you just take me
Where I’ve never been before
I know you want to hear me
Catch my breath
I love you till the end (x4)

I just want to be there
When we’re caught in the rain
I just want to see you laugh not cry
I just want to feel you
When the night puts on its cloak
I’m lost for words dont tell me
Cause all I can say
I love you till the end (x5)

All I can say
I love you till the end (x3

It’s all I can say
I love you till the end (x3)

If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you’ll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I’ll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don’t shed a tear
I’ll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I’m okay; I’m alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

She says I’m okay; I’m alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright

To buy the music of Flogging Molly click HERE

March 26, 2011 Posted by | Fiona, Movies, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

I Still Miss Someone

At my door the leaves are falling
A cold wild wind Will come
Sweethearts walk by together
And I still miss someone

I go out on a party
And look for a little fun
But I find a darkened corner
‘Cause I still miss someone

Oh, no I never got over those blues eyes
I see them every where
I miss those arms that held me
When all the love was there

I wonder if she’s sorry
For leavin’ what we’d begun
There’s someone for me somewhere
And I still miss someone

Oh, no I never got over those blues eyes
I see them every where
I miss those arms that held me
When all the love was there

I wonder if she’s sorry
For leavin’ what we’d begun
There’s someone for me somewhere
And I still miss someone

and i still miss someone

To buy the music of Bob Dylan click HERE

 

To buy the music of Johnny Cash click HERE

 

Happy Birthday FiFi

 

March 25, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music | , , | Leave a comment

Valentine Melody

“Valentine Melody” – Tim Buckley

You came to me with fire inside
Your movements and your pride
And asking to be rescued from
The pain you had become

I tore apart the prison and I hid you in my hand
In the blue light of christmas-time santa claus was kind

I wonder if you’ll ever grow
Oh far enough to throw
Away the lies of no and yes
And love my quietness

Or will you only freeze and frown and lose what you have found?
In the white light of easter seas’n will you live again?

Today the coin is in the air
And we are here and there
And where and when have caught us in
The web of violence

I pray to all the world as one that day will bring the sun
In the scarlet light of valentine’s our paper hearts are blind.

To buy the music of Tim Buckley click HERE

“Valentine” – Richard Hawley

Hold me in your arms
may they keep me
sing me a lullaby cos i’m sleepy
i’m scared you don’t need me anymore

bring me to the light of the morning
and take me through this night till the dawning
oh i see a warning in your eyes

and i don’t need no valentines no no
don’t need no roses
cos they just take me back in time no no
now you’re not here

hold me tight tonight sleep will tend me
save me from lonely hours there’s so many
and i won’t get any sleep tonight

and i don’t need no valentines no no
don’t need no roses
cos they just take me back in time no no
now you’re not here anymore
not anymore

and i don’t need no valentines no no
don’t need no roses
cos they just take me back in time no no
to when you loved me only
and i won’t drink no aged wine no no

now you’re not here anymore
not anymore
not anymore
not anymore

To buy the music of Richard Hawley click HERE

February 14, 2011 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music | , , , | Leave a comment

New Years Day

Best wishes to you all for 2011.

Helpless Dancer will return on 10th January 2011.

Be lucky !!!

“Next Year, Baby” – Jamie Cullum

Next Year,
Things are gonna change,
Gonna drink less beer
And start all over again
Gonna pull up my socks
Gonna clean my shower
Not gonna live by the clock
But get up at a decent hour
Gonna read more books
Gonna keep up with the news
Gonna learn how to cook
And spend less money on shoes
Pay my bills on time
File my mail away, everyday
Only drink the finest wine
And call my Gran every Sunday
Resolutions
Well Baby they come and go
Will I do any of these things?
The answer’s probably no
But if there’s one thing, I must do,
Despite my greatest fears
I’m gonna say to you
How I’ve felt all of these years
Next Year, Next Year, Next Year
I gonna tell you, how I feel
Well, resolutions
Baby they come and go
Will I do any of these things?
The answer’s probably no
But if there’s one thing, I must do,
Despite my greatest fears
I’m gonna say to you
How I’ve felt all of these years
Next Year, Next Year, Next Year

To buy the music of Jamie Cullum click HERE

Fiona with Blue

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Jazz Vocal, Mrs D, New Year, Old Music, The Dugs, Video | , , | 3 Comments

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

To buy the music of Tom Waits click HERE

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

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

To buy the music of Josh Ritter click HERE

For another post on Josh Ritter click HERE

Paul Newman & Duke Ellington

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

“Take The “A” Train” – Duke Ellington

To buy the soundtrack click HERE

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

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