Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

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…

To buy the music of Cat Stevens click HERE

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

Friday Fun – Wee Weans 3

“One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)” – Frank Sinatra

To buy the music of Frank Sinatra click HERE

“I Love My Dog” – Cat Stevens

To buy the music of Cat Stevens click HERE

March 26, 2010 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, Photography | , , , | 1 Comment

Cover Story – Margo Timmins

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Serendipity is a wonderful thing (as is the film) here I sat rediscovering The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night” and realising that despite it being just short of a film soundtrack album it is now close to being my favourite Beatles album when I received notification that one of my favourite singers, Margo Timmins from the brilliant Cowboy Junkies has released an intimate collection of solo cover versions of some of her favourite songs for download via the band’s web page one of which being a favourite track from the aforesaid Beatles album.

Recorded in Jeff Bird’s home studio Ty Tyrfu in allegedly one afternoon the album is called “Margo’s Corner – Ty Tyrfu Sessions,
Volume 1” and can be purchased as a download from HERE

Margo's Corner

Ty Tyrfu Sessions, Volume 1 – Margo Timmins
Released June 24, 2009

1. I’d Have You Anytime (George Harrison)
2. Father & Son (Cat Stevens)
3. If I Should Fall Behind (Bruce Springsteen)
4. Dance Me To The End of Love (Leonard Cohen)
5. Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Bob Dylan)
6. One Day I Walk (Bruce Cockburn)
7. Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney)
8. Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan)
9. Walkin’ On a Wire (Richard Thompson)
10. Side Of the Road (Lucinda Williams)

Here is her take on one of the best tracks from “A Hard Day’s Night” as her version of  “Things We Said Today” is almost two minutes longer than the original you can expect a slower tempo than the original.

As a bonus from the same album here is her take on the Cat Stevens classic “Father and Son”

For more information on the Cowboy Junkies click HERE

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September 8, 2009 Posted by | Cover Stories, New Music | , , , | 1 Comment

Morning Has Broken

Fiona and her sister Jane

Fiona and her sister Jane

Fiona and her sister Jane had much in common, though the picture above is a rare example which illustrates a sister likeness, in addition to Frank Sinatra they both loved Cat Stevens aka Yusuf.

Here is a video of him performing “Morning Has Broken” and I know my hair can get a bit wild at times but checkout the keyboard player!!

Here from the “Matthew & Son” album is “I Love My Dog”

“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 hell 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 dont 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…

matthew and son

To buy the music of Cat Stevens/Yusuf click HERE

September 8, 2009 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Bonnie

I often prepare posts ahead of the date they appear and this post was due to be published on Tuesday which would have been Bonnie’s 5th birthday.

Perhaps my “Dear God” post yesterday was ill advised as last night I had to make the ultimate decision that many dog owners face and give permission for my beloved Bonnie to be put down.

For reasons unknown she suddenly lost all feeling in her hind quarters and after a visit to a local vet and a subseuent referreral to the Vet Hospital I was faced with the option of putting her through spinal surgery which could not guarantee success and could leave her partially paralysed and at best without control of her toilet facilities.

Anyone who knew Bonnie would realise that she could not cope with any such disability as she was always a 100% up at at you type of dog and as such I had to do the best I could for her and let her go.

She will now be sitting at the feet of Fiona where she always belonged.

 

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Our dog “Bonnie” is five today.

She joined the family three years after “Blue” who was and remains without doubt a “Daddy’s Boy” as such Bonnie connected very quickly with Fiona and as a pup would constantly be at her feet.

Strange as it seems, and although she is now very close to me, she still seems to have a bond with Fiona even though she has passed away.

For days following her death she would only sit on Fiona’s chair always on the look out for Fiona coming back.

When Fiona became ill on Christmas Night and was subsequently admitted to hospital I brought her a cuddly toy dog which I had given her for her Christmas.

To this day Bonnie cherishes this as if it were her own pup.

Perhaps it is not surprising that people say dogs have a sixth sense..

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“I Love My Dog “- Cat Stevens

To buy Cat Stevens music click HERE

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June 20, 2009 Posted by | Family, Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music | , , | 2 Comments

50 Years of Island Records – Fiona Friday

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Some of Fiona’s favourite artists were on Island, amonst them Cat Stevens, Free, Roxy Music and Robert Palmer so these are for her.

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

“I Think I See The Light” – Cat Stevens

To buy Cat Stevens music click HERE

Free

Free

“Fire and Water” – Free

To buy the music of Free click HERE

Roxy Music

Roxy Music

“Virginia Plain” – Roxy Music

To buy the music of Roxy Music click HERE

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer

“Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor)” – Robert Palmer

To buy the music of Robert Palmer click HERE

May 8, 2009 Posted by | Fiona, Mrs D, Old Music, Uncategorized, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Think I See The Light

…….well not yet but Fiona did introduce me to the depths of Cat Stevens’ music.

I Think I See The Light – Cat Stevens

I used to trust nobody, trusting even less their words,
Until I found somebody, there was no one I preferred,
My heart was made of stone, my eyes saw only misty grey,
Until you came into my life girl, I saw everyone that way.
Until I found the one I needed at my side,
I think I would have been a sad man all my life.

I think I see the light coming to me,
Coming through me giving me a second sight.
So shine, shine, shine,
Shine, shine, shine,
Shine, shine, shine.

I used to walk alone, every step seemed the same.
This world was not my home, so there was nothing much to gain.
Look up and see the clouds, look down and see the cold floor.
Until you came into my life girl, I saw nothing, nothing more.
Until I found the one I needed at my side,
I think I would have been a sad man all my life.

I think I see the light coming to me,
Coming through me giving me a second sight.
So shine, shine, shine,
Shine, shine, shine,
Shine, shine, shine.

mona-bone-jakan

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Mrs D, Old Music | , | Leave a comment

   

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