Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

It’s Just Another Easter Monday

……………….though manic!

“Death By Chocolate” – Sia

Death by chocolate is myth
This I know because I lived
I’ve been around for broken hearts and how
Lay your head in my hands little girl
This is only right now

Death by crying doesn’t exist, though
The headaches feel a bit like it
You might explode
But you reach the end of the road
And you, little tree
I’m certain you will grow

Tears on your pillow will dry and you will learn
Just how to love again
Oh my weeping willow
Let your leaves fall and return
Oh darling the seasons are your friend

Death by anger this is true
Just let him go he can’t hurt you
Oh little girl this is such a cruel cruel world
This is the first, of a million broken hearts

Tears on your pillow will dry and you will learn
Just how to love again
Oh my weeping willow
Let your leaves fall and return
Oh darling the seasons are your friend

Oh it won’t be long you will grow strong
Up up and away

He’s but a falling leaf, he’s but a falling leaf, he’s but a falling leaf

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April 25, 2011 Posted by | Humour, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

2010 Top 30 New and Old #24

C.W. Stoneking’s album, ‘Jungle Blues’ was inspired in part by Stoneking’s amazing experience as a survivor of a shipwreck off Africa’s West Coast.

For the uninitiated, the first shock on listening to this is discovering that it was recorded in 2008, and not some eighty years earlier. The second is that the artist is, in fact, a young Australian and not a grizzled Delta bluesman holed up in some southern swamp.

Perfectly capturing various musical styles and moods of the twenties and thirties without the slightest hint of pastiche – field holler, calypso, blues, voodoo and folk are all brilliantly represented as illustrayed by this my favourite track from the album.

“Jungle Lullaby” – C.W. Stoneking

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To view a previous post on C.W. Stoneking click HERE

2010 saw us lose many great musical artists amongst which was the highly influential Alex Chilton who passed away on the 17th March.

Alex and his group Big Star were never rewarded with the level of commercial success they deserved but are often named as a key influence by so many mainstream bands and artists.

Released in 1974, Radio City was recorded during 1973 at Memphis’ Ardent Studios. Though not a commercial success at the time, it is now recognized as a milestone album in the history of power pop music.

Critically acclaimed upon its release, the record sold poorly, partly due to a lack of promotion and the distribution problems of the band’s struggling record label, Ardent Records.

The album included “September Gurls” and “Back of a Car”, which remain among the most famous Big Star songs; both the Searchers and the Bangles have covered “September Gurls”.

“September Gurls” – Big Star

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December 7, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Blues, New Music, Old Music, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cover Story – You’re So Vain

It’s almost 40 years since Carly Simon released her classic song ‘You’re So Vain’. Since then there’s been fascination over the identity of the man who inspired it. Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Cat Stevens are just some of the names that regularly crop up.

When Carly Simon let slip in a recent interview that the subject of her 1972 song You’re So Vain had the Christian name David, commentators were quick to conclude it was David Geffen, so apparently ending one of the pop music industry’s most tantalising mysteries.

However it seems the riddle still remains very open after Miss Simon, who is 64, has laughed of claims that record executive Geffen was indeed said narcissist.

The latest speculation emerged amid claims Simon can be heard whispering ‘David’ in a remake of the song.

But Miss Simon has said  : ‘What a riot! Nothing to do with David Geffen

Carly has released a new album of her best known songs she has written and performed during the past four decades called ‘Never Been Gone’.

It would have been easy to bring you her own “cover version” but instead I hereby present a lovely version by super singer songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangle Susanna Hoffs from their second volume of “Under The Covers”

“You’re So Vain” – Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, and

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun
Well, you’re where you should be all the time
And when you’re not, you’re with
Some underworld spy or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

To buy the music of Carly Simon click HERE

To buy the music of matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs click HERE

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Cover Stories, New News, Old Music, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

   

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