ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Might as wll have one of these threads too.
I heard of this fella a few months ago and I've been giving him a listen.
I don't know if I've eever heard a single song to which I can relate more.
I'm ao simple man... give me a few Coopers Vintage Ales chased with a Makers Mark, and some Dave Edmunds, and life is good.
There is some Bruce content about half way through also (From Small Things...) but I'm too blitzed to work out exactly what time stamp that is...
Title track from this:
Hmm... your (ticket) dream
world is just about to end
I was there mate... What an incredible gig that was. Chuffed the whole thing is on YT but it will never do the live experience any justice.
I can't be bothered finding the videos, potentially they are removed anyway given a recent official video is involved.
Anyway, I decided to wheel out my Four Flicks Stones DVD boxset while deciding whether an upgrade to Blu Ray visuals and adding four songs to complete the show is worth me spending extra money. In the course of doing so, I watched both the MSG show as originally presented in the box set and then put on the Twickenham stadium show. Never noticed it before how fucked up Ronnie Wood is on the second of those shows. If you watch even parts of the shows back to back, you can see how different his engagement and energy level is.
Anyway, apropos of nothing... just happy Ronnie is still here and seems to be on top of those demons for now.
So, when I was younger I remember staying at my maternal grandparents house. They had a room at the back of their house where at certain times of the year the sun streamed in late in the day. Now, either their house and windows were perfectly aligned and / or their house was rather dusty (or a combination of both) because their were times when suddenly the sunlit air in that room was alive with dust particles you don't normally see. I have a distinct childhood memory of sitting on the floor in that room, well before 10 years of age, and being fascinated by being able to see what looked like the air itself being alive (yet mere centimetres nearby, I couldn't see anything in the shaded parts of the room).
So, when I started exploring the Leonard Cohen catalogue, out of all the amazing music he produced this one absolutely blew my mind. Somehow, this dude turned a treasured childhood memory of mine into words and music that exactly described the wonder I felt way back then. Absolute small fry in the Leonard catalogue, but the direct line to a personal memory and feeling absolutely makes this an amazing piece of art for me.
Couple of beers on a Saturday night (ok, beers and some Wild Turkeys) and I'm watching the Paradiso in Amsterdam disc from the 1995 Rolling Stones Stripped boxset.
Tremendous. 1989 was the big stadium extravaganza, where the Stones really became 'showbiz', but the three DVD's in the Stripped box set are possibly my favourite live video documented Stones material. The largely cleaned up, more professional performance standards of the post 89 era, but with just an edge of the earlier looseness.
I assume I heard this when it came out, five long years ago, but I listened to it again, or for the first time, a few days ago, and I've listened to it maybe two dozen times since.
Last few records have been essential, in my opinion.
I’ll admit I was late to the Truckers party, arriving in the company of Jason Isbell, but it’s been interesting catching up. Can’t fully relate to the ‘southern thing’, I guess cos I don’t have any direct experience, but they sure demonstrate an articulate intelligence that chimes with where I am politically.
This is a prime example.
Angry young men - you've been warned @Louisa !
New one from Neil.