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    Friday Song of the Day (day late but no tomorrow)

    Always liked the Friday Song of the Day threads, but guess it kind of faded away into the sunset. But I'm a retroman at heart, so here it comes again ...

    Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3. Man, he's got a top flight rock band working with him the last few years. Aces all around. Perfect guitar foil in Jason Victor. Their teamwork this time even brings memories of Duane Allman and Dicky Betts at times. Just a beautiful and fluid intertwining of strings. But they get a little raunchy too, never keeping it too refined for long. Victor started playing with them on the Here Come the Miracles tour and now has been on the last 2 albums. Linda Pitmon has been playing with him since before Here Come the Miracles and is a very good no unnecessary frills rock drummer in the mold of the ready steady mod drummers of the 60s like Ringo and the more rambuctious Moon, or his reeled in replacement Kenny Jones, propelling the song along without getting in the way of the groove. I know she's a fan of Georgia from Yo La Tengo too. Perfect for his music.

    Anyway, back to the song. I absolutely adore the whole album, but am totally loving the 8 minute closer on this new ...tick...tick...tick CD. It's called "No Tomorrow" and might be the best thing he's done since the early Dream Syndicate days. My song of the day, and week ... and maybe month and year too. It's a two-parter, a conversation between broken lovers, she in the first part, sounding a bit like Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue", disillusioned, just wanting to hole up and fade away, and he in the second part, not wanting to let her disappear, with a glimpse of what could be their redemption toward the end, and with lots of that great guitar playing throughout with the Allman Brothers feel I mentioned above, at least until they take it more into that dirtier Velvet Underground core sound. Reminds me a bit of that first Television album sometimes. And some rocking Neil Young with the Crazy guys too. Good stuff. Great band with Steve Wynn--vocals, guitar / Jason Victor--guitar, vocals / Dave DeCastro--bass, vocals / Linda Pitmon--drums, percussion, vocals.



    Sample from Part 1:
    She said, "When all my leaders started lying to me
    I was shattered. It just didn't make sense.
    I started drinking and my life got worse
    And I knew it was more than coincidence."

    Ain't that just like you?
    Shining all the lights on yourself
    Ain't that just like you
    Firing all your guns at once until you fade away.


    Sample from Part 2:
    Oh, my sweet catastrophe
    is this the way it has to be?
    locked away by house arrest
    exiled by your own behest
    And if we lose our way
    I don't know what to say
    I want to love you like there's no tomorrow

    And if we pay the price,
    Well wouldn't that be nice?
    I want to love you like there's no tomorrow


    BTW, forgot to mention that you can listen to that No Tomorrow song and one of the others on the player at his site. Not sure how it sounds but ... http://stevewynn.net
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    You don't need no teeth for kissin' gals or smokin' cheap cigars

    Picked up a new Tom Russell EP yesterday (The Pugilist), so I had to pull my favorite Tom Russell disk (Indians Cowboys Horses and Dogs) off the shelf, which led to listening to my favorite Tom Russell song, which is my Friday pick. Good stuff Maynard!

    Tonight We Ride ~ Tom Russell

    Panco Villa crossed the border in the year of ought sixteen
    The people of Columbus still hear him riding through their dreams
    He killed seventeen civilians you could hear the women scream
    Blackjack Pershing on a dancing horse was waiting in the wings

    Tonight we ride, tonight we ride
    We'll skin ole Pancho Villa, make chaps out of his hide
    Shoot his horse, Siete Leguas, and his twenty-seven brides
    Tonight we ride, tonight we ride

    We rode for three long years till Blackjack Pershing called it quits
    When Jackie wasn't lookin' I stole his fine spade bit
    It was tied upon his stallion, so I rode away on it
    To the wild Chihuahuan desert, so dry you couldn't spit

    Tonight we ride, you bastards dare
    We'll kill the wild Apache for the bounty on his hair
    Then we'll ride into Durango, climb up the whorehouse stairs
    Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride

    When I'm too damn old to sit a horse, I'll steal the warden's car
    Break my ass out of this prison, leave my teeth there in a jar
    You don't need no teeth for kissin' gals or smokin' cheap cigars
    I'll sleep with one eye open, 'neath God's celestial stars

    Tonight we rock, Tonight we roll
    We'll rob the Juarez liquor store for the Reposado Gold
    And if we drink ourselves to death, ain't that the cowboy way to go?

    Tonight we ride, tonight we ride
    Tonight we fly, we're headin' west
    Toward the mountains and the ocean where the eagle makes his nest
    If our bones bleach on the desert, we'll consider we are blessed
    Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride
    "Wrong is right." ~ Thelonius Monk

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    Cattle and the Creeping Things by The Hold Steady...

    they got to the part with the cattle and the creeping things. they said i'm pretty sure we've heard this one before. don't it all end up in some revelation? with 4 guys on horses, and violent red visions famine and death and pestilence and war. i'm pretty sure i heard this one before. you in the corner with a good looking drifter. two cups of coffee and ten packs of sugar. i heard gideon saw you in denver. he said you're contagious. silly rabbit. tripping is for teenagers. murder is for murderers. and hard drugs are for bartenders. i think i might have mentioned that before.

    he's got the pages in his pockets that he ripped out of the bible from his bedstand in the motel. he likes the part where the traders get chased out from the temple. i guess i heard about original sin. i heard the dude blamed the chick. i heard the chick blamed the snake. i heard they were naked when they got busted. i heard things ain't been the same since. you on the streets with a tendency to preach to the choir. wired for sound and down with whatever. i heard gideon did you in denver.

    she's got a cross around her neck that she ripped off from a schoolgirl in the subway on a visit to the city. she likes how it looks on her chest with three open buttons. she likes the part where one brother kills the other. she has to wonder if the the world ever will recover. because cain and abel seem to still be causing trouble.

    she said: i was seeing double for 3 straight days after i got born again it felt strange but it was nice and peaceful. it really pleased me to be around so many people. of course half were just visions but half of them were friend from going thru the program with me. later on we did some sexy things. took a couple photographs and carved them into wood reliefs. but that's enough about me. tell me how you got down here into ybor city.
    he said: i got thru the part about the exodus. up to then i only knew it was a movement of the people. but if small town cops are like swarms of flies and if blackened foil is like boils and hail. then i'm pretty sure we've been thru this before. and it seemed like a simple place to score. then some old lady came to the door and said mckenzie phillips doesn't live here anymore.

    Nice biblical stuff and backed up by great guitar riffs as well. Their Seperation Sunday CD was one of my favorites and most listened to of 2005 and keeps sounding great...one of the few newer CDs that really affect my mood...tends to make me wanna stay out all night in the wrong part of town, maybe pick a fight and come home the next afternoon with a head full of chemicals and some bruises. Great lyrics....so here's some more...

    How a Resurrection Really Feels

    her parents named her halleluiah, the kids all called her holly. if she scared you then she's sorry. she's been stranded at these parties. these parties they start lovely but they get druggy and they get ugly and they get bloody.
    the priest just kinda laughed. the deacon caught a draft. she crashed into the easter mass with her hair done up in broken glass. she was limping left on broken heels. when she said father can i tell yr congregation how a resurrection really feels?

    holly was a hoodrat. now you finally know that. she's been disappeared for years. today she finally came back. she said: st. louis had enslaved me. i guess santa ana saved me. st. peter had me on the queue. the st. paul saints they waved me thru.
    i was all wrapped up in some video booth. when i heard her say i love you too.

    she said i've laid beneath my lovers but i've never gotten laid. some nites she felt protected. some nites she felt afraid. she spent half last winter justa trying to get paid. from some guy she'd originally thought to be her saviour. they wrote her name in magic marks. on stopsigns and subway cars. they got a mural up on e.13th. that said halleluiah rest in peace. halleluiah was a hoodrat. and now you finally know that. she's been disappeared for years. today she finally came back.

    walk on back. walk on back. she said don't turn me on again. i'd probably just go and get myself all gone again. holly was a sexy mess. she looked strung out but experienced. so we all got kind of curious.

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    Oh yeah...here's a link to a notorized version of the first set of lyrics from NPR...kinda fun...but mostly pretty obvious I thought...

    http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/feat...cs_cattle.html

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    Hey, it's Friday again already! Time for a new song. But the burning question this week is, will I get one or two responses? Frankly, I don't give a damn!

    OK, this week it's kind of a no-brainer because all I've been spinniig is Geek The Girl from 1994. And could pick pretty much anything because I love it all. But I'll go with the closer, like I did on Wynn's album last week. Because it's a somewhat upbeat song on a very melancholy album. Because it opens withthe line, "Why do people like stars, they're so far away." And it ends with the line, "I could do about anything."

    All those stars lighten up my head
    Here it comes again, that uneasy feeling
    I could have been you in that fantasy
    So smile real big and wish upon one
    Let it take you far away from here
    Far from here, far away from here, far away from here
    I could do about anything

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    Gotta be that way

    A welcome return to form by "The House of Love" last year with" Days Run Away". Had the melody to the song" Gotta be that way" going round my head all day.

    I know when you're not around
    I never have a word to say
    and though when I'm not alone
    I never quite see the way

    The sun is shining
    but it's rainig down
    It's gotta be that way
    It's gotta be that way

    hey hey maybe now
    maybe never never again
    mmm when you hear a tune
    you better make the best of a shower

    The sun is shining
    but it's raining down
    It's gotta be that way
    It's gotta be that way
    my head is spinning
    going round and round
    It's gotta be that way
    It's gotta be that way

    I know love is all around
    but it never seems to come my way
    head down knees to the ground
    maybe i might just pray

    The sun is shining etc.

    Have a good weekend

    Bernd
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    Cell Phones Ringing (In The Pockets Of The Dead) from Willie Nile's new release, Streets of New York. No lyrics available to cut and paste.
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    I can't get "Two-Headed Boy" out of my single head.

    --Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane...

    A couple of regulars hyped this album as one of the best if not the best of the 90s. Naturally, I had to get it. If I could find it on vinyl, all the better. Well, acoustic sounds has it and On Avery Island and Jeff Mangum Live at Jittery Joe's all on vinyl!

    Anyhow, I haven't tired of In the Aeroplane yet, but I have gotten to the point where I have favorite songs or spots in the album such as Two-Headed Boy.

    But here's a strange twist. I discovered this week that I've had a copy of this album on cassette since 1998 or so. A friend of mine in the city where I used to live gave me a tape he made with Olivia Tremor Control on one side and Neutral Milk Hotel on the other. It was labeled only with the bands' names. I found the tape in a box of stuff from my last move. I had listened to the OTC side a little, but not the NMH side. Weird.

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    Hatari!, Henry Mancini.

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    Imogen Heap, "Headlock", from her current album, Speak for Yourself.

    I read a recent article in a trade magazine (Keyboard? I think...), in which she sounds really geeky about having done the whole album herself. "...after a while, I just stopped using external sounds, and started creating sounds in ProTools, not just manipulating..." that sort of thing. So I pulled it out again. Really good, but the first track is insanely catchy -- I'll catch myself thinking it long after the rest of the album is finished. I love when the tickly synthesizers kick in on the 2nd chorus (? I think). It's got a nice swagger to it.

    RIYL: Dido, Paula Cole, et al.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    I can't get "Two-Headed Boy" out of my single head.

    --Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane...

    A couple of regulars hyped this album as one of the best if not the best of the 90s. Naturally, I had to get it. If I could find it on vinyl, all the better. Well, acoustic sounds has it and On Avery Island and Jeff Mangum Live at Jittery Joe's all on vinyl!

    Anyhow, I haven't tired of In the Aeroplane yet, but I have gotten to the point where I have favorite songs or spots in the album such as Two-Headed Boy.

    But here's a strange twist. I discovered this week that I've had a copy of this album on cassette since 1998 or so. A friend of mine in the city where I used to live gave me a tape he made with Olivia Tremor Control on one side and Neutral Milk Hotel on the other. It was labeled only with the bands' names. I found the tape in a box of stuff from my last move. I had listened to the OTC side a little, but not the NMH side. Weird.
    Excellent. That album is one of my favorites of the last 10 years. I have it both on CD and on vinyl and IMO, the vinyl version really shines.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    WOW! What's going on here? Fast loading? Professional looking? Unfortunately my old eyes find the font size a little small. But I like it!

    Weird smilies....

    My song of the day is off Twin Cinema - New Pornographers, but its at work and I can't remember which one it is.

    Yeah, I know. I'm boring. Get used to it.

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    "In Houston" Tapes 'n Tapes. It's the best.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    "In Houston" Tapes 'n Tapes. It's the best.
    Thanks, Sloshy! You're the best!

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    Hey, the font looks way bigger now.

    Did my comment do that?

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowbunny
    Thanks, Sloshy! You're the best!
    I'll prove it.

    http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3...Q06CZ6CXRBPQJK

    Sorry, don't have the CD yet so you'll have to settle for a crappy mp3.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    My Friday song of the day.

    "Postcards from Paraguay" - Mark Knopfler

    one thing was leading to the next
    I bit off more then I could chew
    I had the power to sign the cheques
    it wasn't difficult to do
    I couldn't stay and face the music
    so many reasons why
    I won't be sending postcards
    from paraguay

    I robbed a bank full of dinero
    a great big mountain of dough
    so it was goodbye companero
    and cherrio
    I couldn't stay and face the music
    so many resons why
    I won't be sending postcards
    from paraguay

    I never meant to be a cheater
    but there was blood on the wall
    I had to steal from peter
    to pay what I owed to paul
    I couldn't stay and face the music
    so many reasons why
    I won't be sending postcards
    from paraguay

    Peace

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    My Friday song of the day: Peanut Butter Jelly Time.
    Eschew fascism.
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    Yes, it's now Saturday, but better late than never.

    How about Pilot by the Notwist (I still don't know if you pronounce it knot-twist or no-twist). I hadn't listened to Neon Golden in a long time but heard this track on the recent "lossless" Slosh comp. I forgot how good that tune was and it sounded outstanding on the system in my new car. You can really crank it up because the recording quality of that track is exceptional.

    He's living next the rails.
    He can tell you things of different cars and trains.
    Now he's trying the whole day
    to switch off time by causing train-delay.

    Could be enough
    if only he's the pilot
    once a day.

    Could be enough
    if only he's the pilot
    once a day.

    Not a word to compensate.
    Not a sentence to describe this
    desperate state. Not a picture to
    compare. We step into a room of
    opaque air.

    Could be enough
    if only we are pilots
    once a day.


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    Hey Swish,

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Martin DX1 for my daughter. She's been playing since she was ten (she'll be 15 in a couple of weeks). She's still using the cheapo Chinese made whatever-it-is that her Mom bought her and I think it's about time she had something decent. Anything else in the $400-ish range we should consider? Probably a moot point since she's really comfortable with the Martin but doesn't hurt to ask more experienced players I suppose.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    I'm ready to scream at the moment. I spent about 10...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    Hey Swish,

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Martin DX1 for my daughter. She's been playing since she was ten (she'll be 15 in a couple of weeks). She's still using the cheapo Chinese made whatever-it-is that her Mom bought her and I think it's about time she had something decent. Anything else in the $400-ish range we should consider? Probably a moot point since she's really comfortable with the Martin but doesn't hurt to ask more experienced players I suppose.
    minutes posting a lengthy reply to you, and when I hit submit, the friggin' thing asked me to log in! I did, but lost the entire post of course. What the hell is that all about? I use my Mozilla brower on this site all the time and never have to log in.

    Anyway, you're a good dad Slosh. Playing a cheap guitar is no picnic, and a Martin is a dang nice guitar, even toward the lower end of their prices, which we know can get really expensive. I've never played a DX1 so I can't tell you anything about them. I have played a number of Martins though, and can attest to their quality, like they need my endorsement.

    Anyway, I thought this model was closer to $500? I guess if you go to the factory up the road from your town you can get cheaper prices, or so I'm told. I went on e-bay and found only one listed by a guy in England and he was asking around $750 US for it. What a joke. I did find another Martin mode that I think would be an outstanding buy, and I would bid myself if I didn't already have 3 acoustics. It's a D15 that has just one bid at $500, and this sucker lists for about $1100 and retails for about $800. This is slightly used, but looks excellent. It's all mahogany too, and they play very nicely. It would be a step up from the DX1 for sure. It ends in about 5 hours, so I'm not sure if you'll see this. Here's the link
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2002-MARTIN-D-15...QQcmdZViewItem

    Anyway, I would also consider a Guild True American (I have one) for about $500, and Epiphone makes a nice Hummingbird, like the much more expensive Gibson model, for only about $350. She'd have to play it first, of course. Takamine also makes several in the $500 range and they make good quality instruments.

    Also, my wife loves that comp of yours, so I guess I oughta burn her a copy, eh Slosh?

    Good luck,
    Swish
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    I forgot to add that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    Hey Swish,

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a Martin DX1 for my daughter. She's been playing since she was ten (she'll be 15 in a couple of weeks). She's still using the cheapo Chinese made whatever-it-is that her Mom bought her and I think it's about time she had something decent. Anything else in the $400-ish range we should consider? Probably a moot point since she's really comfortable with the Martin but doesn't hurt to ask more experienced players I suppose.

    if she's comfortable with the DR1, then go ahead and buy it, because it's doubtful you'll find much better for the money. I did put that in my first reply. You know, the one that got dumped when I was reguired to log in?

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    Thanks Swish.

    I don't know if there's any special discount because they're local but the Sam Ash near me is selling it for $401. Not sure if that's on sale or they're clearing out old inventory or what. Nice thing though is I can take it directly to Martin if it ever needs any service. She did try some $400-ish Takamines and some Yamahas plus some less expensive Fenders and Ibanezes, but the Martin just plain old sounded better and was easier to play too. Sure, it doesn't have a fancy finish or ivory inlays on the fretboard, etc. but none of that stuff makes it play any better or sound better so who cares? Hell, even I sounded good on it and I've never even owned a guitar (but my brothers play and so do a lot of my friends so I've picked up a thing or two). But I've been told by a lot of people that once you get up into the price range I'm shooting for it's pretty hard to buy anything bad anyways. Also a friend of mine has a nice cheap Epi that he got ten+ years ago that sounds great and seems well made but he says they've let their quality slip with the entry-level stuff in recent years and would avoid them now, but I know that's just one opinion.

    BTW, I'm not surprised your wife enjoys that comp. I originally did make it for a woman after all

    edit: Actually it was at a place called Dave Phillip's Music and Sound, which I believe only has stores in the Lehigh Valley. Not sure if they have some kind of relationship with Martin but I see on the Sam Ash site the same model is listed at $499. Gonna pick it up today
    Last edited by Slosh; 03-12-2006 at 04:36 AM.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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