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Entered at Sat Sep 26 07:52:44 CEST 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:356f:8511:d371:ce3b)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

From The Band to the Go-Go's, A Rundown of the Latest Streaming Rock Docs

I am hoping to see all of you around Thanksgiving as I am very thankful for all the beautiful people here in this Guest Book. I am such a downer right now. Thanks to Biden I have figured it out. I know....It should have been Bernie or Jag....but everyone has something to offer right? I am lacking purpose right now. I think I am fooling myself that I can do what I did before. I know that 60ish is supposed to be the new 50ish........I guess we're all in this together even if some of you are not fans of reggae......rebel music......or even basketball.....come on those boyzzz have real swag....... ;-D

Stay healthy. Stay strong. Get tested.

"Well, you know I need a steam shovel, mama, to keep away the dead
I need a dump truck, baby, to unload my head
She brings me everything and more, and just like I said....

Kevin...If you still want me to share in two places your acrostic birthday poem....If it's passed......If you're waiting for the vaccine to arrive......that's cool too. I just need a break from the GB......as many times before. You've brought such joy to all. Thank you. angmal...1112.....at.....gmail......No pitbulls allowed! ;-D

Good night to all. Sweet dreams every night. Huge hugs...


Entered at Sat Sep 26 01:39:42 CEST 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:25f6:cfa4:ba1a:8858)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dedicated to one of my former grade two students who is a huge fan of.....Lady Gaga...
"I found a way to love myself again."

He's also a huge fan of hockey and hockey statistics. I only hope that he is no longer hitting his head literally against a wall or on the floor when he thinks he's messed up. He is such a perfectionist. As educators we are not therapists but we are trained to observe behaviour and all we can do is report it to their parents and encourage mental health intervention.

LISA...I really miss being around the energy of children and how they love freely. My first choice would probably be to work again at the Community Clinic but due to the Pandemic it's not going to happen. Shoot! They were going to teach me how to make Herbal Bitters and so many items they were also selling. The minute you walk into the Clinic you just decompress because you can smell the Cleansing Essential Oils burning or sometimes it would be the Clarity one.....The women who were acupuncturists and owners of the Clinic were amazing to work with as their backgrounds were so impressive. One of them has a degree from Oxford so she could have chosen any field. She lives in my hood....The more affluent side and is a little snooty but her skills are A+. The other woman is an environmental engineer. She could not tolerate the sexism in the engineering field so was working on her PhD at UofT and apparently didn't like the academic world either. Some health issues happened to both women and when they discovered acupuncture they fell in love with the field and then decided together to open up their own business. One time at this Clinic one of our most notable hockey player's sisters came into the Clinic. Other times two well known Toronto musicians came for treatment as well. All three times I had to bite my tongue. I just pretended that I never heard of them. It was during my year off that I did energy exchange here but when it became a part-time job I decided not to supply teach as I really liked being a part of a healing community. I also took four trips and wanted some work that was flexible and here it was! Well, no more. I'm like a musician. I am happier when I'm busy and working at what I really enjoy. I have a list of projects to work on but I'm not a disciplined person so I start them and then I get so distracted.

PETER...Thanks very kindly for your response. I should have emailed. I go off on these tangents but do you notice that I always try to bring it back to music as this is a music site? I do have a Journal everyone but especially since the Pandemic; I seem to be expressing myself here. As for teaching again there are many considerations. I had a meeting with my financial planner for instance. Since I have stocks and dividends, I'd be working for free. Now that we can get Covid testing at our closest Pharmacy I will phone them to see if someone who had the Virus can get tested again as the sinus headaches and again today.....I dozed off after I came home. Similar symptoms again!! I saw my Chiropractor today and she said I still could have some residual stuff left as it's leaving my body. The problem is.....Know one knows yet anything for sure! I saw my former Principal on the news the other day. He still has that GQ vibe going on. And today he left a message....He wants me back if interested. I won't even consider it until I get retested......

JOHN D...Another really sweet person to meet from this GB. Has everyone noticed that I seem to call a lot of people sweet? Maybe it's because my grandmother always called me sweetness and I sure know the difference between a sweet person and a.........You won't believe this John but the last time I was in Jamaica.....yikes......cassettes? I put in one of my blank cassettes into the music player at my friend's family's home and taped some music from the national radio station and......That's right! I actually have that song you posted! Now I have to see if I kept any of my tapes. A friend of mine had a player in his van and I know I gave him many of my tapes. However, I did not give him the cassette of Robbie's talk at Canadian Music Week 2003. I should have bought the CD version but sometimes I'm just too frugal. I have a deep fear that I will lose everything like my family did so.......I live small but.....I do splurge on Robbie and when I travel.


Entered at Fri Sep 25 21:04:14 CEST 2020 from s0106a84e3f63c293.vf.shawcable.net (96.48.242.117)

Posted by:

Lisa

beg, just don't overtax yourself so soon after having Covid. You always sound like a very active person who doesn't like sitting still much, and I think the last six months have been especially hard on people like that. And as far as safe neighborhoods are concerned, what you described happens all over now and even wealthy areas have drive-by shootings and gang warfare, so "safe" is beginning to be just luck. Anyway, if you like your neighborhood and are feel at home there - that's the important thing.

What you said about your grandchildren was very true, Peter, and who knows what sort of consequences there might be down the road. But children are extremely adaptable as long as there's a reasonably stable environment and lots of hugs. They will be okay, I'm sure.


Entered at Fri Sep 25 18:02:24 CEST 2020 from cpef81d0f88efd3-cmf81d0f88efd0.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com (99.227.162.85)

Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Song for BEG

Last night I'm listening to Bob Dylan's radio show on Sirius/XM. He starts to talk about the old John Lee Hooker song, One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer. He says he want's to play the reggae version.

I listened to Alfred Brown from Jamaica sing it from 1968. Love the way he pronounces Bourbon. Burr-bon. Check it out BEG. This was on the Trojan label picked up by Island records.


Entered at Fri Sep 25 13:12:37 CEST 2020 from c188-148-96-55.bredband.comhem.se (188.148.96.55)

Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Levon (server, that is)

I second to my gb friend Bill. - It is amazing how stable this gb has always been. I believe it is still running on Apache (Linux) server. Hopefully this will be continued even in upgraded form. No cloud-based sollutions here, thanks!


Entered at Fri Sep 25 11:04:34 CEST 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

It’s a hard choice, Angelina. You’ve had covid, but it would be good to see firmer evidence on re-infection. Young kids are far more exhausting as you get older. I’d be inclined on whatever to say ‘two days a week’ or ‘three mornings’ or whatever rather than full time to start off. Then I feel so sorry about this year’s group starting school for the first time. They’ve had six months without big birthday parties, or going to softplay areas, or play parks. They’re not used to large groups of kids or non-family members. We were talking about our 8 / 9 month old grandkid. He’s only been held by his mother, father, brothers and sisters, and recently us … and he benefits from lots of siblings. Many kids have only seen mum and dad. We were saying he’d normally have been held by all my daughter’s friends by now, uncles, aunts etc. Will it have a long term effect on feeling about people?

The one who’s nearly four started pre-school nursery. The week before he had a bad reaction to shrimp, and it was explained to him that he was allergic, and mustn’t touch it because it would make him feel sick. We asked him about his first day and he said, ‘I’m allergic to people.’ (Second day was fine).


Entered at Fri Sep 25 03:33:29 CEST 2020 from (2600:1017:b810:b0df:f002:f75:c3c0:94a8)

Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Ronnie/Hoops

Ronnie is an interesting person. Has many creative sides. He had a great show on AXS tv with some great guests. My wife and I dug the great expressiveness in his face,his sense of humor and musicality. Loved the episode with Paul McCartney and looking forward to seeing the documentary. Watching the Lakers/Denver now. Most of the playoffs have been so crazy competitive and fun. This series is fun to watch although my secret favorite has become Pat Riley’s incredible Heat,a team barely mentioned all year-certainly not noticed as a conference finalist. LeBron has still got awesome skills 17 years in and when Davis is aggressive he’s something else to watch. Enjoy the games!


Entered at Fri Sep 25 00:58:10 CEST 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:d93:8d17:f600:d104)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Ronnie Wood - Somebody Up There Likes Me (Documentary Clip)

Ronnie says, “I live my life to the full, no regrets. I never got past 29 in my head and since I’m still here, I guess somebody up there does like me! Every day I continue to be inspired by my family, music and art. With my painting I embrace my peaceful side, but then on the flipside I get to rock out. I’m privileged to continue to have so many great moments in my life”.

I apologize Kevin J....Earlier I was running late to see my financial planner and forgot to say......We also learn from you in this GB. You can play guitar, you know a a lot about music...You are a good researcher who loves to share. Your love and appreciation of The Hawks and of the early Toronto sound on Yonge Street and your love of The Band is infectious. Your older brother is only a part of your musical journey. You and Anthony Bourdain inspire us to travel again.....I don't think anyone here has travelled as much as you have. You certainly have that in common with my older brother. Once it's safe for the most part....hopefully travel will be in the cards for those of us who need to change the channel big time. Here's hoping....

"The mind is everything.
What you think you become."
Buddhist


Entered at Thu Sep 24 17:31:42 CEST 2020 from (2607:fea8:620:880:65c3:b719:ef1:a17e)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Try Walking Away
Web: My link

Murray McLachlan with Carole Pope... - Try Walking away

I lent my book on Carole Pope's autobiography to NG. I did see Rough Trade at Convocation Hall at the University of Toronto where I had one of two of my graduations. Green eyed girl and blue eyed girl graduated with me. I have a story about Carole but not sayin'.....Also have their Rough Trade Live! Direct to Disc recording which still holds up.

Somewhat bizarre and unsettling day yesterday....wished I had some Aconite on hand. I looked out my second bedroom window and two very suspicious men at 7:00 am were shooting up. Someone unfortunately left one of our gaited doors open! I called security and they found the syringe on the other side of my patio fence. I was concerned because of the children who play in the courtyard and the cats who visit many times daily. I felt disturbed for most of the day which drained all of my energy. Maybe my adrenal glands? Yup, the body doesn't lie. I could hear my relatives and friends yelling at me and asking why I'm still living in a somewhat dangerous area. They're always saying to me why are you living like you're a pauper? Why are you living like you're in a depression? I did buy a condo in the Junction area....many years ago when I was there for the first term of my teaching career it was dead, dead, dead.....Not now of course but I had to give up condo......yes story there .......

Anyway, later in the day the Ontario College of Teachers emailed as there is a shortage at the moment. Not sure what to do yet.....Really miss all the kidzzzz who kept me young and hopping. It was never a boring time but there were times.......I never used my desk. I just put things on it. I was always moving around from student to student. I am going to buy a leopard pattern mask today to cheer myself up and match my rubber boots......So you can jazz things up during this very challenging time but I don't know if I can handle seeing everyone in masks all day in the classroom no matter how cool they may look. Yes, there's virtual learning but I'm a very hands on type of teacher.....All the social distancing is gonna kill my spirit....I was always available for hugs when they needed them as some of them were bering physically or emotionally hit at home or dealing with divorce, food scarcity, living in women's shelters, the debilitating living with no expectations.....or whatever........I guess I'll have to figure it out. Thinking of Louuu's "Teach the Gifted Children". They can of course be the most challenging and some can be the most open to learning everything with gusto. I observed at recess time they only hung out with themselves. I can hear also CSNY's "Teach Your Children". One of the most challenging students I ever taught was in grade four. His family's name is on an airport in the Caribbean. When he graduated in grade six he referred to our time together as........"Interesting."

The other option I have of volunteering with children in one of our hospitals (huge process) and one of our YMCA's.....I was accepted with both........Never say never.....good to have options until I can travel.....but again this Covid is holding me back. So for now I will work on making my own photo books via Apple and maybe get back to writing poetry and catch up on all the books that I haven't read but are waiting to be read as I usually hibernate during the cold months. New reality which is starting to show cracks in my life.....However, I usually can find cracks of tiny light which pushes my spirit to still see beauty in a stranger's smile or hear the laughter of children, hear Gray Boy purring loudly, or hear JTE share his pain but also his musicality and artistry as he is not his suffering.....He was so much more as all of us are so much more.....and.......very thankful to share my thoughts and feelings in this GB. jan h has told me that I can post whatever I want. For those of you who feel uncomfortable with my very personal style of writing and sharing......You could always try walking away......Try walking away......Just sayin'.........
Thank you jan h!!!!!!!! :-D

Oh and KEVIN J....While I was in the archives I saw at one point when I wasn't posting that some people thought it was because of you?! So bizarre as we never had any issues. You are such an articulate writer and so very funny and so willing to learn from everyone....Btw.....I think I'm your brother's age! We'll just keep that bit of info between ourselves. No wonder we have so many of the same musical references, eh?


Entered at Wed Sep 23 23:48:42 CEST 2020 from (24.114.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

....and a young Bill Dillon on guitar, as well ! ....thank you, jh. Great to see.


Entered at Wed Sep 23 22:21:29 CEST 2020 from (2001:4644:9569:0:79ca:6e8d:fb66:fa05)

Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

The late, great Stan Szelest with the ‘80s Hawks!


Entered at Tue Sep 22 22:08:55 CEST 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-25-74-12-92-159.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.92.159)

Posted by:

Bill M

jh: Don't be modest - if there's a deity here, it's you. One thing you and Levon share, though, is that you ain't in it for the money.


Entered at Tue Sep 22 21:20:57 CEST 2020 from (2001:4644:9569:0:79ca:6e8d:fb66:fa05)

Posted by:

jh

Tech check... gentle upgrade of the quirky mid-90s GB software in progress. Lev...uhm...God knows how this system has survived for so long.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 22:45:00 CEST 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-25-74-12-92-159.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.92.159)

Posted by:

Bill M

Any word on whether the Brian Poole from the Tremeloes appreciated being confused with the ersatz Brian Poole on "Orgasm"?


Entered at Mon Sep 21 20:10:03 CEST 2020 from (2600:1702:4580:5e80:f983:1b9e:20d4:7565)

Posted by:

Pat B

The Ken Kerslake article is fantastic if only for the band names.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 19:46:19 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour begins today September 21, 2020.

An episode all about whiskey.

The Pogues...Streams Of Whiskey
Thin Lizzy...Whiskey In The Jar

Due to Pandemic no more part-time job at the Clinic or casual job at the Law Society so....Did not want to supply teach during these times so...Back to working on my photo book on the four times I visited Cuba...Habana, Santiago De Cuba and Varadero Beach.

New Order was wrong. It doesn't have to be a Blue Monday. I saw them too at Massey Hall but not with the original singer. It was the eighties after all....So much fun dancing to them at the gay clubs. Stop laughing Kevin J....All I remember is that those were days I had so much fun and didn't get into any trouble. I remember the club was on Isabella and another one on Church street of course....The boyzzz just loved when Gino Vannelli came on the screen.....Love is Love.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 19:28:02 CEST 2020 from toroon0628w-lp130-04-76-69-117-108.dsl.bell.ca (76.69.117.108)

Posted by:

Kevin J

I liked reading that musical obit on Lee Kerslake. I also loved the bit where they included assorted clippings in the gatefold of the Uriah Heep Live album. The one from Rolling Stone magazine stood out with its opening line of:

“If this group makes it I’ll have to commit suicide. From the first note you know you don’t want to hear anymore”.

What really stood out was the confirmation of Sharron Osbourne’s wickedness. Removing credits and re-recording drum and bass part years after the fact just because band members had the audacity to ask for lunch money is bad behavior to the extreme.

Thanks, Ben. I agree about the early albums but the thing that really stood for me with Pleased To Meet Me was that I had been sure the band was finished and was so pleasantly surprised to get home and play an album that sounded so good and had several great songs. The last Replacements album was clearly a Westerberg solo one but PTMM still had that raucous sound I loved so much….an updated Faces in a way….If only they had relented and put some bikinis in that Bastards of Young video – they might well have inched past the 5 yard line!

BEG.....It's cancelled and it ain't coming back! I'll let you know the day after vaccination and I'll then accept a double greeting which would be special. Fingers crossed.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 19:23:09 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Van Morrison could be stripped of Freedom of Belfast award over anti-lockdown songs
Irish Post
Jack Beresford
September 19, 2020

Van!!! Do I have to get rid of all your records??!!....I did sell your two country ones....Sorry but I don't believe you when you're singing country. I had the Virus! I'm your brown eyed girl! I promote you in the GB and this is the thanks I get in return?! Just as an aside....The three times I saw you....The last time you were in TO....I think sabbatical year again......Yessssss!


Entered at Mon Sep 21 18:57:12 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

KEVIN J...Uhhh Birthdays are my favourite celebration. So if you're going to cancel your birthday...no....no...no...When is your birthday so we can acknowledge it and wish you the best of everything. I am working on your acrostic birthday poem as I post. Otherwise I will deliver the wishes by email. It's all cool. Btw, when I was searching for that link re Levon that Pat B needed....I guess during my sabbatical year I wasn't posting as consistently and I was pleasantly surprised Kevin! You had posted a birthday greeting to me and the song you chose was puuuuurfect! Belated thank you! Little acts of kindness go a long way in my books. The 5000.00 dresses you've been running into at the Bayview Mall for the many women in your life.....Well....That's uptown girls for ya. Just sayin'. ;-D

Ohhhh and your love for golf...Mr. Maximus and relatives owned a golf course in Georgina, Ontario. Uhhh....You don't want to see me try and hit the ball....It was funny alright. At least I did not play golf with bottles the way his son and Paul James's son and friends did one night when the adults were not around! Sheesh! Privileged brats! Awww....His son turned out just fine. He's now doing medical bioengineering research at the hospital close to you. So there ya go. Swing those clubs and everything will be alright!


Entered at Mon Sep 21 17:08:40 CEST 2020 from bras-base-toroon0812w-grc-25-74-12-92-159.dsl.bell.ca (74.12.92.159)

Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I never though much of 'Uriah Heep' as a group name, but it's so much better than 'Toe Fat' that I too would have made the leap. If asked.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 10:21:44 CEST 2020 from 82-69-47-175.dsl.in-addr.zen.co.uk (82.69.47.175)

Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Lee Kerslake

RIP, Lee Kerslake, drummer with The Gods, Toe Fat, Uriah Heep and Ozzie Osborne. I first saw Lee play at Winton Congregational Youth Club, that far back (he was my age)! The best article you will find on his life story is at Bournemouth Beat Boom website (LINKED ABOVE).

I remember being at the Bournemouth Pavilion with John Wetton (watching another band) and Lee was in the audience too. It must have been when he was in The Gods. He asked us to have a drink and spent half an hour trying to persuade John to join him. He succeeded six years later when John joined Uriah Heep.


Entered at Mon Sep 21 01:33:01 CEST 2020 from (2601:8d:8600:7610:b80f:4371:b6dc:a06e)

Posted by:

Ben

Location: New Jersey

Subject: The Replacements

Kevin J, Nice slong list. I was a big Replacements fan back in the 80's. I preferred the Twin/Tone albums over the Sire ones, although 'Tim' was great. I got off the bus after that one. 'Hootenanny' and particularly 'Let it Be' were outstanding albums. I was also a big Husker Du fan at the time. Both bands seemed to be on the cusp of mainstream success in the mid 80's and somehow got stuck on the 5 yard line. Then a few years later, Nirvana and Pearl Jam picked the ball up and became superstars.


Entered at Sun Sep 20 21:12:45 CEST 2020 from (24.114.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

Last 5....all by The Replacements:

1. “Shooting Dirty Pool” - The line “you’re the coolest guy I ever did smell” was Westerberg’s friendly nod to Jim Dickinson’s young son who came to the studio one day wearing aftershave. A sin he wasn’t aware of at the time...he was just 14.

2. “Skyway”

3. “Can’t Hardly Wait”

.....above from Pleased to Meet Me....the next two from the album Tim:

4. “Bastards of Young”- brilliant song and the best video in the history of the MTV generation. Why? Just watch it and you will know.

5. “Here Comes a Regular”

Closing note......Watching golf and having to listen to the most pompous idiotic commentators in sports is as close to a suicide appetizer I know of but for those that are indulging - is it not amazing that 25 years after Mark Mcguire/Sammy Sosa hoodwinked the American media that everyone is buying that the obvious steroid freak Bryson Dechambeau put on 50 lbs and added 50 yards to his drives in 3 months by drinking “protein shakes” daily. Yeah, right.


Entered at Sun Sep 20 19:37:19 CEST 2020 from (24.114.66.12)

Posted by:

Kevin J

BEG....Thank you for the Replacements news. Please To Meet Me.......what an album ! Produced by the late great Jim Dickinson.....I must say though that I have always been leery of listening to deluxe editions of albums that I consider almost perfect to begin with. Just as I rarely watch the “behind the scenes/ making of” type extras tacked on to DVD releases of classic movies - the same goes with albums that I have cherished.

As to getting through this covit maze in one piece.....I find just thinking of it as a pause year helps. I have cancelled my birthday this year and re-set all sorts of things. Whatever get you thru the year !


Entered at Sun Sep 20 17:19:05 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

For those who missed....Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

"Linda Ronstadt guides viewers through her youth in Tucson singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days; and her reign as the "queen of country rock" in the '70s and '80s. Ultimately, her powerful singing voice was stilled by illness that forced her into early retirement, but her music and influence remain timeless."
Aired: Jul 19, 2020

"Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters the most.."
Buddhist

Cannot wait to get outside. Music is always by my side.
Enjoy your Sunday!


Entered at Sun Sep 20 16:27:25 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Just Sayin'
Web: My link

Subject: Part-Time Cats Eating Heart Shaped Real Chicken with Cranberry Juice Treats

For Kevin J and Todd

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
See Replacements’ Official New Video for ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’
New clip – which reuses footage from “The Ledge” and “Alex Chilton” promos – features remastered audio from upcoming Pleased to Meet Me reissue

"Ones past is inescapable, but it needn't impede the journey forward."
Unknown

Still a lot of basketball to be played. :-D


Entered at Sun Sep 20 00:33:39 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Turn Out My Lights

PAT B...Ooops! My message was about JUSTIN TOWNES EALRE via STEVE EARLE.
You can tell him that I saw him twice as well.....Great performer!
I wish I had a magic wand where I could just zap out everybody's pain. I wish.....


Entered at Sun Sep 20 00:22:43 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

RUTH BADER GINSBURG...RIP

Doc RBG more than worth seeing.

On the fight for equality:

"Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception."
"I ask no favor for my sex.
All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks."

PAT B......I think we've been communicating for twenty years now...I knew right away that your presence in the GB was huuuuge. Louuu brought us together.......Don't ever forget that. lol.....
If you found the link where Levon is talking about TWF...You found my link! Bravo!
I know that you've performed with Steve Earle. Please let him know that brown eyed angelina sees his beauty as an artist and that I feel his spirit. Every day I am listening to his music. His craft as a writer is raw and reflects our every day struggles and tribulations as well. His musicality and the musicians he chooses for each recording bring something different as he's constantly exploring many aspects of Americana. I see him as an American treasure. And you know that I fall hard for the artists I love....

Santana says, "Long Live John Coltrane."
brown eyed angelina says, "Long Live Justin Townes Earle."

We are not our suffering.


Entered at Fri Sep 18 20:04:33 CEST 2020 from 108-88-109-12.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net (108.88.109.12)

Posted by:

Pat B

BEG, thanks for looking. I found it and I should have told you. My apologies for not informing you. I do appreciate all your efforts.


Entered at Fri Sep 18 14:16:20 CEST 2020 from toroon0240w-lp130-06-70-55-48-99.dsl.bell.ca (70.55.48.99)

Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

ABOUT THE FARM AID FESTIVAL

FARM AID 2020
Farm Aid will mark its 35th anniversary with a virtual at-home festival experience. Farm Aid 2020 On the Road, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 – 11 pm EDT, and will include performances from more than 20 artists.

The Farm Aid 2020 On the Road lineup includes: Willie Nelson and The Boys, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews, as well as Black Pumas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Edie Brickell with Charlie Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Jon Batiste, Kelsey Waldon, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Particle Kid, The Record Company, Valerie June, and The War And Treaty, with more artists to be added.

“This pandemic and so many other challenges have revealed how essential family farmers and ranchers are to the future of our planet. Farm Aid 2020 is going to give the whole country a chance to learn about the important work of farmers and how they’re contributing to our well-being, beyond bringing us good food.” — Willie Nelson


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

To all who emailed...I am fine. Once we can travel....cannot be soon enough.

Pat B...I still can't find what I'm looking for...re Levon's interview but I will carry on.

The New Republic
Alex Shephard
December 30, 2016
What Happened to Rock Music?
The genre hasn’t been this irrelevant in decades, which was only underscored by a slew of memoirs by aging rock stars.

"The Band’s Robbie Robertson is in many ways Love’s opposite. He’s a careful narrator who is mostly content with giving the fans what he thinks they want: stories about famous people he encountered. His memoir Testimony is what you’d expect from the writer of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Its prose is literary, precise, and unpretentious, its scenes are well-constructed, and there’s a twinkle in its otherwise clear eyes. But there is quite a bit of score-settling in Testimony as well.

Robertson sidesteps this extremely fraught history with phony objectivity. The Band’s complicated afterlife is never overtly mentioned in the text, which gives off the impression that Robertson is taking the high road. He isn’t.

Similarly, Robertson makes it clear that he was the grown-up of the group, the one who guaranteed they got paid. While the others were crashing cars and snorting coke, Robertson was making sure the whole damn thing didn’t fall apart. (Robertson admits to drug use at the time, but always distances his use of cocaine from that of his bandmates.) Same goes for breaking up The Band—he didn’t do it because he thought his new friendship with Martin Scorsese was going to propel him to (even greater) fame, but because he was worried that if the group kept touring that one of them would die.

It all feels like a rebuttal to his bandmate Levon Helm’s searing autobiography This Wheel’s On Fire. Whereas Helm blamed Robertson’s vanity for The Band’s breakup, Robertson blames Helm’s drug use. “It was like some demon had crawled into my friend’s soul and pushed a crazy, angry button,” Robertson writes."


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bill M! Lousy timing! Your last post was supposed to be after my heavy post. ;-D

Toronto posters are continuing to practice social distancing as Bill M is west, John D is east, Kevin J is north, north, brown eyed girl is down down downtown.

Sincerest apologies for misspelling Lebron's name....may have caused political distress.


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Bill M

Subject: Who delivers the best lines?

Robbie R: "If there was anything wrong with "The Last Waltz, it was that the cocaine wasn't very good."

Ronnie H: "There was so much flour and sugar in it that I said "Boys, if you keep snorting this stuff you'll be sneezing biscuits for the next three months."

Ronnie has both my votes.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kyle Meredith with... Justin Townes Earle

"Justin Townes Earle has lived more lives in his one than most of us will ever see. From substance abuse to his storied parental problems, it's all been well documented in his songs. After grabbing critical acclaim on 2010's Harlem River Blues, Earle is back with Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now, a musical sendoff to that old Stax and Memphis sound with lyrics heartfelt and tattooed deep beyond his sleeves. We talk age, parenting, roots, and much much more backstage at Forecastle 2012."


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Steve Earle To Record Album Of Justin Townes Earle Covers
James Rettig @jamsrettig
September 16, 2020

"Per a press release sent by his label New West Records, Earle expects to record the album next month and release it in January near what would have been his 39th birthday. Proceeds from the album will go in a trust for Justin’s daughter Etta St. James Earle."


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Frozen Strawberries

The Band’s Robbie Robertson: “If there was anything wrong with ‘The Last Waltz’ it was that the cocaine wasn’t very good”

NME
Kevin EG Perry
16th September 2020

“You know, you want to be honest about these things,” laughs Robertson, who has his own complaints. “If there was anything wrong that night, it was that the cocaine wasn’t very good. It was wet and lumpy. I couldn’t indulge anyway, I had too much to be responsible for. I couldn’t mess around with trying to keep my head on straight. Neil didn’t have that problem at all!”

Once Were Brothers wraps up The Band’s story with The Last Waltz, ignoring the fact that Robertson’s bandmates reunited without him in 1983 to tour and release three further albums. Over the years The Band suffered many of the predictable scisms that divide groups, including disputes over royalties, but Robertson waves away the idea that they were a particularly fractious brotherhood.

“I think that exists in most bands,” he says. “It wasn’t like we invented that. We invented some other shit, but we didn’t invent family problems. Over time, you go off in different directions, but when we were young, we were a gang.”


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Not enchanting

Denver is a wonderful underdog to root for but far from enchanting.


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Jed

Jokic put in a masterful performance. Kwahi shouldn’t be a GM. PG was a poor choice. History of choking. Doc is,to be polite,an overrated coach and in fairness they rarely played together all season. I never saw Kwahi fall apart like that. He’s played for strong leaders and with strong leaders. He’s had neither in LA. But he likes being home. The Clips have Jerry West-a reason it’s likely they’ll figure it out.


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Jon Lyness

Subject: Rick live in NYC 1998...

Was excited to find that a Rick show that I actually attended has made its way to Youtube... search for "Rick Danko Wetlands Preserve" and it comes up. You'll hear a poignant late-period It Makes No Difference, Rick's take on both Ophelia and The Shape I'm In, and a playful Rivers of Babylon as an encore which I've long remembered as the show's highlight.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: smoke, nuggets

Angie: I'll get back to you via an email reply on the entirety of our series. Glad to see that you've found another team to root for w/ Jamal Murray. Should both be good conference finals. As for Hoskyn's book, you made a good choice not to buy it; I did and found it wanting. If you feel you really had to, I'd say go to your local bookseller and see if they can order you John Simon's memoir from 2019.

Norm, well put about fire and particularly our "climate arsonist", as Joe called him recently. From personal reports, it's tougher than ever. Our son lives 1/2 an hour east of Sacramento, lot of smoke, can't barely go outside with his kids. Of course a consistent 110 degrees F, hasn't helped either. So far, some of his clients and salespeople have had to evacuate, but as far as he knows (knock on wood), no one's lost their home. Hard to say though, his territory goes all the way north to the Oregon border and east to the Nevada border (all above San Francisco). And we got dramatic photos from my wife's best friend (now, with the orange sky and in normal clear nighttimes, at the Willamette River). She lives on the very northeast edge of Portland, OR, but grew up further east on the slopes of Mt. Hood. Hoping for the best.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: I Threw It All Away

Hi Jed. Good to hear from you. You are so fortunate to have a place in Woodstock to chill. I was there in 2005 and it was everything I hoped for and it was not a planned trip.As for the photos...Yes....If I could have been born in another time it would have been during that time. Oh...When you scroll down and you see Sara peeking from the door....I bought a book on Dylan just because of that cover. I used to have three shelves of books just on Dylan so you could say I was slightly obsessed at one time. And I have photo books by Landy, Kramer, Schatzberg.....Also, it was my friend Crabby who took me to both of Dylan's homes in the Village. I guess the angels were looking over me 'cause the very first place I stayed at in the Village was right beside the school his children attended. I know....I know....blue eyed girl and I were supposed to stay at the Chelsea in 1991 but for some unknown reason we ended up there. One of the best things that ever happened to me Jed....as I stayed at this place so many times at this bed and breakfast apartment.....She had a huge apartment....I ended up becoming friends with her. She was like an older sister to me as she was more than two decades older than me and a former NYC Prof of psychology....Again, so happy for you that you have a sanctuary in Woodstock and glad that the photos were enchanting. :-D


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

Those Dylan photos are great. My place in Woodstock is not far from there. It’s still a particularly beautiful and spiritual place to be. Just got home today and saw these pictures. I could imagine the home’s interior. Very Woodstock. Lots of old folks now. You could just imagine. I’m gonna relook again. Enchanting.


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brown eyed girl

Location: Osteopath Soon
Web: My link

Subject: Not As Acrobatic As I Used To Be

Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

The album cover, photographed by Daniel Kramer, with Dylan and Sally Grossman, the wife of his manager, Albert Grossman. The photo was taken in the Grossman house in Bearsville, New York, the town next to Woodstock, New York. Dylan had stayed extensively on the Grossman estate.

Kramer has said of the concept: "I wanted it to feel like the universe was moving around him."


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Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: no-non-NO!

Never mind Jack Reacher Rod........John Wick forever!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Did Not Buy Book

STOP THE CLOUDS
A review of Barney Hoskyns’ new book, ‘Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, the Band, Van Morrison, and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock’.
Isis
Issue 184
February/March 2016
pages 35-36


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Cabbage town Via of The Grand River
Web: My link

Subject: Music and Basketball

Archives: Sally Grossman
Seven Things I Learned from Rolling Stone’s Bob Dylan & the ‘Basement Tapes’
Cover Story

Jamal Murray (parents are Jamaican Canadians) of the Grand River!!!!!!! What a game!!!!! Can't wait until Friday.

FreddIE...Good to see you on a roll there.


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Rod

Please, not Jack Reacher .....


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Fred

Whenever I hear of an author who wants to kill of his/her hero/heroine I immediately get images of Kathy Bates in Misery flashing before my eyes.

Then I start to get phantomatic pains in my ankles.


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Fred

Lisa: I think Heineken had TV commercials using the Van der Valk theme song running around the same time, so that may have been a not-so-subliminal influence.


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Bill M

I don't know Freeling or Van der Valk at all, but getting tired of one's detective hero and killing him off is a page torn out of the Arthur Conan Doyle playbook. I'm sure Doyle was hated for killing off Holmes much, much more than Freeling ever was - but any publicity is publicity, so stunts do happen.


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Fred

Subject: Got done today, what I promised to do yesterday...

While listening to these 5 at a higher volume than usual...much to the chagrin of my neighbours no doubt.

Fat Angel - Jefferson Airplane

White Summer/Black Mountain -Led Zeppelin (BBC Sessions)

East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Season of the Witch (hornless version) - Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills

The End - The Doors ...this is an instrumental version I found on youtube a while ago (I don't know if it's still up or not). Whoever put it on the internet, eliminating the vocals, is a"genius" and has earned my unswerving admiration. ; )


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Fred

Lisa: I haven't read any of the Van der Valk books. Looks like I'll have to rectify this situation....and soon. However I should finish reading the books I bought recently first.


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Lisa

Fred, just at the age where you'd pick up on that sort of atmosphere!

I first ran into the Van der Valk series with Love in Amsterdam, his first novel. I was a total Europhile at the time, and thought because of his rather idiosyncratic writing style that it was a translation. Anyway, it's always hard to judge adaptations of books you know well because you've usually got a pretty good idea of the characters and settings in your head and invariably adaptations fall short. And times have changed enormously since these books were written, but I'd still recommend Love in Amsterdam, Gun Before Butter, and Criminal Conversation.


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Van Der Valk

Lisa: I remember watching the Barry Foster Van der Valk on CTV (or was it Global?!?) when we moved to southern Ontario in 1972. Strange it wasn't shown in BC at the time (if it was indeed on CTV).

At the time (I was in grade 4) I told my parents that I wanted to move to Amsterdam, live on one of those houseboats and drink Heineken when I grew up.


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Lisa

Norm, I've had those thoughts myself many times as disasters all over the world happen, followed by the not very rational thought, when will it be our turn? We've been so lucky so far you can't help wondering when that luck is going to run out.

beg, the air around here is still quite bad, and now a local major fire quite close to where I live has added burning creosote to the mix. And I tried to watch the Van der Valk but didn't get too far, as neither the characters or the plot had any resemblance to Nicholas Freeling's books. Apparently there was a British series with Barry Foster, but it was never shown here, so I don't know if it was any closer. I used to really like the Van der Valk books - up to the point the author got sick of his detective and killed him off. Never forgave him for that one, but he was the kind of author who liked to mess with his readers' minds, I always thought.


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Fred

Angelina: My wife getting mistaken for my daughter happens a lot when we are outside of Japan. She's only 2 years younger than me, but she stands tall at 148cm. The opposite --- me getting mistaken for her son --- never happens in Japan, though. However with my silver locks I was mistaken for being my daughter's grandfather when she was little. I was in my 30s-40s those times it happened.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: The Journey / The Trip

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voice behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life that you could save.

Mary Oliver


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bill M...Boyzzz = inventive spelling that kidzzz use while learning how to spell.

Hi FreddIE. I do recall when you sent a photo of your family; I thought your partner was your daughter!! I bet you're still her faithful servant. ;-D

Listening to a lot of Justin Townes Earl, Toots Hibbert and Rodney Crowell.....Very reflective...I Don't Care Anymore

I'm better at cutting my losses these days. Once the Raps went down I've been cheering for Grand River's Jamal Murray and The Denver Nuggets. They came back two games down 16 points. Tomorrow's game will be fantastic to watch no matter who wins.

Lisa...Hope things eventually improve along the west coast.....such a beautiful part of our country. So many challenges these days. I actually bought a bottle of vintage wine the other day with my brother's name on it. Really enjoyed last night watching Van der Valk an all-new, three-part series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers...except for two scenes. As Toots would say.....Time Tough.


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Fred

Bill M: The wife is at work, while I'm on vacation....so there is some leeway (timewise) with what I can get away with (not doing now, but doing later, perhaps after a coffee break) without being prosecuted to the full extent of marital law.

Back to the show....


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Bill M

Fred: Here in the 21st century, you're still able to get away with "Sorry sweetie, the chores will have to wait. There's a Kiss documentary on"? Better hope nobody tells the boss that people can now record stuff for post-chore viewing.


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Fred

Kevin J: I caught the latest GPs via the internet. Let's just say they magically appeared on my computer. ; )

Both interesting as in one (Monza) a rare non-Mercedes win for someone (Gasly) who got their first career win, and in the other general mayhem which I like to see once in a while on a circuit that is a real one, not a Tiike designed (or FIA altered) go-kart track. Sadly the end result was not to my liking. That Stroll crash...ouch!!

As a Ferrari fan...the less I talk about them the better I feel. : )

To be honest, though Formula 1 in the 21st century is not to my liking as much (for a variety of technical reasons), compared to when I was younger (from my teens to 40s).

Bill M: you'll have to forgive me as I like both Year of The Cat & Baker Street. : )

Norm: stay outta the smoke!!

Well time to watch a Japanese TV documentary about Gene Simmons of Kiss...

why?

Beats doing some of the household chores (which I don't want to do) that I promised the big boss lady I'd do, that's why.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Giving Thanks

Yesterday the smoke from all the wild fires started to come down on Port Hardy. Today it's much worse starting to smell more and sting the eyes a little. Driving the 4 or 5 minutes home from my boat you can't even see the bay at all. I was thinking about watching those poor folks on the news and now the folks in New Orleans and the area building sand bags.

I back into my drive way, go in my shop and look around at my tidy little home and I just got to think, we are fortunate it's all safe. What do you do when you loose every thing. When I was a young guy and worked in Port McNeill a friend and I rented a little trailer together. One night he went home and I was at a friend's place. Lenny lit the oil heater and I guess he forgot to turn the carberator down and burned the place down along with himself. I lost one of my best friends along with everything but the clothes I was wearing. I didn't have much then but I have a small idea of what it feels like.

The worst of it is those folks down there have a president who couldn't give a shit about any of them. Gawd that is hard to watch.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks Bill M. Coincidentally I played Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Can I Have My Money Back?’’ which is seen as the bridge between The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel. I think the album is great.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: The Road From Moscow

Speaking of that Al Stewart song, today's edition of a daily newsletter I subscribe to ran the following:

"On this day in 1812, Napoleon's European army of some 600,000 men entered Moscow during his ill-fated invasion of Russia. The Russians, however, viewed Napoleon as the "anti-Christ" and burned much of the city in a tactical retreat that — along with the onset of winter — left the massive Grande Armée and its horses very little to eat. After more than a month of waiting in vain for the Russians to surrender, Napoleon deliberately engaged them one last time in the Battle of Maloyaroslavets in late October, before finally retreating westward in the disastrous retreat from Russia that's today remembered as one of the biggest military blunders in history."


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hey Kevin. Thank you very much for sharing about your brother. Same age difference with my brother in a few months. You were a musical sponge like I was. I'm always interested in someone's background....It's not about being nosey. It's about making connections and learning from our differences. What makes someone tick, what irritates them, what was their family like as the first five years of our lives heavily influences us as to the people we'll become. However, we can change some things but the key is to get help when you're really young. It was my two grade seven and eight teachers who took an interest in me and made sure I took the advanced stream in HS. They wanted me to have as many choices in life as possible. Maybe that's why I became a teacher. They helped to change my life. In my ethnic group and community you were not encouraged to share your feelings with strangers qualified or otherwise. It was my mission as an educator to make sure if I saw any signs of depression or aggression to encourage their parents to get play therapy for the younger ones and counselling for the older ones.

I loved how you said that your brother taught you how to skate as well as fight....All the life skills you need! ;-D I heard later in life that my father was a fighter if pushed. My feistiness and edge definitely comes from him. I loved skating at our local rink and the music would be blaring as we skated around and around.....Always looked forward to skating to 96 Tears by Question Mark and the Mysterians......sometimes at local ponds as well. I have a photo of my brother as a goalie playing beside our store at a parking lot. Once someone came to our home and asked my mom if I wanted to learn to play guitar. Before I could even think about it my mom interjected immediately and said, "No. She sings."....Yup. that's how it was in those days. She did take me to ballet and baton classes......Again....I had no say. One day I rebelled big time but having education always in my life I could always stay grounded no matter how much experimentation. I wish the same could have happened with Justin Townes Earle......
I always enjoy exchanges with you....Even when you don't let me get away with things.
Just sayin'.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Kevin J: "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" is a dweebish song, but I was a totally dweebish teen when I heard it - so I liked it (even if I wasn't sure what all this had to do with Switzerland. And I loved his subsequent FM-radio songs, "Nostradamus" and "The Road To Moscow", but absolutely loathed "The Year Of The Cat". Still do - to the degree that when I ran through my head this morning a sax solo appeared. Hmm, I thought, and then realised it was the sax solo from the equally loathesome "Baker Street". For Dunc's sake I'll quickly add that I loved Rafferty's earlier "Open Up The Door" (with the Humblebums) and "Stuck In The Middle" (with Stealer's Wheel).

My family moved between grades 12 and 13, and I found that the rock fans among my new classmates spent all their time talking about Bowie and Genesis, except for a few weeks when all the talk was buying Dylan/Band tickets (I think it was something of a lottery), anticipating the Dylan/Band concert, and discussing the Dylan/Band concert afterwards. (Seems to me that Terry Danko's group, Bearfoot, was announced as the opening act at some point, but my impression is that that idea fizzled. John D: do you recall if they played? Jerry T, RIP.)


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Posted by:

Peter V

Roger … Al Stewart was at Dave Steele's Folk Club at The Disques A Go Go every Monday night.


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Posted by:

Roger`

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Totty Ct Rd

Peter - I don't recall the South Asian restaurant you mention. There were so many little gems around there in those days. Gig's Kebab Shop was a favourite. It's still there but the original family sold it. I used to play at singers' nights at Bunjies (never Les Cousins). One night a mate and I had played a set and gone down well. We were just finishing when down the stairs came Donovan. He sat modestly in the little circle, borrowed a guitar and played half a dozen songs and tunes. I saw him in Bournemouth's Winter Gardens in 1964 (oddly he didn't remember me). Catch The Wind had just made the charts and he'd been added to one of those all-star tours. I can't remember a single other act but it would have been Mark Winter, The Rockin' Berries and 8 or 9 others. I have a memory of seeing Al Stewart in Bournemouth but can't remember where or when. I was a couple of years behind with gigs in those days.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Al Stewart … I used to see him in his folk club days, where he was clearly head and shoulders above the rest on the Folk Club nights. I don’t think I had any of his records, which is chance. I don’t know why and I bought Year of The Cat about five years ago.. He was pretty well-versed though early on before he had a record out. He shared a flat in London with Paul Simon and Jackson C. Frank. A few years ago, Paul Simon played Bournemouth and recalled coming on a visit when he was living in London in the 60s and doing a couple of songs in a folk club. I never missed the Monday folk club shows. I still wonder whether I saw him … coming along with Al Stewart sounds possible ad I recall a couple of American visitors.

There’s a book on rock and Bournemouth, and it mentions going into Fortes Coffee Shop (real Italian coffee) and seeing Al Stewart, Andy Summers (Police), Greg Lake (ELP) and Lee Kerslake (Uriah Heep) having coffee together … when most of them were in semi-pro local bands. In retrospect, two guitars, bass and drums. Andy Summers was already with Zoot Money.

An aside on that. There were intersecting circles of Bournemouth musicians, many of whom knew each other. John Wetton told me a story. He was in a Milton Keynes studio and was introduced to Al Stewart with ‘You guys must be old friends.’ In fact, they’d never met, though both had played with and knew lots of the same people. They had lunch and John ended up backing Al Stewart on bass at his solo gig that night … just the two of them. John’s manager told me it was incredible … kind of folk goes Hot Tuna.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Fred.....Hope that you were able to catch some or all of the last two F1 races in Italy. Monza and Mugello - highly entertaining affairs !

BEG......My older brother was 5 years my senior. Perfect really. He was a great older brother. Never got in the way with anything. Taught me about music, how to skate, how to fight and was out of the house by the time I needed the basement for my own parties. We are very close to this day. Only irritation I could think of was having to hear him and friends go on for hours in a haze of smoke about early Genesis and ELP album covers. No wonder David Bowie and Rod Stewart made so much more sense to me.

.....on the subject of Stewart’s, listening to that Bill M link of early Al Stewart, cringe worthy stuff......thank goodness record companies of the day had patience. “Year of the Cat” and the album with “Roads to Moscow” were great. Some artists like The Band and Stevie Ray Vaughn arrive to the listening audience fully formed - others don’t !


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Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Subject: Orange Skies

I still have this record and the quality of the sound really struck me back then. It's so bright and immediate, it sounds like the band is right in the same room as you.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Oregon & London smog

We’re about 20 miles from the coast at Astoria OR here. The fires likely won’t reach us - a chance of some rain tomorrow - but the air is terrible. It’s definitive smog with a mix of heavy fog and smoke and the measurements are hazardous, which is the worst rating. It’s being compared to the London and Donora PA smog events from years ago.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Swiss Cottage

Thanks Alex. Here's a link to "Swiss Cottage Manoeuvres" - the first time I ever heard of Swiss Cottage, or of Al Stewart. In some ways it's reminiscent of "Sunny Goodge Street" and part of Amazing Blondel's "England" - maybe "Landscapes"?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Look the other way.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: Rainy Morning in Cabbagetown
Web: My link

Movin' On....


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Spider Web Filled Skies

Who needs coffee when I can wake up with Justin Townes Earle.

As for colours of skies...In 1980...too young during psychedelia. I always tried things when it wasn't cool as at this time it was coke time but not interested.......I tried acid for the first of two times...I was with a friend who graduated from Journalism school and her photographer boyfriend. We started out on Queen West and ended up at a very small club. I went into the washroom and then it began....Later we were walking back to her home and all of a sudden he says something that totally freaked me out! I felt trapped! The sky instantly transformed to spider webs! I literally could not put one foot forward 'cause in my mind I was totally stuck...stuck....stuck....I told them I needed help. They both took my hand and then I felt at peace. At the end of 16 hours we were at someone's place and the plastic flowers were dancing to Bryan Ferry's, "Dance The Night Away"......


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Posted by:

Alex

Location: Pointe-Claire

Tottenham Court Road and Oxford St. bring up some memories. There was a pub there where a friend and i would drink every weekday, during my vacation. The barmaid would not take tips to the point, I threw a 100 pound note at her. She grudgingly took it and thanked me. A bit later on, I needed matches. She gave me a box and stood there, saying 6p over and over, until I paid her. 33 years later and I still laugh at the thought. I would also gamble at The Sportsman Club, which was my family's favourite casino. I was quite blessed to have family that owned a hotel off Edgeware Road, in Swiss Cottage, that gave me a great and central place to stay.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Thanks for the word on Sunny Goodge Street, guys. So was Donovan looking records, drugs or a new chesterfield? "Furniture shopping on sunny Goodge Street" seems rhythmically suitable.

Didn't Love have a song called "Orange Colourd Skies"? It never occurred to me that it might have been about wildfires back then - and not drugs.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

That book interests me, Roger. Thanks. I became immersed reading about that scene when researching Lesley Duncan for a Toppermost. It was like a music bubble. If you’ve got time, google Lesley Duncan - an amazing London story from that time.

Peter, I found out yesterday that she was paid 15 pounds a day to be Susan Maughan’s friend in What A Crazy World. That was good pay back then, but it showed how films could be made for a reasonable cost.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Roger, do you remember a Southern Indian vegetarian restaurant in an alley near the Tottenham Court Road Station (so a short walk from Goodge Street)? Very cheap, self service, long communal tables, full of Indian bus conductors and postmen in uniform having lunch. And a sprinkling of hippies?


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Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: Sunny Goodge Street

Bill, Goodge Street runs off Tottenham Court just below the tube station - also called Goodge Street. I was at university just round the corner in 1967, a couple of years after Donovan released the song and Goodge Street had a reputation for dope deal.ing. Risky because there was a big police station on Tottenham Ct Rd.

I’m reading David Mitchell’s latest book - Utopia Avenue. Utopia Avenue are a group trying to make it in London in 1967. They have a Canadian manager named LEVON. As they progress they meet icons from those days - Bowie, Brian Jones, Sandy Denny and lots of others. It’s a real page turner. No shout outs to The Band yet but there’s a hundred pages to go...


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Posted by:

Peter V

The papers here had photos of orange skies off the Dorset Coast on Thursday night … 5000 miles from the US West Coast fires, but the jetstream was strong coming all the way across the USA and Atlantic.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Goodge Street

Goodge Strreet is a tube station in central London, on Tottenham Court Road (which is at the junction with Oxford Steet). Goodge Street is only a few hundred yards away, so very central. The stop for the classic Heals furniture store. Used to be two good lttle record shops on a side alley next to a small square of grass.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Up In Smoke

Lisa, you may remember. A few years ago, (I'd have to go thru' my log books to find it) but, On a beautiful summer evening (maybe this close to late in the year, the memory is failing). Anyway I'm coming out of Wells Pass almost right across from Port Hardy on the mainland. I'm heading north up the mainland side with my tug & barge and looking to the west as the sun is heading that way the sky is a really peculiar orange color and there is an awful smell in the air. I'm standing out on my deck and I'm kind of alarmed trying to figure this out.

I go in and call the coast guard and I'm chatting with this guy and he's telling me. Don't be alarmed we have been tracking that by sattelite coming right across the Pacific from Russia. That was the year they had those terrible fires in Siberia. It was gawd damn errie as the sun was going down how dark it got and that stink. There was no way to describe it.

I put up that Tom Northcotte video of "Girl from the North Country" and I didn't figure it would be very long before some one jumped on Sunny Goode Street". In those days from about 65 to 70 it was unreal how much work there was playing live music and it was pretty much anything goes.

Reminds me of '86 and the Expo in Vancouver. May Day weekend of '86 was the first weekend that bars were open Sunday in BC. I was playing with my band at Gabby's in Langley. On that Sunday evening there was a lineup 2 blocks down the street to get in the place. Usually beginning our second set people would warm up and start dancing. By the time we finished our first set there was no room for us to get off the stage.

I fought my way over to one of the bouncers and I said Mark what in hell is going on. The place was licensed for 196 seats. He says by my counter here there is just about 450 people in here. I guess Barkwell who owned the place must have had himself a deal with the fire marshall. It was nuts.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Where was the real Goodge Street? Edinburgh? London? Tom Northcott can be found on YouTube singing the original line with "hash smokers". I think it was for a TV show, perhaps an episode of "Where It's At" hosted by a visiting Lulu. The 45 version may have been arranged by Leon Russell, as others of Tom's Warner records were.


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Posted by:

Lisa

The lyrics to that song never made any sense to me, but it was just the lovely lilt to it - it made you feel happy listening to it, like the 59th Street Bridge Song. And the video with it ... ah, old Vancouver, the way it used to be. Right now we apparently have the worse air quality in the world, from all the Oregon and Washington wildfires. You can smell it quite strongly as well as see it. A couple years ago it was B.C.'s turn, terrible wildfires. I feel so much for all those people whose homes are gone, so many.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Sunny Googe Street

Hi Lisa - In Donovan’s original version instead of: A fearless believer shook a chocolate machine. It’s: A violent hash smoker shook.. It’s quite a drug song, done with a flute part, maybe the hippest instrument of the 60’s.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Web: My link

Subject: Tom Northcott

This really brings back memories, wow!


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Posted by:

Paul

Location: Chicago

Thanks to BEG for the link to the article about Toots, and this was the most striking sentence: he didn't "even see royalties from the spins his music gets in the arrivals terminal at the Kingston airport."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

And it's hard to explain how I feel
It won't go in words
But I know that it's real
I can be moving or I can be still
But still is still moving to me
Still is still moving to me

Toots and the Maytals and Wille Nelson...Still Is Still Moving To Me


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Got To Be Tough...Frederick Nathaniel Toots Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals.

Got to be tough when things get rough
You got to be tough and this is a warning
You got to be smart, living in this time
It's not so easy to carry on
So if you are my friend, treat me like a friend
A friend in need and a friend indeed

Things may be hard, so hard
But we have to overcome it, yeah
When you lost someone like loved ones
We have to overcome it, yeah


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Rockin on The West Coast Revisited

I happened to see this Bryan Adams video I hadn't seen in quite a while. It got me to remembering Bryan from the days of Sweeney Todd and the Vancouver scene as Bill was mentioning.

Watching this video is really quite a credit to Bryan and his work. I don't think I've ever watched 70,000 people take over and sing the entire first verse for any other star before. This Wembley concert was pretty perfect.

Watching how many people Bryan has done duets with. Barbara Strison, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart & Sting, Brian Setzer and so many others. Bryan is probably one of those few who has never done a drug and drinks nothing more than tea. Quite a career.


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Posted by:

Norm J

Location: Pacific Northwest
Web: My link

Subject: Rockin on the West Coast

Hey Bill (and every body). Been out cruising and stuff. I guess it's a few years since we talked about Tom Northcott Bill. Last I recall he was living in Prince Rupert.

I didn't really know him but a good friend of mine growing up in Roberts Creek was his cousin. My friend was John Fellows. (John's father by the way played hockey for the Vancouver Millionaires. The only time the Stanley Cup Came to the West Coast).

Back to Tom. He lived in Campbell River in those days and played a lot of music out here then. No one has mentioned Tom's recording of "Girl From The North Country". He got a lot of air play of that record out here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Toots of the Maytals infused soul into reggae. He sang his own songs....RIP

Included in link Bonnie Raitt with Toots...True Love.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Goats Head etc

Last Five:

Goats Head Soup - The Rolling Stones

Goat's Head Soup - Rarities & Bonus Tracks

This Is Merseybeat - CD compilation of both 1963 Oriole albums

Yours - Forever More

Rise- Anoushka Shankar

Goats Head Soup brushes up well. Angie is the best track as it always was, but I really enjoyed 100 Years Ago, Winter (the strings especially) and Coming Down Again. The bonus tracks are ones you can see why they were shelved, but All The Rage has some fine guitar work from Mick Tayor and Keef. Better than Jimmy Page on Scarlet by a long way. I think All The Rage beats a couple of tracks that got on the album for guitar playing, but Mick is in somewhat squeaky form. Criss Cross is generic any period Stones. 100 Years Ago demo is just Mick and Nicky Hopkins on piano and it suits the song.


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Posted by:

Alex

Location: Pointe-Claire

Thanks for posting Rainmaker Bill. Always a fave. Quite fond of the Valdy version as well. Tom Northcott is an almost forgotten treasure, except for Canuckistanis, around our age.n\ Last 5 played:

1) Torn Down-Eric Clapton

2) Everybody Loves Matilda-Duke Baxter

3) Barely Breathing-Duncan Sheik

4) Only A Northern Song-Beatles

5) Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing-Stevie Wonder


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Toots Hibbert Dies

Toots Hibbert of the Maytals has died at the age of 77.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Wild Thing

I thought you were at both, Pat, I was envious of some of the concerts you had attended over the years.

But then you wouldn’t have seen The Troggs play Sheffield University in 1972. Some concert after a road trip from Scotland.

Or seeing Michael Marra’s Skeets Boliver on a Sunday night at Laings Hotel with 450 punters and half a dozen record scouts crowded into a small hall with a capacity of 300. Everybody had about six pints, you couldn’t get to the bar, pints and money being passed to and fro to the bar.

Towards the end of the evening, I was bursting for a piss. I turned behind to my big mate, Alex and said, “I’m bursting for a piss, what will I do?”

“Piss in the guy in front’s pocket,” he replied.

“But he’ll notice,” I replied.

“You never,” he said.

A truly great evening.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Alberta again / Dylan

This is a video I watch every night before going to the bed at 8 o'clock. I wake up at 4 o'clock and listen to the early morning birds. Just Google:

Alberta #2 - Traditional (Bob Dylan arrangement) Virgil Kinsley. Listen to the dog :-)


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Peter's record collection

Good luck to your record collection site! When we moved to the coast and to the more expensive way of living in 'Whisky Belt' we sold some of our records (incl. 'Dylan') in panic. Is it only for abuse of vodka but I can still hear all the songs inside my head and pick up my banjo and play them. No harm done...

You have right, Peter. Dylan has been worse for many times. As a Dylan-fan from the sixties I wonder what happens in the poor man's head: he slaughters even the finest songs: for example 'Drifter's Escape' in a concert. He slaughters himself and us who actually PAYED him for these songs. Are the ex-wives so expensive???


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

haso and Boston Celtics Fans...You deserved to win. Next you've got to contend with Jimmy Buckets so you'll have your hands full. Best wishes for a great series.

Mick Jagger Keith Richards Bobby Keys- salt of the earth - Miss you NYC 2001
Same year two months earlier I was standing on top of the Twin Towers....Green eyed girl took photo.

Remember 9/11


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: correction re "Make Me An Island"

Oops. Tom Northcott didn't write "Make Me An Island", but he did write the others I mentioned. I was very pleased to see that someone posted "Iron Pines" to Youtube late last year. Starts out very folkie-strummy, then the rock guys come storming in - including guitarist Ed Patterson and organist Robbie King, both also from the Good Shepherds and Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: The Rainmaker

I played the song at the link, "The Rainmaker" by Tom Northcott, yesterday for the first time in ages, and it struck me that it has in it elements of the song "The Weight", the fable "The Pied Piper" and the short story "The Monkey's Paw". Always nice to hear anyway. A minor hit in '69, though perhaps only in Northcott's Canadian homeland. Co-produced in LA by Lenny Waronker and the writer of the song, Harry Nilsson. Waronker had Northcott record a bunch of other people's songs, even though Northcott was a superlative writer himself. Material like "Make Me An Island", "High Hopes", "And God Created Woman" and "Iron Pines" is well worth tracking down. Norm and I have mentioned him before, generally revolving around the factoid that I visited Tom in 1980 when he was a fisherman based in Campbell River - and I believe that Norm encountered him while they shared the same line of work in the same waters.

Lisa: Northcott went to high school in Van with super-drummer Duris Maxwell (nee Ted Lewis) from the Good Shepherds and the Vancouvers - and also Michael Willmore, in case you know him from art school or the "Rock Talk" show that he's been hosting on Vancouver Co-op Radio since 1975.


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Posted by:

Lisa

It's really odd, but I can't remember exactly when or how I first heard The Last Waltz. Considering I never found The Band till about 1990 I'm guessing I taped it off the TV first? Then played it relentlessly (my poor kids, they probably went to sleep to The Last Waltz for months - I couldn't get enough of it). It seemed every time I listened to it I'd hear something different - I played it a lot!


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Posted by:

Glenn

Subject: discovering The Band

My first awareness of The Band was hearing The Weight on the radio; I guess it must have been that summer after MFBP was released. Then Cripple Creek got airplay. But what hooked me for good was the song Stage Fright. My brother had purchased the Stage Fright album and asked me to listen to it with him in his room. I listened to a bit of it with him, but can't say I was particularly impressed. But a few hours later I realized that the song Stage Fright kept reverberating in my head. It was Levon's drumming that really caught my attention. So later when he was not at home, I snuck back into his room and listened to it again. This was great music. Now, I was still pretty young; I had not started my own record collection yet, but soon became familiar with all of their music.

Then I always remember the afternoon our dad had tasked us with digging up the trunk of a tree in our backyard. My brother moved the speakers from dad's stereo to face us through the screen door and put on his most recent Band acqisition: Rock of Ages. We listened to all 4 sides (ahh vinyl) while we toiled. Track-after-track leapt out of those speakers; the horn section lifting the familiar tunes to new heights! Chest Fever burst out of The Genetic Method, and then Rock 'n Roll Shoes. This was music like no one else; this was a concert like nothing I'd ever heard before. My brothers liked The Band, but I became their biggest fan in our household. I was the first to then buy the Moondog Matinee album and Before the Flood with Bob (and yes back in the days before CDs), and to read Greil Marcus' Mystery Train.

I finally saw them live at their last gig together at the Greek Theatre (an outdoor venue in Los Angeles; Leon Redbone opened). I saw Rick Danko at The Roxy in Hollywood to promote his solo album, and much later I saw The Band at St. Louis Union Station after the Jericho album came out. I saw The Last Waltz twice when it first came out, thrilled to see the guys who'd produced what I had been listening to for years, and to watch them back up all those other great musicians. Such a night indeed, Dr. John!


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Posted by:

Pat B

Peter, it was actually Dunc who mistakenly placed me at Woodstock. btw, does anyone recall the Rolling Stone review of the Woodstock album? It was a brilliant piece of literature.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Pat, I'm told attendance at either event may confuse the memory banks.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Correction: I wasn't at Woodstock. I attended Watkins Glen.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Joni Archives

I find the various amazons can differ by a day or two. I've often found stuff unavailable then two days later it appears. It's not a limited edition. i'd wait 48 hours and see. It's not out till well into October.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Yours / Words on Black Plastic by Forever More is on a German 2-on-1 CD. I have my mild doubts as to the official provenance - looks like a European label. Anyway, it sounds fine. I wouldn't say better than my needledrop copy, but at least there's no hiss!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Your lucky Peter. Box set doesn't even show up on Amazon.ca. And she is a Canadian for goodness sake. Looks like I'll have to go to her site to order it. They only show Paypal; which I don't want to use. Hope they take credit cards.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Last five

Bob Dylan No Direction Home

.Coulson, Dean, McGuinness, Flint Lo and Behold

Neil Young Live at the Cellar Door

Dusty Springfield Dusty...definitely

JJ Cale Troubadour


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Catching up

Thanks JQ. I think the Thick of It is great and am a fan of Peter Capaldi. Really enjoyed Local Hero and The Crow Road, which I had on DVD.

Lisa. outstanding concert I saw was The Who in 1971, who were supported by The Poets, who were then managed by Andrew Loog Oldham and it was only in 1970 that I started going to concerts rather than ra dancin’ as they say up here. I had been to a dance where the Poets, who were really good played. The Who were just very exciting and full of energy. Both bands could play well. A brilliant night. Kevin would have loved that night. Maximum R n B.

Hi Celtic Bhoy. I first heard The Band album in second hand record shop in Dundee in the early seventies. You could actually take two albums to the shop and get back one in return. I remember buying a Mike Bloomfield album there, which was brilliant. The shop was run by a hobbyist. I was an avid collector of singles before then and bought Rag Mama Rag as a single.. I think I saw The Last Waltz in a cinema in Renfield Street, where I went a few times. I remember an evening where we saw blues films combined with local blues players on a small platform. Hard to remember. Pat B was actually at Woodstock, whereas I saw Woodstock in a small cinema in Dundee. I love the Band and once spent two days in Toronto tracing their history, culminating in a visit to Richard Manuel’s grave and bench in Stratford. Had a nice meal and a few drinks too, of course. I think John Martyn, Michael Marra, AWB, Alex Harvey and Stealers Wheel are great. Keep posting Celtic Bhoy.

l think the Stones are great. Saw them twice, once inside and once outside - both outstanding nights.

Thanks everybody.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Joni Mitchell:

Just went to pre-order the Archives box set at amazon uk … already number one in “folk albums.”

GB intro. I think I was in touch with Lee G over “Jawbone” magazine first and he said there was a place on the internet where the Band was discussed. That put me in touch with Chris & Gail Bell who had founded The Band Appreciation Society in the UK- and put Barney Hoskyns onto a lot of print source material for Across The Great Divide which they had assembled. In those days you couldn’t just google it. We all met up when The Band played Cambridge UK … I remember that Levon knew and greeted Chris & Gail warmly. They used to post here in the early days, but sadly got their site hacked, sent threatening emails and hounded off by a late member who did that sort of thing. Over twenty years ago. Sad.

GOATS HEAD SOUP – my 2 CD set arrived yesterday evening. Haven’t played it yet. I note that the new discovery “Scarlet” has Mick and Keef backed by Jimmy Page and Rik Grech. I have fond memories actually. I know many people think Exile in Main Street their best album, but I remember Mick Jagger commenting that it had one tune on 2 LPs. I never, never liked it. Yet I can remember playing Goats Head Soup and Black & Blue a great deal back in the day. I preferred both to Exile, though it’s years (decades?) since I heard either right the way through. I’m looking forward to it. I’d say the last “great” album was Sticky Fingers, though Some Girls gets very close.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Subject: Time Shows Fools

Celtic Bhoy...I forgot to say....It was in 1978 when TLW was shown in Toronto at the Elgin Theatre. No one exposed me to The Band. It sure wasn't my older brother who never liked them. He exposed me to Louuu, Bowie, Rod the Mod, Woodstock, Free....So...I guess it was a radio station or a TV show. I watch all the award shows 'cause you never know when you'll find a gem or someone that grabs your attention. It was actually Joan Baez who I heard many times on CFNY FM singing TNTDODD. She kept The Band alive. Yes, I know........I know........When The Hawks became The Band I wasn't even a teenager so they were there but not as much as Motown, The Beach Boys, The Beatles......My childhood friends and I at around eight years old or older....boys and girls......would play baseball and then we'd go to someone's home who had a stereo and listen to those already mentioned and Tommy James and The Shondells, The Mamas and The Papas, Motown....

Kevin...We have our older brothers in common. It appears that they had an effect on us in relation to our musical upbringing. How much of an age difference? Just askin'.

haso...May the better team win. It's all good.

Btw, I saw Joni Mitchell three times. First time was at Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review in 1975. I was sitting there knowing that I was very fortunate. My life was small but not my musical life. Second time I saw her with Dylan. It wasn't a memorable show. I could feel some distance between both of them. Maybe not....but they didn't even perform one song together. Maybe he hit on her and she didn't respond as Marianne Faithfull didn't....ha, ha, ha......And third time it was during my sabbatical year....Massey Hall we helped her celebrate her 70th birthday. She wasn't able to sing at this time so all the performers sang her songs. That year I also finally saw The Eagles, Mick Taylor with the Stones. I had seen The Stones twice before but without Mick.

And did I tell you I was at Eric Clapton's Guitar Festival for both nights as well as The Rascals and......Just channeling Rollie here. Jed....You thought it would be filled with too much testosterone for me. Nope not at all. When I'm clear about what I want....I just go for it. I sensed this was probably my one shot to see Robbie perform. Yes Celtic Bhoy...I have met Robbie twice and have seen him another time. I am also in a nonmusical video with him......much to my surprise for sure! I did share it once here and no one noticed so......I have met many people from this site....Well, I met one female Band fan who imagined me as a blonde. I wasn't sure how to take that...but we were both the opposite....Our families came from different parts of Europe. I always wondered.....Where are the black and Asian and South Asian The Band fans? Well there might be one or two who are luring right now but that's it. Just wonderin' because I've always appreciated rainbows..... :-D

Good night. Sleep tight.....


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Posted by:

Pat B

I bought MFBP a month after it came out. I already knew that it was Dylan's backup band on their own and I believe I had already heard The Weight. No one in particular told me about them. I bought each new release as soon as they came out right through TLW. I also got a hold of the BT in the early 70's along with Albert Hall, both on vinyl.

I saw TLW on the Friday it was released at the Esquire Theater here in Chicago, a few weeks after my first wedding. She and I also saw Dylan and the Band's first show of the tour at the Chicago Stadium.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Celtic Bhoy & Joni

Oh man, John you've made the news of the month, at least in this household. If any deluxe 5cd set, or later releases would get the positive attention of the other resident here, it's Joni. For her, Joni ranks equal to the Beatles; that is truly saying something. Even above Yes and any number of Motown artists.

So, I don't know when or exactly how I encountered Jan. Probably 10 years ago, more recently the GB. I 1st read everything in the Library and I mean everything, even noting the dates of orig publishing and articles I intended to revisit.

Anyway, fortunately, or not, no one introduced me to the Band. At 15+/-, attending a small little prep school on the very outskirts of St. Louis, Mo, but more next to high-falutin' towns like Town & Country, Creve Couer, Ladue and Chesterfield, I saw the Brown album in the school bookstore right about when it came out. I bought it based on Elliot's cover photo. Having moved east in July '68 from So. California, where being into outdoors, birdwatching and slow pursuits, I had not fit in all that well, this school offered a new start. (I did learn to walk everywhere, inside & out, barefoot as one did in L.A. in those days.) Rich prep school life didn't exactly fit either, but the look of those 5 (in the rain, as we know now) seemed like just the type of people I wanted to listen to. And I liked the piece on the back from Strutter's Ball, if memory serves; appealed to my poetic sense. You could see that Levon played the drums and RR the guitar from the photo from some side room, but I don't think then it was clear to me who was singing. Regardless, I kind of wore out Brown on an old Sears turntable, the type your parents buy you for Christmas w/ the little speakers that hook on the side. Just the whole thing, the sounds, the so descriptive picture/songs obviously marinated by their exposure to Dylan; still captivates 50 years on.

As a sideline to Norm and Angie at least... for John Prine, I came on him the same way... the cover photo of his debut peaked my interest, and Kristofferson's quote on the back.

Bhoy: having had some previous conversation w/ Dunc from your land, what part of Scotland do you call home? In another time, when we united stations can have large gatherings again we'd be going to our local Highland Games in about 10 days from now, likely anchored by the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Typically get about 35,000 or so on Saturday for the massed bands and gathering of the clans (MacNeil).


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

Celtic B: Good question, but for me it was not a person but a local top-40 radio station, either CHUM or its competitor CKFH (where our John D worked at the time,as did Duff Roman, who was the first person take Levon and the Hawks into the studio). I listened avidly to both stations, and both played "Up On Cripple Creek", which made top 10 here. That would have been the fist song by the band that I heard knowingly. However, I'd already been introduced to the and their history thanks to the "Time" magazine cover story that I'd found in the school library.

It was a single person who introduced me to the GB though - my longtime (since '74) friend John P, an NH resident for the past 30 years.

As for the desert island, assuming electricity and a decent sound system, my choices would be Big Brown, "Songs for a Tailor" and "America Eats Its Young". The Jack Bruce and the Funkadelic I'd want because I find them challenging in all their greatness, and the Band I'd find comforting, but also endlessly deep and gift-giving.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Joni Mitchell

LOS ANGELES – Since her debut album arrived in 1968, Joni Mitchell’s songs have been embraced across generations, inspired multitudes of artists around the world, and earned every conceivable accolade. She is now opening her vault for the first time to create the Joni Mitchell Archives, a new series of boxed set releases that will span the next several years, featuring deep dives in to unreleased content from different eras of her storied career.Mitchell has been intimately involved in producing the archive series, lending her vision and personal touch to every element of the project.

The series debuts on October 30 with JONI MITCHELL ARCHIVES VOL. 1: THE EARLY YEARS (1963-1967), which features nearly six hours of unreleased home, live, and radio recordings that flow chronologically to paint a rich portrait of Mitchell’s rapid growth as a performer and songwriter during the period leading up to her debut album. This treasure trove of unheard audio includes 29 original Mitchell compositions that have never been released before with her vocals. The collection will be available as a deluxe 5-CD set as well as digitally. Available for download now is her earliest known recording of House Of The Rising Sun. Recorded at a radio station in Saskatoon.


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Posted by:

Alex

Location: Pointe-Claire

I first saw the Band along with Dylan in January 1974 at the Montreal Forum (second night). While I was familiar with Band, that night was a total revelation on how good they really were. I picked up a copy of Rock Of Ages, shortly thereafter. I didn't see The Last Waltz until late 1988, on Much Music I believe. At that time they would show rock related movies every week. Thanks to them playing a Beach Boys film, it ignited a love of the Beach Boys that carries on to this day. I picked up a copy of the Hoskyns book, probably 1991. I had no idea of the strife and turmoil within the group, up until that point. By the time we got a home computer and I found this site, it was Fall 2005. That's when I learnt of the feud and saw how people were set on they felt was right and who they felt were wrong. As much as I discovered positive things, I also discovered negative things as well. Except for one episode when someone came after me for defending another, I find the place, enjoyable. Don't post too often. Still a fan though.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: With grateful thanks

Which leads me on to a fairly important question......

Who was that person that introduced you to The Band?

For me it was Martin Taheny whose brother Mick saw them at Wembley back in the day. Indeed he travelled down from Glasgow to the gig and got arrested for hitch hiking on his way back!

I met Martin on my first day at school some 50 years ago and we became friends because I smacked some guy that was bullying him. I subsequently became godfather to his daughter but not until some years later!!

Anyway, we used to sneak into his brothers room and listen to The Band when he was out and the whole illicit, sneaky thing just added to the magic of the music which was nothing like we ever heard here in the UK. Back in the day when our word was our bond!

Anyway, it just occurred to me that we owe a great debt of thanks to that guy or girl that made that initial introduction to that enduring Band that changed all of our lives forever. Dramatic I know, but pretty damn accurate all the same.

Slainge!


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: TLW

Haso, I love your whole perspective on this!!

Don’t you think it a little weird that we were all just living our lives all across the globe in all walks of life. Nothing at all in common until someone, somewhere introduced each of us to this band called .... The Band!! Please picture Richard Manuel’s accentuation when I say that!! Marshmallow underground...

Now here we are some 50 or so years later, I don’t know any of you from Adam and yet from thousands of miles away I feel a real connection and comfort all because....

You too at some point in time heard whatever song of The Band and thought, WTF???

Perhaps too much Black Stump, but the point is, how can I feel a connection with you guys thousands of miles away that I’ve never met just because I know how you feel when you listen to The Weight, The Night They Drove or Stage Fright? I don’t feel that connection with people I see and work with every day!

The power of music? Or just a really exceptional forum for like minded souls to share???

Thank you Jan, never taken for granted.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: game 7, tlw

Ok, Angie, 1 1/2 more days and we can talk again. Only right that this comes down to 7. We'll see if the current iteration of either the Raps or the Celtics has learned from history; Kawhi for you, the original "Russ" (William Fenton Russell, Havlichek, etc.) for us.

Interesting on-going discussion about our 1st contacts/context w/ TLW. I recall pretty much wearing out Rock of Ages in '72ish, after some disappointment (as many others have said) w/ Cahoots and then probably not being a discriminating-enough consumer at the time, to understand what Moondog was all about. But I'd also about worn out the double live lp of The Butterfield Blues Band by then as well and being supremely pissed-off when someone stole a best-of lp I'd come upon called "Golden Butter". (Glenn: those racks in the Howard Ctr Concourse by the mailboxes weren't always a safe place.)

By the time of TLW, we in the U.S. Midwest (now so eloquently known as "flyover country", another relic of pre-Covid days) would hear a bit about the Band closing things up and then who else was there. Well, that leads me to think I bought the lp sometime before 79-80 (becoming a man-of-family around then and I believe entering somewhat of a hiatus of visits to the record store).

But as w/ some here, yes, one might be tempted to be jealous of J. Lyness or Mr. Donabie, but I'm just glad they were 1st hand reporters of those days. Probably of no consequence, but the Boston Globe recently got into the desert-island-recording question. Naturally many of the critics and artistic-types came out w/ names and titles that were completely off the wall. Later letter-to-the-editor ones were a bit more palatable w/ the Beatles, the Dead, Dylan, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, U2 etc. a bit more represented. For me, if you really think of the desert island criteria, I'd vote for TLW (especially the later cd pkg w/ "Caldonia" and other outtakes). Not as much for sonic excellence or whatever, but the cohesive breadth. We get Muddy and Joni and Dr. John and Van and, and, and the best back-up Band in rock 'n' roll. Of course what's ideal is if we can have a dvd of the movie, w/out knowing how we'll plug it into a cocoanut palm tree. Just to watch Levon schooling Marty on music history and, to be fair, the lighting/camera work when Rick sings Stage Fright, is worth all the effort to keep it in the lifeboat before we wash ashore.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Simeon, RIP

Just read of the demise of Simeon (Coxe) from the Silver Apples, a techno duo from NYC in the late '60s. I always loved the one at the link - "I Have Known Love".


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Location: On The Run
Web: My link

Subject: It Ain't Over Yet

You make me laugh
You make me cry
You make me forget myself

KEVIN J and FRED...I bought GHS for.....Nothing else. At the time everyone pondered who is she? Some said it was about Keith's daughter. No way as it's a romantic song. Some said it was about Bowie's Angie from Cypress. Nope. Most say it was about Bowie! ;-D


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Wait...what?!?

Goat’s Head Soup hailed as "a forgotten masterpiece"?

Surely a sign of end of times, no?


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Latest Five

Not Fade Away - Florence + The Machine

Soul Kitchen - Patti Smith

Stuck in the Middle WIth You - Susanna Hoffs

You Can't Always Get What You Want - PP Arnold

Come Together - Roberta Flack


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: The Last Waltz and me

I listened to the LP (in 1979) before watching the movie.

At the time I was living in Italy, surrounded by the dulcet sounds of prog rock, hard rock, new wave, and Italian pop music, whatever was playing on the radio, friends' tape players or stereos.

As I was listening to US Armed Forces Radio evertday, I had heard a lot music from the people who appeared at TLW. I think the only one I hadn't heard of was Paul Butterfield.

My cousin who was 13 (I was 16) had the album.

However, to this day I still I don't know why he bought it. He wasn't really into music that much (at the time), although he really liked the Beatles.

Later on, in a matter of months, after a trip to the UK he became enamoured with punk and T-Rex.

As I didn't have a stereo at the time, I taped The Last Waltz and listened to it at home.

I didn't see the movie until sometime in 1983 (1984?) on late night TV while in university. It could have been on City TV, but I may be mistaken about this.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Last 3:

The Quireboys - Sweet Mary Ann

The Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue

The Sweet - Fox on the Run


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: How dead is Rock n Roll ?

Well....”Goat’s Head Soup“ by the Rolling Stones is being re-packaged and re-released and hailed as a forgotten masterpiece ! Yikes....not true.

”Black n Blue” - I loved and “Some Girls” really was a minor masterpiece but ‘Goat’s Head Soup” ? Ok... it had the truly great “Angie’ but almost nothing else.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Wow! And to think a life long Band fan was born because of Neil Diamond’s inclusion. I went to see TLW because of The Band. I guess being Canadian helped as the Canadian newspaper’s were filled with stories on The Band from before/during/after the actual concert in 1976 and especially at and around the release of the film in 1978. Seeing a rock n roll film in a theatre as a teenager at the height of the disco craze was such a mind blowing thing. Some years later - early 80’s - my dad got a vcr and I taped it off a late night TV channel. Funny thing with that was I must have watched it 20 or 30 times and it became my memory of the film.....then, here come the 90’s and DVD’s and I buy a DVD copy of TLW.... and I was shocked at how much that gritty VHS tape of TLW I had made all those years earlier had shortchanged the actual movie, it wasn’t until I saw it on DVD that I realized those great scenes of Levon & Robbie explaining the origins of rock n roll were shot at a wooden picnic table.... the old VHS recording had obscured so much.

BEG....2 OT....sleep tight !


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Posted by:

Rod

The 16 year old me went to see TLW because Neil Diamond was in it. Both the 16 and 57 year old me agree he should have done Solitary Man.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Surprised to see that Cathy Smith gets a full half-page obituary in today's "Times." The "Band baby" is mentioned, as are Levon, Rick and Richard.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Location: Norway

Subject: The Last Waltz

My local video rental shop had TLW, I rented it when I around 14 mainly because Ringo was in it, the Beatles was religion at the time. Kept on renting it for the next few years, mainly because Dylan was it it and now the Bob was also a religion. Finally did the sensible thing and rented it AND an extra VCR and made a copy for myself. Still have it somewhere and now I juggle three religions. Great film but both the 14 year old me and 47 year old me agrees that there's not enough Ringo in it.


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Posted by:

NUX

Location: Durban,South Africa

Subject: Flaming Lips

The new Flaming Lips album is really good,check it out if you can!!


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: Jethro - yer ma's a-yodelling agin!

Re Lucille Starr, an obituary in the newspaper said that it was her what really done the yodelling out by the ceement pond - and not Cousin Pearl.

Any reference to any Jethro reminds me of my theory that 'Jethro' was Dylan's pet name for Rick - tall, friendly,uncomplicated, a bit goofy. And that by extension his chum Richard was 'Homer' - hence "Open the Door, Homer". I wouldn't be surprised if they'd started calling Bob 'Crazy Chester' in return.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: The Last Waltz

Great comments all around your first viewing!

I saw it in The Glasgow Film Theatre with my best mate who I met on my first dat at school. There were only 7 of us in the cinema and it felt so intimate.

I had been a fan since I was 6 or 7, but at that time the only real chance I got to hear them was when my mates older brother was out and we could sneak into his room and play his Band albums! That cost my mate regular slaps across the head but it was well worth it.

The two things I remember most though was that it was LOUD, and more importantly it just brought all The Band members to Technicolor life for me. I knew who all these guys were and who sang which songs and which instruments they played. However I had only really ever seen the odd grainy picture of them - remember this was way back before t’internet, there was little coverage on British TV and the boys were never going to play Top of the Pops!!

You guys do make me jealous when you talk about the many gigs where you have seen my hero’s - almost as if they just happened to be passing through your local bar. Take a bow Mr Lyness, a case in point! Not enough to go see TLW he just has to hook up with Robbie and the curiously wonderful Steve Buscemi!! As you do!

Have to sat Beg, just reading your mini review if the gig has put me in the mood to watch it again this weekend. Your descriptions however take me right back to that moment in time, that wonderful thing that music does. \ n Ray isn’t, The Band but he does have the voice of an angel and I do love that song Ojai. Reminds me of our trip to California and our drive down Big Sur.

Keep sharing guys.


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Posted by:

SoxOff

Springsteen, Petty, Dylan, Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley, Clapton, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm..


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Posted by:

Lisa

Me too, how you connect the dots between all these musicians is really amazing!

I saw Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee twice at the Bunkhouse but I'm sorry to say I was too young and ignorant to appreciate them at the time. Also Jose Feliciano a couple times, but I never really liked his music that much. The Bunkhouse was an interesting place, tiny, dark, crowded and owned, maintained and emceed by Les Stork, a character for sure. I was always very nervous of him as I thought he gave off a rather dangerous, shady vibe. One night a week was Hootenanny Night - I think it was Wednesday - where anybody could get up and play and sing and for some reason those nights stand out in my memory the most - you never knew who'd show up and variety was definitely the order of the day.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M

Bill, you blow my mind with your Canadian Trivia!


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: TLW

My wife and I snuck outta work in mid day,a few days after the movie was released. Saw the movie on a huge screen with very good sound in the days before there were multiplex theaters. We were already huge fans and the movie blew our minds.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: There's lots to talk about in your post. Starting with the Bunkhouse, two otherwise unrelated LPs were done at the Bunkouse in the in the first half of the '60s, one by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and one by David Wiffen. Wiffen soon took a break from folk music to join a Prince George rock group, the Pacers, whose drummer, Brian Hilton, wound up in a band with David Foster in 1970. The sax player must have been Ross Barrett from Mock Duck, because when Ronnie Hawkins went to Alberta on a talent-hunting expedition after Crowbar left him, he mashed together two groups and took them back east as the Travelling Medicine Show. The group seem to have done a movie soundtrak without Hawkins but with his support, as a 45 (a Ross Barrett song the Joe Mock told me was from the Mock Duck repertoire) was subsequently issued on Hawkins' Hawk label. Soon the group splintered w, with Foster, BJ Cook (his wife), and the bassist sticking together as Skylark. Hilton stayed with Hawkins for awhile, now with Terry Danko and Jim Atkinson in the group. After recording a couple songs for Hawkins' second Cotillion album, the whole group went out on there own as as Atkinson Danko and Ford with Hilton and Brockie, and then Hilton went back to Vancouver to join his old chums in Skylark. Don't know what happened to Ross Barrett.

You might check out the Neptoon record store in Vancouver, as they put out the My Indole Ring CD, and also had a hand in a two-LP vinyl reissue of a significant comp LP of local bands that were recorded in 1970 as a benefit for a drug-rehab centre back then. It has MTYD, HES, Papa Bear's, Mock Duck and others. I loved Mock Duck, and am pretty sure their "Do-Re-Mi" is on YouTube.

As for Tommy Chong, it makes good sense that you would have encountered him. He and his brother owned the Elegant Parlour afterhours club, and he played there and elsewhere with his band, Little Daddy - who after one 45 merged with the Good Shepherds to become the very successful Bobby Taylor and the Vancouver.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: socks off/tlw

I honestly don't remember when I 1st saw TLW. I'm quite sure that I bought the triple lp right after it came out and saw the flick some good amount of time later. I do remember seeing it about 6 years ago or so at an outdoor venue, in a city park right near the Atlantic Ocean as part of a summer arts series (well before the current usa-binge of outdoor movies due to Covid). It was w/ a bunch of my wife's friends, although she didn't go/I think work commitments, but she's also had her fill of Marty's "doc". One of her best friends got my attention, in that she'd seen the OQ at Fillmore East a number of times... turned out her older brother had a job at the Fillmore as security, or somesuch; so she got in frequently. Things change, now that friend plays glockenspiel in an off-beat local troupe called the Leftist Marching Band.

Still not sure what "knocked my socks off". I know the 1st concert ever was Richie Havens at a university field house when I was probably 15. His introductions and btw song musings were every bit as cool as what he sang; still remember him deconstructing "responsibility" to "the ability to respond".


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Posted by:

Lisa

Bill, I remember hearing of all those bands except Hydro-Electric Streetcar, but I think the only one I remember hearing was Mock Duck, possibly at a place on 4th Avenue called The Afterthought ... also have a memory of Tommy Chong (?) before Cheech and Chong, can this be?

To be honest my boyfriend back then was more of a folk singer type, so we spent a lot more time at The Bunkhouse than at the rock venues. Retinal Circus was cool though, I remember that - quite dazzling at the height of psychedelia. I never did acid though, in fact practically nothing back then - it must have been quite something if you were stoned.


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Posted by:

Bill M

BEG: You must be confusing things again. I would never call anyone 'our boyzzz'. Never!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

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Oops! Why did I just refer to TLW as a Doc? Oh well.....

One of my fave songs by Smokey.....probably his sexiest one as well.

The birthday acrostic poetry I used to honour my friend.......ROLLIE.....I made a boo boo......He would be laughing at me now. I'm not a funny person but I'm goofy.....

loved to get high as he was an avid hiker

I meant to write loved to get high as he is a mountain climber and an avid hiker.

He sent photos of himself high up on a mountain.......We did discuss our acid trips....two for me.....from back in the day......guess I was tripping.......We never laughed so hard in our lives as we both remembered them so vividly.....And.....Rollie almost came to visit me and Wittgenstein in TO so that we could have the biggest laugh up close and personal and then little by little he wasn't well anymore...... :-((((((((


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brown eyed girl

Location: Waking Up With Music
Web: My link

Subject: Ancient Grain Cereal Almond Milk with Himalayan Salt

Celtic Bhoy...I saw TLW at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto not once in one night but twice! I was so mesmerized by all the musicians....Sorry I did not enjoy the repetitive Mystery Train....and as far as Neil Diamond....at least his song builds musically. I am not a fan of his but I always liked Solitary Man/Woman....no surprise there...ha, ha, ha. This day was also special for me as I was supposed to see Doc with someone I just started dating who was studying music at one of our Universities and something came up for him and he assumed.....he assumed that I would not go on my own as it was too late to ask someone else. I am so glad that I did go on my own because if I had gone with someone else they probably wouldn't have sat through the entire Doc twice! It was from this day forward that I would not be dependent on others to share my joys....It would have been great to share that night but when it's not going to happen.......rely on yourself or you'll miss out on many magical moments in life.

Dylan was Dylan....As soon as he is shown you can feel his huge presence and musical weight. Van's performance was one of my favourite moments as I'm a huge fan. At 5'3'' he showed everyone how tall he is and the confidence he exuded in wearing his jump suit......Awwww.....You just have to love him even more. As far as Band members; Rick interested me the most as at that time I was drawn to the "bad" boyzzzz. I discovered years later it was because then I didn't have to deal with my own drama. A lot of the boyzzz here thought Joni didn't belong there. She belongs anywhere and our boyzzz as Bill M likes to say......could barely keep up with her.

Many thanks also for turning me onto Ray Lamontagne's Ojai.....I am so drawn to the sound of his voice.....and his confessional writing. It takes a lot of courage as Joni does to express your real feelings and experiences in life. Once you connect.....really connect......You will always connect. It's like a bond that may change over the years but you still will have that bond. It's a sacred thing with me.....Love it! :-D

Lisa...I have seen so many shows in TO and NYC and NJ and one in Jamaica....Most were very memorable for many different reasons. Some shows were free to attend. Some cost a lot of money....especially during the shows I saw during my sabbatical year. Yiiiikes! No regrets at all.....even when I saw my very first concert. I was living by the Grand River and our school arranged a bus trip to the small apple to see Yes. I was not a fan but knew of course the Round About. I only attended as my friends who were also into music wanted to just experience the big city and seeing a big show. It was a rock and roll night alright as we had floor seats and someone threw their mickey of vodka and it landed close to me as I felt small pieces of glass on my lap. I was a teenager so I went with the flow. If I had to pick one show that knocked my sox off and which I totally remember everything.....everything.....

Oh I don't like doing this.....because so many shows knocked my sox off like being at the Heat Wave New Wave outdoor concert to seeing Mavis Staples by the Grand River up close and personal as well as in TO with Pops Staples....as soon as I heard the beginning licks to I'll Take You There......They took me there.....I felt so high and yet I was not high......to Robbie at Eric Clapton's Guitar Fest.....no one sitting around me knew that Robbie was performing that night but when I told them they were so happy for me that I would finally be seeing my favourite guitar player......I had already seen my other favourite guitar player Mick Taylor in a small club......

Awww.....too many to share. At one time at Ontario Place had shows during the summer months for 7.00. I was able to see some of my Motown faves like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Gladys Knight and the Pips and......If I was older I would have loved to have had my sox knocked off by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke....I am not religious at all but I do feel blessed that I saw and experienced many of the musicians who enriched my life, who helped me through difficult and precarious times and who felt the same estrangement as I had felt. So....When I first saw Dylan 1975 in TO and Niagara Falls, NY.......The Bob Marley and The Wailers show I can only remember Get Up Stand Up......I love that he came from poverty and not only improved the quality of his life but he was committed to the struggles of others all around the world.

Ok....I think the one musician and the shows I saw in TO and in NYC who really mean the most in a profound and personal way.......I was a fan but mysteriously I was able to attend two of his parties.....Not sharing more.......It would have to be GARLAND JEFFREYS..........I have met many musicians and have photos with many......but GARLAND........no one compares to him. And it was CFNY FM that had an interview with Louuu and he mentioned his love for his friend and admiration for him as a musician.......Right then and there I thought........Ok! I am going to check out GARLAND'S music.......first song I ever heard was Wild In The Streets. Well I guess everyone here already knew that..... :-D.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Subject: The Last Waltz

It's funny, I don't at all remember the first time seeing The Last Waltz. Even for a Johnny-come-lately like me you'd think it would have been an event. It must have been sometime in the mid-to-late 90s on DVD. But, and I hadn't thought of this in years..... flash forward a few years to 2002 when The Last Waltz was rereleased on CD and DVD, and due to the kindness of someone on this very guestbook that I didn't know reaching out to me, I was able to attend the NYC rerelease event at the Ziegfeld Theater. Robbie and Martin Scorsese spoke to the audience before a screening of the movie, and I remember Garth, Eric Andersen and other musicians in attendance towards the front. At the afterparty I very fleetingly got to meet Robbie (and also quite randomly came face-to-face with Steve Buscemi).


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Posted by:

Roger

Location: Birmingham UK

Subject: When did you first see The Last Waltz?

Morning Celtic Bhoy. I first saw TLW at Streatham Odeon sometime in 1978 - it would have been as soon as it was released but I can't remember when in the year that would have been. I do remember the place was full; the film was well received and so hungry was I for any Band material that I watched it uncritically and lapped up the music. I didn't care how much had been improved in post production, thus undermining the authenticity of the sound. Nor did I have any idea of the tensions that may have existed over the choice of performers and so forth. I thought it was the best rock film I'd ever seen (and I'd seen most of the Brit pop efforts that Peter suffers through!). And I'm sure I heard Rollie shout out at the end.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: I first heard of My Indole Ring circa '73, but as they didn't put out any records (until a relatively recent CD of old tapes) I never knew what they sounded like. The other big Vancouver bands that I can see playing the Retinal Circus back in the day are the Collectors, Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, Papa Bear's Medicine Show (really a Seattle band who moved north, presumably to avoid Vietnam), Mock Duck and Hydro-Electic Streetcar. Do you remember any of them? HES was known as the loudest group around - and were perhaps the only one to have synthesizer (played by a true expert) - but they lightened up when the synthman moved home to Toronto and the remainder evolved into Fireweed, who Norm has mentioned over the years, mostly in relation to their work with Chief Dan George.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Correction

That CTA opener was Introduction not beginnings..


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Lisa - blown away

Hi Lisa - For me it was Chicago (Transit Authority) at the LA Forum in 1970. It was my first show in a big venue with big, big sound. They opened up with Beginnings - side 1, track 1, from their debut LP. That’s the only song if theirs I still play.

As a side note, another thing I like about this site is the absence of emojis.


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Cheers

It just occurred to me as an infrequent poster, that dropping into this GB is a bit like dropping into your local pub for a pint!

It’s a warm relaxed and comforting environment with some like minded friends happy to talk shit about some common ground, and for the most part be non judgemental. That’s a pretty nice thing to be able to go to in these uncertain times......

Quick question!! When and where did you first see The Last Waltz?? And what was your reaction?

Answers on a postcard.....


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Posted by:

Celtic Bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Springsteen

Hi guys. Someone posted a while ago that they had just recently really appreciated Springsteen. I would just really like to echo that. I first saw him back in the day in Sheffield back in the 80’s on the Born in the USA tour. However, recently I have been devouring his collection and was blown away by his live gig in Manchester. I don’t know how he felt as a senior citizen, but I left the gig completely knackered 😂!! At least my son is now a fan for life. “

I’d also highly recommend his autobiography which I read straight after Testimony, what an enlightening week on the beach that was!


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Posted by:

Celtic bhoy

Location: Scotland

Subject: Lisa - Knocking off of the socks

Hi Lisa.”n” My you struck a cord with your question, “ who knocked your socks off?” “

” For me, it was Debbie Harry and Blondie. Granted, I was a 16 year old at my first gig on Hogmanay in 1979 in Glasgow and there were some hormones abounding but hey! It doesn’t, make you a bad person!!!! “

” I’ve seen many fantastic artists since including Dylan, Springsteen, the Eagles, The Killers, Counting Crows, Dire Straits, Van Morrison, Bowie, The Felice Brothers, Rush, Simple Minds, The Pogues, but if you’re talking about leaving your socks at the door, it has to be Debbie all day long!! “

” In fact, I saw them again 3 years ago playing locally in Harrogate and my wife and a couple of friends came along. Notwithstanding my age I quickly found myself down the front and within a few feet of Debbie and we shared s moment..... that is one special lady and even my wife acknowledged she had witnessed something rather special...... “

” Like the girl said.... wonder what, she’s doing now?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Kevin J...Ok I will give it a try. I do believe in redemption. Did you see Doc at Bloor/Bathurst or did you buy the DVD? Once basketball is over....Here's hoping. Game begins shortly.

I cannot wait until the Y and my Community Centre is open with many safety precautions....well......No wonder I am feeling such low energy. Btw, David Suzuki and Jim Cuddy are there at times and once when I was at the west end Y; Mo Berg of Pursuit of Happiness was right beside me working out with weights. lol.......That's all I'm sayin'.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

If it helps at all, BEG, the new Lightfoot documentary actually opens with quite a powerful and poignant scene of Gord addressing head-on how hurtful some of his actions towards the women in his life were. Very much worth seeing.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Two decades later....I remember Rollie's birthday every year. I had an appointment today and then I chose to walk home from one of Robbie's old hoods (Scarberia, Bathurst/Bloor, Riverdale?). I kept thinking as you did Kevin about how this site brought many of us together. Just like Calm....Rollie did not tell me that he drove Garth's Benz to TLW and that his sister was dating Garth at the time...photographer....until we really became friends. He teased me about my admiration of Robbie's guitar playing but of course he made it out to be about something else. ;-D In those days we did not use Skype or Viber but we used hotmail with headphones. So I knew his voice. In Angelina's Blues I love how he begins with....Alright honey, A little blues for Angelina right now. Just out of the blue he sent it to me one night. He seemed happy enough in his relationship with Sweet Jane but like myself I've always had male friends in or out of relationships. He even put one of his brothers on one night. Like I said before....Be thankful for the time you share with someone no matter how long or short as they will leave something with you and hopefully you will have done the same.

Now for my pal Drake and Gordo......I'm not talking as much to him these days as he let Kawhi and Paul George use one of his homes.....Bridal Path this time for them to discuss playing together. As for Gordo......I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around him being a married man and expecting anything from Cathy Smith and then at the time he was a.....I know......I know......Marley, Dylan, Van......all of them.....I think that's why lately I've been listening to younger musicians and I don't know anything about how they treated the women in their lives. You know when I first heard Sundown I was so naive that I did not really understand what he was really saying......same as Sting's Every Breath You Take. One reason I don't use my real name. Robbie also says that Drake and The Weeknd from Scarberia are buddies of his. I am still waiting for my guitar pick. ;-D


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Posted by:

Kevin J

Subject: Rollie

Nice of you to remember Rollie, BEG and thanks for the Replacements-Gordo link. Your pal Drake gets a significant nod from Lightfoot in the new doc.


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Thanks for the heads-up on the passing of Lucille Starr, one of the great female voices of C&W as far as I'm concerned. I believ she was born in a francophone town in BC, Maillardville, but grew upin the much larger franco-Manitoban town of St Boniface (now part of Winnipeg). Started in music with a folk group, Les Hirondelles, but then took over for Fern Regan as the female half of the Canadian Sweethearts, who'd emrerged from th successful northern BC group called the Peace River Rangers. Led by guitarist-singer Bob Regan that group recorded what seems to be Canada's earliest rock and roll (ish) record, "Teenage Boogie" in 1954. As Bob and Lucille and/or the Canadian Sweethearts recorded a one or two rockabilly 45s for the Soma label before singing on with the then-new A&M label - where they had a good run. After the couple split, Lucille recored solo material into the '70s (or even beyond, I suppose). Bob Regan kept the group name ans was recording into the 80s.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ugh! Toots and the MAYTALS of course. As I don't drink coffee or very rarely...Mornings are never my best time of day.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Toots Hibbert of Toots and The Metals 77 hospitalized for probable Covid. He is in stable but serious condition. Spiritual healing to Toots and all here.

What this world needs today
A little spiritual healing
And everyone has got to say
That it's a good feeling

Open your heart so wide
Let love come 'round in here, believe
If you have that love in your own life
Let it shine (x3) yeah

Living in this world of today, we don't love
It is a waste of time
If you have that love in your heart
You gotta give it to em with the spiritual feeling


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Lucille Starr. For our Canadian Posters

I grew up; on my Mother's side; in a French Canadian family. Every Christmas as all the relatives would gather, my cousins (with great voices by the way) and my Aunt would break into The French Song by Lucille Starr. I hear that passed away; on Friday. Always loved that song.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Anoushka Shankar

If you have access to BBC iPlayer you must watch Anoushka Shankar at the BBC proms last night. The first part was her and electronic musician Panda Gold, the second with a socially distanced string section. All in the Albert Hall with no audience. Her second number in that set had us on our feet dancing in front of the TV. Best musical experience this year.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Raised in New Jersey, really really funny, so funny and remember that he was at TLW!!
Outwits others
Lovable
Loved to blow his blues harps, loved Muddy Waters as he was his hero, James Cotton, Little Walter, loved to get high as he was an avid hiker
It would have been Rollie's 62nd BIRTHDAY today September 5!
Everything to his Sweet Jane

:-D


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Stones on T.A.M.I. show.


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brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Thanks so much Kevin. I have something for you.....

Nico sings Gord: The coolest Lightfoot cover of all
Friday, 19 January 2018

brown eyed angelina - Just sayin'.

The Replacements - I'm not sayin'.
Ouch!

After I was watching some basketball, I was reminded to watch the T.A.M.I show from 1964.

"T.A.M.I. Show is a 1964 concert film released by American International Pictures. It includes performances by numerous popular rock and roll and R&B musicians from the United States and England. The concert was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on October 28 and 29, 1964. Free tickets were distributed to local high school students. The acronym "T.A.M.I." was used inconsistently in the show's publicity to mean both "Teenage Awards Music International" and "Teen Age Music International".

Some of you weren't even born yet....well maybe just a toddler. I was a mere precocious child. I saw Smokey Robinson and The Miracles twice but tonight....You Really Got A Hold Of Me.....He was stretching.....stretching.....So Good! James Brown is on right now. One of the best parties ever was when James Brown's music was played all night long. The same friend who knew Pentii Glan invited her older sister and me to this fun filled night..

"The following year, the influence of Nico and “I’m Not Sayin’” led the Replacements to record the song for a charity compilation in honour of the band’s ailing guitarist Slim Dunlap. Songs for Slim amounted to a comeback recording for the Replacements, which had broken up in 2011 after becoming what Rolling Stone magazine called “one of the most exciting bands to bubble up from the American underground in the Eighties.” Performed by the group’s founders Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, “I’m Not Sayin’,” recorded by the Replacements, is Lightfoot via Nico transformed from romantic folk ballad into a gloriously shambling slice of alt-rock."

Vancouver Canucks up next. Go Go!


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Posted by:

Kevin J

One other bit......the night before last, I rewatched the Cream Royal Albert Hall reunion concert doc and noticed one of the clod-hoppers in the front row taking a selfie. I guess some of the flip phones of the day ( 2005 ) had cameras but I don’t recall people ever doing that back then. I guess they did though.


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Posted by:

Lisa

Bill, that wasn't the case at all, though over the decades I did lose a lot of interest in rock music, but sort of regained it when I found the Band, around 1990. A lot of ground lost though ...

What you were saying about Vancouver bands did make me think of something - one of my friends from art school was in one of the bands that used to play the Retinal Circus, My Indole Ring. And a while ago there was an article about them getting together and doing something again (they were all still around). I don't know if they ever did though.


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Posted by:

Kevin J

I watched the Gordon Lightfoot documentary – “Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind” last night. Highly recommended. The scenes from early 60’s Yonge Street and Yorkville are fantastic and made me think of The Hawks and how great it would have been to have been able to be there. Tremendous focus on the music and writing and as you’re watching it you feel transported to not just the Toronto areas but especially 60’s New York and 70’s Los Angeles. The talking heads like Steve Earle, Ronnie Hawkins, Ian & Sylvia and many others are very effectively used. Murray McLauchlan is especially good and his observations on Cathy Evelyn Smith and her talents as a singer were a revelation for me.

Peter V’s reference to Supertramp’s first two albums had me looking a few things up. The cover of their 2nd album was quite striking - nudity and tattoos….and to think I thought it quite risqué to hold on to those Carly Simon album covers a bit longer than normal while browsing in record shops mid 70”s.

Supertramp’s masterpiece “Crime of the Century” was the 3rd album as it turns out and that Doug Pringle article of the other day ( thank you, Alex ) ignited memories of how irrevocably linked the city of Montreal and Supertramp were. Funny memory for me was seeing what was billed as their farewell tour - early 80's. The two songwriters (Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies ) had apparently fallen out with each other out and the shows were going to be the last they did together. You could almost feel the tension on stage and they did the show in distinct parts with Davies singing 3 or 4 of his more muscular songs and then Hodgson doing a number of his in a row. Hodgson was the writer and singer of the bigger hits and seemed to get the louder applause but while liking almost all of their material – except the very light “It’s Raining Again” - I did prefer the Rick Davies songs. A good friend saw Roger Hodgson live within the last 10 years and said he sounded as good as ever and put on a great show - though not sure he ever sold out big halls solo. The power of a band name really does matter. Looking at those old albums - 4 songs per side. All great. So much better than getting 13-15 songs on a release these days and having to skip through half of them.


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Posted by:

Peter V

OK … the Dylan (1973) album is not the worst he did. I can think of half a dozen worse ones. Al Kooper adds some fabulous Hammond.I always loved Self Portrait, but most of it is from the New Morning sessions.

I'm getting ready to launch my record collecting site and I'm doing a long section with reasons WHY albums might be collected. Dylan (1973) illustrates completism … a major artist so some people want everything he ever did. Riumors illustrates the mega selling album. Supertramp the early work before they were famous. Pre Flight by Room the hens teeth rare album. My Generation illustrates the huge premium on first pressings. Catch A Fire illustrates the change in value when you change the sleeve. There's an article on each of them.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Ray in NJ

A fine gesture, Ray.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Levon and the Hawks - "High Heel Sneakers"

Connell Miller
Recorded Jan. 1965 at the Fondalite Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma with permission from Dayton Stratton and Levon Helm.
©2018

KEVIN J... It was ugly but we got the win! Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. who is a British-Nigerian....His walk off win was priceless.....Oh my. Boston Celtics are the better team but we know anything can happen in the playoffs as it's a different beast.....Kemba Walker always plays well against the Raps no matter whose team he's on. He just dances around with the ball and Marcus Smart....His new hair style is dope and he shot I think five three's in the last quarter!
Btw, Denver Nuggets have a player from the Grand River!!! (handful of small cities).....Jamal Murray. Just sayin'.
Do share about the music Doc. I'm on the run now but later for sure. :-D

NORM and LISA.... Vancouver Canucks!

Last 5 This Morning on Shuffle

So Hard Done By...The Hip
Lotta Love To Give...Daniel Lanois
Your House...Steel Pulse (British Reggae)
Ojai...Ray Lamontagne
My Girl...Dennis Brown

PETER...I bought Dylan 73 in 73 on 8 track at my local Woolworth's store by the Grand River. Dylan was not a happy camper at the time as he didn't want this........out!


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Posted by:

Bill M

jh (and Connell Miller): Thanks for posting the track from the Tulsa show in '65. In the '70s, back when it was kinda sorta legal to trade in live tapes, I sent $10 or $20 to an Amy in NYC, who went me a tape of the Hawks live in Tulsa in '65. (This was all as per an ad Amy'd placed in a some music magazine.) I no longer have the tape, but it seems likely to be the same. Presumably a bunch of other people bought copies from Amy and others like her. Anyway, it's also nice to have the backstory provided by Conell.


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Posted by:

Ray

Subject: Mr. Mike

Mike Nomad... thanks for the offer but as I already have the same T. I think it would be very cool if it went to a young person and it pointed them towards great music.

Sent you an email.

Peace


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Peter V. (Is he well?)

Odd. Strange. If not weird. Why should our eminent gber Peter V even touch "Dylan" by Dylan.

I have three conspiracy theories:
1) The old man has became soft and sweet and romantic. He covers the panncakes with Hawaiian pineapple jelly and serves them to the bed on Sunday - with the tunes of "Spanish Is A Loving Tongue" or "A Fool Such As I" and "Cant Help Falling In Love".
2) Peter has been influenced by neo-bolsheviks ideas of BLM and listens to "Mr Bojangles" and "Ira Hayes".
3) To punish himself for even have listened to these politically uncorrect and appropriating songs I mentioned above he listens to two awful recordings of "Sarah Jane" and "Mary Ann".
4) He has finally figured out that "Self Portrait" and "New Morning" are the true Dylan (which I have always believed) and he listens to "Lily Of The West" and "Big Yellow Taxi".

Whatever the reason is: scratching a bag and drinking hot water with honey always help!


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Posted by:

jh

Web: My link

Subject: "Garth’s Home Cookin’"

Posted on FB by Connell Miller:

«Many of you have seen the post I made in “Levon Helm Fans” a couple of days ago with a recording I made of Levon and the Hawks at a club in Tulsa 55 years ago. Here is another song from that night that, very appropriately, I’m putting on the “Garth Hudson Fans” page. From the then 27-year-old’s talented fingers on that great sounding Lowrey organ, this is an instrumental – “Garth’s Home Cookin’” – that dives into an area showing jazz chops that could put him right beside (hmm…maybe a bit ahead of?) guys like Joey DeFrancesco‎, Jimmy Smith, Greg Hatza, Don Patterson and Richard “Groove” Holmes.»

«In January of 1965, Dayton Stratton called (I was in Oklahoma and no longer living in Fayetteville) to tell me that Levon (now as “Levon and the Hawks”) would be playing that weekend at the Fondalite Club in Tulsa. I lugged my 47-lb. Wollansak tape recorder up to the club where I – even with Bill Avis’ help – was, unfortunately, not able to set my two mics up in a good position (not very good quality because of that, which gave me the inclusion of lots of crowd noise and ‘clinking’ of glasses, plus there’s been some degradation of the 55-year-old tape itself). It is what it is, but at least I came away with 18 songs of the most arranged and rehearsed, killer bar band on the planet! Still a few months away from hooking up with Dylan and three years from their shedding the “bar band” tag with their (Inter)national debut as The Band.»


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Posted by:

Kevin J

104-103 You can breathe again, BEG ! Cheers. More tomorrow about a great music doc I just watched.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Location: Tronno

Lisa: Retinal Circus, eh? From previous posts I had the impression that after seeing Dylan and the Hawks you withdrew into classical music and stayed there until recently. But no! Totally coincidentally, on Wednesday I listened to the CD reissue of the excellent first album by Vancouver's Mother Tucker's Yellow Duck, a group that would have graced the Retinal Circus stage a year on either side of 1970. Great group in a Moby Grape vein, and with a Moby Grape lineup. Lead singer and second guitarist Don MacDougall subsequently spent five years in the Guess Who in the middle of the '70s, before being dropped in favour of Domenic Troiano. But he was so good to have around that he was brought back for the tours done after Bachman and Cummings made up early this millenium. It's always interesting that members of long-departed Vancouver groups seem to be able to work together thirty years after the fact to get things - like reissues - done collegially. Can't generally be said about Torontonians, or most others it seems.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Last 5 On Shuffle
Via Beats Headphones
Compliments of Board of Ed

You Have Stolen My Heart...Brian Fallon
Love On The Brain...Rhianna Eplicit
Frightened By The Sound...Justin Townes Earle
Angelina's Blues...Rollie
I Used To Know How To Walk On Water...Joseph Arthur with Garth Huson on Keys

LISA... :-D

“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.”

― Karl Marx


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Last 5 played

Grateful Dead live Cornell 1977;Bob Dylan greatest hits volume 1;The Doors Live;Grateful Dead Europe ‘72; Jorma Kaukonen Quah.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Recents

Gene Austin - The Lonesome Road - What a singer! An amazing vocal range; move over Roy Orbison and Al Jolson!

Paul Anka - Farewell Angelina - Pretty kookie, but still fetching.

Al Green - Greatest Hits - Always worth a look back to his stuff.

Billy Porter - For What It’s Worth - #1 on Prez Obama’s summer listening list.

Bankie Banx - Prince of Darkness - Dedicated to the current resident of the White House whose name shall not be spoken.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Last five played

Room - Pre-Flight (1970)

The Time Machine - Vertigo 3 CD compilation 1969-73

Supertramp - Supertramp (1970)

Supertramp - IndeliblyStamped (1971)

Dylan - "Dylan" (1973 CBS revenge album)

Odd but I'm working on my record collecting site and they're all in a section on collectability. Today's listening will be Forever More, "Yours" and "Words on Black Plastic."


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: angie/lisa/5

Lisa: not exactly sure how we're leaving beg hanging. And Angie: I'll reply to you and Glenn via email, but certainly understand that you'll need to wait until after the Celts/Raptors finish their series... then we can discuss most anything, including basketball.

So, Lisa I also remember how key the radio was although that applied even more to my spouse as she grew up in suburban down-state NY, and they listened religiously to local NYC am stations. It was the days of the Brit invasion etc.; she went to the show at Shea Stadium in 1966 (the 4) w/ her 2 older sisters. For some reason the things that registered live for me, especially the small venues that you speak of, were more on the order of bluegrass (bg) stuff from my high school and college years. Little festivals around southern Illinois and eastern Missouri. I still recall 4 or 5 times seeing Dub Crouch, Norman Ford & the BG Rounders. The name of the band was right enough to get my attention and it turned out Norman could really get that bg "high harmony". Classic cowboy hat, slicked-back hair and that stuff. Funny, where I live the word "dub" can be a serious pejorative, as in to pleasure oneself. You never want to be called a "dubbah". And an odd little band (4 pieces) calling themselves A Country Band from Edwardsville, w/ 2 banjos. To paraphrase the Newton Country Singers Angelina linked, "why would you have 2 banjos". As I recall, one guy played what I think he called "frailing" style, quite different sounding from standard 5-string bg banjo picking

Last 5, two days early:

Abbey Road

Los Lobos: "Just another Band from East L.A.", cd 1

Johann Friedrich Fasch: "Sinfonia in A Minor"

Red Hot Chilli Pipers: "Bagrock to the Masses": Dunc, I'm still working through multiple copies of the same cd's that I have and my brother had. 1 more to go, of the Pipers.

Allman Brothers: "Beginnings", 1st cd which was originally just "The Allman Brothers Band".


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Subject: Ray in NJ

Geez, Ray, great to hear from you, even through this medium. As for the T-shirt, it was more of a matter of storing it and forgetting about it for a decade or so. I tend to do that. My Scottish friend, whom I lIkely (and inadvertently) put in an awkward position by offering it to him, I think is passing on it. But it would probably fit nicely on your trim frame. So, you game? Reach me at dewittcarter via gmail. I’ll look after shipping, natch.


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Posted by:

Ray

Subject: Nomadic Hawks shirt.

Just looked in to kill some time. Sorry you never got to wear that shirt Mike Nomad... made in Nicaragua and printed in good old Woodstock, NY, got from Mike DuBois’ place otherwise known as Happy Life Productions. Hope it has a happy life across the pond!

Still got that Barnburners shirt...

Peace


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Posted by:

Lisa

We can't leave brown eyed girl hanging like this! Come on, you guys!

I'll start ... reading the article on Doug Pringle made me remember what music was like in the 60s. You were pretty well at the mercy of radio stations and what they played, and it wasn't like today, where all music can be heard at the push of a button more or less. The only other way to get to know the more interesting music was word of mouth - listening to friends' albums, etc. So things were a lot more limited, at least for me.

One place I used to go to was the Retinal Circus, a venue that was where local bands played as well as touring musicians - they had light shows, strobes, the whole psychedelic shebang - it was very well known in its day. And that was where I first heard electric blues and got my mind totally blown. The band was Corky Siegel and the Siegel Schwall Blues Band and it was one of the most profound musical experiences I ever had - I literally couldn't speak coherently for hours! I never heard anything like it before in my life and I felt like bells rang out and changed me forever.

What about all you guys, who knocked your socks off?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

JUSTIN TOWNES EARL and CATHY SMITH

I am not an illness.

My symptoms are not who I am.

No single failure is my entire biography.

Mistakes are moments, not nameplates.

Pain is an experience, not an identity.

That which suffers is not me.

Thoughts are just thoughts.

Fears are just fears.

Pain is transient.

The past is over.

Wholeness.

I Am Not My Suffering

During my sabbatical year one of the things I did was volunteer at a Community Acupuncture Clinic which became a part-time job. This space is a sanctuary for all who enter......


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Joe Pug
"Justin was my friend and, after much consideration, this is what I have to say about his untimely passing."

You're very welcome KEVIN.
It was ALEX who alerted us to the article.


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