Monday, 29 January 2007

Blind Melon - No Rain

Album: Blind Melon
Track nr: 7
Duration: 4:07
Year: 1992
Genre: Alternative Rock






All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watchin' the puddles gather rain
And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view
But it's not sane, It's not sane

I just want some one to say to me, oh oh oh oh
I'll always be there when you wake
You know I'd like to keep my tears dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
escape......escape......escape......

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
you don't like my point of view
you think I'm insane
Its not sane......it's not sane.

I just want some one to say to me, oh oh oh oh
I'll always be there when you wake
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made
and I'll have it made, and I'll have it made, and I'll have it made.....


Comment: Richard Shannon Hoon died in 1995 due to an accidental cocaine overdose.
His grave is inscribed with the words to the first song he wrote:
Change
: "I know we can't all stay here forever / So I want to write my words on the face of today / And they'll paint it".
As of 2006, the band reformed with a new lead vocalist, Travis Warren.

Neil Young - Crime In The City


Album: Freedom
Track nr: 2
Duration: 8:45
Year: 1989
Genre: Rock




Well, the cop made the showdown
He was sure he was right
He had all of the lowdown
From the bank heist last night
His best friend was the robber
And his wife was a thief
All the children were killers
They couldn't get no relief
The bungalow was surrounded
When a voice loud and clear
Said, Come on out with your hands up
Or we'll blow you out of here.
There was a face in the window
The TV cameras rolled
Then they cut to the announcer
And the story was told.

The artist looked at the producer
The producer sat back
He said, What we have got here
Is a perfect track
But we don't have a vocal
And we don't have a song
If we could get these things accomplished
Nothin' else could go wrong.
So he balanced the ashtray
As he picked up the phone
And said, Send me a songwriter
Who's drifted far from home
And make sure that he's hungry
Make sure he's alone
Send me a cheeseburger
And a new Rolling Stone.

There's still crime in the city,
Said the cop on the beat,
I don't know if I can stop it
I feel like meat on the street
They paint my car like a target
I take my orders from fools
Meanwhile some kid blows my head off
Well, I play by their rules
That's why I'm doin' it my way
I took the law in my hands

So here I am in the alleyway
A wad of cash in my pants
I get paid by a ten year old
He says he looks up to me
There's still crime in the city
But it's good to be free.
Yeah.

Now I come from a family
That has a broken home
Sometimes I talk to Daddy
On the telephone
When he says that he loves me
I know that he does
But I wish I could see him
I wish I knew where he was
But that's the way all my friends are
Except maybe one or two
Wish I could see him this weekend
Wish I could walk in his shoes
But now I'm doin' my own thing
Sometimes I'm good, then I'm bad
Although my home has been broken
It's the best home I ever had
Yeah.

Well, I keep gettin' younger
My life's been funny that way
Before I ever learned to talk
I forgot what to say
I sassed back to my mom
I sassed back to my teacher
I got thrown out of Bible school
For sassin' back at the preacher
Then I grew up to be a fireman
Put out every fire in town
Put out anything smokin'
But when I put the hose down
The judge sent me to prison
He gave me life without parole
Wish I never put the hose down
Wish I never got old.

Sunday, 28 January 2007

David Fonseca - So You Want To Save The World


Album: Sing Me Something New
Track nr: 5
Duration: 4:13
Year: 2003
Genre: Alternative Rock

Live SBSR 2004

So this is how it feels to be young
Let's turn off the light, let's blackout the sun
We can't be bought and can't be sold
We figure out ways of deranging the world

From dust to gold

So tonight
We'll cut away these puppet strings
We'll speed through roads that guide our dreams
So tonight
We'll climb the towers and ring the bells
We'll make the myths we'll break the spells

So if you want to save the world
Just come with me I know the way to it girl
There's no one left down here to fight
We'll preach a different wrong from right

From grey to white

So tonight
We'll cut away these puppet strings
We'll speed through roads that guide our dreams
So tonight
We'll climb the towers and ring the bells
We'll make the myths we'll break the spells

So don't you give in
Please don't let them win
There's so much to try
We'll save the world tonight

So if you want to save the world
Just come with me I know the way the way to it girl
Just pack your anger and your sorrows
Don't you wait for tomorrow

To save me girl


Comment : I cannot describe how much admiration I fell for this talented musician. I have followed his career for many years now, and I never had a doubt he would suceed immensly.
Silence 4 was a great project, his colaborations with Sergio Godinho were fabulous and the project "Humanos" was superb. He has been 3 times in Madeira and I've had the pleasure to watch him live everytime.
Still waiting for him to bring here his latest album. When he does I'll be there once again to listen...
I'm not just saying this because he is Portuguese...
He will be playing this year in the "South By Southwest Festival" in Texas.
I'm sure in a couple of weeks many Americans will agree with me...

Einstuerzende Neubauten - The Garden


Album: Ende Neu
Track nr: 7
Duration: 5:23
Year: 1996
Genre: Experimental Rock




You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain

You will find me waiting through spring and summer
You will find me waiting waiting for the fall
You will find me waiting for the apples to riped
You will find me waiting for them to fall
You will find me by the banks of all four rivers
You will find me at the spring of consciousness

You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain
You will find me if you want me in the garden
unless it's pouring down with rain

Comment: Read this:
Einst├╝rzende Neubauten

Butthole Surfers - The Wooden Song


Album: Independent Worm Saloon
Track nr: 2
Duration: 3:50
Year: 1993
Genre: Experimental Rock








Take me, break me


Take me, break me
Tell me a good one and maybe I'll cry
Go with me, show me
Tell me a good one and maybe I'll die
Lately I've been dancing in ceiling fans
Into the kitchen and out the back gate
Well I know it sounds strange but it could be the other way
Round to the ground where I know I must stay
Take me, break me
Tell me a good one and maybe I'll cry
Go with me, show me
Tell me a good one and maybe I'll die
Lately I've been dancing in ceiling fans
Circled in secrets, playing a game
Well I know it sounds strange but it could be the other way
Round to a town where they don't know your name
Together....for a while....ain't no good

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind


Album: Knives Don't Have Your Back
Track Nr
: 2
Duration: 3:57
Year
: 2006
Genre: Indie

Videoclip

The lack of light, hollow sea
Poison beaches, limousines
Toothless dentists, cops that kill

My baby's got the lonesome lows, don't quite go away overnight
Doctor Blind, just prescribe the blue ones
If the dizzying highs don't subside overnight
Doctor Blind, just prescribe the red ones

Da da-da, da-da da-dum, da da-da
Ah ah-ah, ah-ah da-dum, ah-da-da da

Hard to hold, cold to touch
Fall to pieces, treat the rush
In hindsight, primetime talk
All your pain will end here
Let the doctor soothe your brain, dear

My baby's got the lonesome lows, don't quite go away overnight
Doctor Blind, just prescribe the blue ones
If the dizzying highs don't subside overnight
Docter Blind, just prescribe the red ones

Da, da-da-da, da da da da
Da-da-da-da-da-da da da
Da-ah-ah-ah

Mmm-mmm-mmm mmm-mmm-mmm, ah ah
Da-da-da-da-da-da da da
Da-da-da-da
Mmm-mmm-mmm mmm-mmm-mmm, ah ah

Comment:
Learned about this talented singer and musician through David Fonseca's newsletter.
As soon as I get the time I will make myself more familiar with her work in the band Metric and Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. And I suggest you do to.



Zita Swoon - Thinking About You All The Time


Album: A Song About A Girls
Track Nr : 9
Duration: 4:20
Year
: 2004
Genre: Indie






I'm thinking about you all the time
Is it the howl of the devil or a sound divine?
I know it's wrong but I know it's right
I gotta get a grip on you somehow

I spend my days and I spend my nights
going over every second of the time we had
going over the scenes
going over the dreams
but tripping over all the edges of reality


I'm thinking about you all the time
But it don't do me no good it puts
my love on the line
It's something in the air
It feels cold as ice
I guess that every time you play
you gotta pay the price

I'm thinking about you all the time
Who are you anyway? You precious ghost of mine
I hope that when you leave I will survive

But today I feel like drowning in a
sea of wine

I know it sounds bizarre but that's the way it is
I dread the moment I will call you for another kiss
I never ever had a doubt about the life I lead

but since we met I can t help
wondering if that's all I need

the apples and the pears they taste so good
the summer s coming up and it will do me good
the birds are singing in the trees
all that s lacking is a little bit of
inner peace


I'm thinking about you all the time
but I don't really know why, it's an emotional crime

I gotta get back to where I was before
But when I get there, all I do is think some more

I'm thinking about you all the time
Is it the howl of the devil or a sound devine?
I know it's wrong but I know it's right
I gotta get a grip on you somehow
I gotta get a grip on you somehow
I gotta get a grip on you somehow

Comment:
This group started as "A BeatBand", the founder of the band and lead singer Stef Kamil Carlens played and co-founded the Belgian band dEUS, and all members played in several bands.
Under the name Moondog Jr. they released in 1995 the FANTASTIC album "Everyday I Wear A Greasy Black Feather On My Hat". Shortly after that because of legal complications with the band's name, they changed it to Zita Swoon.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song

Album: The Good Son
Track Nr : 4
Duration: 4:21
Year
: 1990
Genre: Alternative / Post-Punk


Go son, go down to the water
And see the women weeping there
Then go up into the mountains
The men, they are weeping too.
Father, why are all the women weeping?
They all are weeping for their men
Then why are all the men there weeping?
They are weeping back at them.

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the men and women sleep.
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long.


Father why are all the children weeping?
They are merely crying son.
O, are they merely crying father?
Yes, true weeping is yet to come.


This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the little children sleep.
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long.


O father tell me are you weeping?
Your face seems wet to touch.
O then I'm so sorry father
I never thought I hurt you so much.


This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While we rock ourselves to sleep.
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long
No. I won't be weeping long




Father vocals by: Blixa Bargeld


Murder Ballads 1996, was there biggest commercial sucess. Guest musicians: PJ Harvey and Shane Macgowan original singer and songwriter of The Pogues.

Iggy Pop - The Passenger


Album: Lust For Life
Track Nr
: 4
Duration: 4:44
Year
: 1977
Genre: Punk Rock

Fuji Rock Festival
Live Manchester


I am the passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the citys backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, theyre bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight
I am the passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the citys a rip in the sky
And everything looks good tonight
Singin la la la la la-la-la la
La la la la la-la-la la
La la la la la-la-la la la-la
Get into the car
Well be the passenger
Well ride through the city tonight
See the citys ripped insides
Well see the bright and hollow sky
Well see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight
Oh the passenger
How how he rides
Oh the passenger
He rides and he rides
He looks through his window
What does he see?
He sees the bright and hollow sky
He see the stars come out tonight
He sees the citys ripped backsides
He sees the winding ocean drive
And everything was made for you and me
All of it was made for you and me
cause it just belongs to you and me
So lets take a ride and see whats mine
Singing...
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
He sees things from under glass
He looks through his windows eye
He sees the things he knows are his
He sees the bright and hollow sky
He sees the city asleep at night
He sees the stars are out tonight
And all of it is yours and mine
And all of it is yours and mine
Oh, lets ride and ride and ride and ride...
Singing...