Wednesday, June 22, 2005

midnite cows fall in the sand


wow...the heat...sitting out again on the deck at 10.13 at night, Had
THE ARLENES on in the background whilst cooking up a pot of pasta with great standby pesto. Anyway, glad so many of you have downloaded George J and Dwight Y, just goes to show that countrry music can give those white indie boys a run for their money. I had a look at the line up for the G8 seemingly there are a heap of bands that were told don't bother turning up. Acts such as Meat Loaf, Motley Crue and Status Quo, who opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium 20 years ago, are among those who have been rejected by Harvey Goldsmith, the promoter. He said: "We simply don't have room for them." Yesterday their lead singer, Francis Rossi, said they were "desperate" to play at Hyde Park. "We're going to be there if they want us to," he said. "We want to make it clear we are desperate for this gig." Does it sound like they are more interested in their own career than raising the issues? I don't know but any comments would be most welcome.
Who would be at my G8 shindig?? I think I would pass on Uncle Paul and Uncle Phil for starters.....fraid they don't press my horn even if i was involved in a road kill. Here is my fantasy line up,
Ryan Adams
Ray Lamontagne
Emmylou Harris
Steve Earle
The Dixie Chicks
Oasis
Patti Smith
Lou Reed
The Mavericks
I had better stop there before I go into my ghost gig The Doors, Nico, Janis and Jimi, Kurt and Ian, Joe, Johnny and June. Elvis and Tammy....
here is one rocker very much alive...I bought After the Goldrush and played the album till it died on me. Here he is live in London with an awesome rendition of a family fave.
Neil Young Cowgirl in the Sand live MP3
I know there are lots of new bands on the block but sometimes the old stuff just hits the curves better.
One of the best outfits ever to lay down timeless tracks has to be these guys, I was having a problem picking a fave, but who could argue with this!
Allman Brothers Midnite Rider MP3
and lastly because i should be getting some shuteye and should switch this little darling off, a classic from a newer outfit that even feature on CMT get with it countrrygroovers
Old Crow Medicine Show Fall down on my knees MP3

4 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Hey Grrl! thanx for the classix & the new track. Great stuff. -Yer pal Enchilada (who promises to send you a full e-mail soon)

8:57 pm  
Blogger dickvandyke said...

Some great stuff this week CG. Nice to see the site's getting more comments now too!

10:11 pm  
Blogger Ekko said...

That fuckin' NYoung tune rocks. Haven't heard it in a while. Forgot how great it is.

12:02 pm  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

gr8t to get your comments..does give me a warm heartbeat.i am keeping this blog eclectic but still within the roots acoustic punk bluegrass celtic end of the spectrum with the odd favourite thrown in to the pot!!!

10:13 pm  

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