Tuesday, July 12, 2005

kinky fruits eco jam


This might sound arrogant, but I told the terrorist. "You can harm my body, you can harm my mind, but you can't harm my soul. That is mine." Terry Waite

what else is there to say?? It has been a weird week, from the highs of the G8 protests to the lows of eco warriors running amok in Stirling and the madness of the bombs in London. The high of London winning the Olympics and the lows of realising how much it is going to cost each Londoner in extra Council Tax..... I hadn't felt like posting for a few days as i was too numb to think of anything to say let alone post up a few toons.

Pearl Jam ain't really countrry but here is a fantabulous version of Bobby D's I shall be released. I think it stands up in the grand scheme of things and i hope you agree.
Pearl Jam I shall be released live MP3
I have been having a laugh at Martha Stewart's interview or rehabilitation depending on your take in Vanity Fair. She sounds like she has the same PR Team as Joseph Stalin and Michael Jackson. It's worth a look and will have you gasping at some of her outlandish statements eg. her transformation from American icon to convicted felon she characterizes as "a small personal matter blown out of all proportion."
I remember this guy doing a great gig in Glasgow at the Fruitmarket as part of the Big Big Country Festival. I had just read his books and loved the irreverent way he twisted the usual stereotypes. As Kinky says so eloquently 'money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.'
Kinky Friedman Pearls in the Snow Mp3
If you like smart quotes this is your guy, Check out this site with lots of stuff to impress your nearest and dearest.
I am off to Poland for a week soon and am buying a new MP3 player to keep me company. My little 128 has refused to work despite feeding it new batteries. Check out Aldi this week, they have a wee 512 cracker for £39 I will be in that queue I can tell you. If it has a radio so much the better as I want to listen to local stations and get a whiff of Polish toons.
I don't have anything Polish in my CD collection so it will have to be something completely different. This artist has her birthday tomorrow July 13th so happy birthday Rhonda!!
She won a Grammy in 2004, was the International Bluegrass Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year four times and carries a saddlebag full of awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America.
Rhonda Vincent Lonesome Wind Blues MP3
She has a great quote worth repeating."You get a $150,000 recording budget in Nashville. You get the best microphones, top producers, your make-up is done for you, the whole works. In bluegrass, you get a budget of about $10,000, and you do everything."

4 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

"Pearls in the Snow" the Kinky tribute album is highly recommended. Willie Nelson doing Ride Em Jewboy and Tom Waites' Highway Cafe in particular.

Also, re your Charlie Rich post a while back. It has inspired me. I have never given him much thought, you know Behind Closed Doors was pretty much it. But I read your post and then Peter Guralnick in "Feels LIke Home" has a whole chapter about him, in there with Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis etc so I should go re-edumacate myself.

12:45 am  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

that's great to hear flopear!! I was pretty prejudiced myself until i delved into his biography and checked out his vast legacy.
"Charlie Rich is probably as fine a vocalist, musician and writer as I ever heard. He has a natural instinct. His music just knocks me out."
--Sam Phillips 1985)
Make no mistake about it, million-dollar dreck like "Behind Closed Doors"-- representative of a compromised "pop-country" crossover that STILL casts a shadow over country music-- was far from what Charlie Rich was really all about check out more at www.virginiamusicflash.com
keep it countrry!!!

6:11 pm  
Blogger The Bogus Man said...

http://suddenlylastsummer.blogspot.com/

The new MP3 blog for the discerning listener, featuring the best modern music has to offer … well, stuff I like anyway. Pop on over and have a butchers

6:12 pm  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

and a mighty fine blog you have too there bogus man....all this creativity out there in the blogland is incredible...what did we all do before www?? I think i spent a lot of time in libraries and record stores....now i can check out all this great music and listen and evaluate before i purchase...record deck heaven!!!

6:42 pm  

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