lördag 29 januari 2011

Think I'll go out to Alberta

Another great CD.

"If I get there before the snow flies,
And if things are going good,
You could meet me if I send you down the fare.
But by then it will be winter

Not so much for you to do
And the wind sure can blow cold way out there."
Ian Tyson: Four strong winds

Currently grooving to ...
Record: Neil Young: Comes a time
Song: Neil Young: Four strong winds (Ian Tyson cover)

torsdag 27 januari 2011

And I get back to Illinois

Currently grooving to
Record: Ty England: Two ways to fall
Song: Joan Baez: Day after tomorrow

onsdag 26 januari 2011

I would turn away and return to you

Currently grooving to ...
Record: Villagers: Becoming a jackal
Song: Villagers: Becoming a jackal (Live at Jools)

I wrote a post yesterday but somewhere in cyberspace it diappeard ...
Yesterdays record was: Neil Young: Tonights the night
Yesterdays song was: Neil Young: Roll another number

måndag 24 januari 2011

My life is changin' in so many ways

Half way through a biography of Neil Young. Some days I also listen to a record I read about. Today I listened to a classic album "Harvest". It kind of deepens the understanding of the lyrics to read about the songs . It's also interesting to know some things about the circumstances during the recordings and also about his private life.

A month ago I had a short discussion concerning Neil Young versus Bob Dylan. I said that, although I'd listened a lot to both of them, I thought Bob Dylan was a way better lyricist. Reading this book I understand that at least some agree.

"My life is changin' in so many ways
I don't know who to trust anymore
There's a shadow runnin' through my days
Like a beggar goin' from door to door"
Neil Young: A man needs a maid

Currently grooving to ...
Record: Neil Young: Harvest
Song: Neil Young: A man needs a maid

söndag 23 januari 2011

Cursed with a love

Currently grooooving to ...
Record: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
Song: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Crowd surf off a cliff

lördag 22 januari 2011

And this is how it is

"And this is how it is
and it's no easy trick
we can promise what we want to
but we can't make it stick
half a life ago
with this ring we wed
and now we're sittin’ at this table
with the things we never said"
Gretchen Peters: Breakfast at our house

Currently grooving to ...
Record: Gretchen Peters: Burnt toast & offerings
Song: Gretchen Peters: Breakfast at our house

fredag 21 januari 2011

Got a reservation

A week ago I saw a documentary on svt/play 'bout the French film maker Jaques Tati. It brought me back to my childhood. As I remember it, my father was a great fan of his and I saw the last of his films, Traffic, when I was 10-11 years old. I know I liked it very much. Maybe I've been afraid of not appreciating that one, or any of his other films, I haven't own any of them. The documentary also made it absolutely clear to me why I loved Traffic and why I had to buy the Tati-collection which includes all his five movies.

Tonight I watched the first one, "Jour de fête" and although it's not one of the best movies in the world, it's really funny. One can also understand by watching it, who were the heroes in his life.

Currently grooving to ...
Record: Chip Taylor: Yonkers N.Y
Song: Chip Taylor: Charcoal sky