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  • Friday Influences Thread 07-05-13

    Post what moves ya.


     


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    We're playing a cool gig on Sunday. 


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    EARL THOMAS AND FRIENDS RAISE THE ROOF CONCERT FOR THE BLUES HALL OF FAME


     


    As Four Eyes, we'll get up and play a few for the cause, Sunday night at the Belly Up Tavern along with a long list of old friends. Earl Thomas came on the San Diego scene in the 80's and proceeded to make every singer on the circiut think twice about what he was doing. He's a character, a one of a kind sort of guy. He now lives and works out of San Francisco but keeps ties to San Diego. This'll be fun...


     


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    As the songwriting forum here at HC takes its last gasps for air... like the barely alive, sad eyes of the cat that's been hit by a car. Lying on the road shoulder, beyond pain, only confused. Why is it getting darker. darker darker what happened. I don't even remember being hit...

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    • nat whilk II
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      Long holiday weekend...they'll come crawling back....

       

      So let's have a song about ghosts..why not?

       

      nat whilk ii


    • blue2blue
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      Lee Knight wrote:

      As the songwriting forum here at HC takes its last gasps for air... [...]




      Puh-leez! O ye of little faith...  grin 


      You're too close to the canvas to see the big picture. Traffic here has always gone down when the weather gets nice. Three/+ day weekends in nice weather are especially slow, as a rule.


      One person posting and one person around at some future point to read the post is a forum quorum. thumb.gif


       


      Here's my first pick for this Friday, on time and on theme, queued up just before the band starts playing.


      "Crypt Kicker" by the Fontanelles


      http://youtu.be/pNbX46gG0Bk?t=59m40s


      These guys came out of the Long Beach gloom/goth/glam scene of the mid-80s and they were pretty funny guys (and actually quite good players) but, here, they're basically the butt of some pretty mean but pretty funny MST3K humor. (I haven't talked to any of them in decades, but they knew the movie was a POS pretty early on. I suspect they took it all in pretty good humor. First time I saw Spit, the lead singer, with his first band, Sofa Music, he was in a wheelchair, completely wrapped in bandages except for eye, nose, and mouth holes. One arm, as I recall, was on one of those braces that sticks out in the air. He did much of the show like that and then, finally, they started unwrapping him for what I recall as the climax.


      Here's the whole movie; 'good' holiday afternoon faire, I should say. 



       

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      Since leaving Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler has become sort of an English balladeer, writing story songs often based in true tales of the near and distant past.  I like the way his distinctive guitar playing and his rock edge weave their way into his work.  I saw him live a few years ago from third row seats...very powerful, very cool.


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    Apologies. Crappy day at work:-) :-) :-)
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    I want to hang out with Saturn 1:-)
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    • saturn1
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      Lee Knight wrote:
      I want to hang out with Saturn 1:-)

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       'cause you hardly ever get to do cool stuff?


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    Learn to play when you're young (if you can)

    'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
    CHARLIE PARKER

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    • Lee Knight
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      After having a blast rockin' the Belly Up Tavern last Sunday night with some of Four Eyes jangle pop with "enough hooks to hang Christmas ornaments off of"), this old guy... (oh see, there he is rockin')


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      ...dug an absoultely stunning set by Steph Johnson. A real sweetheart that will scramble your brain as you struggle to try to find the 1. Or maybe she'll just seduce you as she does here...  (with my new hero Rob Thorsen on bass)



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    • LCK
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      Lee Knight wrote:

      Steph Johnson. A real sweetheart that will scramble your brain as you struggle to try to find the 1. Or maybe she'll just seduce you as she does here...  (with my new hero Rob Thorsen on bass)


      Nice. Very nice.


    • nat whilk II
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      Mingus' Pork Pie Hat is associated in my mind with this from Wayne Shorter as working a similar vibe.  A real favorite of mine (and lots of other folks.)

      nat whilk ii

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