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Postby bonuela » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:47 pm

Sweet Mistakes ~ ep

I always equate it with a friend who has been on my mind all day. :mrgreen:
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby PotatoPicker » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:23 pm

Jayhawks - Tampa to Tulsa

Just learned to play this a few weeks ago so I have been giving it a lot of work, especially when I am playing for the children. last night they fell asleep quickly, before I got to that one - so for some bizarre reason it has been in my head all day today.

Please don't ask; ease my worried mind and take my hand.
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Postby danaj » Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:41 am

Very early morning song stuck in my head...

Vincent - Don McLean

Woke up humming it. :)
“Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.” -Woody Guthrie

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Postby paddyinthepub » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:51 am

Vincent is both beautiful and haunting. Remember a time in my life when I'd walk around humming this one too.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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Postby care » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:30 pm

my song(s) of the day/week have been

antje's : "opium", "helpless kiss", "dandelion"

driving around with the radio turned up full blast and her sweet voice ringing through my civic :)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:42 am

Broken Plow ~ Chris Knight

Inspiration came after reading The Grapes of Wrath.

From a USA TODAY review of the record:

For the family in the Grapes of Wrath-inspired Broken Plow, it's the one that connects Dust Bowl Oklahoma with fertile California.

Would love to see Ellis add this one to his arsenal of covers. :wink:
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:54 am

My son said this morning he knows how to tell that Spring is here. There's a change in the air he says. "It's the way the air smells like rain."

Heavenly Day ~ Patti Griffin
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Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:04 am

Coincidentally I had this CD in my car over the weekend, and just now WXPN in Philly is playing what is easily my favorite song by this artist.

Shotgun Down The Avalanche ~ Shawn Colvin

I still remember my best friend playing this Album as we cruised the streets of Houston, Tx....back when it was brand spanking new. The whole record, Steady On just blew me away. John Levanthal enhances the songs with some of the coolest stuff I'd ever heard.

Hubcaps even!!! 8)
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Postby PotatoPicker » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:37 pm

Bob Dylan - Forever Young

Sang it to my children last night... looking at how much they have grown and wishing they hang on to the beauty of being young, even as they grow.......

May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young.
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Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:51 am

When Patty Griffin's latest came out, some called it her masterpiece. Those were strong words for an artist with so many great songs and records to date. I have to say I think they were onto something. :D

I listened to this one just now in the quiet of the new day and was amazed at just how beautiful her voice sounds here.

I Don't Ever Give Up ~ From her masterpiece ~ Children Running Through
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My Song of the Day

Postby JennyLevE » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:59 pm

My song of the day is Did Galileo Pray by Ellis Paul because my postman brought me truth today when I got accepted to one of my top choice colleges! :lol: 8) :wink:
--Jen


I guess I partially have Ellis to thank for that. He not only inspires me daily, but also contributed the quote about which my main college essay was written.

Thanks Ellis!
“Tell me which part
Is it the CASTLE, or the SAND
That you miss when the TIDE comes along?”
-- Ellis Paul

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Postby Richard + Jela » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:56 am

Jenny - many congratulations on getting in to your chosen college - well done!

The song also resonated with me yesterday after reading a report that some of Galileo's coloured drawings of the moon had been discovered after being 'lost' for 400 years. The book 'The Starry Messenger' appartently turned up in a South American collection, it has been authenticated as genuine by various parties and the University of Padua, where Gallileo taught geometry, mechanics and astronomy, hopes to buy it.

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Postby bonuela » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:13 pm

God's Promise ~ Ellis

I have been going through a few challenges over the last few weeks and was throwing myself a pity party. This song has helped me snap out of it. Well that and a friend telling me "sh*t happens". That combination of the eloquent and the vulgar put me on the path to cheeriness again. :)


I DIDN'T PROMISE YOU
SUN WITH NO RAIN
JOYS WITHOUT SORROWES
PEACE WITHOUT PAINE
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby KarenZ » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:28 pm

Bonnie, we all need those little reminders from time to time. Coincidentally, my Christian Lenten daily mediatation book included a message about Passover this morning. And both messages are very similar to what you just related from "God's Promise". I love that music's messages often come through when we can't hear those same messages when they come from the mouth of a friend or a book or a TV show....or any other number of sources....

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Postby bonuela » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:14 pm

Car Crash ~ Matt Nathanson

I heard it on the radio today for the first time and I was bouncing around in my car!!
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby bonuela » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:03 am

Cannonball (not Cannondrop!! :P ) ~ Damien Rice
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby bonuela » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:29 pm

Taylor The Latte Boy ~ Kristen Chenoweth

If you are dating someone who works at Starbucks, you might not want to play this for him. :lol:
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby pre10der » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:11 pm

My song of the day, songs of the weekend, is anything by Marc Cohn. I am going to see him play tomorrow night, Saturday 10/6, at a local Arts Centre. It is only 10 minutes from house. I don't have to make the hour plus trek into Chicago to see a concert! WAHOO! :P

I'll be listening to Cohn on my ipod when I work out today, getting psyched for tomorrow.

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Ellis when will you be coming back to Chi-Town :?:

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Postby Patti » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:47 pm

Marc Cohn is a def. favorite. His doesn't tour often so you are lucky to get to see him.... Let us know how it was..
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Postby bonuela » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:24 pm

Road Trip ~ Ellis and Flynn from The Dragonfly Races.

Because I'm going on one...... :mrgreen:
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby PotatoPicker » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:38 am

Aren't we listening to any music out there folks ?

Song of the day.... "There We Are" by James Taylor, off his JT album. I was working on re-learning it last night on my guitar. Wondered if James ever sings it anymore, and if so, has he replaced "Carly I do" with "Darling I do" throughout, or something else......

"Here we are.... like children forever
Taking care of one another
While the world goes on without us all around us."
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Postby Patti » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:03 pm

Don't imagine he would still say Carly on that one!

I did see JT on TV at the Red Sox game Saturday night. That is the night it went late late late!! His wife and 2 little boys were with him there.

His daughter Sally had a baby boy at the begining of October, so I bet there will be plenty of hand me downs!!

I am a big fan of Carly's music. She sang many songs about her kids and had them sing on a bunch of her songs when they were young, (much like EP has on Wabi Sabi!!) I wonder if the same will continue with her grandchildren!!
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Postby bonuela » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:43 pm

I'm going to go with Roadtrip again for my SOD. I have just enjoyed back-to-back roadtrips and will now enjoy a not-driving-more-than-ten-minutes-at-a-time-trip. :lol:
I let my music take me where my heart wants to go. ~ Cat Stevens

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Postby Patti » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:29 pm

I haven't listened to it in long time but I pulled out Translulcent Soul today. Besides the title track and the hidden track Live In The Now is a favorite.
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Postby PotatoPicker » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:48 am

The World Ain't Slowin' Down........ or at least work isn't this morning.

You said, "You didn't choose to --
It's just how your karma came"
But thanks for the vision,
And the twenty-twenty wisdom
It hit me like a south-bound train
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Postby bonuela » Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:32 pm

Ring of Fire ~ Johnny Cash.

I heard it on the radio this morning and it made me think of Don Con. I know Ellis should come to mind, but that interpretive dance that Don does? Man that's catchy. :mrgreen:
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Postby Patti » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:40 pm

I saw Lucy Kaplansky play this song at a festival for Stone Soup a few years ago, it was the day after Johnny Cash died and she nailed it!! I never really gave the song much thought before that but now I love it.. She included it on her latest CD..
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:52 pm

I have to confess that I don't really know this song.... :oops:

Not to say I haven't heard it a dozen times, because I have.... :)

I'm just not sure I cold recite any of the lyrics beyond the chorus.

I've seen the the movie with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon and they perform it. I've seen Ellis Paul perform the song I think. I've seen archives of The Johnny Cash tv show and he sings it.

But I sit here right now asking myself what this song is about. It's just one of those tunes I've taken for granted all these years.

In a nutshell, what is this song about? I'll get a hold of the lyrics and try and once and for all know. Strange, too, it's such a classic.
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Postby Patti » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:15 pm

Went to NYC to see Wicked this weekend and that was totally awesome. While we were there we went to dinner at Ellen's Stardust Dinner, (right next to Mama Mia) anyway, they employ singing waiters and waitresses. We no sooner sat down when someone started singing Ring Of Fire.. I was singing right along, having just read and listened to the lyrics the night before.. Actually the wait staff does a great job singing and serving the food. Lots of fun!!

ALSO while we were there, we traveled around a bit.. not sure how or why we got off the Subway when we did but the first thing I saw when I looked up was Joes Pub.. big red flags flying in front of the building.. I told my family Ellis plays there all the time!! ( I wasn't sure that was the actual place but a quick look at his tour page and confirmed that sure enough it is!!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:34 pm

Patti....your post tonight cracked me up. Especially since I knew you guys were going to be seeing WICKED in NYC this weekend.

When I noticed your new post in the song of the day thread I said to myself, okay, Patti, which song grabbed ya?

When we see WICKED we can't stop singing a few of those songs for days.

"nobody mourns the wicked"
or.....
"POP-U-LAR.....you're going to be popular."

You're lucky you got Ring Of Fire, instead. :wink: Trust me....... :lol:

ps -- cool story about getting off the subway at Joe's Pub. 8)
pss -- we dined at the same diner.....fun stuff, indeed. :D
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:31 pm

Tumbleweed ~ Toni Price

Revisited this song a bunch tonight when it snuck into my car on a blind pick. What's a blind pick? It's when you grab music on the go without looking and come what may...that's what you're gonna hear. It's a lil game we used to play all the time...and every so often just pinch ourselves at how lucky we had gotten...to hear something this good, on a blind pick. Anyway, loved this song way back when......still do. 8)

Bonus time..... :wink:

Here's Toni Price playing the Continental Room in Austin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9oHTJ23xlg
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Postby Patti » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:53 pm

I think the is the same thing I think when I load 5 cd's in and push shuffle!! The song that comes up always seem to be "just the one" I wanted to hear!!

Funny thing the other day, when I heard the first few notes of a song I thought, oh I don't remember putting EP LIve At Passim in.. but I hadn't , it was the first few notes to Wabi Sabi and I had mistaken it for "Two Bends In The Road"!!! Love BOTH those songs, so it really was a win win situation!!
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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:23 pm

i'd love to have a cd player in the car that could shuffle between all cds loaded but best i can do is shuffle one cd at a time.....the blind picks don't always work by the way but BOY when they do!!! 8)
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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri May 09, 2008 2:01 pm

Your Next Lover ~ Lori McKenna

What a nice job Tim McGraw did producing this record. 8)
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Re: Song of the day

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:12 pm

Win You Back Suzanne ~ The Gathering Field

This song off Lost In America was a topic of big debate in the car this afternoon. My wife loves the song and is hearing it for the first few times. It's reached OCD status for her and when I realized she was new to the song I asked her if she knew what it was about. I'll just say that after a half dozen listens in the car together (and non stop lobbying on my part that she see it my way :P ) we remain on opposite sides of the discussion. In my opinion it's one of the best songs Bill Deasy has ever written.
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Re: Song of the day

Postby paddyinthepub » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:37 pm

Barnfire ~ Bret Mosley

Track 8 on Bret Mosley's debut CD Light and Blood

This one stayed on repeat all the way to King of Prussia tonight to see Lori McKenna.....

and back!

8)
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Re: Song of the day

Postby danaj » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:51 am

Today it's Poetry Man covered very nicely by Queen Latifah... I think she has a gorgeous voice and so when I saw the CD in the used section at Hastings, I picked it up.

I put this song on repeat in the car this morning... 8)
“Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.” -Woody Guthrie

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Re: Song of the day

Postby paddyinthepub » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:56 am

danaj.......is that Phoebe Snow's old hit 'Poetry Man' and if so that must be amazing. I loved that song back in the day. Talkin teeny bopper daze....I mean days! :D Queen Latifah, easy to forget music is her thing with all the great movie roles she's done. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Re: Song of the day

Postby danaj » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:20 am

Yep Paddy, that's the one. I love that song and Queen Latifah's version is just beautiful. She really does it justice.
“Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.” -Woody Guthrie

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Re: Song of the day

Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:21 am

In these tough times a song like this resonates all the more.....

Change the World by Chuck E Costa on his CD "From the Rooftops"

Can one person really make a difference?
Who knows?
If a man living on the street, who cannot see,
Can move his hands faster than your eyes
What does that mean?
Here goes.
If a blind man can do magic, then you can change the world.

Can the penny of a child in a donation box,
Amount to anything even close to a lot?
Can a penny make a difference?
All I know is that without 1 you can't have 2.
And without 2 you can't have 3 and without 3…no 4.
Is it that simple…ABC, once I get started you follow me?
We'll see.

If a blind man can do magic, then you can change the world.

It only takes a pebble, to make the whole pond ripple.
Throw yourself in.
"once we're inside, it's a carnival ride" ~ ellis paul
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