April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

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April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:26 am

Folks,

Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, can anyone name the title of a song that Ellis Paul has recorded that has the word earth in the lyrics? I can think of four.....but maybe you all can think of more. :)

If you can think of even one, post it here. :-)

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Mtn Gal » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:37 pm

I've got 2 so far ~ Seventeen Septembers and The Ballad of Chris McCandless. Are those 2 of the 4 you've got so far? I'll keep thinking!
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:00 pm

Mtn Gal,

Yes! Those are two that I thought of! Good for you! :-)

"She’s like an angel fallen to earth" (Seventeen Septembers)

"Could’ve sworn he heard the earth a talking" (Ballad of Chris McCandless)

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Patti » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:08 pm

hmmm..good one Karen.. hmmm

Does he mention Earth Day in Calendar Man?
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:07 am

Uh, earth to paddy, come in please, earth to paddy, come in!!!

I'm clueless..... :oops:
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:19 am

Patti,

I'm sure he does mention Earth Day in "Calendar Man" so that would make FIVE. Good for you! :-)

There's still two others.....

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Patti wrote:hmmm..good one Karen.. hmmm

Does he mention Earth Day in Calendar Man?
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:51 am

Just posted a Youtube: Calendar Man April 2010 in Breakin Thru The Radio where we discuss Ellis Paul's music lyrics CDs and he most certainly honors Earth Day in this live version of the song! 8)

Breakin Thru The Radio

Just found one by going to the lyrics page....had a feeling and lo and behold I clicked PLAY and there it was in all it's splendor! :D

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:25 am

Paddy,

Holy Moly! You found number SIX! :o

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Just found one by going to the lyrics page....had a feeling and lo and behold I clicked PLAY and there it was in all it's splendor! :D

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:55 pm

I was out working in the yard with one of my favorite Ellis Paul CDs helping take the edge off the Spring cleanup and listened close to see of there was any mention of planet earth in any of the songs. To the best I could tell there weren't any. When the music stopped I continued working and started running through possbile songs and it struck me that there could be one from the covers record Ellis and Vance did called Side of the Road. Maybe one of the Mark Erelli tunes. Shortly thereafter, one definite candidate came rushing in. Should I give it away here and now or just drop a hint and hope others will chime in? I vote hint!!! :D

One of the coolest songs (in my opinion) Ellis has ever done and it was if memory serves me well a poem first...then set to music.

Anyone got it? :P
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:14 pm

I'm clueless. :oops:

Can we have a second clue? :)

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paddyinthepub wrote:I was out working in the yard with one of my favorite Ellis Paul CDs helping take the edge off the Spring cleanup and listened close to see of there was any mention of planet earth in any of the songs. To the best I could tell there weren't any. When the music stopped I continued working and started running through possbile songs and it struck me that there could be one from the covers record Ellis and Vance did called Side of the Road. Maybe one of the Mark Erelli tunes. Shortly thereafter, one definite candidate came rushing in. Should I give it away here and now or just drop a hint and hope others will chime in? I vote hint!!! :D

One of the coolest songs (in my opinion) Ellis has ever done and it was if memory serves me well a poem first...then set to music.

Anyone got it? :P
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:13 pm

Sure, that's easy.

She's History! :P
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Richard + Jela » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:26 pm

I think I've got one...

'God's Promise'

but does that count as the words are Woody Guthrie's and the music is Ellis Paul?

I sure didn't say I'd give you heaven on earth,
A life with no labor no struggles no deaths,
No earthquakes no dryspells, no fire flames no droughts,
No slaving no hungers, no blizzards no blights.



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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby monicar » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:46 pm

Alice's Champagne Palace!!!

"I guess sometimes you gotta go to the end of the earth just to turn yourself around!"

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Patti » Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:40 pm

you gals are good....

Paddy still thinking about yours
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby monicar » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:20 pm

You have no idea how many songs I had to sing before I got to that one!!!! :lol:

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:13 pm

Jela,

Yes! "God's Promise" was one of the four I had come up with! You go, girl! :-)

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Richard + Jela wrote:I think I've got one...

'God's Promise'

but does that count as the words are Woody Guthrie's and the music is Ellis Paul?

I sure didn't say I'd give you heaven on earth,
A life with no labor no struggles no deaths,
No earthquakes no dryspells, no fire flames no droughts,
No slaving no hungers, no blizzards no blights.



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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:15 pm

Yes! "Alice" was one of my four also! :-)

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monicar wrote:Alice's Champagne Palace!!!

"I guess sometimes you gotta go to the end of the earth just to turn yourself around!"

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:16 pm

I still don't know! :oops:

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paddyinthepub wrote:Sure, that's easy.

She's History! :P
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Patti » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:14 am

Got It Paddy.. good one...

one of the clues is a def. a good one.. the other had me thinking a bit , but I get it now..
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:19 am

Here's a tiny hint:

The song rivals Martyr's Lounge in hindsight...
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby Patti » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:01 am

Paddy, I think "he's" history would be more accurate..

but the song was def.a poem first.. and I agree a very cool one

though I know not the favortie of most.
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:54 am

You know I can appreciate Ellis Paul purists having some degree of difficulty with Ellis Paul going from a mostly acoustic sound to something that leans more towards pop music and this song was definitely in that category. So I will count myself among the minority of folks that enjoyed this change in styles and can say here that Ellis Paul, with this song, could and probably should have, crossed over into the mainstream music consciousness of the music loving world. It's right up there with Billy Joel's look back at history via his amazing song "We Didn't Start the Fire"
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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:59 am

I got it! I got it! :D

"And Hitler! Good Lord, Hitler, what was he thinking there?
You put the Devil in a Chaplin moustache,
Grease back his crop-top hair and millions will follow…
How could we swallow how could we swallow that word for word?
That someone so evil could walk among the people
Who inhabit this planet Earth?"


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Good one, Paddy! :)

I can't believe we ended up with SIX! :shock: We are AMAZING! :!:

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:46 am

There's a saying at the company Pam works for that's part of each and every gatheing of employees as leaders expond upon the virtues of the company's successes and how when it comes right down to it it's all about the amazing contributions made by teammates at every level. They are the best at what they do. It reminds me just how special this place is:

"No brag, just fact!"

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:34 pm

I miscounted! We ended up with SEVEN!

Seventeen Septembers
Ballad of Chris McCandless
God's Promise
Alice's Champagne Palace
Calendar Man
Nine Months to Fix the World
The Millenium Poem/The 20th Century's Over

Thanks everyone! That was a great mental exercise! :)

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby monicar » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:34 am

This sort of thing is a great brain workout!

Keep 'em coming. We can all ward off Alzheimer's together!!!!

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Re: April 22 in EP Music History Trivia

Postby paddyinthepub » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:34 am

I think my super duper hard passwords help ward off Alzheimer's on a daily basis and surely typing paddyinthepub with such speed and aplomb on a regular basis keeps the gray matter oiled and hummin.... :wink:


Do I Hear 8? :P

I just betcha there's one we missed!!! :lol:

Karen, for your sake, I hope not!!! :P
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