Jump to content

Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, MDM said:

 

As I said before a while back Betty, country music was huge in the country areas of Ireland when I was growing up. It was part of a social phenomenon when country people would mainly meet future husbands and wives in the dance halls that existed all over Ireland (including Northern Ireland) through the 50s and 60s. That mostly died out through the 70s but country music lives on there. 

 

As a city boy with very strong country roots (my father was born on a mountain farm in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and which is still in the family), I saw it from all sides growing up (blues, jazz, rock n roll, 60s pop, rock, traditional Irish music, American country). I have retained a love of Amerian roots  music throughout my life and that is in the broadest sense  - what is called Americana nowadays: bluegrass, country, blues and so on. 

 

I just bought myself a set of good headphones today in fact as I want to start listening to a lot more music without disturbing my wife who is at home all the time right now and also for use with my latest thing which I intend to focus a lot on during this pandemic - video making.

 

Anyway the first song I played through these new headphones was I''m So Lonesome by Hank Williams, as it has been going through my head since we have been talking about it. Wow! I'm not actually lonesome as I am with my lovely wife and talking to my lovely son every day but it blew me away. It has to be one of the most powerful songs about the human condition ever written. It sends shivers up and down my spine. I am not sure I could even play that if I had actually suffered recent bereavement like yourself. I would probably break down in tears. But then this is no time for holding back with a stiff upper lip. We need to let the thing go and enjoy every second we have. Best of luck to you in getting through this time. 

Thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

If you have young children, or recommend this to the grandchildren! 

Nick Cope is an Oxford musician who used to be in an indie band but now does brilliant children’s songs. Have seen him perform several times and the kids love him! Some topical songs about hand washing and sneezing!

 

https://youtu.be/YvsV8BY-LUE

 

Edited by Thyrsis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/03/2020 at 03:13, Betty LaRue said:

I’m not familiar with that one. I think my mother had some of his records, though.

If you ever watch old movies, Tex Ritter sang the theme song to “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper. A great western movie.

Yup. Watched High Noon many times in our working class home when I was growing up. Here goes.   In for a penny in for a pound. Try This Love Me Now (while I am living)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Says video not available. 🙃

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Says video not available. 🙃

Working fine for me Betty. Try this: Recorded when he was much older

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Madness : Our House

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Covid N-n-n-n-Nineteen

 

Alan

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

Another nice one here. Much older: 2014.

As it's the European Anthem it's not as popular as it once was, when it simply was the Ode to Joy. 

Last Sunday in Amsterdam students played the St Matthew Passion on their balconies.  Very short video here.

 

 

Singing songs while washing hands inspired one of my favorite newspaper columnists to suggest The End by the Doors to her children as it's 11:48 min. That'll teach them!

Here the 3:48 min. version. That'll do.

 

My favorite German singer songwriter Reinhard Mey yesterday posted this short video of a short living room concert.

He once made fun of the Ode to Joy at the end of this song here.

Ok one more for our German listeners out there 😁.

The Doors did this with the same title: Ship of Fools.

 

I'm with MarkK: The end of the world by REM;

With Dyn Llun: that Tom Lehrer song. Well all of them.

My favorite version of that Dylan song: this one sung by Pete Seeger. Once his mentor; once his adversary; still his admirer at 92 (in this video - he died when he was 94).

 

After all this it's clear that Youtube knows a thing about me and my future. It suggests Comment Te Dire Adieu  !

Which is a great song, but let's hope it's a bit too soon for that.

 

wim

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my travels these past two years, I found that the best buskers are in Galway City. And they are not all playing Celtic music either.  

 

TWTAEX.jpg

W100AR.jpg

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 23/03/2020 at 17:32, Betty LaRue said:

. People begged her (she was very shy) to sing “Mule Skinner Blues” and “Milk Cow Blues”. 

 

Both great songs. I love Dolly Parton's version of Mule Skinner Blues, though my favorite is by the Cramps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Box of Rain by the Grateful Dead. 

 

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Futterwithtrees said:

Working fine for me Betty. Try this: Recorded when he was much older

 

Got it, thanks! Yes it fits this theme!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie

Take It as It Comes by the Doors

Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire

You're Gonna Miss Me by 13th Floor Elevators

Dead by X-mas by Hanoi Rocks

Save the Population by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lust for Life by Iggy Pop

Death Letter by the White Stripes

School's Out by Alice Cooper

No Fun by the Stooges

So Alone by Offspring

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

In my travels these past two years, I found that the best buskers are in Galway City. And they are not all playing Celtic music either.  

 

TWTAEX.jpg

 

 

Didn't know you could play the banjo, Edo...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Don’t know if this one has been mentioned.

“All By Myself” by Eric Carmen

I always loved this song, one of my all-time favorites.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&ved=2ahUKEwiTiqearLboAhVDPawKHUWLAosQwqsBMAx6BAgTEAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dhbn6o5tiPds&usg=AOvVaw1Jt1wti9XmPB3-y0uVTyTW

 

Celine Dion has a version.

Edited by Betty LaRue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, MizBrown said:

Box of Rain by the Grateful Dead. 

 

 

 If I had to take one album with me into total solitude it would be American Beauty by the Grateful Dead.  I already suggested 3 songs from it way back but Ripple is another really beautiful song. I also love Sugar Magnolia and dedicate it to my wife. Robert Hunter wrote some amazingly profound and incredibly clever stuff. 

Edited by MDM
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

”Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Surprised this hasn't made the top ten!!!!!

 

Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone

 

 

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone 
 
 
 
Edited by Shergar
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, Shergar said:

Surprised this hasn't made the top ten!!!!!

 

Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone

 

 

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone 
 
 
 

Oh yes! Number one of all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's one of everyone getting together (remotely) to sing "Close To You": 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies for this totally shameless piece of self-promotion but I think "The Silent Scream" is probably how a lot of people are reacting right now.

 

The Silent Scream

 

Alan

  • Downvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.