Some thought thingies

This is superb. A cover with heart and soul. It just leaves me with questions.

Like, why don’t I hear protest songs like this any more?
Just answered that with Pink. She has turned out at least two thoughtful, protesting songs that I can think of, off the top of my head.

Whoa! Maybe I should be listening to more Pearl Jam. That guy has pipes. Surely he cannot sing pap?

What is the guy in the suit playing? It’s not a banjo, it’s a mini guitar. Is that a thing?

Whoa. 1992. Maybe that’s why he’s wearing a v-neck sweater thing over a tee, with really bad pants.

1992? That was Dylan’s 30th Anniversary tribute concert. Shit. That means Dylan’s been around for 52 years. I feel bloody OLD now.

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mp3eme Vox: The Digital Edition

99 Red Balloons 99 Red Balloons

First, 99 Red Balloons.  The original by Nena, which is an AAC protected file, hence the pink speaker.  The other purports to be Bjork with the Sugarcubes.  I don't think so, somehow.  And I don't know how it ended up in my library either. 

Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 [Ex Reasons (Saturday Night)

Reasons to Be Cheerful, the Late and Great Ian Dury.  Love this song.  So you can imagine how pleased I was to discover Faithless did a version of it on their Forever Faithless album. 

What I Was Like At 35 Things You Never Knew About

Spoken word.  Bestest radio show on the Beeb.  Ever.  These may not actually be two of the best tracks, but they are the only ones with numbers in and – hey – I just thought I would share.

'97 Bonnie & Clyde In the Year 2525

Eminen, 97 Bonnie and Clyde.  I still think this is the ultimate Stalker Song. Now, that would make a good mp3eme! 
Zager & Evans – I had this on vinyl back when it was released.  The B side was crap, or so I remember, but this.  I think I wore the vinyl out.  And when I heard it again, after 35 years, I remember every single word as though I were 12 again.  Ah, memory!

Three-Five-Zero-Zero Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 One Too Many Mornings

Finally, three from my youth.  Love them all. 

Hope there's something here for you all to like.

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Gig List 3 – Dylan at Blackbushe Airport

The Picnic at Blackbushe Airport to see Dylan.  And Joan Armatrading.  That’s who I remember, though Clapton was there, plus others.

It was an all-afternoon gig.  I remember being given a paper with details of Dylan’s gig on – before he played.  And it was the first time I had seen people burning things for the lights (mostly their fingers with Zippos, but those newspapers must be a rarity now!).

I went with one group of people but lost them, fell in with another group (who had smoke) and went back to London with them.  The carelessness of youth.  Surprising, my boyfriend dumped me for this.

Thanks to keeping a scrapbook or two for many years, here is my ticket.  I paid in advance, so it cose me £6.00.  To see Dylan and Clapton and a newly starting out Joan Armatrading.

Not the paper I bought at the show – told you, rarer than hens teeth, those – but the Monday issue. Couldn’t scan it, too wide.

Masters of War by Dylan

iTunes threw this up.

Still valid, still emotional, still true – god, haven’t we changed at all in the last 40 years?  Is the best way to judge how to behave or who to believe in still by how many others we can kill?

Dear god, no.  It must not be.