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How Many More Times?

In Death, Led Zepplin, Loss, Love, Music, Rock on September 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Well…

I just gotta ask How Many More Times? Man, let’s ROCK! I mean Sirius-ly…

Death, I’m callin’ you out. Right here. Right now. You can’t leave my people alone just for a little while? No? Because…?

Okay.

*shrug*

Then, let’s go.

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When the Levee Breaks

In Indifference, Led Zepplin, Music, New Orleans, Places, Politics, Rock, Ugh on August 29, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Sending this one out to the good folks of New Orleans. Here we go again. ’Round and ’round. Spin it.

Seven years to the day, New Orleans is under water again and we’re not engaged in some cyclical insanity? This never should have happened. There should be infrastructure in place by now. And if it were inevitable then might it be a good time to consider abandoning ship? Moving to higher ground? I dunno?

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When the Levee Breaks is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. The song is in reaction to the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 (Shucks, another flood? Who knew?). It was famously re-worked by English rock group Led Zeppelin as the last song on their fourth album, released in 1971. The lyrics in Led Zeppelin’s version were partially based on the original recording. Many other artists have also recorded versions of the song or played it live. While the Led Zeppelin version is still under copyright by the band, the original song by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie is currently in the public domain.

Bloody Well Right + Dancing Days

In Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Led Zepplin, Love, Music, People, Rock, Supertramp on August 15, 2012 at 6:15 pm

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I have two — count ’em, 2! — Rock ’n Roll Aunties. Let’s call them ‘X’ and ‘V’, shall we?

Aunty X lived with us when we were kids and introduced me to a lot of my favourite acts. There’s only 6 years between us. She is Freckles’ mum. She turned me on to Supertramp and Crime of The Century in 1977. There was just no lookin’ back after that, cats and kittens, if there even ever was.

She was Bloody Well Right, too…

This song always makes me think of her and summer nights on the prairie when we were kids, wild things. Dancing Days are here again as the summer evening flows…

The Stand

In Canadian, Everyday People, Friendship, Groovy, Led Zepplin, Love, Mother Mother, Musical portraits of my peeps and some grooves they've gifted me, People, Poison, Rock on August 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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Jimmy gets three, because, well, he’s The Silver Surfer, dude. This is a groove I caught from him. The Stand by Canadian act Mother Mother… I hope you like it. They’re really cool… Jimmy is, too…

He’s Nothin’ But a Good Time. He’s really good at everything and possesses a sharp, uh, Poison wit. He’s kinda Magic, really… Karaoke, anyone? 😉 lol

A mutual fave of all Time and Space… You got it! Good Times, Bad Times! This one’s for the neighbours, baby! Yeah! Dig it!

Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You

In Led Zepplin, Life, Music, Ugh on July 31, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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But, babe, I gotta ramble…

So…? Let’s rock a really groovy-hard one for the road, baby. A favourite of all Time and Space…

I’ll be back again. We’ll go walkin’ through the park every day! Come what may! Every day!
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A Little Cat Music?

In Art, Bauhaus, Burt Bacharach, Cats, David Bowie, Duane Eddy, Edward Gorey, Flaming Lips, Friendship, Groovy, Led Zepplin, Love, Love and Rockets, Mike Myers, Music, Nifty, Peter Gunn, Pink Floyd, Poetry, Queen, Silly, T.S. Eliot, The Art of Noise, The Stray Cats on July 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm

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I Love cats
They Love me
Domestic or feral
Whatever they be
Mutual admiration society

Here’s Syd and the cats from their 1967 debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn… Pur-r-r-fect. 😉

‘Lucifer Sam’ has been covered by the likes of Love and Rockets and the Flaming Lips. The song was built around a descending riff, with the dominant instrument being composer Syd Barrett’s electric guitar, fed through an echo machine; the resultant sound has been likened to a sinister Duane Eddy. This is augmented by bowed bass and increasingly agitated organ and percussion effects. Though the lyric frequently refers to Lucifer Sam as a cat, some speculation has arisen as to whether this was in fact 1960s slang ‘cat’ for a man, real or imagined, in some type of relationship with Barrett’s then-girlfriend, Jenny Spires (referred to in the song as “Jennifer Gentle”). However, Sam was simply Barrett’s domestic feline; the track was originally called “Percy the Rat Catcher” during the recording sessions.

So, here’s that very feline tune and another best theme song ever, too! The Art of Noise featuring the original Rebel Rouser, Duane Eddy, with the theme from Peter Gunn… WAY cool!

Peter Gunn was an American private eye television series which aired on NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show’s creator (and also writer and director on occasion) was Blake Edwards.

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Breezy, pouncing Over the Hills and Far Away… It is what my cat friends say to me when I meet them walking down the street. Cats know stuff. Dogs, too… Who knew? Do they say this to you, too?

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No, I never…

There’s the mercurial Dave, obviously… 50% of the ‘Cat People’ I find are so ill or injured they must go to ‘sleep’. Some have suffered immensely, needlessly, callously at the hands of humans. This is their song…

Then, there’s the Toms… The Stray Cats…

Any kitten contemplations would be incomplete without including the, even more literally mercurial, Feline Freddy and the cats that comprise Queen. Because, a rescued cat — or dog — is the best friend you’ll ever make…

(I’m, also, sending this one out to all my good peeps — human and animal… You know who you are. I ❤❤❤❤❤ you all madly and thanks a bunch! You’re THE best. All of you. All these years. Some new ones, too. True blue. Who knew? I know I am one lucky kitten, hey? I count my lucky stars every day. 😉 💋)

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You now have learned enough to see
That Cats are much like you and me
And other people whom we find
Possessed of various types of mind.
For some are sane and some are mad
And some are good and some are bad
And some are better, some are worse —
But all may be described in verse.
~ T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), The Ad-dressing of Cats

So, anyway… Here’s Mike Myers and Burt Bacharach asking that perennial of questions: What’s New, Pussycat? WAY groovy-silly, baby. 😉 lol

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There’s a lot of cat songs. Some, obvious. Some, less so.

This is just a little cat music for today…

Hope you can dig it.