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  1. Blackberry Wine Gordon Lightfoot There's a south wind rising and the moon shines on my window sill I've got a feeling I might walk on over the hill I'm bent but not broken, all I need is some rest And a bottle of your very best, Blackberry wine There's a new moon rising and the wind sings its old song Pass it on over it's a sin to be sober too long I'm bent but not broken, all I need is my share Of a bottle of that very rare, Blackberry wine Blackberry wine You know that I'm no good without you Blackberry wine My old gal's got a new dress on five and dime Try as she will she can't get me to come home on time But I'd never cheat her or mistreat her you know As over the mountain I go, Blackberry wine I'll be soft spoken, all I need is my rest And a bottle of your very best, Blackberry wine Now my days are numbered and one more heel's been killed Blackberry John left me his old recipe in his will I'm bent but not broken, all I need is some time And a bottle of your very fine, Blackberry wine Blackberry wine You know that I'm quite dry without you Blackberry wine
  2. I was surprised that once I started, how long the list grew. I guess I'll start this with the Canadian National Anthem . This rendition left me teary-eyed. Leading the pack, our own snowbird , Anne Murray. From the same era, billed as Canada's last troubador, Gordon Lightfoot. . Gordy is so good, he deserves an encore performance. At the time, he was just a new kid with a guitar and a harmonica, Neil Young was a miner for a heart of gold. Early Canadian television was a place the often-copied Hank Snow could be seen. You probably went to Grade Nine with geeks like our beloved Barenaked Ladies . A favorite everywhere, I don't think folks will mind an encore performance from those guys. Stompin' Tom Connors performs this one because I couldn't find him doing the Hockey Song. Tommy is a Canadian icon. Sarah Mclachlan achieved more commercial success than ol' Stompin' Tom. An angel. This video by Brian Adams was big on Friday Night Videos back when. The Band's swan song performance from the Last Waltz. Avril Lavigne puts a girl's spin on Metallica's "Fuel" . Guess Who has an issue with an American Woman? An awesome band. Bachman Turner Overdrive always took care of business. Just between you and me, April Wine was underrated. You can go to Niagara Falls and get a Honeymoon Suite a lot easier than you'll get a New Girl Now. Someone should have informed Snow that rap wasn't his forte. Loverboy used to sing about 'working for the weekend'. I suspect they are slinging aluminum siding for Sears these days, and doing JUST that. Gino Vanelli (who?) liked his black cars in the shade. Tom Cochrane thought life was a highway. Most of us wanted him to hit that highway when he forgot the words to our National Anthem. Jeff Healy had a huge hit with "Angel Eyes". Martha and the Muffins used their 15 minutes of fame singing about Echo Beach. Another Canadian icon, Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi is still a great tune. Canadian bluesman, Colin James "Just Came Back" with this hit. Sure hope Men Without Hats don't come back. Helix taught us how to spell "Rock". What you gonna do? kd lang and her powerful voice (one of my favorites) doing Constant Craving. A lot of people I know are just wild about the Tragically Hip. to the point of following the band around like the Grateful Dead's followers did. Here they do "New Orleans Is Sinking", long before it did. Crash Test Dummies hit it big here with mmm mmm mmm mmm. My buddy Mike is wondering where the Rush inclusion is. Right here, performing to over a half-million people at the Toronto SARS-fest, July of 2003. The Pursuit Of Happiness (commonly known 'round these parts as TPOH) with "Hard To Laugh". I couldn't find their hit "I'm An Adult Now". Cowboy Junkies turned in this tribute to the Velvet Underground with their rendition of "Sweet Jane". After scaring every guy on the planet with "Jagged Little Pill", Alanis Morissette turns in the sweet, "Thank You". Certain kinds 'o chicks you don't want turning up at the family dinner. She was one. You can imagine my surprise when I found out that Arcade Fire were Canadian. I never knew. I keep getting them and Panic at the Disco confused. If they combined they could be Panic At The Arcade Fire. Believe it or not, Nelly Furtado came into the place I work and asked to use a telephone. She wasn't like a bird. She was more like a bitc*. *Hot Alert* *Hot Alert* *Hot Alert* Shania Twain makes me think nasty nasty thoughts. "MAN I feel like a woman." Celine Dion , her gigantic nose, and huge ego performs "My Heart Will Go On". I wish she woulda sank on that boat at the end of the movie... I don't know much about Simple Plan but here they are with "Addicted". Matthew Good had a moderate hit with "Weapon". Another Canadian icon, the band the Rheostatics and "Stolen Car". Our Lady Peace maintains they are innocent. Sam Roberts standing at the Gate. Nickelback with a good acoustic version of "Someday". From Canada's East Coast, Great Big Sea and "Shines Right Through Me" Sum 41 are still waiting for success. Northern Lights was our version of "We Are The World" or "Do They Know It's Christmas?" with "Tears Are Not Enough". The last couple of links are just bits of Canadiana, Don Cherry is a popular fixture on "Hockey Night In Canada" with his blustery politically incorrect "Coaches Corner" and can be seen here in this Quiznos commercial. My brother-in-law actually met him in an elevator, said he was pretty nice. Molson Canadian isn't the only beer in Canada. The other popular one is Labatt's Blue . Usually ordered just by asking for a "couple 'a Blue, eh?" And last, but not least, Canada's own ambassadors of Goodwill, eh? Bob and Doug McKenzie . Take off, eh?
  3. If I could make a wish I think I'd pass Can't think of anything I need No cigarettes, no sleep, no light, no sound Nothing to eat, no books to read Making love with you Has left me peaceful, warm, and tired What more could I ask There's nothing left to be desired Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak So sleep, silent angel, go to sleep Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe And to love you All I need is the air that I breathe Yes to love you All I need is the air that I breathe Peace came upon me and it leaves me weak So sleep, silent angel, go to sleep Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe And to love you All I need is the air that I breathe Yes to love you All I need is the air that I breathe
  4. Ken

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    This reminds me of a hysterical piece of graffiti I saw written in a men's room of a bar in Newfoundland. Someone had scrawled "I ****ed your mother". Below it, someone had written, "Go home, Dad, your drunk....". Welcome aboard, straycat, your Mom is an important part of this place. Ken.
  5. You can do this without transfering the DNS for a subdomain, but it involves dilithium crystals, and a process that can only be done at warp speed.
  6. Written on the Special K breakfast bar wrapper. "Strawberry Flavored Fruit Pieces". What the eff does that mean. I mean.... did they infuse strawberry flavoring into apple pieces? Why not just say 'with real strawberries"? Why would you make one piece of fruit taste like some other piece of fruit? Seems like too much trouble, no? The whole thing leaves me suspicious.
  7. Wanna see something incredibly sizzling? No matter what, no matter when, it'll never ever be as good as this ever ever again.
  8. T'was a long time ago, longer now than it seems. In a place that perhaps you've seen in your dreams. For the story you are about to be told, took place in the Holiday worlds of old. Now, you've probably wondered where Holiday's come from! And if you haven't, I'd say it's time you BEGUN This is how it begins, each and every year for me. I watch this, and go out to my shed. Brush the cobwebs away, take a breath of the crisp air, unfasten the rusted lock, and re-introduce myself to my old friends. Some things require the truck to move just a few feet because of the weight, but I have the (heh heh) bodies to help me... They are happy to help, no one goes and loses their heads over anything even my Mummy helps me out. We try to stay (ahem) ahead of the competition. We rest when we have to bring your mother-in-law, we have a chair just for her Come on by, we have a place for you to stay a while Even Peaches came by and decided to stay (Lord, I am sorry, but that was funny). Anyhow, duty calls. . You never know... Something good may come of this.... Boo. Ken.
  9. My son Korey, Halloween, 2000.
  10. Recorded live in Detroit's Cobo Hall, September4th and 5th, 1975, on Seger's "Live Bullet" CD. I think I'm going to Katmandu, that's really, really where I'm going to. If I ever get out of here, that's what I'm gonna do. K-K-K-K-K-Katmandu, I think that's where I'm going to. If I ever get out of here, I'm going to Katmandu. I got no kick against the West coast; Where all my brothers are such good hosts. I raise my whiskey glass and give them a toast, I'm sure they know it's true. I got no rap against the Southern states. Every time I've been there it's been great. But now I'm leaving and I can't be late and to myself be true. That's why I'm going to Katmandu, up to the mountains where I'm going to. And if I ever get out of here, that's what I'm gonna do. K-K-K-K-K-Katmandu, that's really, really where I'm going to, oh, if I ever get out of here I'm going to Katmandu. I got no quarrel with the Midwest, the folks out there have given me their best. I lived there all my life, I've been their guest, I sure have loved it, too. I'm tired of looking at the TV news. I'm tired of driving hard and paying dues. I figure, baby, I've got nothing to lose, I'm tired of being blue. That's why I'm going to Katmandu, up to the mountains where I'm going to. If I ever get out of here, that's what I'm gonna do. K-K-K-K-K-Katmandu, take me, baby, 'cause I'm going with you. If I ever get out of here I'm going to Katmandu. I ain't got nothing 'gainst the east coast. You want some people where they got the most. And new york city's like a friendly ghost, you seem to pass right through. I know I'm gonna miss the USA. I guess I'll miss it every single day. But no one loves me here anyway. I know my playing is through. That's why I'm going to Katmandu, up to the mountains where I'm going to. If I ever get out of here, that's what I'm gonna do. K-K-K-K-K-Katmandu, really, really going to, if I ever get out of here, if I ever get out of here, if I ever get out of here, I'm going to Katmandu.
  11. "Solidarity forever, for the Union makes us strong!" Ok, I'm heading out for a coffee break.
  12. 1. you got a hubcap diamond star halo - T-Rex 2. I got you under my wheels - Alice Cooper 3. Big Wheels keep on turning - CCR or Lynyrd Skynyrd 4. She's real fine my 409 - Beach Boys 5. Can you image the way I felt I couldn't unfasten her safety belt, Chuck Berry 6. A set of whitewall tires--Billy Joel 7. With a 4-barrel carb and a dual exhaust - Commander Cody 8. Ooh, trouble-free transmission, helps your oils flow - Led Zep (really, all of Trampled Under Foot could be put here) 9.the dash is dancing with gleaming dials -- The Who 10. And I can see paradise, by the dashboard lights - Meatloaf.
  13. People are strange, when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked, when you're unwanted Streets are uneven, when you're down When you're strange- faces come out of the rain (rain, rain) When you're strange- no one remembers your name When you're strange, when you're strange, when you're str-ange
  14. My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, And I Don't Love Jesus Jimmy Buffett My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of mornin', really was that kind of night. Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' and if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night. Went down to the snake pit, to drink a little beer. Listened to the juke box, oh, it's comin' in clear. All of a sudden I wasn't alone pickin' country music with old Joe Bones. Duval Street was rockin', my eyes they started poppin'! Because there she sat at the corner of the bar, as I broke another string on my old guitar. Someone call a cab. Lady won't you pay my tab? My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of mornin', really was that kind of night. Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' and if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night. Got to get a little orange juice, And a Darvon for my head. I can't spend all day, Baby, layin' in bed. I'm goin' down to Fausto's to get some chocolate milk. Can't spend my life in your sheets of silk I've got to find my way Crawl out and greet the day. My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of mornin', really was that kind of night. Tryin' to tell myself that my condition is improvin' and if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roarin' Friday night.
  15. I have taken more teasing over this than any other thing in my life. For the longest time (late '80's era), I had a huge crush on k.d. lang. Do your best, I've heard it all.....
  16. The last one sounds like something Ray Charles did. Almost like they lifted the melody and added their own words. I don't recall the song though....
  17. Your English is a lot better than my Czech! Welcome to Songfacts, Mr. Oldies. I will be researching this tonight for you, I hope I can come up with an answer... Ken.
  18. AC/DC's "Stiff Upper Lip" at jet engine volume on a bleary Monday morning. Yessir, the cure for what ails you.
  19. Buy a 4 dollar can of compressed air, open the case (outside, where flying dust won't cause a domestic brawl), and have at it. Dust (particularly around the power supply and heat-sinks) acts as in insulator, a blanket, and traps heat in allowing the power supply to fever-up and shut the whole smash down. Ken.
  20. The Bus Boys, "Minimum Wage Rock and Roll". I am surprised they never achieved stardom. These are the guys that opened Eddie Murphy's "Delirious" stand up comedy special (considered by many to be the funniest thing ever committed to celluloid). They perform their original "Boys Are Back In Town", a solid R&B rocker.
  21. Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival Some folks are born made to wave the flag, ooh, they're red, white and blue. And when the band plays "Hail To The Chief", oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no, Some folks are born silver spoon in hand, Lord, don't they help themselves? oh. But when the taxman come to the door, Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no. It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no. Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes, ooh, they send you down to war, Lord, And when you ask them, how much should we give, oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, SON, NO It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, NO NO It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no, It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, son son son
  22. My interpretation is that this was a squabble. Like a tennis match. Back and forth with an unpleasant undertone. My thought was (and still is), give it up. There is enough bad floating around the world, why have more, at any level.
  23. Or, more precisely, HELL YEAH! Welcome back, Bobby, it's been a long, long time.... I totally adore this guy. The fuller sized photo is here Makes me wanna jump on the bike and ride forever.......
  24. My fault. I oscillate between here and CNN. And the stupidity of what goes on in this world never ceases to cause me to shake my head in the conviction that if we don't change, if something doesn't change, we're all doomed. Seeing photos of women both foreign and over here shattered over the loss of a precious child juxtaposed with something inconsequential like the previous posts causes a momentary blindness. I should stay away from CNN, but I can't.
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