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  1. I want to save the Earth,

    but this is written on a piece of paper.

    Blue ink between blue lines, that's all I need

    To think freely

    I love climbing trees,

    and I don't want to cut them down

    But the axe is all that keeps money in this town now

    I don't want to carve stone 'cause that stays forever

    Don't want to draw in sand 'cause that's kicked away

    Don't want to burn wood 'cause I'll burn my finger

    A feather and inkwell are all I need to say what I have to say...

    I'll bike instead of drive and eat local vegetables

    All in the name of keeping Antarctica cold... for the penguins

    But I'll never succumb to saving our planet

    If that means giving up papyrus and parchment and pen

    I don't want to carve stone 'cause that stays forever

    Don't want to draw in sand 'cause that's kicked away

    Don't want to burn wood 'cause I'll burn my finger

    A feather and inkwell are all I need to say what I have to say...

    Here's me performing it with banjo, guitar and vox.

    www.purevolume.com/danielgillis


  2. Hey all. it's been a while. If you like, check these two solo guitar pieces of mine out. Nothing fancy on the site, just the mp3s available for streaming and enjoyment. Recorded at the push of a button and some unnecessary fiddling at the radio station I work at.

    www.purevolume.com/danielgillis

    Please let me know what you think.


  3. His shoulder is damp with blood

    His feet soaked from the snow

    There's a fire to warm him up just 2 miles away

    But the fire in his heart is down to coals already

    And he's a peacekeeper with the safety off.

    He's a little mouse in a cobra's cage.

    He's a small light in a sea of white.

    Forced to be a martyr but he'll put up a fight

    He's got a .22 in his pocket holster

    A Swiss Army shoved down his boot

    His best friend is hangin from his shoulder

    He's got his M16 locked and ready to shoot

    And he's a peacekeeper with the safety off.

    He's a little mouse in a cobra's cage.

    He's a small light in a sea of white

    Forced to be a martyr but he'll put up a fight


  4. There's a riot of color in my mind

    You catalysed it with your eyes

    I used to see in black and white

    But now I see the red lipstick from our last 'goodnight'

    I've got a tattoo on the back of my hand

    That says "You've got to do more than the best you can"

    That's a paradox, and it's just for you

    They make me feel as if I have a clue

    Then a flame's triggered inside me

    And then you flicker beside me

    I need someone to guide me

    Because I just don't know the way

    You've started exuding everything that I hate

    It's all just superficial what you contemplate today

    I bet you wish your life was an utter mess

    Then you'd bottle it up, just so you could impress

    Then a flame's triggered inside me

    Then you flicker beside me

    Don't really want you to guide me

    But I need somebody's love.


  5. I thought the entire Eagles tribute was awful. The Rascal Flatts singer is horrible! Underwood wasn't too bad, but the guy from the Rascal Flatts simply was not up to par.

    James Blunt was pretty crappy as well.

    I thought the best performance was the medley of Corrinne Bailey Rae, John Legend and John Mayer.


  6. The essence of rock, jazz, blues, and many other genres of music is the JAM! My favorite part of music, is just getting a groove going and playing what fits. At school we have coffee houses where people and their bands can play. Me and a couple other guys just get up and play whatever songs we know, and jam them out. Problem is, we're burning ou the song quickly, so we need ideas.

    For those of you who don't know, a jamming on a song (I know the word is clichéd, but it really is correct) is just taking it and improvising over the chord progression, really a lot of fun, spontaneous soloing.

    Classic jam examples:

    - Everything by the Grateful Dead and Allman Bros pretty much.

    - Down by the river, Cowgirl in the sand etc. By Neil Young

    - Anything live from Led Zeppelin

    - Herbie Hancock


  7. 1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Barra McNeils

    2. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

    3. Silver Bells - Oscar Peterson

    4. Elf's Lament - Barenaked Ladies

    5. River - Joni Mitchell

    6. Do You hear What I Hear - Bing Crosby

    7. Auld Lang Syne - ANYONE

    8. Deck The Stills - Barenaked Ladies

    9. Merry Christmas (I don't Wanna Fight) - Ramones

    10. Fairytale of New York - Pogues

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