does it make you feel good? ive been listening to the doors recently?gaz

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  • There are a wholeload of lockdown special events online right now, A entire concert by Nick Cave in an empty concert hall that the Independent labelled as probably the future of concerts, for instance. But we'd have to pay for that., right now.

    Here's a Youtube site instead.. Another one in the Cale orbit, I'm afraid. I got over the squeaky doors decades ago.

  • I'm becoming a bit apocalyptic.

    Getting into Yanqui UXO by Godspeed You! Black Emperor - their 2002 album I have on iTunes and LP.

  • Also like them.  Dead Flag Blues

  • Welcome back, mate!

    I've missed the musical meanderings we had around last Christmas.

  • Thanks mate.  Nice to chat again.  I took my username from a norn iron band.  Did i mention it?

  • It comes from a slang term for something bad;

    Cat Melodin.

    From Irish. Apparently it referred to a bad piece of turf.

  • Got to hear 'Ambulance Song.'

    Strong Mid-Sixties America vibe.

  • I was that interested in the name I googled it. But thankfully decided making a fuss about something that shouldn't automatically be assumed , would be decidedly uncool.

    I have a former acquaintance who once got a hitch-hiking lift off Paul & Linda McCartney, in a Roller, not far from their palatial terraced house in Sussex. They were not really going his way, and he very sensibly decided that he should not really acknowledge who they were, but just let them drop him off to start hitchhiking again. He was tempted to just go along for the ride, as they were clearly quite hospitable.

    I've had a few similar encounters myself, but won't bore you all with the mundane details. Just to say,  two of those encounters involved members of  what I would call the ''Burn Out, not fade away' fraternity. And I could see it happening soon, even on a chance encounter or two. Sure enough, soon after  .....  .

    I suppose that is what I find interesting about the links I put up here They mostly survived with remarkable cheerfulness and wit. John Densmore's recent comment was that he felt completely cheated by and very angry about Jim Morrison's departure, and so never really acknowledged it. I found JM's work a bit too bohemian showoff for my long-term comfort. And can fully understand how the real musicians in the band would feel cheated by that. There is a lot to be said for old surviving farts who still enjoy live performance. Perhaps it is high -time I took up musical performance myself.

  • Let your Weirdness Carry You Home is my favourite tune.  Got 3 or 4 of his records though.  Southlands is brilliant.

  • I can imagine you knowing them.  I've often suspected from your posts you  are  famous yourself.  Reading between the lines you are talking about Nick Drake and Sandy Denny?

  • ;-) I'm only renowned for being almost completely inconspicuous. No, I'm actually referring to two dead pretenders, amongst others. I don't embroider much. But perhaps some significant stuff tends to happen around 'silent' folk because the more famous don't think we're really taking any notice.