Lyrics of the Week – Your My Best Friend

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Queen – You’re My Best Friend

Ooo. you make me live
whatever this world can give to me
It’s you, you’re all I see
Ooo, you make me live now honey
Ooo, you make me live

You’re the best friend
that I ever had
I’ve been with you such a long time
You’re my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You’re my best friend

Ooo, you make me live

I’ve been wandering round
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You’ve stood by me girl
I’m happy, happy at home
You’re my best friend.

You’re the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I’ll never be lonely
You’re my only one
And I love
The things that you do
You’re my best friend

Ooo, you make me live.

I’m happy, happy at home
You’re my best friend
You’re my best friend
Ooo, you make me live
You, you’re my best friend.

Lyrics of the week – All The Lonely People – The Beatles

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homeless-feet homeless Homeless-2-Ian_Spence_large Homeless and cold Homeless childrenAh, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream,
Waits at the window wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

chorus:
All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

Father Mackenzie, writing the words to a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there
What does he care?

(chorus)

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father Mackenzie,wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
(Ah, look at all the lonely people)
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
(Ah, look at all the lonely people)

The song was written primarily by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. With a double string quartet arrangement by George Martin, and striking lyrics about loneliness. Even though I chose to show homeless people there are lonely people all around us. We may even work next to someone. Lets reach out to those who need friendship. It may be as simple as sharing a smile. Peace!

~mojo

Led Zeppelin Reunion?

the-song-remains-the-same-2I have to admit I am a huge Zep fan. I have most of their music on vinyl and their entire catalog digitally. I have listened to it many times from from first recording to most current including some rare bootlegs. I have seen a ton of bands live but not them, I am sad to say. I do have several live performance DVDs, a great way to get a live experience. In some ways the a good DVD of a live performance has advantages because it really puts you on stage with the performers. It also allows you to enjoy a live music experience any time you feel the need. You are not dependent on if the band is on tour or not. In the case of bands like Led Zeppelin see them live is highly unlikely. Another advantage is you get to see the band in its prime. Reunion tours are great but in sometimes it is just not the same. It may not be the full or original lineup. I also like the rockcumentaries and have several of them like The Song Remains The Same and U2’s Rattle and Hum. Both of witch I saw when they came out in theaters and continue to relive at home. I remember when Rattle and Hum came out I was to impatient to wait for my friends and I to match schedules so I went solo sneaking a six pack under my coat. It was epic. I am also a big fan of the band Heart and my wife and I go see them pretty much every time they play here in Seattle. Ann and Nancy Wilson are huge Zep fans BTW and always play a Zep cover or two in each show. I would venture to say they really get the Led out. Dare I say as good as Zep..don’t kill me for saying that you would have to see it live to understand. We have several DVDs of shows we have attended. There are several times that we can see our selves in the audience Ann and Nancy Willson of Heartproving to our friends that we where there. 🙂 Watching a show on DVD that you have attended really helps you relive the experience. My collection of live performance DVDs keeps growing. If you have not experienced a live performance DVD I highly recommend it. You wont have to seek a six pack under your coat either.

Here is the article and video clip that inspired this post. Led Zeppelin Discuss Vikings, Sex and Hobbits With David Letterman.

Weekly Song Lyrics – Paradise Denver & Prine

Rocky Mountain HighWhen I was a child, my family would travel
Down to western Kentucky where my parents were
born
And there’s a backwards old town that’s often
remembered
So many times that my mem’ries are worn

And daddy won’t you take me back to muhlenberg
county
Down by the green river where paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late in
asking
Mister peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

Well sometimes we’d travel right down the green
river
To the abandoned old prison down by adrie hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we’d shoot
with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill

And daddy won’t you take me back to muhlenberg
county
Down by the green river where paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late in
asking
Mister peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

And the coal company came with the world’s
largest shovel
And they tortured the timber and stripped all the
land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was
forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of
man

And daddy won’t you take me back to muhlenberg
county
Down by the green river where paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late in
asking
Mister peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

And daddy won’t you take me back to muhlenberg
county
Down by the green river where paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late in
asking
Mister peabody’s coal train has hauled it away

Artist  : John Denver

Song : Paradise

Words and music by john

More Celebrities and Their Vinyl

I love this photo library of Celebrities and their vinyl. It is interesting to think of the culture shift around listening to music. Listening to your favorite music was a different experience than today. From the opening of the album, enjoying the artwork on the jacket to how we listened to the music half a record at a time. I am not saying it was better only different. We have access to so much more music than we did back then. By the way I still buy records, enjoy the album art and drop that needle on the record.

JLPMCThe fact is music among other things has gone mobile.

Seattle Is the New Seattle?

I just read an article by MTV about the new Seattle music scene. I guess I have been missing on all the good shows here in Seattle. I keep hearing of good bands playing here and there. A few of those bands have friends in them, or friend of a friend.  I need to get out and see more shows.

QMP Playing at Darrells Tavern April 2012

QMP Playing at Darrells Tavern April 2012

There are a few bands I am following and I get out to their shows occasionally  but not nearly enough. One of the Bands is QMP. I have known the drummer Jamie Jensen since I was a young ladd growing up in Yakima Wa. The first time I ever jammed with a real drummer it was Jamie. He was not old enough to drive yet so I went to his place and we loaded his drum kit in my VW Bug and drove it over to my garage. It was a blast but I am sure we scared a few cats away. Anyways, the band is made up of Scott Larkin Jefferson (bass/vox) – Jamie Jensen (drums) – Joe Longo (git/vox) – Rod Taylor (git/vox)

QMP working on the new stuff

The guys had a regional following in the 90’s then went on to do other projects & have families. They have remained friends and recently QMP started jamming together again as well as writing some music. They have been in the studio and sometimes home studios, working on an album for several months now. I have heard a few of the mixes along the way. The finished album sounds fantastic and was worth all the work they put into it. QMP was recently featured on KISW’s on Loud and Local with with Jolene

Check out the new album on iTunes titled Full Color Pictures of a Black and White World

~mojo

Here is the MTV article that inspired this post.

Seattle Is the New Seattle | MTV Hive.

Geeks and Music

Did you know the band Boston was a band full of geeks. The founding member Tom Scholz went to MIT and after he graduated with a masters degree he went to work for Polaroid. With his phat techie paycheck he built a studio in his house and designed his own peddles for his guitar to get that very distinctive sound. He spent several years working on the first Boston album, recording demo after demo until he got the sound right. Tom played every instrument except drums on several of the hits. The first time I heard Boston it was on a borrowed 8 track player. I was on a long road trip and the tape looped over and over. I was listening through a pair of those huge 70’s headphones. Anyone remember those? The sound was amazing, it was one of the best studios albums of the 70’s. One of my favorite music experiences.

~mojo

..close your eyes and slip away!

Social Experiance with Heart

Last night my wife April and I went to see the band Heart. As always it was a great show. These girls ROCK. Heart has recorded so many great song and they always play at least one Led Zeppelin song. (my other favorite band)  I am pretty sure most of you could sing a long with at least one of Hearts many hits. I have been to a ton of rock concerts in my life and not everybody sounds as good live as the do on vinyl or what ever you choice of media is. Yes I am one of “those”.  We have attended quite a few Heart concerts, pretty much every Seattle show. We are members of their fan club “Heart Mongers” that way we get to buy tickets before the general population. There is a very active forum on the site and people share stories and debate which songs are the best etc. (social point #1) Last night we 5th row center, perfect seats. (bragging here)

OK now to my real point here. As I was bouncing up and down snapping photos on my iPhone and posting them on Facebook, I though of something. I became very aware of how many people where doing the same thing. In the 70’s & 80’s people would be holding up their lighters. They did not allow even allow cameras. OK here is my point. This was not just a rock concert for a few thousand people it was a social event a shared experience. People were bringing their social network along with them. Posting photos, making comments, tagging friends that came with them. It does not stop there. Here is where the magic happens. Their social network was responding back by joining in. They where making comments, liking or even sharing out to their networks. Not only were we enjoying a concert, we were also having a social experience with all of our friends and family. ❤