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by Peter T.
Sat May 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: It's A Beautiful Day in Paul Heaton's Neighborhood
Replies: 0
Views: 1473

It's A Beautiful Day in Paul Heaton's Neighborhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfOPZIxuJA4

The new single from Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott!

Making the best of our upside down world!

Why can't I live in this neighborhood?

Peter
by Peter T.
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Two Songs To Help You Beat The Covid-19 Blues!
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

Two Songs To Help You Beat The Covid-19 Blues!

There's no introspective, brooding balladry here! Push the coffee table to the side, open the windows, and wake up the neighborhood! And offer up some equally life-affirming tunes, fellow Frank fans! The Go-Set doing Rising Tide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xHMOBbLabM Black 47 doing Different Dr...
by Peter T.
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Can Quote Me On That!
Replies: 0
Views: 799

You Can Quote Me On That!

I'm a collector of quotes. Positively love them, at least the ones that pack a hell of a wallop in very few words. Here are some that I've accumulated over the years. Perhaps they'll resonate with you. Offer up a few of your own if you'd like. To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant s...
by Peter T.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We Are Our Only Saviors...
Replies: 0
Views: 6117

We Are Our Only Saviors...

Love that end line from The Hold Steady's brilliant anthem, "Constructive Summer". And it reminds me of this 3 minutes of brilliance from the late astronomer, Carl Sagan. His Pale Blue Dot video on Youtube packs a contemplative punch in slightly more time than the average Ramones tune! Check it out,...
by Peter T.
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Brits Who Ask Uneasy Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 12722

Brits Who Ask Uneasy Questions

Hey Frank, Lately I've found myself drawn to British authors, commentators, and academics who truly ask "uneasy questions". Douglas Murray's "The Strange Death of Europe" and "The Madness of Crowds" were thought-provoking reads. Similarly, Maajid Nawaz's collaboration with American Sam Harris, "Isla...
by Peter T.
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Music
Topic: A Song That Will Grab You By Your Throat...
Replies: 0
Views: 13134

A Song That Will Grab You By Your Throat...

and demand that you dance dammit! The lead singer of Spirit of the West just died, at 57, of early onset Alzheimers. Raise a toast to this ridiculously awesome song. I've never met anyone who didn't dig it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crIk87-mPzY

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Important Question Totally Unrelated to Frank
Replies: 0
Views: 13622

An Important Question Totally Unrelated to Frank

Hello Fellow Frank Fans, This is my first non-music post, and it's dear to my heart. I have a close friend who is 66 years old, semi-disabled (she would have to work from home) who is seeking a remote job. She wouldn't require healthcare so she could be hired as a contractor. She's bright, articulat...
by Peter T.
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Favorite Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 14425

Re: Top 10 Favorite Songs

They’re not in any particular order, and I stopped at around 30 but I surely could have continued. One per artist, in no particular order. David Baerwald-Born For Love The Jam-Going Underground Springsteen-Rosalita Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers-Roadrunner The Kinks-Waterloo Sunset The Beach...
by Peter T.
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Songwriting 101
Replies: 1
Views: 9011

Re: Songwriting 101 (If That One Intrigued You...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPSFr4h56iM This brilliant reminiscence of childhood, social class, wonder, and friendship should also. I don't want these two Paul Kelly tunes to give a false sense of the expansive song catalogue that he's compiled since the mid-80s, he also rocks with authority (To...
by Peter T.
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Songwriting 101
Replies: 1
Views: 9011

Songwriting 101

from a tenured professor. Frank's songs are remarkable for many reasons. His keen sense of "place" and "time" are often on display and they take you to places you wouldn't have even considered venturing to. Bathhazar Impresario, Rivers, and English Curse all exemplify this. Here's another guy whom I...
by Peter T.
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tales from No Man's Land
Replies: 4
Views: 12069

Woody Guthrie's Ode To An Obscure Woman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKjOl9ocR0

This Soviet sniper killed over 300 German soldiers during WW2! Talk about a machine that killed fascists!

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Western Stars
Replies: 5
Views: 11009

Re: Western Stars

I'll always love Bruce (saw him 40 times), and along with The Clash, the greatest concerts I've ever experienced, but looking at his career, from 1973 to the present, it's been a long slide into mediocrity! Is it too little time in the studio? An inner circle who can't speak the truth to him? An ove...
by Peter T.
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Must-See Documentaries
Replies: 2
Views: 10493

Must-See Documentaries

Hey Frank, Have you had time to see these two documentaries: Free Solo" is in the theaters and on the National Geographic Channel. It recounts the fanatic devotion of free solo rock climber, Alex Honnold. This is a ridiculously compelling film. "They Shall Not Grow Old" by New Zealand filmmaker, Pet...
by Peter T.
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: New Band Suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 9926

New Band Suggestions

Does anyone have any suggestions for new bands to try? I'm looking for bands with energy, intelligent lyrics, melodies, and a strong point of view. They would have songs that simply HAD to be written and DEMAND to be heard. No insipid tunes! Obviously, Frank's music embodies these qualities, as did,...
by Peter T.
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The Thinking Person's Hillbilly Bar Band!
Replies: 0
Views: 9402

The Thinking Person's Hillbilly Bar Band!

Rolling Stone Magazine once dubbed the Bottle Rockets the thinking person's hillbilly bar band! Think of them as The Hold Steady's midwest cousins without the references to drugs and religion. They've got a rocking new tune that details the challenges faced by the over 40 (or perhaps over 30) set as...