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by Peter T.
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Favorite Songs
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

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: 159

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: 159

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: 311

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: 294

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: 586

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: 476

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: 871

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...
by Peter T.
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Knowing The Clock is Ticking
Replies: 0
Views: 660

The Value of Knowing The Clock is Ticking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3JzcCviNDk Frank's lyrics often make reference to our limited time on Earth, and of the pressing need to make the best use of it. The above link contains a 5 minute talk (with powerfully related images) that touches on these issues and it may well have a profound eff...
by Peter T.
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Biology of Good and Evil (another podcast recommendation)
Replies: 2
Views: 324

The Biology of Good and Evil (another podcast recommendation)

https://samharris.org/podcasts/the-biology-of-good-and-evil/ This may well change your perception of why we do the things we do. You might even view Trump a bit differently. Turns out he, like the rest of us, are victims of our biology, genes, and hormone levels, our culture, our evolutionary past, ...
by Peter T.
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1933 (The History)
Replies: 0
Views: 834

1933 (The History)

Frank's songs serve many purposes and I often appreciate the historical references that they sometimes provide. Here's a riveting book review that's especially timely, not your usual summertime, beach-reading fare, but this is unfortunately no ordinary time. https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/...
by Peter T.
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Ask Me
Topic: Television Appearances?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Television Appearances?

Hello Frank,

While supporting Tape Deck Heart, I recall you and the band played songs on several American talk shows. Any chance we'll have the good fortune to see appearances in support of Be More Kind?

Peter T.
by Peter T.
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The Greatest Concert Footage Ever?
Replies: 0
Views: 677

The Greatest Concert Footage Ever?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWos8TS9yaE Here is the Springsteen who won me over 40 years ago during the The Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. This isn't the muscled-up Brooce that would capture the world in 1984. This was the lean and hungry Bruce, who had everything to prove. Even if you're no...
by Peter T.
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 of My Favorite Thinkers and My Favorite Skinny Half-Arsed English Country Singer
Replies: 0
Views: 833

3 of My Favorite Thinkers and My Favorite Skinny Half-Arsed English Country Singer

https://samharris.org/podcasts/114-politics-and-sanity/ If you're interested in a thoughtful analysis of American politics, then this recent podcast is right up your alley. Sam Harris recently interviewed David Frum (a former Bush speechwriter) and Andrew Sullivan. They offer up an insightful, far-r...
by Peter T.
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Richard Thompson (Gloom and Doom From The Tomb)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROMXqCtvsE I had the good fortune to see Richard Thompson for the second time recently. It's hard to think of someone else who combines a haunting, world-weary voice, with such dark lyrics, ... and then there's the masterful, almost peerless guitar playing. I'm not a...