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Mark Knopfler – Privateering

I had the opportunity to see Mark Knopfler live the other day. Here is my new favourite of Mark’s: “Privateering”. Enjoy.

 

Grace Buford – Dancing in the Garden of Freedom (Remix by Doxent Zsigmond)

This one brings back good memories 🙂

Those were the times when I went with my friends to a Grace Buford (Cylindrian Rutabaga) live concert in SL. Nothing could beat this. We were promoting Grace’s music and she played our favourite originals. Here is my top favourite, my all-time favourite, remixed by my good friend Doxii. These days, neither Doxii nor Grace nor I frequent SL but we are always happy to catch one of Grace’s rare gigs online.

Doxii on Flickr. You can also find her soundcloud an youtube links there.

Dig the stones from the earth
and pile them on the side,
one by one,
Skilfully crafting a wall
to keep the outside on the outside.
Throw away all the the bitter fruit of yesterday
and fertilize the soul with forgiveness
so love can abide in this garden.

And I don’t want to go
from the place I found my soul.
See my freedom dance through the waves of green and gold.

Water the seeds with tears
from the guilt of all those silent years.
How fragile are the first shoots
as they reach for the warmth of the sun
so love will abide in this garden.

 Alirium Gardens 2 -by Jenilia Congrejo
Alirium Gardens (c) Jenilia Congrejo 2009

Happy Birthday, Bob!

I think I learned to play the guitar just to sing Dylan songs….
And here is my favourite ..and always has been

Bob Dylan – Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come followin’ you.

Song of the Week 2010-38: Joan Baez – Blessed Are

PLAY –> Joan Baez – Blessed Are

Grace Buford – Not Just A Fragment (Remixed by Coll Andrews)

Grace Buford – Not Just A Fragment (Remixed by Coll Andrews)

This project dates back to January 2010.  My idea was to have one of Grace Buford’s new songs remixed, and who would do it better than Coll Andrews?  Coll used a live recording of “Not Just A Fragment”, made a first draft, and I sent it to Grace. It was only 2 weeks later that Grace officially announced she had given up on her solo career and put the recording of her new CD on hold.

It looked as if nobody would get to hear this remix anytime soon 😦

…but Grace were not Grace if she had not allowed it to put this “draft” on our websites, so thanks for this “Happy End”, Grace 😀

Also thanks to Coll for giving me your permission to blog it 😀

Check out:

Coll Andrews

Grace Buford

Grace’s new band: The Lives of the Monster Dogs

Song of the Week 2009-13: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assassins

PLAY –> Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assassins

Song of the Week 2010-09: Ellie Goulding – Wish I Stayed

PLAY –> Ellie Goulding: Wish I Stayed