Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why Cohen tours...

Chinese Bluegrass!

Speaking of which, anyone up for Dakota brunch this weekend?

Song of the day: Sarah Jaffe - Even Born Again

Listen to it here:

or on her myspace page. (Better quality)



Jaffe conflates the personal and the spiritual throughout "Even Born Again," singing, "And I would gladly die for you / selfishly but willingly." It's a powerful statement of devotion, but it's also a clever bit of self-analysis: She understands that memory, like salvation through death, often works only to serve oneself. One of the two parties involved has gone missing for all future events, so in essence the relationship has achieved the permanence that eluded it in life.

She's what, 22 years old? Good song. Love the 'chorus' chord progression. Yes, Sarah Harmer vocal sounds but with a clearer, clouded edge, if that makes sense.

Ribfest 2008

The ugly, the bad, and the good.

So, get home in the evening last night and guess what, another black out in Parkdale. I really love this area... makes you feel. I was turning up my street and it was obvious, all lights were out.

Was supposed to watch and record the Jane Jacobs special on TVO finally... was all set up, except again plans change, maybe a sign, of, well, changed plans.

On the good side, finally, purchased the cart before the horse, once again. Got a lens for my eventual camera!! Got it used off RFD in mint condition. Now looking for that D90. So far, I'm ecstatic about this!:

...with another 3 years left on the warranty! Perhaps the only lens I'll need before moving up to full frame in a few years...

Song of the Day: John Prine - Crazy as a loon

Dakota tavern cover song. Can't find the original music yet btu working on it, so check back.



Covers: (Conor Oberst)

Official website:

Chord pro:

{t:Crazy as a Loon }
{st:(John Prine/Pat McLaughin)}
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Back before I was a [D]movie star
Straight off of the [A]farm
I had a picture of [E]another man's wife
Tattooed on my [A]arm
With a pack of Camel [D]cigarettes
In the sleeve of my tee [A]shirt
I headin' out to [E]Hollywood
Just to have my feelings [A]hurt

[A]That town will make you [D]crazy
Just give it a little [A]time
You'll be walking 'round in [E]circles
Down at Hollywood and [A]Vine
You'll be waitin' on a [D]phone call
At the wrong end of a [A]broom
Yes, that town'll make you [E]crazy
Crazy as a [A]loon

[A]So, I headed down to [D]Nashville
To become a country [A]star
Every night you'd find me [E]hangin'
At every honky-tonk and [A]bar
Pretty soon I met a [D]woman
Pretty soon she done me [A]wrong
Pretty soon my life got [E]sadder
Than any country [A]song

[A]That town will make you [D]crazy
Just give it a little [A]time
You'll be walking 'round in [E]circles
Lookin' for that country [A]rhyme
You'll be waitin' on a [D]phone call
At the wrong end of a [A]broom
Yeah, that town'll make you [E]crazy
Crazy as a [A]loon

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[A]So, I gathered up my [D]savvy
Bought myself a business [A]suit
I headed up to New York [E]City
Where a man can make some [A]loot
I got hired Monday [D]morning
Downsized that [A]afternoon
Overcome with grief that [E]evening
Now I'm crazy as a [A]loon

[A]So I'm up here in the [D]north woods
Just staring at a [A]lake
Wondering just exactly how [E]much
They think a man can [A]take
I eat fish to pass the [D]time away
'Neath this blue Canadian [A]moon
This old world has made me [E]crazy
Crazy as a [A]loon
Lord, this world will make you [E]crazy
Crazy as a [A]loon

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