The old Rocker wore his hair too long, wore his trouser cuffs too tight. Unfashionable to the end --- drank his ale too light. Death's head belt buckle --- yesterday's dreams --- the transport caf' prophet of doom. Ringing no change in his double-sewn seams in his post-war-babe gloom. Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die. He once owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph Bonneville. Counted his friends in burned-out spark plugs and prays that he always will. But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys all of his mates are doing time: married with three kids up by the ring road sold their souls straight down the line. And some of them own little sports cars and meet at the tennis club do's. For drinks on a Sunday --- work on Monday. They've thrown away their blue suede shoes. Now they're too old to Rock'n'Roll and they're too young to die. So the old Rocker gets out his bike to make a ton before he takes his leave. Up on the A1 by Scotch Corner just like it used to be. And as he flies --- tears in his eyes --- his wind-whipped words echo the final take and he hits the trunk road doing around 120 with no room left to brake. And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll but he was too young to die. No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to die.
Every now & then I try to "get into" music that I feel, as a Brit' I ought to, such as Jethro Tull, Led Zep, Floyd, ELP, etc etc.
It never works, I hear those awful voices drivelling on incomprehensibly about deeply profound, pretentious, b****cks & turn off for another decade or so.
Some may call me philistine, so be it. If you love this stuff I wish you joy of it, but for me you can put it in the same box as most "Country" music.
Yes there's the odd exception, I grant you, Led Zep's "Rock'n'Roll" is in my collection along with a few other ProgRock classics, and I love Junior Brown on the picking side of things (if you've not heard "My wife thinks you're dead" you're missing out) .
I'll just stick with the eclectic mix of stuff from the classical, such as Gustav Holst's "Planets Suite", to the Rev Horton Heat's "Psychobilly Freakout" by way of Funk, Soul, R&B (NO not that crap they call R&B these days the proper stuff like Dr Feelgood.) and even some trippy stuff like Morcheeba.
Okay, I'll admit I've one of the most varied and eclectic music collections most anyone has seen... I was listening to WDVX today, as usual, they're the BEST RADIO STATION ON THE PLANET (Grumpy, see if you can get their webcast!!!), then the mailman showed up with a package for me- my new Dawes CD, which I JUST got done finishing... simply awesome. Had to investigate a poor speaker connection in my hi-fi, then got done with it... lemme see if I can find a video.
Here's another powerful song from them- I mistook it for a Jason Isbell tune early on...
My favorite pop band of all time (so far) is Crowded House- Dawes works up the harmonies with such great lyrics, topped off with impeccable musicianship... they remind me of CH.
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I first picked up a flute at age 9. I was branded Dweeb until Tull came along, and I played some with the local high school garage band.
Locomotive Breath is in my top 10 most favourite songs of all time.
Sadly, music is on the way out for me as I slowly lose my hearing. Luckily, it still sounds the same in my memory. (and OK at this point when I wear my old Koss headphones, with the amp cranked up a bit).
I blew one of my 15" subs and had to replace it but bought 2 so they would be the same. Got the bad one fixed but then the heel got shattered and I haven't been able to change out the other one yet!
I saw Jethro Tull with Emerson, Lake and Palmer a while back. ELP was up first so when Ian Anderson took the stage he asked how everybody enjoyed ELP and of course there was a lot of cheering. Then he asked if everybody noticed that they still had their hair? THE BASTARDS!!!