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    I was looking at the placards that homeless people hold up.
    It seems they have lost everything except their sense of humour.
    You have to ask yourself how do so many people become homeless.
    Is it their own fault or has their government failed them somehow?

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire


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    I should be filling rooms with the sweet smell of success
    I'm a mess look at what I've been reduced to
    I don't blame you for sayin' no when you should have said yes
    But darlin', darlin', darlin', look at me now I'm a mess
    I'm a mess, I'm a wreck
    I'm really on the deck
    I'm a mess, look at how I'm living
    Some of these days I'm gonna get back on my feet and quit this blue address
    But darlin', darlin', darlin', in the meantime I'm a mess
    The smart set, I used to run around with are invisible now
    They all cut me loose when one said that what I've got 
    might just rub of on Them somehow
    I'm a mess, for want of your caress
    Darlin', darlin', darlin', look at me now I'm a mess
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    Dave Edmunds had a big hit with this Nick Lowe song. I don’t know if it’s intentional or not, but it seems to have a You Never Can Tell, Chuck Berry, feel to it. This will almost certainly be my last for this season, but it’s been a great opportunity for me ( Thanks Andy ) to develop my sketchy knowledge of Nick Lowe’s work; what a fantastic songwriter he is.

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    Hi all, trying to squeeze one in this week, I first heard Elvis Costello's "So Like Candy" a few days ago, and immediately loved it, what a great song! The original has a cool tremolo guitar, and a lot of twists and turns, for me at least: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBKGQaSFEjE

    It was really a stretch for me to figure out what I considered a rather complex song, then to transpose for my voice. But, I learned a bunch of new chords, and a great new song. A bit later, I discovered that it had actually been written by Paul McCartney. I hope I did justice to this great song.


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    It may have been mentioned, but Elvis Costello will be on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday morning. 10:30 BST.
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    Was working on this one, then when ready to post, saw that it has already been covered by 2 other Seasonistas, who both did fine jobs. Hopefully mine is a bit different, and I'm not being kind of cruel by posting it anyway!


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    Neil armstrong was the first man on the moon. Seven years earlier he lost his daughter
    when she was 3 to a brain tumour. Mark Kermode in his review of The first man says
    the movie is not so much about going to the moon but about loneliness and grief,
    In the movie Ryan Gosling sings this nursery rhyme to his daughter as she goes to sleep
    on his shoulder. And that is why I played it for SOTU 347 cos the OP said we could do a song
    about loneliness, and why the mood is sad.
    Here is the review of the movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NooV-ZrslG8
    And if you want ot see the trailer go here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GtJB5WAlQ
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    an improvisation on the baritone

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    A song written and first recorded by Blind Alfred Reed but one also performed by Nick and Ry Cooder
    Here's my instrumental version on tenor uke made by Doug Frink.
    Last edited by pabrizzer; 10-12-2018 at 10:35 PM.

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    Most river songs are written with the river as a benign force.But there is always another side.An original for the week.On Baritone in DGAD tuning."When I was a Riverman"


    When I was a Riverman
    I’d flood your golden plain
    With promises of love so deep
    No doubt could remain

    I’d wash and swale
    Embellish my tale
    With emotions seeming raw
    Even grains of salt
    Would be taken with what they saw

    Riverman, Riverman
    The fury and the sound
    Noone knows best
    Is it water or flesh
    Is it hollow Is it ground?

    Riverman,Riverman
    Always changing shape
    Canyons are gorged
    Checks are forged
    Who’s buried in the bank

    Mother tell your children
    Beware the Riverman
    If your levee ain’t strong enough
    He’ll drown you if he can.
    Last edited by Flatbaroque; 10-12-2018 at 11:19 PM. Reason: Edited cause I wrote wrong tuning..sorry

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    In 1989 Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney wrote and recorded a big batch of songs, most of which ended up on Paul's "Flowers In The Dirt" album. This could be the most popular of those collaborations (possibly after "Veronica").

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