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    Hello, folks, and welcome to day two of season 479-Destination Known. Since I last wrote there have been 3 additions to the playlist, 2 fabulous covers and 1 fresh out of the box original. Brian F takes us to Trafalgar Square in London, or on a delightful drug trip, you decide, Steve takes us to Indian Queens, wonderful moniker, there, in the southwest corner of England, and Ryan transports us, beautifully and blissfully, to a serene spot in Kyoto called Kinkaku-ji. I’m attaching a photo I found amusing of a recent scene at Kinkaku-ji.

    Please take a look at all three. I am thrilled! The tally stands at 11 covers and 2 originals, if I am counting correctly. Please keep them coming! I’d love to hear about your own hometown, too. 35A48579-055A-4DA2-9C54-5D861B469392.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbrinker View Post
    Hello, folks, and welcome to day two of season 479-Destination Known. Since I last wrote there have been 3 additions to the playlist, 2 fabulous covers and 1 fresh out of the box original. Brian F takes us to Trafalgar Square in London, or on a delightful drug trip, you decide, Steve takes us to Indian Queens, wonderful moniker, there, in the southwest corner of England, and Ryan transports us, beautifully and blissfully, to a serene spot in Kyoto called Kinkaku-ji. I’m attaching a photo I found amusing of a recent scene at Kinkaku-ji.

    Please take a look at all three. I am thrilled! The tally stands at 11 covers and 2 originals, if I am counting correctly. Please keep them coming! I’d love to hear about your own hometown, too. 35A48579-055A-4DA2-9C54-5D861B469392.jpg
    Hahaha see what you mean with that photo and the same thing actually happened to me once! My wife and I went to Venice for our honeymoon and the Rialto Bridge was covered in scaffolding and a canvas with a picture of the bridge drawn on it! So frustrating!
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    Here's a song I first heard sung by a pub band while I was visiting Montreal about ten years ago. The crowd loved it. I'd never heard it before (but also loved it) and I made a note of some of the lyrics so I could look it up when I got back to my hotel. I understand it's Canada's alternative national anthem, so apologies to any Canadians if I've ruined it. In particular, there's no way I was getting the whistle part right so I've just sort of improvised a thing that kind of fits...



    The locations in it aren't Canadian though. They are: London in general, Charing Cross Road, Euston Station and Yorkshire. Whenever I pass through London I usually spend at least a bit of time browsing the bookshops on Charing Cross Road, or at least sitting in the cafe at Foyle's. I gather the story behind the song is that the band were supposed to be touring the UK, but the shows got cancelled after they'd travelled so they decided to spend their time in the pub instead. It passes the time, I suppose.

    By the way, the nerd in me can't resist nit-picking that if you get a train that goes through Yorkshire's green fields, you'd most likely be leaving from King's Cross, not Euston. But that doesn't fit quite as well, so I won't complain too much .
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    Hey, Liz!

    A terrific theme for me, anyway. Since I've spent significant amounts of time in five states and driven cross-country four times (and to Colorado from each coast once), I've been, well, not everywhere. But all these places!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joko View Post
    I've been waiting to cover Toto's "Africa"!

    But darnnit... I've never been there!
    i've been to paradise
    but i've never been to me


    here is a little homemade song for the season, as you may know i love the south coast of england, pevensey bay especially. wherever you're going, it's nice to drive down to brighton, via pease pottage, and then motor along from there along the coast road to your destination. this song is about the london to brighton journey, and that lovely moment when you first see the sea

    "brighton (feat. london + pease pottage)"

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    The House Of The Rising Sun SOTU 479

    This song about a woman trapped in a life of prostitution, became a cliche during the Great Folk Scare in the sixties. I first heard it on a Josh White LP, but it was also recorded by Joan Baez, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and, in 1964 The Animals learned it from Bob Dylan's first LP and made a folk rock hit out of it.

    I first visited New Orleans when I was in Boy Scouts in the late fifties and we took a bus on a Good Will Tour to visit Scout troops in the States. I recall some strange shops where they sold black cats' bones and Voodoo charms. We were really interested in these places, but were discouraged from visiting them.
    There was a woman at the Jung Hotel on Canal Street, where we stayed, who loved the way I talked and kept asking me to say things so she could learn to talk "Canadian".



    There are a bunch of different chord progressions and tunes that folks use for this song. I've heard it sung to the tune of Amazing Grace and have done it to the Gilligan's Island Theme just for fun. I've heard it done bluesy, old-timey, country, bluegrass and rock styles.
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    A bit of useless trivia.......Just up the Jurassic coast from me there's a place called 'Portland' (Isle of Portland) and there's a local tradition that you don't use the word 'rabbit' because of the damage they've caused to the Isle by burrowing which causes land slips. If the word Is uttered locals are said to get hot under the collar and fights have been known to break out in bars etc so visitors beware . The locals refer to them as either underground mutton or furry things. As an outsider I suspect that their landslips are probably more attributed to their mass quarrying of Portland stone that they build absolutely everything In and sell. (Portland cement)
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    Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of Season 479 - Destination Known. Since last I wrote, we've had 4 new song submissions, bringing the tally up to 14 covers and 3 originals, SO FAR! This is fantastic. If any of you out there are hesitant to host a season, please be advised that it's a blast and also somewhat addictive. I am anticipating each entry with bated breath...but, no pressure. I can only imagine the travelogues and love letters to places of origin that are out there marinating.

    I recap! The covers: Edwin takes us around London and up to Yorkshire, put on your dancing shoes for this one. Rick gives a vast tour around the Promised Land, as described by Chuck Barry, you may need a map. The number of locations is, indeed, impressive, and he's been to ALL of them. Jim Yates takes us to a brothel in New Orleans with the classic, House Of The Rising Sun. Listen close, and be honest, did you know all the verses? (I am not implying that Jim went to the brothel, only to New Orleans... he was a boy scout at the time. Actually, none of my business...)

    One original work by Lynda (thank you, Lynda! :- D ) which takes us out of London, through Pease Pottage (actual village name!) and on to Brighton. Ahhhhh! Spoiler alert, if you are first to see the sea you get a kiss, so, look sharp.

    Happy gatekeeper, here. Thank you all and take me somewhere today! Somewhere you've been...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythinformed View Post
    A bit of useless trivia.......Just up the Jurassic coast from me there's a place called 'Portland' (Isle of Portland) and there's a local tradition that you don't use the word 'rabbit' because of the damage they've caused to the Isle by burrowing which causes land slips. If the word Is uttered locals are said to get hot under the collar and fights have been known to break out in bars etc so visitors beware . The locals refer to them as either underground mutton or furry things. As an outsider I suspect that their landslips are probably more attributed to their mass quarrying of Portland stone that they build absolutely everything In and sell. (Portland cement)
    No bit of trivia is useless, in my humble opinion, especially if it can help one avoid fisticuffs. I shall mind my p's and q's, should I ever be lucky enough to visit Portland. Thank you!

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    Ok, so I have been to Berlin several time for work related trainings, and one of those times, I went by train, and we actually stopped at Zoo Station (it is not the normal Station to stop at, but I guess there where reasons ). This is a U2 song about that Station, they recorded the whole Achtung Baby record in Berlin, so I guess that is why they got inspired to write a song about it.
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