Season 580 "69 & 70"

Another from my FAWM output this year. This was written in response to a skirmish challenge. This is when a host offers you a theme and you have an hour to write the song, record it and post it to the FAWM website. In this case the prompt was "Scent". I played with the homophone of scent/sent for the title and explored the ramifications of scent in a relationship for the rest.

 
Another from my FAWM output this year. This was written in response to a skirmish challenge. This is when a host offers you a theme and you have an hour to write the song, record it and post it to the FAWM website. In this case the prompt was "Scent". I played with the homophone of scent/sent for the title and explored the ramifications of scent in a relationship for the rest.


Hi Berni - apparently this video is private. Not that I can listen right now (and it's definitely time I caught up with this season...) but hopefully it won't be private by the time I do get to catching up :).
 
Funny, I have ignored Fogerty most of my life. Not unlike the Eagles, CCR was so over played during my childhood I became totally desensitized and almost annoyed when I heard them (I am annoyed when I hear the Eagles, for the record).
Then I heard Jefferey Foucault covering them. Mind blown. Jefferey is responsible for one of the best records I have ever heard (Redbird) and is an amazing songwriter. Melissa got me tickets to see him last month and my mouth was on the ground the whole night. If you have not been down his rabbit hole and like singer-songwriter music, dive in.
Shoot- I hate to do this before I play it but this is good enough I want you to hear it and ignore what I do.

And now, I guess I drop this. Watch his instead- it really is incredible.
 
Näpit Irti- Hands off a WeeOriginal about baked goods.

If you're happy and you know it bake a cake
If you're happy and you know it bake a cake
If you're happy and you know it
and you really want to show it
Get yourself in the kitchen and bake a cake

If you’v got yourself a plan make a strawberry flan
Or mix up some batter for pancakes in a pan
Cherry pie can taste so good
Smell cheers up the neighbourhood
Get yourself in the kitchen and bake a cake

Make A tart with Mangos peaches plums or pears
And a good apple pie can take away all of your cares
An don’t ever you forget the cream
And a pinch of cinamon makes every cake a dream
Get yourself in the kitchen and bake a cake
 
I’m not going to be able to contribute this week because my mother’s in hospital recovering from open heart surgery, but I wanted to wish you and your family all the best, Bernie. I’m sorry for all you’re going through, I know how tough it is.

Still planning on working my way through the playlist at some point, looking forward to watching everybody’s videos 🙂
 
I’m not going to be able to contribute this week because my mother’s in hospital recovering from open heart surgery, but I wanted to wish you and your family all the best, Bernie. I’m sorry for all you’re going through, I know how tough it is.

Still planning on working my way through the playlist at some point, looking forward to watching everybody’s videos 🙂
I hope things are proceeding well for you and your family, Victoria ... all good wishes!
 
Hi Berni,
Thanks for hosting! I'm sending my best juju your way for all you're going thru. That goes for all members here!

I stay impressed at the Seasonistas submissions.. especially those who can submit so many songs where I take days to get one down decent enough to record. Here's my take on Miles from Nowhere by Cat Stevens.

I'm still learning to get comfortable finding my voice and singing out. I appreciate this Forum for encouraging and supporting that exploration!

Cheers,
Chris

 
Rock Salt And Nails - Utah Phillips

In 1969, Joan Baez realeased David's Album, dedicated to her husband at the time, David Harris. It contained Utah Phillips' song Rock Salt And Nails.

Happy Birthday Berni!

 
Already done by tck but I like this outside recording that I did of "me and Bobby McGee". Done on a cheap Makala plastic uke and sounding very natural.
 
I got a bit behind the rest of the field yesterday. Great birthday being the culprit. In the early morning I went for a 12 km walk in the local hills with my rambling group (several fellow pensioners). Then lunch with Carmen and friends at an Indian Restaurant. Then, in the evening, we had further friends around for drinks, snacks and a bit of a sing song.

So, better late than never, here is the race report for Thursday into Friday.
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The fifth lap sees Edwin getting all philosophical as he berates his mount and calls on the spirit of the great master Zeno to aid him in his ride to infinity, while stoically accepting he may never get there.

Grooving down at the bottom with the rider way up top comes Lynda to offer us a paean to hippy philosophy. She knows how to get to the racetrack manager's heart alright.

Then trying to hitch a ride on a riderless horse comes Dave, the TCK himself, wailing an old Kris Kristofferson song that I'm sure y'all will know, but y'all'll have to click to hear it.

Rob puts in another appearance among the leaders with a moving version of another Kris Kristofferson song which, by videofying (you know what I mean) a single image, gives a whole new perspective to this already sad song.

Val added reef knots to her saddle and gave us a fine rendition of a Tom Paxton song I was unfamiliar with which examines the durability of songs and the effect they can have on people.

Our host getting all sweaty and smelly thunders through the pack, but they've picked up his scent and are in hot pursuit!
 
Rob puts in another appearance among the leaders with a moving version of another Kris Kristofferson song which, by videofying (you know what I mean) a single image, gives a whole new perspective to this already sad song
It is called the Ken Burns effect where you can zoom and pan.
 
hi again, Berni. :---)
Here is another original I wrote 2 months ago, inspired by a photograph that my friend sent me.
In the photo, her little grandson is wearing a red cape, in what looks like his play room.
He is standing in front of a full length mirror. We can see him and his reflection.
We can also see his grandma in the mirror, pointing her camera/phone at her grandson.
For some inexplicable reason I was very moved by this image.... It is the whole stillness of it. And knowing that this moment is gone forever after the photo is taken. There was a sadness I felt about this, but it is not a bad kind of sadness. It is just a sadness for the impermanence of things.
I was also moved by the fact that my friend whom I had not met in person has shared an intimate moment of her life with me.
Yet there also remains so much we don't yet know about each other. But, that is OK. It takes time to really know someone, I think. Even family members and people we think we know all our life.

A lot of us Seasons people have not met each other in real life. But week after week we meet here with our songs. It is quite nice. Not the real thing. but nice.

Here is the original version of this song.
Words in the YT description section.
My impromptu version for this week.
 
This is a song I started a few years ago and thought I'd try to knock into some kind of shape. It was inspired by a person I know who uses these "planners" to plan their life a whole year in advance, which seems to me somewhat compulsive and absurd. It's not a serious song, so I hope it at least gets a little chuckle.



I marked it down in my Erin Condren planner today
I put a big red star on the day you went away
With a little pink heart sticker
That I tore in two
And a little sad face that I highlighted in blue

Well I might just as well throw this Erin Condren planner away
'Cause everything's changed now that you, you went away
Now everything I planned for
Me and you to do
Is all off now, got them Erin Condren planner blues

Now everything that I wrote down is all off track
Every little careful note I made--they're all out of whack
Even if you did return, I'd know I'd get an earful
If I told you that now I'd have to revise the schedule
 
hi again, Berni. :---)
Here is another original I wrote 2 months ago, inspired by a photograph that my friend sent me.
In the photo, her little grandson is wearing a red cape, in what looks like his play room.
He is standing in front of a full length mirror. We can see him and his reflection.
We can also see his grandma in the mirror, pointing her camera/phone at her grandson.
For some inexplicable reason I was very moved by this image.... It is the whole stillness of it. And knowing that this moment is gone forever after the photo is taken. There was a sadness I felt about this, but it is not a bad kind of sadness. It is just a sadness for the impermanence of things.
I was also moved by the fact that my friend whom I had not met in person has shared an intimate moment of her life with me.
Yet there also remains so much we don't yet know about each other. But, that is OK. It takes time to really know someone, I think. Even family members and people we think we know all our life.

A lot of us Seasons people have not met each other in real life. But week after week we meet here with our songs. It is quite nice. Not the real thing. but nice.

Here is the original version of this song.
Words in the YT description section.
My impromptu version for this week.

What's not to like about unruly hair behaving dangerously?
 
And we're on to the sixth lap and it's Jon Duncan takes the lead with a beautiful heart wrenching song that has me in tears every time I hear it. What a perfect example of a highly personal lyric taking on universal significance!

And in comes TCK with a super performance of the CCR classic "Lodi"

Creeping up on the pack comes Caledonian Rob again, using his own inimitable brand of reggae he arrives currying favour with the host by offering him cake on his birthday!

Next there comes a rare and welcome appearance of Ukulele Low bringing us another Townes Van Zandt song. A perfect piece of Americana played and sung to perfection. Playing solos and chords at the same time seems a superhuman feat to me!

Streamlining his head with a smooth bobble hat to keep down wind resistance, comes Chris, who is soon miles ahead of the field with a Cat Stevens classic. I love how he handled the bridge on this one.

But wait, here comes Jim with a fabulous Utah Phillips song I had never heard before. And then he really sweetens the pill with a fun song about getting old and wishing me Happy Birthday the day after his birthday.

Rob gallops up with his thumb stuck out to tell his sad tale of how he let that other hitchhiking Bobby escape from his life. With added trucks passing by for authenticity.

Then up comes Joo with a very moving song that is a perfect piece of poetry in song. It is just such details of everyday life which reveal the profundity of human existence and our interconnectedness.
I urge you to give this one a listen.

Finally, Alan rides up shouting Yee-ha! ....and waving his cowboy hat in the air, before launching into a great criticism of those who try to schedule every moment of their existence. Which is also a break up song full of telling details.
 
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