Normally, this song makes me think of Martin Scorsese’s movie Casino. And mountains of cocaine, for the obvious reasons. Today, a Skype conversation made me think of the song, so the roles have been reversed. A colleague was trying to get me on a Skype call, and messaged me the following:
Can you see me calling?
Change “Can” to “Can’t” and “calling” to “knocking”, and bingo, you’ve got The Rolling Stone’s “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”. So after the call, I headed over to YouTubes, and found this little piece of magic. The Stones from back in 2003 – which is now 10 years ago, if you can believe it.
PS: I’m not the only one out there whose mind pulls up related song lyrics during conversations, am I? To be honest, it happens most frequently with Bob Dylan songs, but as with this particular case, it can vary.
The Dark Star Jubilee is less than three weeks away now. I’m hoping for at least one “Look Like Rain” over the course of the three nights. Here’s a good one from Jerry and the boys in 1987.
These guys are not going to get fooled again. And I’m trying to avoid it myself.
The Who. In Texas. Performing “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. With some great shots of Keith Moon drumming.
Today is Anders Osborne’s birthday. Here he is with bandmates Eric Bolivar (drums) and Carl Dufrene (bass) at WTMD. It’s a funky little love song called “Meet Me in New Mexico”, from his 2010 record American Patchwork. I first saw him play at Summer Camp last summer. It was amazing, and I’ve become a huge fan. I highly recommend taking some time to check his work out.
It’s a cool recording room, too. I love the different patterned sound damping things on the walls. Plus they have a bunch of mini water bottles lined up along the window between the recording booth and the whatever you call that other room, you know, the one with the engineers.
Here it is. The best non Etta James version of “I’d Rather Go Blind” that I’ve come across. The Allman Brothers, with vocals from Warren Haynes and special guest Susan Tedeschi, do an outstanding job bringing the song to life.
The best version I’ve come across from Etta James herself is this version with Dr. John.
Posted in Live Music, Music, Video
Tagged 2012, Allman Brothers, Beacon Theater, Dr. John, Etta James, Live Music, music video, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes, YouTube
I should have posted this on May Day. We’ll just call it a belated May Day post.
Sometimes, we need more sexual healing than normal. Today, you might be one of those people. Which is why I’m posting another version of “Sexual Healing” (see yesterday’s post of Marvin Gaye performing it at the Grammys). This one is from Ben Harper. Just him and his acoustic guitar. A passionate, soulful, and personal delivery of the song. I love it. You will, too.