Monday, December 15, 2014

Convenience & Death or Too Much of Nothing


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This mix was inspired by a local convenient store's partially burnt out sign (Brodie Food Mart), pictured above. The first time I saw the sign I didn't have anything to take a picture with, it was weeks later when I got back in that part of town with my camera and I was surprised and amused that they had still not fixed it. Naturally the mix deals with emptiness and deaths of all kinds- literal, metaphorical, convenient and otherwise. And Edith Piaf soul.

1. DEATH OR GLORY- THE CLASH
2. CAN YOU GET TO THAT- FUNKADELIC
3. ALL MY LIFE- HARRY NILSSON
4. ROUND THE BEND-THE BETA BAND
5. TOO MUCH OF NOTHING (TAKE 1)- BOB DYLAN & THE BAND
6. CARPE DIEM- THE FUGS
7. A'REBOURS- BABYSHAMBLES
8. LUCIFER'S GRAIN- BAXTER DURY
9. CLAUDINE- THE ROLLING STONES
10. USED TO LOVE HER- GUNS N' ROSES
11. GUN- JOHN CALE
12. SHE CAME OUT OF THE COLD- THE IVEYS
13. THE VIOLET HOUR- THE CLIENTELE
14. SAINT DOMINIC'S PREVIEW- VAN MORRISON
15. NOTHING WAS DELIVERED (TAKE 1)- BOB DYLAN & THE BAND
16. TOWER OF SONG-LEONARD COHEN
17. GIMME SHELTER (MONO)-THE ROLLING STONES

Tower of Song- Leonard Cohen

Well my friends are gone and my hair is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day in the tower of song

I said to Hank Williams, "How lonely does it get?"
Hank Williams hasn't answered yet
But I hear him coughing all night long
Oh, a hundred floors above me in the tower of song

I was born like this, I had no choice
I was born with the gift of a golden voice
And twenty-seven angels from the great beyond
They tied me to this table right here in the tower of song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll
I'm very sorry, baby, doesn't look like me at all
I'm standing by the window where the light is strong
Ah they don't let a woman kill you not in the tower of song

Now you can say that I've grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there's a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices in the tower of song

I see you standing on the other side
I don't know how the river got so wide
I loved you baby, way back when
And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
But I feel so close to everything that we lost
We'll never, we'll never have to lose it again

Now I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back
They're moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone
I'll be speaking to you sweetly from a window in the tower of song

Yeah, my friends are gone and my head is gray
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day in the tower of song

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