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We’re Not The Jet Set

John Prine And Iris Dement in perfect imitation of George and Tammy

I feel like a member of the jet set last week 

Tuesday night in Brisbane to see John Prine

Cant explain how good it was 

Emmylou Harris Gillian Welch And now John Prine the best country music ever played in Australia and John Prine remains one of the best songwriters in American music

Goosebumps just from the very first sound of his voice coming out across the audience from an old bloke in his 70’s who I have been listening to since his first record in the early 70’s And last saw live in Vancouver in ‘75

A lot of people my age probably been listening to him for just as long seemed to know the songs as they came up and the whole show finished with John Prine putting his guitar down and doing a little dance 

truly a great night 

And then there was Wednesday night with Alejandro Escovedo on acoustic guitar and Tim Rogers swapping between  electric and acoustic and back up vocals

Atiny room where 50 or so people constituted a crowd with a crystal clear sound that made plain every nuance and vocal inflection that the songs demanded

Another great writer whose songs reflect more of his life and events that take place around him

I don’t like Tim Rogers at all but he was great if slightly in awe of playing sidekick to one of rock and rolls greatest players with a long history back to the 70’s And cutting across all genres from punk rock very early alternative country to singer songwriter and always rock n roll

Alejandro was in a band called The Nuns who supported The Sex Pistols last ever concert in Texas and was living at The Chelsea Hotel in New York at the time when it all went south for Sid and Nancy 

So much great music across those decades culminating in his last record recorded with an Italian band with immigration the primary subject

And then off to Melbourne on the 7.30 plane 

 

 

 

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Here I am as I so often am lately hiding from the news and taking refuge in country music or folkies from the 60’s

This time with  a couple of hours of Johnny Cash looking for that 

Old Time Feeling

 of going to school going surfing and growing my hair instead of my waist

 

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Great song written in response to the fruit loops criticism of young people’s long hair and protest against the war in Vietnam 

The same people attacking young people for daring to demand action on climate change yesterday

The more things change the more they stay the same

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Only 3 things in life worth arguing about

Religion politics and rock n roll

And Johnny Cash had hundreds of songs about ‘em

i very much identify with Heavy Metal (don’t mean Rock nRoll to me)

🌶😀

 

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Here’s A great song

So great that Bruce Springsteen used the same title to write a different song

Reason To Believe beautifully written and sung by Tim Hardin way back in the 60’s

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My last Johnny Cash song after about 4 hours

And feeling much better for it

Great photo of Johnny and June

Not venturing 2 far 

Merle Haggard’s first record I think

And an early indication of the sublime singer he was to become 

Possibly the best country music singer ever an excellent writer and great musician

At least till I start listening to Hank Williams😀

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Perfectly named song

I think it’s the word faded

fits the subject matter perfectly 

Written by Bob Wills

 

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Posted this on the currently spinning page but probably no interest there

If you are reading this you probably have an interest in country music and rock n roll 

i can think of maybe half a dozen players still alive as good as these 2 but I can’t think of any better

 

https://www.abc.net.au/doublej/music-reads/features/john-prine-alejandro-escovedo-australian-tour-2019-review/10880262

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