Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tour Songs - Episode 13

We've logged a lot of hours riding around in the van, and thanks to Rod and his Billboard Top 100 CD's of the last 50 or so years, we've killed a lot of time listening to the hits. 1976, in particular had some cool stuff going on. But of all the hits produced in 76, Paul McCartney & Wings get my vote. The groove and the vibe of "Let Em In" is an instant mood lifter. I can't say we did it the proper justice, especially considering we learned it this morning and recorded it in one take, but that's what this blog is all about, so here you go...

Thanks for checking in. Were in Raleigh, North Carolina at moment getting ready to ring in the New Year at The Pour House. So Happy New Year everyone, were looking forward seeing you all in 2010.

Till next time...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tour Songs - Episode 12

Were back, and this time were bringing it to you from the mountains of North Carolina. Our friend Amy from somewhere outside of Asheville offered to put us all up for the night, but she had one request, a video blog performed live at her mountain estate. So we obliged. A few beers were drunk and this was the one and only time we've ever performed this song, so please keep this all in mind when watching the video.

I first remember hearing this song when I was a kid and watched the Woodstock Movie for the the first time and loved it, I was maybe 12 or 13. I thought the lead vocal was a little off and high, but that is part of what I thought was so cool about it. I immediately ran out and bought the soundtrack on cassette tape. I practically wore it out until my father took it away from me, after hearing Country Joe and The Fish chant, "Give me an F... give me a U...," and so on. I probably would have been cool had I not asked him to put on the that exact tune while the rest of the family and I were riding around in his car. I think I eventually got it back, I can't remember. I might have snuck in his car and stolen it back. Anyway, here is Yarn's take on Canned Heat's Goin Up The Country.

Till next time my friends...