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Old 09-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: videos (25) from Charleston concert-Sept.17,2012

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Originally Posted by jj View Post
Wild Strawberries is quite a composition....talented young Kenyon was once (ok, several times) over at my place and out of the blue, broke fully into an acoustic rendition that lead to a newfound appreciation for the tune, on my part
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Originally Posted by GeoMan View Post
Thank you for posting these. Wild Strawberries was wonderfull... heard it once before and sorry I missed it this time.

I'm with you Jimmy and Steve
Wild Strawberries has been constantly in my head since I heard it at B B Kings ten days ago
And wished I had filmed it myself.I meant to ask Char to do so at Tarrytown but it got pre-emted by 'her" song that evening!!!
it is yet another song that I had never really listened to or fully appreciated before and it shares some of the poetic magic that I love about Restless.
I mean to say these lyrics are pure genius
Hit the bounding main or be on a railroad train
Hit the boundless tide or be on a steamboat ride
Hit the bounding main or be on a midnight plane
Hit the pounding tide or be on a rainbow ride

compares well with
Of an old engine flying down a road that's iron cast
Of an old schooner roving 'Neath a sky that's ironclad
Of a cold diesel, rolling down a road that's built to last
Of an old schooner flying down a sky that's overcast

I remembered to ask Gord once how he avoided getting confused when singing Restless and he brushed it off as being easy I think he said something like "the words just flow"

I am so grateful to "clubdoc" for getting the complete Charleston concert.

The only problem now with Wild Strawberries is that it complicates my personal plan to create my own GL "Desert Island Disc"
in my posting on that subject at:-
http://www.corfid.com/vbb/showpost.p...74&postcount=5
I proposed rules to try to impose some discipline into the task of choosing 70 minutes worth (or a bit more with CD overburning) of GL songs for a single CD and said quite seriously and succinctly:-
"In addition there are a few unreleased gems that I for one would wish to take into account in particular the 1968 television version of "Face Of a Thousand People"
My rules would therefore be to enforce a minimum of one track from every album and then depending on how many of the epics you select in those 20 (I would have to include Seven Island Suite but happily ignore TWOTEF and CRT) the total time may be made up with up to a maximum of two tracks from any one album plus say one other recording (such as the aforementioned FOATP)"
The problem now is that both Restless and Wild Strawberries are on Waiting For You
and there is no way that I am going to be marooned without Restless so those two songs take up my allocation of a maximum of two tracks from any one album thus negating any other such choice
 

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