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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Tidy Tune #273: Unbreak the Promise - The Alarm

Yours truly was part of the the choir for the live recording of this.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014

Disciple - Attack (23rd September 2014)

The tenth studio album 'Attack' by hard rocking band Disciple was released at the start of this week. It's been two years since 'O God, Save Us All' and the band have moved on from their label to go independent. The album was crowd funded via Kickstarter.

There's already been a great response to the album as it hit #1 in the Christian Music Top Ten on iTunes. Glowing reviews as well from many sources as well.

I've loved a lot of what these guys have done over the past 22 years. I even got to see them a few years back at AtlantaFest where they blew away all gathered at Six Flags for a blistering afternoon set in the Hotlanta heat!

This is easily going to be one of the best Christian rock albums of the year.

Click on the links to hear more music from Disciple.

Radical (Promo Video)


Previous Disciple Albums
Disciple (2004).

Disciple Live

Disciple Promo Vids

Tidy Tune #269:Waiting on June - Holly Williams

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tidy Tune #268: You're Missing - Bruce Springsteen (In Memory of Andrew Winslow)

7TH FEB 1986 - 22ND SEPT 2014

On Monday of this week a dear friend from South Carolina passed away, It was a real shocker as he was such a young chap but he suffered from Type 1 Diabetes and somehow it got out of control that day. He was loved by many and will surely be missed by many.

Whenever I think of him I always picture him with his Clemson Cap on and being madly fanatical about his beloved Clemson Tigers - he played on the Clemson University Tiger Marching Band. On game days his profile picture was always a big slab of Orange which always made me laugh.

So, for Brenda and Milton I am deeply saddened for you both as his parents that you have lost a great son way too soon.
For Paul, I feel for you as you have lost your big brother.
I am certain that all the sweet memories that you have of him and all the memories that his friends have shared will be a great aid to you as you go through this valley.

This was taken at Clemson University back in the 90's. Andrew is the first in line. Others in the picture from left to right are Paul Winslow, Tex George, Me, my wife Kerstin and Paul and Andrew's Dad Milton.

Rest in Peace

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Bruce Springsteen - 65 Live Concerts That Show Why He's The Boss!

This will last you more than a day or two. 65 shows that document the experience of the Bruce Springsteen Show. Click on the links to enjoy the music. A bit top heavy on some of the 70's shows but they are good shows and great hearing how the E Street Band was growing in stature.







(Performances are by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band unless otherwise noted)



32. Capitol Centre. Largo, Landover 15th August Part 1/Part 2.
37. Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NY 20th September Part 1/Part 2.


















Of course there are loads and loads of great shows, many on You Tube, so check 'em out.

Tidy Tune #266: Land of Hope and Dreams - Bruce Springsteen

Live Band Version

Live Acoustic Version

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen - 65 Today!

Click on the links to enjoy the music.

001: He was Born To Run.
002: He Takes Care of His Own.
003: He Still Likes To Prove It All Night.
004: He Hangs Out In The Badlands.
005: He Gets His Kicks Racing In The Street.
006: He Enjoys Dancing In The Dark With His Friends.
007: He Likes Elvis.
009: He Has A Good Friend in Gary US Bonds.
010: He Could Have Been A Ghostbuster!
012: He Loves To Play His Albums Live.
013: Playing Long Shows Gives Value For Money.
014: He's Not And Never Will Be The "New Dylan". But He Does Like A Dylan Tune Or Two.
015: He likes to play requests.
016: He surprises with a Pre-Show Acoustic set from time to time.
017: He's able to take an old song, shine it up and make it relevant for today.
018: He's a Rocker.
019: He's a Soul Man.
020: He's a Lover.
021: He's a Dancer.
022: He's a Crowd Surfer.
023: In the the middle of a song he likes a Beer!
024: Sings about drinking wine.
025: He's sung with Buddy Holly (well okay Gary Busey!).
026: He's sung with Jerry Lee Lewis (yep, the real one!).
027: He's the Jack of all Trades (he can play guitar, sing, play harmonica, piano, pump organ.).
028: He's been a back up singer for the King of the New York Streets!
029: Hungry Heart was going to be given to The Ramones but he kept it for himself. Imagine The Ramones covering Bruce! Here's Bruce covering The Ramones.
030: He likes playing with Punks!
031: The ladies seem to love him!
032: He wants to be Where the Fans Are!
033: Your town is a Lucky Town if he's playing there.
034: He's Tougher Than the Rest.
035: He's played at the legendary Apollo Theater.
036: He's even been busking on the streets of Copenhagen!
037: He's played at The Super Bowl.
038: He blew everyone away at Glastonbury.
039: Between 15th July 1999 and 12th August 1999 the Reunited Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band played 15 Sold Out shows at The Meadowlands in New Jersey. This was the opening song for Night One.
 040: No matter how much you say you hate 'Waitin' on a Sunny Day' you just can't help but sing-a-long!
041: Like any decent musician he takes you back to the roots of his music with the sound of the British Invasion: The Animals, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles.
042: Like any decent musician he takes you back to the roots of his music with the sound of Sixties Soul: Motown, Northern Soul and Stax.
043: Like any decent musician he takes you back to the roots of his music with the sound of the Fifties: Elvis and Buddy Holly.
044: Like any decent musician he takes you back to the roots of his music with the sound of classic American Rock: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf,  and The Byrds.
045: Stayin' Alive is a good thing!
046: He always has something up his sleeve just right for the moment.
047: He's known for leaving great songs off his albums because they don't fit!
048: Because he likes a Surprise Surprise.
049: He has a great sense of humour.
050: He likes to Serenade.
051: You just have to jig to American Land, you can't keep your feet still!
052: His Storytellers for VH1 is one of the best ever.
053: The first ever Springsteen song I heard as a kid was this one.
054: He not only writes great rocking tunes but also beautifully crafted, touching and sensitive songs like this one.
055: And this one also.
056: He knows how to build a house!
057: And he knows how to wreck it as well!
058: He was the MusiCares Person of the Year in 2013.
059: He was one of the best and funniest keynote speakers at SXSW back in 2012.
060: Everyone has a favourite Bruce song and this one is top of my list (though 'My Father's House' sometimes sits on top of the pile!).
061: Everyone has a favourite Bruce album and whilst 'Born to Run' often holds the top spot for me 'Nebraska' often sneaks in and grabs the mantle!
062: Of all the cover versions that Bruce has ever done (and he's done loads of 'em) my favourite for many years now has been Jimmy Cliff's 'Trapped'.
063: He's unafraid to go it alone like on the 2005 Devil's and Dust Tour and to reinvent some of his most loved songs acoustically.
064: The day before his 63rd Birthday he played a massive show at the Metlife in New Jersey that actually carried on until the wee hours of his actual birthday due to a delay in starting because of inclement weather.
065: Today is his 65th Birthday and he remains one of the greatest exponents of rock and roll on the planet.
Happy Birthday Bruce.   

Monday, 22 September 2014

Tidy Tune #265: Make It Back - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Studio Version

Live Version

Happy Birthday Joan Jett 2014

 This is an updated post from last year and it has many new links. Click on them to enjoy the music.

Born in Wynnewood, Philadelphia on this day in 1958 Joan Marie Larkin (better known to us as Joan Jett).

Joan Jett is known as one of the founding members of The Runaways (alongside Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Sandy West). Whilst not so popular in their homeland of the U.S.A., The Runaways enjoyed success in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and even South America.

The Runaways released five albums before they called it a day - 1976 The Runaways, 1977 Queens of Noise, 1977 Live in Japan, 1977 Waitin' For The Night, and 1978 And Now...The Runaways.

With The Blackhearts she has recorded 10 Albums and many brilliant singles.

Joan Jett makes her acting debut.

Her latest album, 'Unvarnished', was released on Sept 30th 2013 (UK) and 1st Oct 2013 (USA). It is the first album since 2006 ('Sinner'). The first single from the album was 'Any Weather'.

Unvarnished Live and Audio

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Rewind: Bruce Springsteen - Metlife Stadium NJ 19th, 21st, 22nd September 2012

19th September 2012

 Pre-show acoustic set:
Growin' Up/For You

 Johnny 99
Darlington County
Working on the Highway
Easy Money
The Promised Land
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
Mansion on the Hill
Racing in the Street
The Rising
Land of Hope and Dreams
* * *
We Are Alive
Thunder Road
Born to Run
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
Twist and Shout 

21st September 2012

Waiting on a Sunny Day
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Born to Run
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

 To complete the set I've added a few videos from other shows close to the date of this one on the 22nd September due to links for that particular song not being available from the night in question. Hope that doesn't spoil your enjoyment. Click on the links to enjoy the music.
22nd September 2012


Tidy Tune #264: Incident on 57th Street - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

As we head toward the 65th Birthday of Bruce Springsteen it's good to remember this one from two years ago on this day at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.

This was from the second of three nights.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

idy Tune #263: Come Together - Third Day

Seems like a very fitting lyric for today.

"I know there will come a day
When we all will come together
And learn to set aside our hate
If we could learn to love our neighbors
Just like we would love ourselves
We've got to come together
'Cause in the end we can make it - alright
We've got to brave the weather
Through all of the storms
We've got to come together"

Live Version

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