A "life hack" from Heather W: "Turns out these MTX boxes make fabulous ends for open sided record shelving. ❤️"

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She's not a flower... Happy Wodnesdæg, brothers and sisters. So, the Song for Odin "content" that was lined up had to be deferred for reasons I won't get into, leaving me without anything prepared as the day dawned. The show must go on, though, as they say, for some reason. So rather than just skip it this week, we're going to abandon the charted route and wander a bit off to the side, to a tune that has a peripheral connection to the Revenge Is Sweet album, which has been much on my mind lately. Here's yours truly in September, 2012, shouting and strumming out a crude cover of one of my favorite old songs at the "Stardumb Mansion" in Rotterdam, playing Kepi's guitar. (First night of that Art Tour with Kepi and Stefan.) https://youtu.be/YS9iP9mHZ-s "Queen Anne's Lace" was written by David Olney but known to me mainly from the Del McCoury cover. It's long been one of my favorite songs, a terrific composition in many respects, and one of those on the "boy I wish I'd written that one" list. One of the things I like about it is that the song itself provides the answer to the question posed by the relatively obscure title, which is the name of a flowering plant, a kind of weed, really. And the question is, how can you get a whole song out of this plant which is basically just a wild carrot? But, of course, it turns out to be an analogy to a woman's beauty, and a window into a stark story of loss, regret, and human frailty. It plays out effortlessly, and surprises you by how well it all fits into place, and by the end you totally get why there's a song called "Queen Anne's Lace" after all. "I have fallen like a windblown leaf from her memory." I find it very beautiful, and moving. Not that I'm saying this hamfisted caterwauling rendition is either of those things, certainly not. In fact I have no earthly idea why I decided to play it for that little living room full of Dutch and Italian people whose interests clearly lay elsewhere. (A common enough situation for me.) So no, not beautiful or moving. But possibly close enough for Dr Frank. Believe it or not, this was one of the songs in consideration for the Revenge Is Sweet and So Are You album, though I don't believe we ever got to the stage of actually trying to arrange or rehearse it. As I've mentioned before, there was originally meant to be a faux traditional, pseudo-country-ish sub-theme to that record of which only traces remain in the finished product. Even in the album as it stands, this song would have fit right in. It's very much in the Revenge Is Sweet spirit. Not that there was any great lack of my own songs about loss, regret, and human frailty; it was difficult enough to choose as it was. But all that said, when I imagine this song done with that "You You You" guitar sound it sounds pretty nice and dark in my head, and it would have filled a similar emotional "slot" right at the end there, coming out of the foggy mountain top. But it was not to be, anyway. This is all that remains of that nutty idea, the only time I know of that I ever tried to play it out loud in front of people. And there you have it. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll see you next time. notes: -- David Olney original: https://youtu.be/W7UAmf4-WdE -- Del McCoury Band version: https://youtu.be/Sz9l9qFTEy0 -- Queen Anne's Lace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daucus_carota -- Some Foggy Mountain Tops and the Revenge that might have been: https://drankf.medium.com/some-foggy-mountain-tops-2b1df60b77da -- My Stupid Revenge: https://drankf.medium.com/my-stupid-revenge-ce55aa2bd65b -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #Rotterdam #minds
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She's not a flower... Happy Wodnesdæg, brothers and sisters. So, the Song for Odin "content" that was lined up had to be deferred for reasons I won't get into, leaving me without anything prepared as the day dawned. The show must go on, though, as they say, for some reason. So rather than just skip it this week, we're going to abandon the charted route and wander a bit off to the side, to a tune that has a peripheral connection to the Revenge Is Sweet album, which has been much on my mind lately. Here's yours truly in September, 2012, shouting and strumming out a crude cover of one of my favorite old songs at the "Stardumb Mansion" in Rotterdam, playing Kepi's guitar. (First night of that Art Tour with Kepi and Stefan.) https://youtu.be/YS9iP9mHZ-s "Queen Anne's Lace" was written by David Olney but known to me mainly from the Del McCoury cover. It's long been one of my favorite songs, a terrific composition in many respects, and one of those on the "boy I wish I'd written that one" list. One of the things I like about it is that the song itself provides the answer to the question posed by the relatively obscure title, which is the name of a flowering plant, a kind of weed, really. And the question is, how can you get a whole song out of this plant which is basically just a wild carrot? But, of course, it turns out to be an analogy to a woman's beauty, and a window into a stark story of loss, regret, and human frailty. It plays out effortlessly, and surprises you by how well it all fits into place, and by the end you totally get why there's a song called "Queen Anne's Lace" after all. "I have fallen like a windblown leaf from her memory." I find it very beautiful, and moving. Not that I'm saying this hamfisted caterwauling rendition is either of those things, certainly not. In fact I have no earthly idea why I decided to play it for that little living room full of Dutch and Italian people whose interests clearly lay elsewhere. (A common enough situation for me.) So no, not beautiful or moving. But possibly close enough for Dr Frank. Believe it or not, this was one of the songs in consideration for the Revenge Is Sweet and So Are You album, though I don't believe we ever got to the stage of actually trying to arrange or rehearse it. As I've mentioned before, there was originally meant to be a faux traditional, pseudo-country-ish sub-theme to that record of which only traces remain in the finished product. Even in the album as it stands, this song would have fit right in. It's very much in the Revenge Is Sweet spirit. Not that there was any great lack of my own songs about loss, regret, and human frailty; it was difficult enough to choose as it was. But all that said, when I imagine this song done with that "You You You" guitar sound it sounds pretty nice and dark in my head, and it would have filled a similar emotional "slot" right at the end there, coming out of the foggy mountain top. But it was not to be, anyway. This is all that remains of that nutty idea, the only time I know of that I ever tried to play it out loud in front of people. And there you have it. Thanks for tuning in, and we'll see you next time. notes: -- David Olney original: https://youtu.be/W7UAmf4-WdE -- Del McCoury Band version: https://youtu.be/Sz9l9qFTEy0 -- Queen Anne's Lace: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daucus_carota -- Some Foggy Mountain Tops and the Revenge that might have been: https://drankf.medium.com/some-foggy-mountain-tops-2b1df60b77da -- My Stupid Revenge: https://drankf.medium.com/my-stupid-revenge-ce55aa2bd65b -- Songs for Odin playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLommF46BbnATopffORs0YkspebJHka2o_ #music #songs #video #Rotterdam #minds
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