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    Hey, you forgot to mention that "Coyote" is by Joni Mitchell...check out the original on Hejira, 1976.

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    Sorry - I put the artist in my subject line, not the post itself. I don't like the original as much as the version on Last Waltz. But regardless, Joni Mitchell is a national treasure!

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    Wil - are you into Janis Ian, Eva Cassidy, or Stevie Nicks at all? Of the three, I'd probably have to say that Eva Cassidy is my favorite. I find it amazing that she suffered from severe stage fright when she performed. Her voice is so clear and light, but strong. Put that in contrast to Nicks, who is more husky and less refined in her presentation - both get their message across, but I think it's Cassidy who sells it the best.

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    Coyote is a great song. But since you mentioned we were hanging out in the past, here are some current bands/artists that never get ANY airplay, at least here in Phoenix anyway.

    Widespread Panic - kind of a psychedelic southern jam band

    Donna the Buffalo - zydeco

    Iris Dement - singer/songwriter with kind of a whiny voice, but good. Often seen with John Prine

    Galactic - hard to describe, kind of a jazz/funk fusion

    String Cheese Incident - bluegrass/jazz jam band, for lack of better words

    Doc Watson - Americana singer/songwriter

    Steve Kimock Band - hard to describe because I haven't heard them that much, but good

    Moe Bandy - traditional country/western akin to Merle Haggard or George Jones

    That's a quick list for now. I know that as soon as I hit submit I'll think of more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowilly
    String Cheese Incident - bluegrass/jazz jam band, for lack of better words

    Doc Watson - Americana singer/songwriter
    Love 'em both!

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    Spidy - Janis Ian and Stevie I've listened to. Of course any Mac fan is a Nicks fan...

    I'll have to pick up some Eva, she's new to me.

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    Her old stuff is more bluesy; her last work is more... (I don't want to say conventional!) typical? Nothing typical about her voice. Also, google her and check out her artwork; the woman was just amazing. Creativity and talent just leaked out of her. (She died at age 33 of skin cancer.) Over the Rainbow is the purest version I have ever heard. DEFINITELY worth the money.

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    Okay, for pure silliness, and for British retro nostalgia: the group Bonzo Dog (with the lyricist that went on to work with Monty Python.)

    Rare, rare cut and hard to find: Hunting Tigers Out In India.

    Their one hit wonder, sort of a spoof of Elton John's Rocket man:

    I'm The Urban Spaceman.

    Good, silly, Warholish, electronica stuff that's still listenable when you're tired of Tom Waits or Laurie Anderson or Wainwright or Folds or Mazzy Star or even Frente!.

    Agree with previous comments re Joni Mitchell however. Coyote's a great song. Also fond of her "In France they kiss on Main Street" which is much less known.

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    For the haunting thought of the day... (the eyes got me this time...)



    Pacing The Cage
    by: Bruce Cockburn
    sung by: Jimmy Buffet

    Sunset is an angel weeping
    Holding out a bloody sword
    No matter how I squint I cannot
    Make out what it's pointing toward
    Sometimes you feel like you've lived too long
    Days drip slowly on the page
    And You catch yourself
    Pacing the cage

    I've proven who I am so many times
    The magnetic strip's worn thin
    And each time I was someone else
    And everyone was taken in
    Powers chatter in high places
    Stir up eddies in the dust of rage
    Set me to pacing the cage

    I never knew what you all wanted
    So I gave you everything
    All that I could pillage
    All the spells that I could sing
    It's as if the thing were written
    In the constitution of the age
    Sooner or later you'll wind up
    Pacing the cage

    Sometimes the best map will not guide you
    You can't see what's round the bend
    Sometimes the road leads through dark places
    Sometimes the darkness is your friend
    Today these eyes scan bleached-out land
    For the coming of the outbound stage
    Pacing the cage

    Pacing the cage

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    Default Bensusan

    Earlier this week, I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Pierre Bensusan in concert. But this was no ordinary concert - it was the most intimate concert I could have imagined, short of him playing in my living room. It was at a small restaurant in downtown Dallas, and there were no more than 18 people there. I sat on the back wall, yet was only about 10 feet away from him (that's how small the room was. 18 people, and it was almost full!)

    What an enchanting evening. For those of you who do not have the good fortune of being familair with his music, Pierre Bensusan is a French Algerian guitarist who is one of the top acoustic guitar players in the world. But it's not just his ability to play incredibly complicated music that is so captivating. The music he plays is so beautiful that you tend to not even notice that very few (if any) other players could even come close to what you are witnessing. Add to that Pierre's remarkable sense of humor, his fascinating storytelling, and general aura of "what a nice guy" (for lack of a better term), and the evening was truly a magical one.

    His web site is http://www.pierrebensusan.com. If you have not heard his music before, I highly recommend checking it out!

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