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Subject: BS: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:13 PM

Twenty years ago, Jan 5 1989... ...I wrote a song later, a dreary thing... ...well, what the hell, here it is, all true....

Mother's Blood


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Subject: RE: BS: mother's blood/jfw
From: bobad
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 07:58 PM

Good god John, I hope that's not a true event.


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Subject: RE: BS: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:23 PM

Yup. 20 years tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: BS: mother's blood/jfw
From: bobad
Date: 04 Jan 09 - 08:43 PM

John, what can I say, I am speechless, I can only hope that you obtained some catharsis by writing the song.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 01:04 AM

Wow, John. That's gut-wrenching stuff. Have you ever performed it for an audience? I can't imagine it being played on a typical folk show on the radio, or even being sung in a coffeehouse, at least not the kind of coffeehouses I've been to.

I'm glad I heard it alone, in the privacy of my home, just me and my computer, so I have time to contemplate it.

This song is too good to ignore.

I plan to email links to this song to some friends of mine who are antiwar activists (and a couple of them are folk musicians and/or fans as well). At least I know they will appreciate the message. I'll let you know what their reaction is.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 05 Jan 09 - 08:58 AM

I recorded it soon after the event, in 89, but it's only been played for a dozen people in between. Most of my work is pretty light-hearted, and I have no desire to traumatize anyone. But after 20 years, I decided to post it.

Some of the references have grown a little archaic. Northern Ireland is quieter these days, Beirut gets better or worse from time to time.

But, there's always somewhere.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: bobad
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 11:13 AM

refresh for a powerful song


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: Sleepy Rosie
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 11:19 AM

When I listened to this before, I found it a greatly affecting and intimately expressed personal tale. But although I know it sounds foolish, or even a bit cowardly, didn't really know exactly what to say that wouldn't sound trite at the time...


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 08:11 PM

By the way, I started this thread with a BS. Not bullshit, it's all true, but I wanted to be down below the line with the philosophers, theologians, and wherever the action is, not above the line with the banjo tunings.

I was over-ruled.

Music, okay. Technically correct, I suppose. But let me have a day down there, too!


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: topical tom
Date: 06 Jan 09 - 11:29 PM

A very powerful song, John . I just shouldn't have listened to it just before going to bed! How sad, yet how real!


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: GUEST,One of the JoeClones
Date: 13 Jan 09 - 10:57 PM

Refresh.

Reclassified as "BS" at the songwriter's request--although I am dismayed to see the music section dismissed as "banjo tunings."


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: Neil D
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 12:02 AM

Remarkable that you were able to craft something so contemplative out of such a deep, personal tragedy. So sorry for your loss.

                                             Neil


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: open mike
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 01:02 AM

OH HOW TRAGIC


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: GUEST,Bee
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 08:33 AM

Guest above was me with no cookie, sorry.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 10:07 AM

Sorry, Joe Clones, I was being snarky. I apologize. But, for whatever reason, I notice that when I post things below the line they get a lot more reaction than above, whether they be musical or not.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: GUEST,One of the JoeClones
Date: 14 Jan 09 - 10:49 AM

It's not your snarkiness that dismays me; it's my own suspicion that you might be right.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: john f weldon
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 04:33 PM

I wouldn't revive this thread, except for a weird co-incidence. Totally unrelated, I'm sure, but in the second picture, behind the robot, that's the house of the song.

weird coincidence...


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: meself
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 04:42 PM

Speechless ...

Thank you, John.


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: bobad
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 04:44 PM

"Something is happening here but we don't know what it is....."


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: Beer
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 05:11 PM

I missed this thread first time around. It leaves one speechless, but yet thinking.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: mother's blood/jfw
From: Beer
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 06:57 PM

Watched the news this evening. Someone was not fooling around as the bomb squad found the package to be very real.
Adrien


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