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WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze

WyoWoman 21 Oct 00 - 12:47 AM
Poo-Twa 21 Oct 00 - 01:27 AM
Poo-Twa 21 Oct 00 - 01:29 AM
katlaughing 21 Oct 00 - 01:39 AM
Chanteyranger 21 Oct 00 - 01:50 AM
Poo-Twa 21 Oct 00 - 02:21 AM
Escamillo 21 Oct 00 - 04:43 AM
DonMeixner 21 Oct 00 - 11:44 AM
Peter T. 21 Oct 00 - 12:00 PM
MMario 21 Oct 00 - 12:15 PM
WyoWoman 21 Oct 00 - 05:31 PM
Peter T. 21 Oct 00 - 05:46 PM
WyoWoman 22 Oct 00 - 02:13 AM
Peter T. 22 Oct 00 - 11:19 AM
Naemanson 22 Oct 00 - 01:50 PM
WyoWoman 22 Oct 00 - 04:33 PM
Callie 23 Oct 00 - 02:28 AM
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WyoWoman 01 Nov 00 - 12:43 AM
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Subject: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: WyoWoman
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 12:47 AM

Hi there, there have been a couple of requests for the titles of songs I did for my concert last night, so ... here y'are:

Warmed up the crowd with: "Psychotherapy "(Melanie) – with the inestimable advice that "a thing's a phallic symbol if it's longer than it's wide ..."

"Backroom Lady" - Si Kahn, from his "New Wood" CD. He's the labor organizer in the South (still down there, I believe) upon whom the character in the movie "Norma Rae" was based.

"Soon One Morning" – Helen Schneyer says she learned this from a black woman who worked for her family when she was a small child. In the workshop my friend did with her, she stressed that the chorus shouldn't be too rhythmic ... but I can't help myself...

"Lady Mary" – I adore this song. It comes from the Ozark Mountains, where Vance Randolph collected it from May Kennedy McCord. I learned it from Joan Baez. What? OK, fine. From a Joan Baez LP. So far I'm only plunking, but I'm working on the finger-pickin' thaing.

Then, I articulated my vision, given that I had a few minutes on the World Stage in Cattegie Hall, (thanks, Chanteyranger for that moniker) to wit:
"My vision is that someday we'll all be jamming in real time with each other all over the globe. That music will become participatory again instead of a spectator sport. Music has been tribal for most of human history and it's time we got back to each other with it. Fine if we sing for each other, but not always at each other. People hunger and thirst to make music.

"My vision is that, one of these days, everyone on the planet will pick up a shakey egg and start keeping time with each other. And that the artists will lead. We've had a world where the artists – the musicians, the writers, the painters and sculptors and others of dubious commercial merit have been second-class citizens and here we are. Look around you... I think the artists can do better. It's time we have a world in which the artists lead."
End of vision, back to music

"Schooldays Over" by Ewan McColl – BigMick turned me on to the Black Family's album and from this, I bought a Mary Black CD. I can't remember which one this is from, but I adore this song. Think of how terribly hard that must be, to face that first day in the mine or mill, or to be sending your child there for the first time. Reality bites.

"I Am Stretched on Your Grave" – Ancient Celtic poem arranged by Kate Rusby. I got this from her "Hourglass" CD. A splendid CD, which you must all go out and purchase at this very moment. I'll wait ...

OK... now ...

"Sonny's Dream," by Ron Hynes Another one I learned from Mary Black's CD. This is the first song I learned to play all the way through on my guitar. I still suck.

"The Wars of Germany" – a traditional song, but I don't know what war of high Germany this refers to. I bet someone out there in Mudcatland will know though...

"Wayfarin' Stranger" – I know. Done to death. But I just had to.

"Athens Hotel" – by Jean Harrison and Mick Bolger, who form the core of a Denver group, Colcannon. Bolger writes in the liner notes of this CD: "Although the inspiration for this song was a baording house near my place of work, the central idea was that there are many types of homelessness other than not having a roof over your head. ... I have met with some of the greatest kindnesses from those who could least afford them ..."

"Two-Way Waltz" by Kate Wolf – This is the one BlueJay assured me I'd be able to play someday, this past summer when we were sitting around LEJ's deck with Bill Sables and Allan C. I mastered a fake F#m and C# so I could sing this song. Motivation rools...

"Cornflower Blue," by Kate Wolf – Reminds me of someone I loved once upon a time. Hard to sing without crying.
"Fly Away Little Bird," by Hazel Dickens, one of the best songwriters in the country ... Appalachian labor organizer, activist. She's lived every song she writes, in one way or other.

"Farewell to the Gold," by Paul Metsers Also from the Black Family's CD, and I understand that the gold fields referenced are in New Zealand

"The Girl on the Rim of the World," by Malvina Reynolds. This is the song that made me learn to yodel.

"There's a Couch for Us," by Lonesome E.J. Written by our own Mudcateer E.J. for Little Hawk's East Side Story thread. touching little ditty, really

"You Bring Out the Boogie in Me" Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Lordy, do I love this song ... It is SO me ...
"When I Fall in Love" (I don't know who wrote this. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Makes me want to fall in love. I don't sing it often ... )

"Lies of Handsome Men," by Francesca Bluementhal A wonderful, knowing song that underscores the reality of romance without being cynical -- a bit of a tightwire, but she carries it off.

"Forever Young," by Bob Dylan. A nice way to say goodnight.

"Home," by Karla Bonoff – another of my personal faves. I love home, and making home and having fond memories of home and even missing home. My encore song. Then I realized that my clock had stopped a long time ago and I had gone seriously over my 50 minute limit.

There you go. Lyrics furnished upon request.

Love and rockets, WW


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Poo-Twa
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 01:27 AM

BlueJay here, actually. Gads, WW. What a set! I hope I can hear it all someday. What a great variety. I've always been especially fond of Kate Wolf, but I'll bet the others were just as food. I haven't heard that Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee song for years.

Thanks for the list- sort of helps me imagine what I missed. And a BIG thanks for your vision. I agree completely, and that's exactly what I needed to read today. With things like HearMe, we are one step closer to that goal. It's only a matter of time. Maybe we should send shaker eggs to all 435, (or whatever), members of Congress, and instruct them all to join in a HearMe session, for music only. NO politicing, or we'll send Jesse Ventura after them. Imagine Ted Kennedy and Jesse Helms in a rousing version of... Forever Young, Forever Young. Thanks again, and congrats. BlueJay


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Poo-Twa
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 01:29 AM

Someday I'll learn to proofread! BlueJya


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 01:39 AM

Thanks, KC!! That is so wonderful, esp. appreciate that you included all of the information; that's so much what the Mudcat is all about. Doesn't get any better than this!

BlueJay! I love your idea, let's do IT!! WyoWoman, wanna do the press releases and all the hype with me? I mean we could get national for this and then where would the Mudcat be?!!

I can see it now, "Cleigh O'Possum Goes To Washington!"

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 01:50 AM

Farewell To The Gold.....I Am Stretched On Your Grave. I love those songs. Kat, did you mention on the concert thread that you taped this? Is there a chance, with Wyo's permission, that copies can be made available for mudcatters?

-chanteyranger, a Mac user, yet.


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Poo-Twa
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 02:21 AM

Kat- I'll spring for the eggs, if someone can find a good wholesale price. I can't afford two or three bucks apiece. BlueJay


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Escamillo
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 04:43 AM

I'm so sorry I couldn't attend, it's too early for me - I'm coming home 23:00, about 22:00 EST. Will these concerts be available in Mudcat Radio ?

Un abrazo - Andrés


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: DonMeixner
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 11:44 AM

Wyo,

You had a nice mix of stuff, I was busy building jewelry so I missed the show I hope it is taped somewhere.

Love and Rockets? As in the Hernandez Bros. Comic Book of the same name?

Don


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 12:00 PM

To echo the others: whew.
I am even more sorry I missed it.
Is the Kate Rusby version of "I Am Stretched on your Grave" different from the Sinead O'Connor version, do you know?
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: MMario
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 12:15 PM

it was great!


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: WyoWoman
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 05:31 PM

I'll put together a tape from the tapes Kat and Night Owl are sending me, and if need be, from the one I did. Mine isn't complete, and neither is Kat's, but maybe Night Owl got what we missed....

I have not heard the Sinead O'Connor version, so I don't know, but I'd love to. What CD is that on, PeterT? I'm least happy with this song from all that I did on my concert -- I have only just learned it and I got off on the tune a bit ... Oh, well. To err is human, to really err is Mudcat...

ww


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Oct 00 - 05:46 PM

It's on the "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" album, and I think on the compilation "The Best So Far". A sort of rock banshee version (as might be expected) -- not my favourite song of hers by a long chalk (Nothing compares to Nothing Compares to U).

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: WyoWoman
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 02:13 AM

Oh, very different then, Peter. The Kate Rusby one is mellow and low and creepy-sad. Slow lament, not anything bansheeish at all. Yummy.

ww


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 11:19 AM

Sinead's is sort of howling at the wind. Hard to know which you'd prefer your lover to do over your grave!!!!

yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Naemanson
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 01:50 PM

Wyo, I want to add my voice, once again, to those praising your concert. The mix of tunes and your voice made it great. Ya done good, kid!

Concerning your guitar playing, please don't make my mistake. I spent YEARS disparaging my own playing. Finally, only this year, I decided my playing will never be full of those complicated little frills that make so many songs sound so good. My style, I have decided after 16 years of trying, is uncomplicated and straight forward. It is a simple accompaniment, little more than the rythmic plunking to add to my real instrument which is the voice.

In other words, I heard nothing wrong with your guitar work at all. I understand that you only recently picked up the guitar. If it turns out that your style is to include frills then you will get there. If not, your voice will carry you to cover the uncomplicated guitar work.

Besides, it has been my experience that a woman who can sing will have no trouble finding people to play fancy guitar with her.


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: WyoWoman
Date: 22 Oct 00 - 04:33 PM

Thanks, Naemanson. I mostly took up guitar because I got tired of trying to find guitarists to play fancy stuff for me and decided that at the very least I could enjoy playing for myself in the privacy of my own home. I can't believe I actually had the noive to play on the World Stage of Cattegie Hall, but ... I figure you all are a forgiving audience.

I'm with guitar playing as I am with my wriitng and my singing -- a consummate hardass on myself, and forgiving as all get-out for everyone else. The upside of this is that I'm a pretty good singer and writer, the downside is it gets tiresome, all this beating up of myself. So, I'm trying to be nicer to me re. the guitar and just keep in mind that I AM doing it for fun. I know I will never do the guitar playing for money, and maybe never even in company (other than the World Stage of Cattegie Hall, of course). But ... the gap between what I hear in my head and what I want to hear out THERE is so huge, it's daunting.

But ... thanks for your advice and I'm doing my best to take it. ;->

ww


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: Callie
Date: 23 Oct 00 - 02:28 AM

Sorry I missed it Wyo - sounds like a really interesting and thoughtful mix.

C


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 10:23 PM

refresh, she says the tapes are ready and she'll be along in a minute...


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Subject: RE: WyoWoman Concert Song List & liner notze
From: WyoWoman
Date: 01 Nov 00 - 12:43 AM

Ecktually, I'm gonna start a thread to let folks know they can PM me and I'm ready to send them tapes now. I had such a thread started last week, but it has disappeared into the mists.

DON'T refresh it, if you find it. Then we'd have three WyoWoman threads going at once and I'd spit up ...

ww


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