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Subject: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 08:38 PM

I have eleven left to send and they will be in the mail on Friday, June 25. Sorry about the delay. (I have them addressed at home and will mail them from Edmonton. I can't message the folks directly because after addressing the envelopes I deleted all the addresses, and along with that the names of the folks they're going to.)

Just a notification; no need to post further to this.

Thanks,

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 09:56 PM

Also, I can't really remember which real name matches which Mudcat name. Just as well that way. Everyday is a new adventure in living for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: bobad
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:05 PM

Thats the spirit brucie - old age is not for sissies !


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 10:48 PM

I hear that--vaguely.

I once said to a colleague that at my age hearing was the first thing to go. He replied, "At your age, it's the second." Death, where IS thy sting?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: robomatic
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 01:46 AM

did you 'member me, Brucie?

Thanks


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 20 Jun 05 - 09:49 AM

OF all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most....

But bear up, old fruit ... it could be worse. You could be going through menopause at the same time, for example.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 09:20 AM

It arrived, and I love it!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 02:27 PM

The last batch (But there are two individual ones yet to go) was put in this morning's mail.

Thanks all for your patience with my memoery and tempo.

Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 06:25 PM

Thank you, Amos.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 07:25 PM

So brucie is one who keeps promises. Hurrah to you, brucie. You are a rare one.

This thread made me wonder how many promises have been made here to fellow members and remain unfulfilled. If the Mudcatters are a typical "cross-section" of humanity, I would say, sadly, that the answer would be uncomfortably high.

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 08:23 PM

Not always, G-Spot. Many moons ago I was going to send tapes. However, I couldn't afford to, so I found someone here (where I live) who could transfer the tape to CD. That took a few months--finding him, not the transfer. Then (I am computer illerate) it took me ablout a month to connect with a co-worker who walked me through the steps to burn CDs. When that was finally done, it was at least seven months from the time I promised the tapes. One person called me to task for it; however, there was really nothing I could do about it, despite my best intentions. What I should have done is start a thread explaining the delay. Just didn't think to.

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 09:17 PM

Yet, you are keeping them. We all have things we "should have done" to explain our "whys", but many of us, once things have gone awry, fail to even attempt to keep the promises made.

I am guilty of failing many with my unfulfilled promises, and, though I know many would have understood my reasons, I even failed to offer them.
Sadly, this is epidemic in the world with which I am familiar. And, in being epidemic, it makes it less shameful to be a keeper of one's word.

That is about as open and honest as I will ever get on this forum. (Shields up!)

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 21 Jun 05 - 10:18 PM

G-Spot,

Why are you so anxious to rush to judgement with people of whom you have no experience?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 09:09 AM

I see no such rush on this thread, Amos. Please show me what I wrote that comes across that way.

It appears that I told a negative truth about myself and the people with whom I am acquainted, rather than making negative comments about any of you.

Are you not rushing to judgement, Amos? It really seems so to me.

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 09:17 AM

it is a great CD - thank you, bruce, it is a collector's item.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 10:00 AM

This thread made me wonder how many promises have been made here to fellow members and remain unfulfilled. If the Mudcatters are a typical "cross-section" of humanity, I would say, sadly, that the answer would be uncomfortably high.


Well, maybe I was.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 10:15 AM

I concur with others that Brucie's CD is great!

I would also like to say that in less than a year since I found this discussion forum, other 'Catters have noted my interest in specific musical genres and customs and took it upon themselves to send me CDs of their compositions, musical compilations from other CDs, books, and a very hard to find record on children's rhymes. Mind you, these were sent without my asking for them.

I want to take this opportunity to let you all know how much I appreciate you and your gifts.

I feel blessed to consider myself a part of such a caring, talented, interesting, diverse community of folks.

Thanks again!


Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 10:44 AM

and considering the whole of the contents is a showcase of a master song craftsman at work this thread shouldn't be BS - IMH one-armed O !!
rum


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 10:52 PM

Thank you, all. Kind words. I am taking a break from the 'cat for a while. The CDs I can send are gone--in the mail. I will visit from time to time, so if anyone doesn't get the copy, or if the copy is defective, etc, please post to this thread and someone will let me know. I have enjoyed being here. Wish you all well. Take care.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 10:57 PM

Mine does not play. Does the UK use a different format of WAV???

Sincerely, Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 11:01 PM

October


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 11:10 PM

A week ago you said four were so-so and the rest were plagiarized. Today you can't play it.

Drop dead, Gargoyle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 11:19 PM

Played once and then died, dead, defunct, kaput.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 11:21 PM

I wish the same for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amergin
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 02:05 AM

Well take it easy, Bruce....


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: bobad
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 07:52 AM

Yeah Bruce
Enjoy your vacation


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,Ole Mac Donald
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 08:36 AM

"four were so-so and the rest were plagiarized"

Someone really said that!!!
Not the brightest button in the button box then eh! Obvously whoever it is that made that comment is sadly lacking in a Musical education..OF ANY KIND and is not a very happy individual.

There is not one note, not one word that ANY Musician can come up with that has not been played or sung before in some format or another.
The skill is arranging the Notes, Words and the Feelings, making them unique to oneself by arrangement and expression.

Bruce Murdoch's work is beyond the need to have to borrow others people's ideas!
His Lyrics hit the Heart and his Musical skills are unquestionable.
In fact Bruce Murdoch's work is in NO NEED of defense whatsoever. It only draws praise from anyone who has the pleasure to hear it.His record as a well known Artists speaks for itself.

To make a comment such as this person did only shows how little this person knows about the Musician they are attacking and Music in general.
I can only think that the person that made these negative comments about Bruce's CD is twisted, envious, talentless in the Musical department and tone deaf, oh and let's not forget 'very cruel' at best.
That, perhaps, is this person's only skill. Cruelty. I feel sorry for someone who's Life is so devoid of Postive and Creative energy that this is how they respond to someone else's art.

Thankfully this wonderful Forum only serves to encourage Musicians. Regardless of the skill level, from Newcomer to Seasoned Performer. THAT is the beauty of the Mudcat in my opinion.
Fortunately unknown guests like this one that only post negative comments are irrelevant, especially in this case.
So take heart any Newcomer reading this Thread. Learn that certain criticism can be a constuctive thing to receive and helps improve one's Music. Most experience Musicians that offer advice would do so with kindness and respect.
Criticism that's only aim is to wound. Is truly irrelevant.

Great CD Mr Murdoch and thank you for your Kindness in sharing your wonderful Music with those that plaqued you to do so for so long.

Look after Yourself.
Respectfully,
J.MacDonald.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: JennyO
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 10:42 AM

Bruce, I don't know what is going on, but do you think you could send me one? Freda has my address. Or PM me. It appears you have changed your handle.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: alanabit
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 12:29 PM

I have been enjoying it very much. There are some smashing lines in "Rough Night in Jericho" and several other songs which work their way inside your head.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 12:31 PM

Bruce's work is stellar; he captures the best promises Dylan ever made and does so with more clarity. He is wayyyy cool.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 12:36 PM

Alanabit, "Rough Night in Jericho" is one of my favorites, too.

And I was delightfully surprised with the uptempo "Down On Mama"!

Whatever his handle, this place is richer because of Bruce Murdoch.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,G-Spot
Date: 23 Jun 05 - 01:22 PM

Peace, Bruce.

GS


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 24 Jun 05 - 12:53 PM

Bruce, Peace.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,gnu
Date: 24 Jun 05 - 01:53 PM

Take care friend. And remember the Spruce, always.

verysadgnu


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 01:18 PM

I just received my CD at the office today and I have it on and I LOVE IT! But of course I expected to since I fell in love with Bruce's work in the 60's.

He writes such beautiful, melodic, interesting songs. I'm on the first listening of The Plains of Jericho. It is sooooooo goood! thanks so much for sending me one, brucie. Do we have the words up or can I do it?


l,h


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 01:44 PM

Wow. Thank you, harpgirl. I am very flattered you like that song. It was my favourite when I first heard the finished album. I hadn't heard the various instruments that were overdubbed after I left Toronto to return to work in Edmonton. We did the basic track with voice, rhythm guitar (both me) and a drummer (to make sure I was keeping the tempo). BTW, the electric guitar player on that cut was 15 years old at the time. Here are the words.

THE PLAINS OF JERICHO

I used to go with a lovely girl, I haven't seen her for a while;
Lines of laughter in her face from a lovely country smile;
Ilyes came from Budapest where the Danube River flow;
I'd trade away my fondest dreams to know, what we left, on the Plains of Jericho.

I met her in the summertime and the crazy days ran wild;
I swear she borrowed innocence from the face of a newborn child;
Prince of Cups in love with her and man I could not let it show;
I'd trade away my fondest dreams to know, what we left, on the Plains of Jericho.

The last time I saw her I was blind from a hopped-up syringe;
It's hard to tell where one hell stops and the other one begins;
The fools we were stood naked, screaming 'Everybody look out below!'
I'd trade away my fondest dreams to know, what we left, on the Plains of Jericho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:13 PM

By the way, Bruce's CD gives- and keeps on giving. I've had my copy now for about a month and I still keep it by my computer so I can pop it in the player for a quick refresh. It's a good one, Peace.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: number 6
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:21 PM

That is beautiful Bruce ... absolutely beautiful.

It has become one of my favourites on your cd.

thanks for posting that.

sincerely,
sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:53 PM

a lonesome lover lost his bride
stopped his heart and so they called it suicide

your songs are moving, brucie. One has to be emotional to convey such imagery!


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:05 PM

I'm startin' to blush here.

FOOL LIKE ME

Scores of prophets growing old;
Please take Elijah the rusted chains that hold
Poor Judas to his misery;
It seems so obvious he needs the sympathy
Of ancient history
And a fool like me.

Lonesome lover lost his bride;
Stopped his heart and so they called it suicide;
Judged by pompous vanity;
I guess they're right, but I have to disagree
'Cause if a fool be he
He's a fool like me.

BRIDGE
And care on the line,
It feels good to talk with a friend of mine.
If you gotta go
I'd like to be
To be the first to know.

Pleasant dreams though twilight falls;
It deserts the prison where the hobo's footsteps call;
Prime ministers of treachery
They locked him up because he had no pedigree
But it matters not says he,
He's a fool like me.

Hey, I wrote your song just yesterday;
And I tore it up because the song got in the way,
Was just a way to let you see;
Another chapter in a clouded mystery
Of vagrant effigies
And a fool like me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:16 PM

Fool Like Me is one of my favorites. I just wish the CD was twice as big. How about another CD, Bruce? I'm not kidding. A voice and a songwriting talent like yours shouldn't disappear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: number 6
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 08:00 PM

Don't blush Bruce ... wave it on high!

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: bobad
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 08:03 PM

Yeah

Let your freak flag fly man !


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 04:11 AM

Screwed up the words

"They locked him up because he had no pedigree
But it matters not,
He's a fool like me."

s/b

"They locked him up because he had no pedigree
But it matters not says he,
He's a fool like me."

Measure twice, cut once.
Measure twice, cut once.
Measure . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: ranger1
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 10:17 AM

One of my favorite lines is in Morning Papers. Something about being arrested for oregano? Did I hear that right, Peace? Or is it another case of misheard song lyrics? And I've been humming Rough Night in Jericho for weeks now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 10:45 AM

Surely you must have herb that one wrong ranger !!

Although I'd be the last one to own up to mis-hearing BM's lyrics
eh B ?

*retreats with an embarrassed flush*

lolol


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 11:47 AM

Hey, this is great, Bruce - can we get ALL the lyrics posted in this thread?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 11:51 AM

Something's wrong here. I played Bruce's CD, and what do I hear? Goat sounds. That's right, goat sounds. And heavy breathing. Something is definitely wrong here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 11:52 AM

ooooooooo
yes please
that will save me a few more blushes

but don't forget to claim the ensuing performance royalties B !!
rum


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: freda underhill
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 11:53 AM

That's only what you hear when you play it slowly, LH - are you sure that was just peppermint tea you were using?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:16 PM

No, there's been a slip-up of some kind here. I think Bruce put the wrong recording on this one or the wrong label or something.

Boy, this is pretty raw stuff. Gad. Shocking. I really should not be listening to this at all.

Esmeralda, is that you?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:20 PM

"Something's wrong here. I played Bruce's CD, and what do I hear? Goat sounds. That's right, goat sounds. And heavy breathing. Something is definitely wrong here. " LH

Turn off your own tape recorder, Little Hawk. This is embarrassing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:25 PM

whoooooooooooo

too true Ebbie
turn yourself off LH before Esmeralda tells you to flock off


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:28 PM

You think it's embarrassing? You have no idea. There I was, settling down for a nice listen to some folk music, and...and...

"MMMM-A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-AAA!"

Well, I was just thunderstruck. Flabbergasted. Stunned. Perturbed. Discombobulated. And other stuff like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:29 PM

And now the dachshunds are all barking at it...and howling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:31 PM

"And now the dachshunds are all barking at it..."


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PUT IT AWAY LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:34 PM

You're right. I'm going to seal it in a safety deposit box and PM Bruce at once. I figure he'll pay handsomely to get this CD back. Yesiree. Oh, boy...I'm finally going to be able to afford that custom Larrivee with the incredible inlays!


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:38 PM

Be nice to the dachsies or I'll come up there and grab you by the jewels, swing you around my head eight or nigh times, and throw you plumb into Sasca...Saskach...Manitoba. Dachsies are peaceful, calm, placid dogs and thereby reflect my own peaceful personality. So be nice to the dachsies or I'll feed you to them, because while they might be peaceful they're not picky eaters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Little Hawk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:42 PM

Yeah? Well, you'll have to get past Chongo and Gideon first, Rapaire, and I don't rate your chances too good on that. You know about Chongo. He's a tough cookie. Then there's Gideon. He's a small baboon, but don't let his wee size fool you. No sir. He's mean. CarolC has a photo of Gideon, by the way...


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:52 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:56 PM

Gideon? He of the rubber band? Il est a rire!


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,K. Varnot
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 01:05 PM

Vous rirez de l'autre côté de vous le visage, monsieur ! Gideon vous déchirera aux morceaux. Il ne montrera aucune pitié. Vous êtes condamné, mon ami, condamné !


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 01:26 PM

Ha! So's your mother.-


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 04:39 PM

Bruce:

I had this CD rolling over and over on my iTunes this sunny Saturday. I told my wife the guy who sounds a little like Dylan on my computer was my Mudcat buddy Bruce Murdoch. She wasn't impressed with my name dropping, but she wandered over to have a listen and caught the last half of Snowden.

Her remarks:

"My god--that guy is so much better than Dylan, it isn't funny!! It's an insult to compare him to Dylan!! What a goddam shame Joanie didn't fall in love with HIM!!!"

Other than concurring happily, deponent further sayeth not! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: freda underhill
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 06:26 PM

I agree totally - Dylan came to mind when i heard Bruce's music (the his music is very moving, very melodic, very catchy.

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 07:24 PM

I am very flattered (and humbled) by these kind words. However, Dylan IS the man. I could never come close to his eloquence with imagery, metaphors, similes. I strive to do so, but I ain't there--yet. (A song I finished lately comes really close. To quote Paul Newman in the movie 'Hombre', "That's to find out.") Dylan was my inspiration to become a song writer, and while I know that occasionally people find his voice and vocalization a little hard to take, a better singer has seldom come down the pike.

I hope to meet you and your missus someday, Amos. Please ask her not to get her hearing checked until after I leave. LOL. Besides, you promised me we'd co-author a few songs, and that is something I'm looking forward to very much.

'. . . What a goddam shame Joanie didn't fall in love with HIM!!!"'

Thank Mrs Amos for me. If I ever have occasion to meet Ms Baez I will quote those exact words. Hey, I look like I'm 80, but the cold weather up here gives us a long usefulness. Hell, we are frozen for half our lives, so reality I'm barely approaching the tender age of 40. Just a kid, really.

Thank you all for the encouragement and kindness. I think maybe this thread has run its course and served its purpose, so if it's not too much trouble, could someone please close it? Thank you very much. BM

PS Thanks, Freda.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 08:08 PM

No, ya don't pard!!! You can be as humble as pie and all that, but the last thread we had to extoll the virtues of "Jericho" inter alia got closed down. You can't shut this one too!!

And let me just add that I respect and honor Dylan no end, but you have the same magic he had.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 08:11 PM

Noit received mine yet Brucie but look forward to it in view of comments made.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 08:13 PM

Mike. You said you'd be outta town for a bit. Please message me your address. I'll get it out Monday.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: robomatic
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 10:36 PM

Bruce:
Your CD was in my mailbox as I pulled out to get to midtown and put some bistro-bought espresso into my system. Had time to listen to the whole album in my truck and I am grateful for your kind gift. I found it eminently listenable and a bit reminiscent of the era from which it dates.

Keep me in mind if I can render you some digitizing service in the future. I can offer acceptable quality, protection of the source material, and relatively fast turn around.

And, of course, the price will be right!

Robo


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 11:13 PM

Thank you very much, Robo, both for the kind words and the offer. I will likely be in touch when some new stuff is happening. Gonna need a computer wizard to do the digitalizing and mixing, etc. BTW, that's just a CD. I am grateful for the gift of your friendship. Nothing replaces that, buddy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 12:57 AM

ROUGH NIGHT IN JERICHO


From the seaport down to this dirty town, skyline's lost its glow;
I beat my feet to the city streets and man I'm up to here with snow.
You can't subtract all the friends you've been from the friends that you
do not know;
Take a message to Joshua: rough night in Jericho, baby, rough night in
Jericho.

The Bible didn't save me man I did it mostly for myself;
Salvation's not the kind of thing you ought to leave for someone else.
You can't divide all the things you've seen by the things you cannot
show;
Take a message to Joshua: rough night in Jericho, baby, rough night in
Jericho.

Take a message to Rahab, tell her to show;
Take a message to Joshua: rough night in Jericho.

From the seaport down to this dirty town, Skyline's lost its glow;
I beat my feet to the city streets and man I'm up to here with snow.
You can't divide all the things you've been by the things you do not
know;
Take a message to Joshua: rough night in Jericho, baby, rough night in
Jericho.

Take a message to Rahab, tell her to show;
Take a message to Joshua: rough night in Jericho.

***********************************

MAXIMELIENNE

Maximelienne, the sunset sings, tired ladies go;
Restless down the streets of dreams that only prophets know.

Max, you know I've heard it said that only children see;
Grown-ups like to laugh sometimes, but then how else could it be,
Maximelienne.

Maximelienne, the morning shines like a million sheets of gold;
And I haven't got the words that the poets never told.

***********************************

DOWN ON MAMA
Bruce Murdoch

Wake up in the mornin', gotta go somewhere;
Starting with a daydream, and it ended with a prayer.
And when I go down on mama, she pick me back up again;
Mama, pick me back up again.

Sometimes she get me growlin', she make me all mean inside;
Then she gets this reaction, the kind that I can't hide.
And when I go down on mama, she pick me back up again;
Yes indeed, Mama, she pick me back up again.

I'm coming home from the tavern, my condition is not pure;
Mama found the places that regulate my temperature.
And when I go down on mama, she pick me back up again;
Mama, she pick me back up again.

******************************************

(CAN I) COME ACROSS TO YOU

1. It's hard to talk when you know someone, baby, and I do;
It's hard to come across but when I can, come across to you.
Me who's passed through countless hands,
I've been that way before; I don't want it anymore,
Can I come across to you? Can I come across to you?

2. I'm using space to keep my temperature down, not to get upset;
Though I know that's like a hurricane, acting nondescript.
On a bankrupt stagecoach line, the line and I are left with these
thoughts we can't express.
Can I come across to you? Can I come across to you?

3. Your lips are priceless, there's no diamonds worth, the gates of patient prose;
It was you who got the door unlocked, when my heart was froze.
Jack and ace, they embrace this place, I've got nothing to demand, I'm simply offering my hand.
Can I come across to you? Can I come across, can I come across to you?

**************************************


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:03 AM

Blessings on ya, man!!! Thanks for those lyrics.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:08 AM

MORNING PAPERS
Bruce Murdoch

Take away my morning papers, baby;
Take away my radio.
Confiscate my information, maybe;
Bust me for oregano.
You can take away anything that you want to take;
You know what I'm talking of.
But don't take away my love.

Meet me at the corner pool parlor;
I'll introduce you to a friend of mine.
Hanging out at the local racetrack;
Keep us out of jail sometime.
You can have anything that you want to have;
Do it on my living room rug.
But don't take away my love.

I used to walk like a man quite freely;
Then I found my life in chains.
Hooked up to this patient woman;
She put me back on the track again.
You can have anything that you want to have;
I could pass it off with a shrug.
Don't take away my love.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:10 AM

IF I HAD WINGS

Like the sound of a poem on the pages of time;
Made love to your voice on a telephone line.
If your eyes would send a smile, I'd take the songs I sing;
And make the mountains ring if I had you, if I had wings.

In between the rains and the seasons they send;
No pain that a word from you couldn't mend.
I would gladly trade away the winter winds that swing;
Through all the rites of spring if I had you, if I had wings.

Yesterday the sidewalks froze, city fell behind;
Fortunately people keep the things that they hold precious in their
minds.

Built-in rhyme when you talk and the way that you move;
Ya oughta know by now that I've got it for you,
I would wander through this world richer than a king,
With a million gifts to bring if I had you, if I had wings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:12 AM

AND THROUGH THE RAIN

Your mother she's tired;
Now she resents her chains.
Features are iron;
You know they won't remain.
Stormy her eyes get like the sky
Before it tries to turn to rain.

Your brother and you
Both know she can't be blamed.
Told her you knew;
She started to scream again.
Ain't hard to tell she isn't well;
It must be hell to go insane.

I tried and it doesn't do to
Show her that you both you
Go through
Her pain.

I know you must feel
Justice can't stay the same.
Justice must feel
Mother has got to change.
Hope that the dawn will soon be gone
And rest along the shore in flame.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:14 AM

SNOWDON

The clock's breaking midnight, it might rain, the sky looks in doubt;
I feel like I'm uselessly following cracks in the floor,
All lost on the high range and Gagnier just showed me the door,
And Linda, I owe you a song, 'cause you taught me about
Yes Linda, I owe you a song, 'cause you taught me about

I'm sitting here counting the things that I can't live without;
And I feel like a kid with a crush on a girl he don't know,
Like you said in your poems, there's some things too hard to let go, And Linda, I owe you a song, 'cause you taught me about
Yes Linda, I owe you a song, 'cause you taught me about

Linda, I know what I'm trying to say;
And maybe I should.
But getting it said with these words in the way;
Aw c'mon now, I don't talk that good.

We've both got a shyness that's almost religion devout;
And that's all that stopped me from asking to see you again,
Aside from a feeling of nothing to offer, but then,
Why Linda, I owe you a song, 'cause you taught me about
Yes Linda, I owed you a song, 'cause you taught me about


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:16 AM

COUNTRY 'TIS OF THEE

This is the place I live, this is the place I be;
I don't respect the politics of ancient history.
Honey, I just try to tell it true.
I often walk around here, I cannot find my place;
Pirates raped my lover and they slashed her in the face.
Just give me words that I might write for you,
Country 'tis of thee, country 'tis of thee.

It is not true that languages do not get along;
They're written down, they're spoken of and sometimes put in songs.
I'm just trying to tell it true.
I count the blessing that daily that the air I breathe is free;
But between assault and battery you'll be brought to your knees.
Just give me words that I might sing for you,
Country 'tis of thee, country 'tis of thee.

Patriots shout promises and fools salute a flag;
While the country which it represents is torn apart like rags.
It's not just done in fact, it's done in deed.
Rich man left you helpless with his bank account intact;
Poor folks never had it can't ask us to put it back,
Hurts me deep inside to see you bleed
My country 'tis of thee, country 'tis of thee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 01:17 AM

I think that's it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: alanabit
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 05:28 AM

This is a thread about good music and good lyrics. Doesn't it belong above the line?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: rumanci
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 07:56 AM

Many thanks for all the lyrics B
phew !   a few more blushes saved
LOL

and ummmmm   alanabit ?
Check back to 22nd June on this thread - I made the same point THEN

rum


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Mike Regenstreif
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 10:12 AM

I got to hear Bruce Murdoch perform often in the days when these songs were new. I've always love these songs and practically wore out my copy of the original LP. So I'm very happy to have a CD copy now.

Bruce was a very special performer; and a great friend. I've really missed seeing him, and hearing new songs from him, over the past 25 years.

Coincidental to seeing this thread, I spent the day yesterday at Branches & Roots, a very small and very nice folk festival in Ormstown, a village about 40 miles southwest of Montreal. Among the performers was Chris Crilly, who played the keyboards and violin on Bruce's album. Chris lived around the corner from me for many years, but now lives out in the country near Ormstown and I hadn't seen him in several years. Penny Lang, who sings "Can I Come Across to You," was there too.

Mike Regenstreif


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 10:36 AM

Thanks a million, Brucie -- make it easier to cover them! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 10:39 AM

I agree. There is no way that this thread should be considered BS.

These lyrics can only hint at how moving these songs are.

The world needs to hear them-again, and hear other songs from you besides these.

Thank you

and

Positive vibrations,


Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 12:16 PM

I was hoping you would put up your words, Bruce. But I didn't want to make any demands! And what a nice compliment from Mike Regenstreif...

Please don't ask for the thread to be closed. Pride is a good thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 12:41 PM

Thank you, all.

Mike, a special thanks to you. There are few people in the music 'business' whom I trust completely. You are one I do. My intent is to do another CD of new material. What I promise is that you will have the first copy available. You haven't said how much I owe you for the various club gigs, nothing about the times I was down and you gave me work to make sure I could keep on keepin' on. But then you wouldn't. You always were a class act, and IMO you are one of three people (Gary Eisenkraft, Chuck Baker and you) who ensured that the City of Montreal actually had a folk scene. It was you guys who opened clubs and set up concerts and brought in Paul Jeremiah, Jerry Jeff, Dave van Ronk, Sonny and Brownie (and many, many more), and it was you guys who gave a music home to people like Winchester, Lang and so many other musicians and songwriters. That city's debt to you--and my personal debt to you--hasn't been forgotten by me, Mike. It never will.

Chris is a wonderful guy. He is a classically trained pianist and a fiddle player. When he did the stuff on that album he ended up playing rock and roll piano and violin. You will never know the chuckles I have had about that over the years. He took it in stride. I didn't hear the violin work until the album came to me in the mail. It's his work on 'Fool Like Me' that makes the song.

I have every intention of getting to Ormstown next year. Beer has suggested I might do some stuff, and I am really taken by his kindness. I hope it provides an opportunity for you and me to park it for a while and shoot the breeze. You have always been a wonderful friend to me, Mike, sometimes a better friend than I deserved, and I want you to know that. Keep well buddy.

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 12:56 PM

Harpgirl: Thanks. Where's yer cookie? I sent you a PM a day or two ago. Let me know on that when you have a chance, OK?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Cluin
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 04:37 PM

This is a good thread, dfeintely not BS, and is the best of what Mudcat is about, IMO. Good words from Mike about Bruce and from Bruce about Mike. Words from the guys that were THERE then and now.

One question though, Bruce.... what was with the crosshairs, man?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 04:47 PM

We all make mistakes in life. Let it go at that, OK? OK!

Long story involving a three-piece suit made from banana peels and grapes, live hand grenade and a missing pin, and some peanut butter with a spoon stuck in it. Boring story that I won't go into. If we ever meet, I'll tell you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: number 6
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for posting these Bruce.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Cluin
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 07:55 PM

Yes, we all make mistakes in life. Mine was named Nancy.

And I know Clinton Hammond used to breakdance in his youth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:00 PM

We gonna have to have a loooooong talk, son. I have a sister named Nancy.

Clinton: NO. Did he? I'd bet he was good at it. He strikes me that way--good at anything he sets his mind to. However, now I have a mental pic of a young teenaged Clinton and--this is priceless.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Cluin
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:03 PM

Eh, we all take a drink from the wrong bottle sometimes.

I also had a good job at a fire hydrant factory once. But I quit because I couldn't park anywhere near the place.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:06 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:07 PM

I once got a job as the human cannonball in a circus. Was hired and fired on the same day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: gnu
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:26 PM

I was a lint picker in a blue serge suit factory but I deveoped a twitch so they yanked me.

This thread should be above the line? I feel honoured that brucie has placed this thread with his kindred spirits.

Stay low and keep movin', eh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 08:32 PM

"Stay low and keep movin'" - That's a good line.

Maybe it can be used in a song.

****

We're almost at 100. Not that anybody's counting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jul 05 - 09:31 PM

Staying low and keepin' moving
'S about all we have left to do
We've done our time at being targets
And mostly changed our minds, it's true.

So now the clock is counting faster,
And the middle ages showing through
Hard roads leave footprints in your mind
And no-one understands what time will do

We've all traded what we dreamed
For what we think we really know
And what we know now, best of all
Is to keep on moving, stayin' low


Add it to your bits and pieces, man!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 12:57 AM

And that, my friend, is why we are gonna have one helluva time writing together.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Mark Ross
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 08:09 AM

I was cooking in an insane asylum, serving soup to nuts.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 09:58 AM

Boooooo, hissss, grooooan....


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:21 AM

Stay low and keep movin... by my brother's buddy after his third Purple Heart in Nam.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: ranger1
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:50 AM

Did anyone else notice that Amos came up with that snippit in 59 minutes? I have just realized that I am a minnow swimming with some VERY large fish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:57 AM

I just listened to Bruce's CD.

Wow

I would like to send a copy to our local NPR sat nite 5 hour folk music program to air. Is this kosher? Are their legal/royalty hurdles?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: gnu
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 11:41 AM

Better check with Brucie... SOCAN and/or others may get a tad upset.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 01:47 PM

Less than half that, ranger1, but your remark about the relative sizes of things is misplaced; it is a matter only of the confluence of attention units of the right kind. Azizi, gnu and Peace came together in a wee burst of attention that just happened to be the kind of vacuum I could fill readily. I am certain you have the same spark when the right intersections of attention hit you.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 03:48 PM

Donuel,

There are no copyright issues, etc. As long as they indicate that the CD is the record RCI 510 from Radio Canada International (a CBC subidiary), there is no problem. I don't think SOCAN monitors in the US. But if they do, it's usually about $1.25 per song per play. I really am just guessing at that figure. My royalties from that record have never been much. Maybe $50 a year or so. If the station would need a letter signed by me to cover them in the event, etc., let me know. Mike Regenstreif plays some cuts now an then on his folk show in Montreal. Frankly, when records get to be that old, no one really cares anymore. I am still the writer of the songs, and I would think in the grand scheme of things that that gives me a few things to say about it all. So, in short, if no one's making big bucks from it, I don't see who'd complain. I know I wouldn't.

I once had a gal in the US who ask if she could record one of the songs. I said yes. She was not rich and was doing the CD on a verrrrry low budget. I appreciated her manners in asking--she'd spent weeks tracking me down. My words back to her: be my guest. She wanted to know about money and how'd she'd ever pay me, etc. I replied, "If you make lotsa cash, send me some." Additionally, as with most writers I know, money's good, but what is even more important is that our names stay with our creations. (In the case of a few songs I've composed that isn't quite true--but, life ain't perfect.)

So, in short, be my guest. And thank you for that vote of confidence, Don. It is very humbling to me having an artist of your ability ('genius' is the word I should use, but I don't want to embarrass you) say something like that. Very humbling. I have been a fan of your work since I first encountered it. I really hope to meet you someday down the road.

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 03:57 PM

"I was cooking in an insane asylum, serving soup to nuts."

Mark, my friend, we gotta have a looooong talk. Next you are gonna break into "Pardon me Roy, is that the cat who chewed your new shoe?"

Hope the festival was a blast and that the gig at The Lena is successful for you guys. Best wishes to ya my old friend.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 04:27 PM

To add to what Amos said above, it's interesting to 'experience' the process of songwriting. I asked Amos if that was his--figuring it was--and he said yes. While he was kickin' that around, I was reading the thread "Lyr Reg'd, "You Never Mentioned Him to Me." Went looking for the words to that hymn for the post originator. (Found 'em BTW.) Anyhow, Joybell wrote "And I thought this was going to be a country song with a great tag line. Or maybe a 19th Century heart song. Anyway, nice to meet you Peace. I'm Joy."

It was too good to pass up. Even on a serious thread. So I wrote the following:

I didn't mind the dirty socks I found out in the hall,
The beer stains that are living on my Levis coveralls;
But now I'm filled with strange strange thoughts and cur-i-os-it-y,
I'm wondering how come you never mentioned him to me.

I'd like to know how long he's been a boarder in our bed,
And was it him you meant the night you screamed and called me Fred;
It is a bit suspicious that the bathroom's never free,
I'm wondering how come you never mentioned him to me.

The cat's been spraying everywhere, the dog's begun to howl,
I'm noticing red pubic hairs upon my favourite towel,
So tell me is it you an' me, or you and me and he,
I'm wondering how come you never mentioned him to me.


I have met Joybell on the 'cat before, but I don't know her all that much. I hemmed and hawed in my head. The second-to-last post on that thread (as it now stands) reads 'I had the strongest urge to call it "Ode to Joy". However, I have resisted the temptation.'

Joy responded, "OK!! That's the way! Nice going, Peace.
I put up signs when I'm selling CDs that read: "ODE TO JOY $20" Sadly no one seems to catch on."

The process of getting something written is a strange one. My time on the above? Maybe a half hour. Is it great writing? No. Does it serve the purpose I had in mind? Yes.

Peace


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 04:48 PM

Ooh, there's a thread. With lyrics, even. Cool. Thanks again for the CD, Bruce. It's fucking great. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 05:00 PM

Thanks, Lepus. Appreciate the kind words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 05:32 PM

BRuce:

That's hilarious!! We should get one of these up-and-coming country stars to do it. It's better than "I Don't Remember Loving You"!! or "That's Not My Truck"!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 05:52 PM

Was thinking about a guy who has another man living in his house but doesn't know it. Lends itself to some humourous possibilities.

My mind's been hearing footsteps going up and down the stairs,
I'm running short of razor blades and Jockey underwear;
I hate to make assumptions but we eat enough for three,
I'm wondering how come you never mentioned him to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 05:54 PM

You could make him turn out to be schizo in the last verse, if you liked!! LOL!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:00 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:10 PM

I hope you write me frequently from somewhere in this house,
It isn't fun to think you've misplaced your loving spouse,
But Fred and I are happy and we hope that you are too,
I'm wondering how come I never mentioned him to you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 06:10 PM

Should read

It isn't fun to think THAT you've misplaced your loving spouse,


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:14 PM

So I decided I had to hunt him down and kill him -- it was the honorable thing to do, after all. I ended up staring into a shattered mirror, a thousand pieces of crazed reflection radiating from the round hole my .38 had made in the bathroom mirror. So now I think I know just why you never mentioned him to me.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:15 PM

Fred, he's making those noises again!


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 07:31 PM

PS

If I have missed anyone to whom I promised a copy, please let me know by message, OK? I have about ten of the things left, and if I had promised but did miss you, it was unintentional. I need your name, address. After I send the copy I delete both name and address. I can get them out later this week. Organization ain't my long suit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 08:50 PM

This may be blasphemous, but I haveta say that the concept of the threesome of husband, wife, and Fred becoming a twosome of hubby and Fred reminds me of the current controversial R&B {Hip-Hop?} hit by R. Kelly, "Trapped In The Closet". My daughter introduced it to me after a Pittsburgh high school English teacher I was interviewing mentioned to me that this was THE hit song and video for her right now {and she wasn't very happy about that, and neither am I].

See this summary excerpt:

"R. Kelly's 5-part mini soap opera:
In June 2005, R. Kelly released to radio the first audio sections, or songs, of his 16 minute 5-part mini soap opera. The songs became r&b hits and generated even more interest as accompanying video became available. With the release of R. Kelly's latest album TP.3 Reloaded, a bonus DVD is included of all 5 video segments. As TP.3 Reloaded registered sales of almost 500,000 copies in its first week, "Trapped In the Closet" has experienced a resurgence in popularity...and discussion about its content.

"Trapped In the Closet" parts 1-5 may be among the most unconventional hit songs ever. Each part of the saga is a dramatically performed reading of the story over a minimal pulsing musical background. R. Kelly himself portrays all of the characters.

Each segment finishes with a cliffhanger leaving the listener eager for the next part of the story. R. Kelly has referred to "Trapped In the Closet" as a ghetto Desperate Housewives.

Controversy has erupted centered around the content of "Trapped In the Closet." The story details a tangled web of extramarital sexual relations. Along the way closet homosexuality, gun violence, moral standing of clergy, judgement of others in relationships, and violation of personal property are just a few of the issues that make an appearance. Some individuals have expressed concern over the frank sexuality discussed in the story while others are concerned about the negative image of the clergy promoted by the song suite..."

MORE HERE


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Azizi
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 09:06 PM

Correction: THE hit song and video for her students right now ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Beer
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:50 PM

Hi Bruce,
Haven't been doing much on Mudcat due to Festival commitments. Then the coming down always hurts. Not feeling to bad now so decided to have a look as to what is happening on the site. I had just p.m'd. Bruce this afternoon to thank him for his c/d that arrived in the mail. Can't believe that I'm already getting pumped up for next year.
Also learned something that I was not aware of. Chris Crilly being a past(still) buddy.
Mike, thanks once again for your support and kind words you wrote me. Your support is greatly appreciated. This is not a secret, but Penny Lang will be moving to B.C. in September. However, she has every intention of being back here next year for the festival. Bruce, Penny and Mike,. What a great oppertunity for "A Family Reunion". One of my favorite songs that Penny sings. In Penny's evening show she sang one of Bruce's songs "Can I Come Across to You", A truly beautiful song.
I have never met Bruce but I feel as if I already know him. Thanks Bruce.
Beer ( Adrien)


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 10:58 PM

Adrien, I feel like I know you, too. I am already looking forward to meeting you. It will be great to see Penny again, also. And of course my old friend Mike. (Maybe that should read long-time friend. I'm gettin' to the age were that seems more appropriate.) I hope you'll post about the festival, Adrien. I don't get out much anymore, and hearing about th goings on is interesting to me. If ya have the time, let us know, OK?

BM


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Beer
Date: 01 Aug 05 - 11:06 PM

Will do Bruce. Still need some time sorting the weekend out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Amos
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 12:36 AM

Hey, José!!

C'mon -- we don't talk that good!

Let it roll on!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Peace
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 01:12 AM

Would someone close this thread, please?


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: LilyFestre
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 08:31 AM

I'm sitting back and watching Brucie squirm when folks say nice things about him!!!! It's kinda fun!!!!!!!!!




*smirk*

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: ranger1
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 09:18 AM

Yep, innit, tho'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: Judge Mental
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 09:41 AM

I was in Montreal on a weekend in 1974 and saw a most excellent concert at a college there that included Bruce Murdoch, Jesse Winchester, Penny Lang and a couple of other people. This thread brought back a memorable night from decades ago. Thanks Bruce.


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Subject: RE: BS: Re Promised CDs from brucie
From: LilyFestre
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 09:49 AM

Judge Mental...LOL...love your name...on so many different levels!

Michelle
    Thread closed, at least temporarily, per request from Brucie.
    -Joe Offer-


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