A Day In The Life - Beatles
Bungalow Bill - Beatles
Then there was time for one more after the break so I sang one of my own songs, The Wreckers Prayer.
Episode #19 in Andy Roberts series of acoustic guitar podcasts was recorded on Tuesday 9th November 2011 and published today on the 10th.
Inspired by friends’ lists of 15 songwriters tagged and copied in Facebook, I played songs by Neil Diamond, Steve Tilston, Andy Roberts, Loudon Wainwright and a bonus track Roy Harper song at the start of which there’s an unfortunate inbound telephone ringtone but I didn’t let that faze me at all, oh no. If you do happen to be listening on an iphone or in a house then the effect could be unpredictable.
Here’s the stuff:
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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 19 Show Notes
- “I’m a Believer” – by Neil Diamond
- “One Man Band” – Music and lyrics by Steve Tilston
- “The Rowan Tree” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts
“Samson and the Warden” – Music and lyrics by Loudon Wainwright “Migration” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts “I’ll See You Again” – Music and lyrics by Roy Harper
I announced a new series of podcasts back in the summer and I've published 18 episodes so far. The original idea was just to provide another distribution method for the live house concert that I broadcast weekly for the past year or so. So it's just me and my guitar, not much chat or conversation, and I try to feature my own compositions as a matter of course, with the covers creeping in as and when I feel like it.
But this week I actually went and learned a Roy Harper song that is new to my repertoire - the classic "How does it Feel?" And then I went and performed it live at the Havering Folk Club at somebody else's guest night, with some good reactions, but not necessarily from the usual suspects.
So I thought I'd do a post here on Stormcock.net, an exercise in listing each of the individual podcasts where I've included a Roy Harper cover.
The Andy Roberts Podcast is hosted at http://andyroberts.me and can also be accessed from iTtunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-roberts/id378470885
So starting with the last first,
On this week’s podcast which is episode number 18 we have mostly Any Roberts own compositions and one classic Roy Harper song which hasn’t been covered here before at all, or by Andy Roberts ever, in fact.
Here’s the stuff:
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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 18 Show Notes
- “The Nutmeg Tree” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts, from Album 1
- “The Show Carries On” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts, from The Andy Roberts Tapes
- “Joan of Arc” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts from The Andy Roberts Tapes
- “How Does it Feel” – Music and lyrics by Roy Harper
- “Change Is” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts from The Last Nail
Some youTube Videos of the same songs
The Nutmeg Tree
The Show Carries On
Joan of Arc
How Does it Feel
Mostly I’ve been documenting which songs I’ve played at Havering Folk Club on which dates over on the Andy Roberts Music blog on blogspot but I decided a short while ago that I’d start putting those posts here instead, I just haven’t stuck to it very well! The idea was that by tagging posts with song titles, I’d be able to look up very easily and keep track of which songs I’m playing mor often than others, and help me seek out those elusive numbers that I’ve forgotten about for long enough that they suddenly seem fresh and new all over again. But the tagging system never works out quite as tidily as you might imagine, and the dates become a bit blurry as the habit of reporting promptly wears off.
So one date that was remarkable was the date when the Australian duo Cloudstreet came to the Golden Lion to do a long awaited guest spot for Havering Folk Club. Wednesday 15th September. They didn’t disappoint, it was one of the most enjoyable evenings we’ve had there over the years, and I even managed to track down their own blog afterwards so I can keep up with where they are touring, ready for next time they are in the local area.
As one of only a small number of floor spot artists I had the chance to play two songs, and these were:
Sometimes this happens, and my voice hadn’t warmed up in time for the first song, so I’ve trashed the video and instead here is the song as performed for podcast episode 10. I think I’ll leave this one for a while now.
Followed by The Cajun Cooking Cajun Music song.
There’s a nice bright image on that video, thanks to Linda innovating with the video settings on her relatively new stills camera.
Episode #13 brings three Andy Roberts compositions, two of which are longer than average songs. The first is the almost completed song which has undergone some serious birthing difficulties, but I hope you will think it’s been worth it eventually… “Change Is” began life as two separate songs appearing ten weeks ago in Podcast #3 provisionally entitled “Trevellas” and “Summerhouse”. So that’s just one track now, coming in at still only about seven minutes long, which is a lot shorter than fourteen verses of The Lincolnshire Poacher. A fair comparison, I’m sure you would agree.
Then I attempt to lighten up with a little ditty from 2009, Yellow Boat.
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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 13 Show Notes
Show notes and information for Podcast Episode 13 broadcast on September 28th, published on September 30th 2010.
1) Change Is
Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “The Last Nail”
Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “Gernika”
2) Yellow Boat
Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “The Last Nail”
BBC Four today announces an exciting month-long celebration of the singer-songwriter, led by a new series of specially commissioned concerts titled Songwriters’ Circle.
The celebration, which starts on Friday 1 October, presents an insightful and varied array of programming and features some of the world’s best pop and rock singer-songwriters, including Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Chris Difford, Elton John and Cat Stevens amongst many others.
The channel celebration also includes, Singer-Songwriters At The BBC, alongside classic BBC In Concert shows and recent concert acquisitions such as James Taylor & Carole King at The Troubadour.
Richard Klein, Controller, BBC Four, says: "BBC Four is the home of contemporary music and to have some of the best singer-songwriters playing for us in specially created concerts is a real delight"
In the new series, Songwriters’ Circle, the singer-songwriters perform their classic songs in turn, while helping each other out musically with harmonies and the odd guitar part. The four shows are filmed live in a small London concert venue, with the artists only meeting an hour or two before going onstage. In between performances, the artists take the viewer inside their work, chatting about their songs, their history and background.
Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright kick off the series, swapping songs at West London’s Bush Hall, including signature tunes like Thompson’s "Vincent Black Lightning", Vega’s "Luka" and Wainwright’s "The Swimming Song".
Thompson helps out with acoustic guitar fills throughout and Wainwright and Vega duet on a ’countrified’ song on the impact of the recession on failing marriages and couples who can’t afford to divorce, in "House".
Loudon Wainwright and Richard Thompson together in concert.
C All this talk of getting old C2 Am Am7 It's getting me down my love Em F Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown G C C2 C This time I'm comin' down C And I hope you're thinking of me C2 Am Am7 As you lay down on your side Em Now the drugs don't work F They just make you worse G C C2 C But I know I'll see your face again Em Now the drugs don't work F They just make you worse G C C2 C But I know I'll see your face again C But I know I'm on a losing streak C2 Am Am7 'Cause I passed down my old street Em And if you wanna show F then just let me know G C C2 C And I'll sing in your ear again Em Now the drugs don't work F They just make you worse G C C2 C But I know I'll see your face again F 'Cause baby ooh G Am if heaven calls G I'm coming too F Just like you said G Am if you leave my life G I'm better off dead C All this talk of getting old C2 Am Am7 It's getting me down my love Em Like a cat in a bag F waiting to drown G C C2 C This time I'm comin' down Em Now the drugs don't work F They just make you worse G C C2 C But I know I'll see your face again F 'Cause baby ooh G Am if heaven calls G I'm coming too F Just like you said G Am if you leave my life F I'm better off dead Em But if you wanna show(want a show) F then just let me know G C C2 C And I'll sing in your ear again Em Now the drugs don't work F They just make you worse G C C2 C C2 But I know I'll see your face again C C2 C C2 Yeah, I know I'll see your face again C C2 C C2 Yeah, I know I'll see your face again C C2 C C2 C Yeah, I know I'll see your face again C C2 C C2 C Yeah, I know I'll see your face again C C2 I'm never coming down, no I'm never coming down C C2 No more, no more, no more, no more, no more C C2 never coming down, no I'm never going down C C2 No more, no more, no more, no more, no more C (Arpeggio up(let ring))
First outing to Havering Folk Club this year, it's been a while due to various things.
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play | Andy Roberts Guitar Music
I decide to leave the video in one piece rather than edit out the two songs in this one, so you get See Emily Play first, followed by another version of "Yellow Boat".
Right at the end I got a chance to do one more which was "Mozambique"