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One of the things IÕm ŅgoodÓ at is almost involuntarily finding connections between disperate things. Say, between whateverÕs happening or being talked about and a certain Scottish movie. IÕm sure it can be confusing to some folks. Or annoying.

But thatÕs a bit what happened here:
I connected two songs with ŅSunny SideÓ in their titles to form something of a medley--though only one of the songs is sung in its entirety.

This performance was for a Food Pantry benefit; I suppose I figured that the Ņlittle kids without no shoesÓ was the tie that binds. . . .

There are times IÕve thought the Shane MacGowan-fronted Pogues were the best band ever. But that honor truly belongs to Clifton Chenier and his zydeco band. Or the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Akeo Watanabe.

What? The Scottish movie? Local Hero, a Bill Forsyth film from 1983.

Songs to listen to. . . .

Prairie Gold (from Some Kind of Sign)

The Fiddler (from Some Kind of Sign)

Just Around the Corner (unreleased)

Government Work (unreleased)

Somebody ElseÕs Alibi (from Just Where We Are)

You Can Get There from Here (from Just Where We Are)

DonÕt You Worry Õbout Falling (from Just Where We Are)

Sunny Side of the Street (Pogues cover; SG General Store, 11-22-2008)

 

* Except for ŅSunny Side of the Street,Ó all songs & recordings
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