One of the things I’m “good at is almost involuntarily finding connections between disperate things. Say, between whatever’s happening or being talked about and a certain Scottish movie. I’m sure it can be confusing to some folks. Or annoying.

But that’s a bit what happened here:
I connected two songs with “Sunny Side
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 “little kids without no shoes was the tie that binds. . . .

There are times I’ve 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 Else’s Alibi (from Just Where We Are)

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

Don’t You Worry ’bout Falling (from Just Where We Are)

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


* Except for “Sunny Side of the Street,” all songs & recordings
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