Saturday, 1 March 2014

Three For Saint David's Day







6 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Bugger! It's St. David's Day and I'd forgotten. Perhaps I'll put that right later. The top one is utterly new to me and very groovy. I have two 'funny' stories about the other two artists, both of whom I admire for some of their work. I once 'supported' Heather Jones (OK, I dragged myself up as a floor singer) at a gig she did at some crummy hole in Cardiff about seven years ago. I only did two songs, I expect she thought I was terrible. She was in full Welsh folk mode but the track here is really nice. If your interested, the songs I did were Richard Thompson's 'Waltzing's For Dreamers' and 'The Train Song' by The Roches, which I kind of screwed up due to drunkeness. As for Euros, I was once stood behind him in the queue to see Bob in Cardiff and he was trying to convince his mates he had some kind of access to an 'after-show' and they would have to say they were so and so etc. Did he really think Bob would be there? I couldn't help laughing. Good artist, though, especially with Gorky's.

The Swede said...

Singing Bear the solo years - I think we should be told! Come to think of it, we've heard precious little about The Singing Bears or any of the other bands you've hinted at. Great tales and great song choices - any recorded evidence?

Singing Bear said...

I'll will admit that there is a little recorded evidence (under a different moniker, oddly) of what the Bears got up to but the results were so bad that I now have a the few remaining copies locked in a lead vault. We let ourselves down very badly when it came to putting something down for posterity. A few copies are out there and I hope they never surface to haunt me. Maybe we were just better live - or drunk. The old friend who made up the other half of our duo (when we weren't a trio, which we were for a time) is still doing bits and pieces but the old 'artistic differences' have made us go our separate ways long ago. This is a long way of saying, we were crap and didn't know it. I woke up. Not sure if he has.

Old Pa's Corner said...

A - new to me, I like it
HJ - new also, also like it
EC - 3 out of 3
Great stories there SB

Verity said...

Oh my word! Just stumbled onto your blog and found the Samantha Crain post which I really liked so tweeted about that, then I came back and found the brilliant Heather Jones song of which ditto (I'm not usually so excitable!)and THEN saw the Euros Childs vid and I thought I'm going to have great fun checking your other stuff out. It's not my birthday until September but it sure feels like it today. Many thanks

The Swede said...

Thanks for your kind words Verity. The blog isn't much, but it's home to me! I hope you find something you enjoy.

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