But it’ll still more than a heart can take, more than feeling great, more than a tongue can tell

Yesterday I wrote some words about sexist statements, ending with some words to all the writing people and feminists. I got some response about this and let me explain: I wanted to provoke with a radically other opinion what I, if I the feedbacks looks, have also managed. It is a no go to cross the verbal border, when you flirt – everybody is responsible for his words and their effect. So rather twice think, before once a little bit too much is said.
Now let’s finish and let’s listen to a band that mean a lot to me. The Trash Can Sinatras are a Scottish band formed in the early 90s and I follow them since a couple of years and it’s a kind of music I could nearly listen anytime. 
This one is their earliest popular songs – so listen, enjoy and have a good week.
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Rebel Yell: Sexist Statements

Germany expresses outrage at the moment about sexist statements from a leading politician of the Free Democratic Party. What happened: In January 2012 the 67 year old politician Rainer Brüderle met a 29 year old newspaperwoman in a bar at a hotel in Stuttgart round midnight. After drinking and talking obviously Brüderles look walks on her breast and says ‘you can fill a dirndl also’.

Not that such statements of an old politician would interest me, but that now all feminists from her holes creep again and cry after justice and excuse annoys me. I know it is a very thin line between flirting and sexual statements – but what the hell: has one of those which condemn this, sat once at midnight at a hotel bar?

To all the writing people and all feminists: Don’t take every word a man says for serious and take words like this with a smile. And remember: it is up to you to finish flirting and stop talking.

Dub Pistols feat. Terry Hall – Gangsters

Exploring The Archiv No. 2: Serge Gainsbourg

I’m not really a big fan of French chansons but sometimes I like to listen to some French pop. In France he is valid as one of the most creative musician of his time. He was also a very great influence for other singer/songwriter in the late 60’s in France.

His early songs were inspired by the French writer Boris Vian and were very old fashioned chansons. Gainsbourg began to remove from this and experiment with new styles: jazz early on, pop in the 1960s, rock and reggae in the 1970s and electronic in the 1980s. Gainsbourg’s extremely varied musical style makes him difficult to categorize.

I always liked his coolness and the way he whispered his lyrics. He was every time good for a scandal. So as he published a record about a love story between teenager an an older man, ending tragically when the teenager died by a plane crash.

Ballade De Melody Nelson

Another scandal was when he turned into reggae. He was one of the first European musicians that made a record in Jamaica. In 1978 he recorded with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare ‘Aux Armes Et Caetera’ a reggae version of the French national anthem ‘La Marseillaise’. This song earned him death threads from the right-wing veterans of the Algerian war of independence who were opposed to certain lyrics.

Aux Armes Et Caetera

Enjoy

Lost in music

Today I got my half year date with my skin doctor. I have to check up half a year my birthmarks because I got skin cancer four years ago. My doctor told me, that everything is well and we don’t have to operate. To celebrate this I got out with my brother in law for a couple of beer. Now I am at home watching some videos. 
Thank you Drew for introducing me to this. I agree, it is the right music to listen on headphones and having a good drink. I’m grateful to be in this community that points me to something I haven’t recognized yet.
That is for you all if you want to relax and get your own peace of mind.
Enjoy and have a good time (play loud)

And then one day it happened – she cut ‘er hair and I stopped loving ‘er

Last Friday JC from The Vinyl Villain featured Billy Bragg and his record ‘Don’t try this at home’ from 1991. I took this for a chance to listen more to his music over the last weekend. It is astonishing how many songs and lyrics are familiar to me after all this time still presently. About him is is nearly everything told.

In different blogs it is discussed whether his political songs are the better ones or the love songs. I turned into his music with his first record ‘Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy’. On this record and also on the following records he sung very political songs. And most of them I played while I worked as a DJ for the weekend in our local pub. I agreed with lots of his political statements – especially against the Thatcher administration.

When I listen to his love songs nowadays I’ve to confess that a know only a few white singer who are able to sing songs of love and resignation like he does – with his whole heart and empathy.

One of my favorite love song is ‘Walk away Renee’ – his version of the 1966 single from the Left Bank, around own verses complements. Beside the blog-title the song still contains this miraculous dialogue:

I said ‘I’m the most illegible bachelor in town’. 
And she said ‘Yea, that’s why I never can understand any of those silly letters you send me’.

Billy Bragg – Walk away Renee

Another great song about going separate ways to go:

The Streets – Dry your eyes

Listen, enjoy and have a good week.
Walter