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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blues For Night People

It’s 4 AM Maybe later Time means nothing To an all-night waiter. Ham on rye Eggs over easy Southern fry Spoon is too greasy. ----- After hours Up on the stand Combo jamming Maybe Birdland. One last chorus The saxophone sings A trip to the Moon On gossamer wings. ----- Down in the street A hooker sighs Time for bed Alone no guys. Maybe not yet Not whilst she’s able To cop off with a John Lay a line on the table. ----- The patrolman cometh He’s seen it before The waiter, the muso, The drunk and the whore. A plumber wakes up To the morning’s light One man’s day is Another man’s night. ----- Lance. (Inspired by Charlie Byrd's great disc "Blues For Night People" My favourite guitar recording. )

1 comment :

Liz said...

Really impressed Lance, you have a talent for observation. Charlie Byrd is a legend eh? I love his "She loves and he loves" so tender & sensitive. Then again how do you pick just one fave from this great classical/jazz guitarist? My dad just loved him. and I grew up with these sounds coming from our front room!
Liz