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Initial post: 21 Apr 2014 12:14:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2014 12:15:02 BDT
>>>Odds and ends
lost time is not found again...<<<

Bob Dylan

>>>Inside the museums infinity goes up on trial
voices echo down the hallway:
This must be what salvation feels like after a while<<<

Bob Dylan

>>There's a bit of magic in everything
and some loss to even things out<<<

Lou Reed

>>We busted out of class
had to get away from those fools
we learned more from a three minute record
than we ever learned in school<<<

Bruce Springsteen

Posted on 21 Apr 2014 23:48:12 BDT
china cat says:
>Once in a while
you get shown the light
in the strangest of places
if you look at it right<

>Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
Whichever way your pleasure tends
If you plant ice you're gonna harvest wind<

both Robert Hunter

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 00:49:36 BDT
nocheese says:
Mondegreen alert!
Up until very recently, one of my favourite Dylan lines was:
"Lurid wagon, lurid bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like

However, thanks to Johnny Bee I've discovered that the actual line is the far less interesting:
"Little red wagon, little red bike"

So it's not a favourite any more.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 07:46:27 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2014 07:47:34 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
nc - not up there with Hendrix snogging blokes, though.

'Scuse me while I kiss this guy' instead of 'the sky'

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 08:01:03 BDT
"life is short, filled with stuff"

sound philosophical observation from lux interior

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 09:39:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2014 09:59:32 BDT
nocheese says:
ts - Puts me in mind of 'This World is Phuhl o' a Number o. Things' by St Andrew. The whole piece is eminently quotable, but I can't find a copy of the lyrics, and I wouldn't know how to start transcribing it myself. It may or may not be inspired by RL Stevenson's 'The world is so full of a number of things'. Please take time to have a look at the youtube link, you won't be disappointed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jz6LJXUqhI

JB - true enough, but it's my own personal mondegreen and I'm very fond of it.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 10:51:04 BDT
aye, very good, all part of the grand scheme o' things :)

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 11:33:43 BDT
nocheese says:
From Lenny:

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 11:41:20 BDT
said

couple of reggae favourites

"..........oh! and zebras" - eek a mouse 'noah's ark'

"natty no go a manchester, 'cos he no wear polyester" - prince far i 'skinhead come down'

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 11:45:54 BDT
On that Leonard Cohen album there is also a line that goes:

>>>I've seen the future, brother - it is murder!<<<

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 11:47:24 BDT
nocheese says:
From The Rezillos, one of my favourite love lyrics:

Don't love my baby for her pouting lips
Don't love my baby for her curvy hips
I love my baby 'cos she does good sculptures yeah

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 14:09:38 BDT
easytiger says:
Interview with Dave Lee Roth
'I used to have a drug problem but now I can afford as many as I like.'

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 16:06:19 BDT
easytiger says:
Here's a line from Ned's Atomic Dustbin
'You, yer mam, yer dad, your uncle with his fishpond and your pet chinchilla,
I bet you think now don't you?'

Posted on 22 Apr 2014 22:12:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2014 22:16:42 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Iggy interview from 1977 as replicated by Mogwai on their second album 'Come On Die Young'

"I'll tell you about punk rock: punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and ah... and ah... heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies and the bodies and the hearts and the souls and the time and the minds of young men who give what they have to it and give everything they have to it and it's a... it's a term that's based on contempt, it's a term that's based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism and everything that's rotten about rock 'n' roll. I don't know Johnny Rotten but I'm sure... I'm sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it's quite beyond my control and ah... when I'm in the grips of it I don't feel pleasure and I don't feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I'm talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn't feel anything and you didn't want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I'm saying sir?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE5ho61yPXg

Posted on 27 Apr 2014 12:52:37 BDT
B Rep says:
..as soon as I saw this thread I straight away thought about this Jack White quote ..... "Well, I sort of don't trust anybody who doesn't like Led Zeppelin." .... 'nuff said...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2014 12:58:59 BDT
just as well i've no need to trust jack with anything, then. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2014 13:14:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2014 13:14:49 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
Mr reliable ;-D

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2014 13:18:01 BDT
you flatter me. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 11:44:40 BDT
Lou Reed about punk:

>>How could I be the Godfather of something as stupid as that?<<

(Thanks for typing such a long quote, Johnny B.)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 13:24:53 BDT
Johnny Bee says:
It was nothing (literally) - a cut and paste job ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 13:26:23 BDT
...can get you a Pullitzer these days...

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2014 14:56:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 May 2014 14:56:40 BDT
Brass Neck says:
... get yer coat love, yer've Pulitzered!

Posted on 16 May 2014 06:50:17 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2014 13:42:07 BDT
Tikka says:
"Put them in the cellar with the naughty boys
A little ni**er sugar then a rub-a dub-a baby oil
Black on, black on every fingernail and toe
We've only begun - begun"

so 'March of the Black Queen' can't be played on the radio anymore....and although 'Zon won't let me quote the full lyric, they'll still happily sell Queen II [2011 Remaster]

Posted on 17 May 2014 08:05:55 BDT
>>>Well you can stick your nine to five livin'
And your collar and your tie
You can stick your moral standards
'Cause it's all a dirty lie
You can stick your golden handshake
And you can stick your silly rules
And all the other sXXt
That you teach to kids in school
('Cause I ain't no fool)

Gonna be a rock 'n' roll singer
I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll star
Gonna be a rock 'n' roll singer
I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll
A rock 'n' roll star<<

AC/DC:
"Rock n Roll Singer" from "High Voltage".

Posted on 21 Jun 2014 13:54:09 BDT
I've always liked...

"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold, A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold"

I saw it written on a wall many years ago and I always thought that it must be a poem. It was only last year that a friend put me right and told me it was from a Carole King song ;o>
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