Riding Your Train

April 1, 2010 8:40 PM

Relaxin' at home with my new Marron Glacé Guitar, a diddley bow which was given to me recently by the maker, Mr. Tim Can. Thank you, Tim! Sometimes one string is all you need! Video of this same performance at YouTube.

posted by flapjax at midnite (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Riding Your Train

saw you coming down the line
engine humming and looking fine
indulge me in some speculation
that you'd help me reach my destination
cause baby i'm riding your train
i'm riding your train, i'm riding your train

are you running local are you running express
or just looking good in that little silk dress
i'll tell you something and i mean it for real
you sure know how to handle the driving wheel
so baby i'm riding your train
i'm riding your train, i'm riding your train

my best friend said to stay away from you
but my best friend doesn't have a gaht dam clue
he can't see you for what you are
honey meet me tonight in the sleeping car
cause baby i'm riding your train
i'm riding your train, i'm riding your train

let's move on forward honey don't look back
nice and steady don't jump the track
i got my ticket i paid my fare
so just go ahead now and take me everywhere
cause baby i'm riding your train
i'm riding your train, i'm riding your train

copyright P & C Samm bennett / Directional Music - all rights reserved
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:42 PM on April 1, 2010

I like that thing - especially the bouncy bits under the hook. And you seem to be really going for a stripped-to-the-bone sound lately, and I like the immediacy and intimacy of that. Don't suppose there's any way of combining what you do with that Vietnamese jaw's harp (especially the ultra-cool rhythmic variations) with the diddly-bow........? A physical impossibility probably.......especially if you did while riding a unicycle...
posted by MajorDundee at 7:21 AM on April 2, 2010

Ha! New toys! That geetar kicks ass. It looks kinda dangerous, though, like you could be electrocuted, but it sure sounds great.

On a more serious note, I totally agree with the Major about the immediacy and intimacy. Kinda reminds me of seeing Neil Young when he's performing solo. That's all you need. You and and instrument. Everything else is just entertainment...for fun.
posted by snsranch at 5:03 PM on April 2, 2010

I've been enjoying your recent posts a lot too. I always recognized that you were insanely good at what you do, but it's not always been my exact cup of tea. But several of the latest songs I've heard have been hits in every way for me, and this one is no exception. I like the persistent, sort of inevitable feel of this, like it always existed and can't help but keep on going. Your delivery is intense and raw, yet refined. You inhabit the song. Very cool.

P.S. That's one great-sounding diddley bow. It probably sounds great because you play it cleverly. I like the switchup for emphasis after each "chorus".
posted by edlundart at 9:13 PM on April 2, 2010

It's getting better...
posted by nicolin at 9:58 AM on April 4, 2010

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