Your Little One Way Street

December 10, 2010 7:27 PM

Recorded live at Sabaco in Waseda, Tokyo, on December 9, 2010. I'm playing my new Hungarian mouthbow. There's a wee touch of distortion here and there in the recording, but nothing we can't live with, I s'pose. Video here.


honey your clock's running fast
my clock's running slow
let's put 'em beside each other
and see which way they go

i been walking so long baby
down your little one way street
the soles on my shoes
have worn right through to my feet

when you told me that you loved me
just what exactly did that mean
whatever it is you're giving me
it's like no love i've ever seen

whether you stay for 20 years
or only for a half a minute
it won't mean nothing honey
if your heart ain't in it

the leaves will fall
the wind will blow
you strive to be elsewhere
but you already are you know

i looked to the sky for guidance
but there's only clouds up there
it could rain all night on me baby
but i don't believe you'd care

it's just another 6 months baby
til my birthday rolls around
i'll either spend it back in memphis
or else six feet underground

copyright P & C Samm Bennett - all rights reserved

posted by flapjax at midnite (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

flapjax, that was awesome. I really dug it. That Hungarian mouthbow is awesome, and perfect simple instrumentation for that tune. Wonderful! I didn't notice any distortion, by the way.

Have you heard Daniel Higgs's jaw harp album (maybe more than one but I only know one) Magic Alphabet?" There are some similarly feeling moments on that album, although it's a bit more "out there."
posted by dubitable at 8:48 PM on December 10, 2010

This has to be one of your definitive vocal perfomances Flapjax. Quite extraordinary in places - like a highwire act. Hugely entertaining. You know I'm not that big a fan of the ole pentatonic blues scale, but Jeezzzuzzz H Chriiiist, you sure as hell wring as much out of it as you can. Terrific.

A wee touch of distortion? Yeah, ok, but pretty well unnoticeable. Only time you need to worry baby is if you get some distortion in your wee..........
posted by MajorDundee at 11:25 AM on December 11, 2010

for the avoidance of confusion "wee" in the UK is a widely used euphemism for urine. Sometimes also called a "wee-wee". It's also a Scots word meaning "small" (as in your useage). So it's possible in Scotland to visit the bathroom to take a wee wee wee. Bet you didn't know that huh?

You know, I really do need to get out more don't I........
posted by MajorDundee at 11:33 AM on December 11, 2010

I like this too. Nice.
posted by Apoch at 11:38 AM on December 11, 2010

Heya, flapjax! This kicks ass as usual, but man, I'm still working on a vocal thing and hearing you sing is breaking my heart! Ha!! Yea, it's that good.
posted by snsranch at 4:04 PM on December 11, 2010

Thanks so much, friends, for your kind comments. I appreciate them very much.

Just added the video clip to Vimeo, BTW.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:07 PM on December 11, 2010

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