Going over a lot of my old LPs and transferring them into MP3 using Audacity, when I rediscovered this truly great song. This is another example of the brilliant, unparalleled, lyrics written by Kris Kristopherson, as I've said before he is the reason I stopped trying to write lyrics. This is probably one of the saddest songs ever written. This version was on John Denver's 'Aerie' album, I know a lot of people turn their nose up at the mention of John Denver, but he could be as great a performer as any with the right song. This one really showcases what he could do.
When someone asked Eric Clapton what it was like to be considered the best guitarist ever, his reply "I don't know, ask David Gilmour"
I picked a copy of Aerie in second hand shop years ago and for me Carey’s Last Ride is the standout track. Johnny Cash did it really well on his latter set of recordings. Although I have never been a great fan of John Denver I was impressed when he was a guest on some American show when he walked onto the set playing Dallas Rag on his twelve string before being introduced by the compère.
walkingdecay: Sadly the long awaited release of Homegrown hasn't granted us a vital missing piece of the Neil Young puzzle after all. I suspect Neil gets all his puzzle pieces from different boxes anyway.
Jul 2, 2020 20:33:04 GMT
walkingdecay: I still have a 'Release Potatoland' badge. Worth at least a million quid, I reckon.
Jul 2, 2020 20:36:51 GMT
NewDave: Johnson's greatest is achievement is making that blithe, insouciant lightweight Cameron seem statesmanlike. That LBC interview. Holy Cow!
Jul 3, 2020 9:05:04 GMT
walkingdecay: One of the weird things about that stupid virus is that symptoms reappear weeks later. Last week I felt like housebricks had replaced key joints of my body; now I find I can't taste anything again.
Jul 4, 2020 7:32:19 GMT
ocarolan: Housebricks for knees? There is mortar this virus than first appears! But sorry to hear that Pete - hope you will recover soon - all the best to you and Mrs Decay - stay safe.
Jul 4, 2020 9:46:16 GMT
walkingdecay: "mortar..." I like it!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:08 GMT
walkingdecay: Regarding covid, the echoing symptoms get us down, but under it all we're happy just to have survived it. The media and government made it sound as if anyone in our age group who got it was all but doomed during those early days.
Jul 4, 2020 20:21:53 GMT
walkingdecay: I'll echo your "Stay safe" to you and everyone else Keith, as the disease can really knock you about and it's far from beaten yet, but in the event that anyone does get it, they should bear in mind that it's unlikely to kill them.
Jul 4, 2020 20:31:29 GMT
walkingdecay: Being as downright frightened as I was only made those days worse, as did my wife's guilt over her unproven supposition that she brought the virus home.
Jul 4, 2020 20:40:32 GMT
walkingdecay: Didn't mean to say all that. Mind diarrhoea.
Jul 6, 2020 10:09:13 GMT
walkingdecay: I've always had it though...
Jul 6, 2020 13:03:07 GMT
ocarolan: ... a sign of a well-rounded personality then!
Jul 6, 2020 16:37:17 GMT
Akquarius: Pete, I wish you and your wife a fast recovery. Tis virus is a mean little devil.
Jul 6, 2020 19:27:42 GMT
robmc: Isn't mind diarrhoea the same thing as a stream of consciousness after 4 pints and chicken vindaloo? I have that quite a lot
Jul 7, 2020 11:51:29 GMT
walkingdecay: Thanks Bernd. We're lucky, I think. Some of the after effects that others are suffering make ours look like nothing. As The Mothership said this morning, "We got away with it."
Jul 8, 2020 14:21:52 GMT
walkingdecay: Rob: Eruptions at both ends?
Jul 8, 2020 14:23:02 GMT
curmudgeon: Catching up, So sorry for Walkingdecay and his battle with Covid-19. I'm "shielded" -had cancer treatment in 2017, bronchiecstatis from pneumonia and heart stents. I've still worked the allotments,cycled,etc. They'd give me morphine and wait.
Jul 9, 2020 10:04:31 GMT
robmc: Well hopefully you'll steer clear curmudgeon....Eruptions both ends Pete, that may have been the inspiration for Eddie Van Halen! It reminds me of a night out with friends and bootleg whiskey as a teenager, eruptions doesn't cover it.
Jul 9, 2020 17:10:42 GMT