Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970" (an interview with author & Rolling Stone edttor, Da

This is hour 2 of The David Sirota Show on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, featuring at the beginning of the hour an interview with David Browne to talk about his book Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970. As the account of a single year in music, Browne weaves the narratives of four bands and artists who each released an album of lasting influence in 1970: The Beatles' Let It Be, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Deja Vu, James Taylor's Sweet Baby James, and Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water. Fire and Rain tells the story of these four iconic albums of 1970 and the He sets these stories against an increasingly chaotic backdrop of events that sent the world spinning throughout that tumultuous year: Kent State, the Apollo 13 debacle, ongoing bombings by radical left-wing groups, the diffusion of the antiwar movement, and much more. David Browne is a Rolling Stone editor and frequent contributor to The New York Times. find book at:

Tommy James (KGLT interview & music)

Do you remember TOMMY JAMES and The Shondells? He was here in 2009 for the annual Rocking the Rivers biker woodstock type festival. Bob Butts interviewed Tommy. I thought you Geezers could put your feet up, pull on a can of grape knee-hi and listen.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

I was watching TCM the other day, and "The Subject Was Roses" (1968) came on. I didn't wind up watching the whole thing, but it was good, although depressing. It has Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson, and Martin Sheen. But the thing that I really liked was the opening. It had Judy Collins singing this song with just her twelve-string and no band. She sang it all the way through that way, while the movie started up with Patricia Neal waking up and going out in her living room, and viewing the strewn remains of the welcome home party for her son, who just returned from WWII. He and his Dad got drunk; the Mom felt left out. Anyway, the song has been running through my head ever since. You guys probably remember it was written by Sandy Denny. It reminds me of Mike, who was a big Sandy Denny fan. I believe I heard it the year he and Cod roomed together at BGSU. I used to visit their apartment, and we'd listen to albums. The chords are copied below. I'm going try to figure it out. --Rob

by Sandy Denny
E  A2  E  A2  E  A2  E  A2
E                     A2                   E    A2
Across the morning sky all the birds are leaving
 E                 A2                        E  A2
Ah but how can they know it's time for them to go?
  F#m                Abm A                  Abm   A
Before the winter fire, we'll still be dreamin'
I do not count the time

     B                     A
For who knows where the time goes?
  E                  A    F#m   A  E   E  A2  E  A2
Who knows where the time goes?

Sad, deserted shore, your fickle friends are leaving
Ah but then you know it's time for them to go
But I will still be here, I have no thought of leaving
I do not count the time ...CHORUS

And I am not alone while my love is near me
And I know it will be so 'til it's time to go
So count the storms of winter and then the birds in spring again
I do not fear the time

For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?

A2: x 0 2 2 0 0
Abm: 4th fret bar, 022000