Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten-thousand times is skill.— Shinichi Suzuki
— Oingo Boingo, "Dead Man’s Party"
I was struck by lighting / Walkin’ down the street / I was hit by something last night in my sleep
It’s a dead man’s party… / Who could ask for more?
Everybody’s comin’, leave your body at the door… / Leave your body and soul at the door …
Around ten years ago, I sat down and transcribed the words and guitar chords for Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” and I posted them on HickoryWind.org. (It was a younger time. I don’t post full lyrics anymore to protect folks IP.)
Until I revamped the site last year, it was pretty consistently one of the most hit pages — if not the MOST hit page — on our site.
Now, ten years later, you can listen to THIRTY different versions of the song on Rdio. Crazy times, man. Crazy. Times.
For fans of the Old Crow Medicine show, but who wish OCMS would occasionally play electric (or throw in a bit of Skynrd).
Finally waking up from a “moving into a new house” funk. Looking forward to blogging music again soon…. promise!
(I’ve been working on an "Intro to Electronic Music" playlist similar to the intro to Radiohead and Wilco playlists of yesteryear. Still a work in progress, but I hope to publish it soon.)
Father Christmas, give us some money / Don’t mess around with those silly toys / We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over / We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed / Give all the toys / to the little rich boys— The Kinks, “Father Christmas" (the most rockin’est Christmas song ever)