We Need A Revolution is one of those songs that comes along very rarely. It dares not to be listened to and it dares not to be played. Purchase a download of the single here or you can also get it on itunes
Like it or not, We Need a Revolution!!by WillCove
Just dowloaded - really good tune...kind of mid-early 80s Phil Collins groove laid down that really works with a kind of Knopfler meets Gilmour guitar with lyrics that merit heeding (but i shan't predict if they will be...)! Keep at it, Jim, and have a peaceful night!
A fun and lively set of hornpipes. (Always Welcome, The Boys From The East, Clark's)
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Huck's New Wagon is the first track of "Piece by Piece", an instrumental album of 12 original compositions to be released at the end of each month throughout 2014; the final of which to be released on New Year's eve 2014. This first track is a whimsical piano piece with one foot planted in the world of Mark Twain and the other in the world of Scott Joplin.Huck's New Wagon (2:04) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
Composed, arranged and performed by Jim Fidler. www.jimfidler.com
Recorded, mixed and mastered, by Jim Fidler, at the Roots Cellar, St. John's, Newfoundland. www.rootscellar.net
Illustration by Don Hynes
Graphic design and image realization by Lillian Fidler www.lillianfidler.com
Artistic concept by Jim Fidler
It seems that Huck has himself a new wagon. Well, more rightly, a shiny new go cart. She's a real beauty! A piece of brilliant hucknology.He built it, all by himself, in the back shed when he was sure that not a single, solitary soul was near by and nobody would have even the slightest inkling of his magnificent project.
He came by most of the parts honestly, but honestly, not all of them. In fact, it could be said that Huck's new wagon is a living testament to the reality of reincarnation. Of course, these various parts, to which I refer, most certainly performed very admirably in their previous advents, earning their current distinction.
The engine is a marvel of technological ingenuity; running on a combination of raw, boy enthusiasm, gravity, and a very special, top secret little addition that was imparted to him by an old gypsy lady who lives way up on the mountain.
Now, there is only one problem: Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, Huck will know no piece from the other kids.
"Hey Huck, how's about a ride?" ...
The Girl at the Starlight Cafe is the third release from Jim's upcoming album 'Piece by Piece'. The album is being released one song each month through 2014.
"Like the tide, she ebbs and flows,Her beauty, like the moonlight, glows.And, just as words, on tip of tongue,She's almost there and then she's gone.
She's here, she's there, she's everywhere,And, though he tries, he can't but stare.And if, per chance,A fleeting glance,Should be exchanged,He'd wet his pants."Jim Fidler
Night Walker (4:55) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)Night Walker is the 4th single release for Jim's upcoming album 'Piece by Piece'. Jim is launching 1 single per month in 2014; followed by the launch of the full CD in early 2015.Night Walker Liner Notes:In the dark of the night, in the heart of the city, where things aren't always so pretty,You will find Night Walker.
Deputy Dub (3:56) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)Deputy Dub is the 5th single release for Jim's upcoming album 'Piece by Piece'. Jim is launching 1 single per month in 2014; followed by the launch of the full CD in early 2015.Tired of crime and violence? Think it's not safe to go outside? Well, think again. Deputy Dub is on the job; fighting down the shitstem in a babylon. Rasta rise and shine! Dread at de control.Deputy Dub Liner Notes:
The Runaway Express (4:20) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)The Runaway Express is the 6th single release for Jim's upcoming album 'Piece by Piece'. Jim is launching 1 single per month in 2014; followed by the launch of the full CD in early 2015.
The Runaway Express: One aim, one goal, one destiny.No breaks!
Drive (5:09) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
Dreamtime At Knockfierna (3:53) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
According to Irish mythology, Donn, or the Dark One, is the Lord of the Dead and father of Diarmuid Ua Duibhne, whom he gave to Aengus Óg to be nurtured. Donn is regarded as the father of the Irish race; a position similar to that of Dis Pater and the Gauls, as noted by Julius Caesar.
Originally, Donn was the chief of the Sons of Mil, a mythological race who invaded Ireland, ousting the Tuatha Dé Danann. Donn slighted Ériu, one of the eponymous goddesses of Ireland, and he was drowned off the south-west coast of the island. A place near this spot, on a small rocky island named 'Tech nDuinn' ('the House of Donn'), became Donn's dwelling place as god of the dead. This house was the assembly place for the dead before they began the journey to the Otherworld. He is similar in some regards to the Hindu deity Yama.
Knockfierna, County Limerick was Donn Fírinne's residence. Cnoc Fírinne (meaning 'Hill of Truth') takes its name from Donn, who is said to forewarn the local people of bad weather by gathering up rain clouds around him on the hill.
In modern Irish, the word for the colour brown is "donn".
Skate (4:22) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
While all the other children played their silly games of hide and seek and trick or treat,Her only desire was to walk on the moon.
Even when she had grown,She would look, longingly,From the window of her bedroom loft,Up at her glowing heart's desire.
Then, one very frosty winter's day,When the entire ocean had completely frozen over,she thought she would just strap on her skates and have a go.
Dreaming Of Clare (4:47) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
It seemed so long ago.She was there and then, she was gone.
And now, as the rest of the world seems not to care about much of anything,He has only the memories:a soft whisper,A gentle touch,And those eyes;Those eyes.
It seemed to him that those were the only eyes that had ever really seen him.Would he ever see them again?
Soon, time for tea.
An Ode to Turlough (3:25) - Jim Fidler (©2014 Jim Fidler)
Born in 1670 in Nobber, County Meath, Ireland, Turlough O'Carolan was a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition.
After being blinded by smallpox, at the age of eighteen he was apprenticed to a good harper.At the age of twenty-one, being given a horse and a guide, he set out to travel Ireland and compose songs for various patrons.
He is considered by many to be Ireland's national composer.
He composed both songs and instrumental harp music, reflecting various styles of composition.
Some of his compositions show influence from the style of the continental classical music of the time, whereas others such as Carolan's Farewell to Music reflect a much older style of "Gaelic Harping".
Many of his songs are designated as "planxties", a word that he apparently invented or popularized to signify a tribute to a merry host.
In return for writing songs in honor of wealthy patrons, he was often welcomed as an honored guest to stay on their estates.
It is said that weddings and funerals were sometimes delayed until he could arrive to perform.
For almost fifty years, he journeyed from one end of Ireland to the other, composing and performing his tunes.
He died on March 25, 1738.
More than two hundred of his compositions have survived to this day.
This piece was composed in the spirit of a tribute, "An Ode to Turlough".May his music live on!
Cool Dood (4:12) - Jim Fidler (©2016 Jim Fidler)
All words and music by Jim Fidler.
All vocals and instrumentation by Jim Fidler.www.jimfidler.com
Recorded, mixed and mastered, by Jim Fidler, at the Roots Cellar, St. John's, Newfoundland.www.rootscellar.net
Dis one is dedicated to all dem rude boy; simmer down!
Chorus:Cool dood, cool dood,What you doin' down town?You're spendin' all your money and you're runnin' around.Cool dood, cool dood,Why don't you stay at home,Instead of goin' out and leavin' her all alone?Cool dood, cool dood,What you doin' down town?You're spendin' all your money and you're runnin' around.Cool dood, cool dood,Why don't you stay at home?Don't leave that little girl sittin' all alone, no.
Every night she waits for you,It doesn't seem to matter what you do.And all your friends think you're cool,But really you're just playin' the fool.
Go now and look her right in the eye,Tell her, "no woman, don't you cry".Tell the truth, don't tell no lie,And she will be with you until you die.
Jim's latest single, released June 6, 2022. This is a .wav file.