Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday Music: In Another's Eyes

Many, many years ago when Roger and I were still working and living in Santa Cruz we found this music by a local band. City Folk was quite popular back then and even toured the country for a while. We liked their music so much we actually went to see them perform in Santa Cruz back in the day. Here is one their songs. Good for these times.

I found this review of their music: The subtext of their music is a healthy and whole community. Passion, integrity, respect and gratitude and a “hands and voices-on” approach to making this world a healthier, happier and better place for all its inhabitants. City Folk is a positive experience and a positively uplifting one.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely. I think they nailed their 'mission statement'. Thanks Robin.

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  2. They are new to me but thanks for the wonderful introduction. Can see why you tracked them down.

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    1. Patti-- We have one of their albums from back in the day. They really had a lovely sound.

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  3. We certainly need uplifting experiences! Thanks.




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    1. Sabine-- Yes, we need uplifting so much these days.

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  4. Loved this music. Thanks! 6 minutes of peace.

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    1. Barbara-- I'm so glad you loved this. We do too! Yes, 6 minutes of peace!

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  5. Some very nice guitar work, and a heartfelt message. It's interesting - Betsy and I stalked a few local bands here in the late 90s/early aughts. We heard them all over town in small venues, but they got to a point where they were touring the west coast or across the country but..they just never made it over the hump to actually getting paid. It's easy to totally buy in to a group and then wonder why the whole nation doesn't bring them home to meet mom & dad.

    Interestingly, the leader of one of these Seattle bands is now the leader of the band on James Corden's show, Reggie Watts. He has a wonderful baritone voice. They almost totally played their own music, with one cover. Here's his Seattle band Maktub covering Led Zep's No Quarter. A nice trip-hop in the middle to let the first joint clear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRsF1fQm3_0

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    1. Phil-- Thank you for the link. I'll head over and take a listen. I know how music is such an integral part of yours and Betsy's life, so I'm really interested in hearing this. Thank you!

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  6. Just popped over from 37 Paddington. I loved the music. Greetings from Hertfordshire in UK.

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    1. Frances-- So kind of you to stop. Much appreciated. Waving hello from the far north coast of California.

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  7. It's great how some of these local bands' music can now be found on YouTube. The cream doesn't always rise to the top (though the scum usually does!)

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    1. John-- It's a wonderful thing to be able to find old music on YouTube. Seriously enriches our lives.

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  8. So great to be able to find an old favorite online. Thanks for the share, Robin, as this was also a new listen for me. Also, glad to read that you and Roger are OK as the CA fire news is so devastating to see.

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    1. Beatrice-- It's always good to find new music. My twin brother keeps me updated often.

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  9. Beautiful music! Thank for posting.

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