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  • allisonmichele

    Sorry if I've made you on edge, haha! Oh my. Any who, done--rated and shared. Mind if I ask why you chose that song? No bother about the letter, hope everything is all right on your end. xxx

    12 Mai 2014 Responder
  • headeynyp

    ok thanks -i've addded that album here so plays will pop up, as and when -FH

    5 Mar 2014 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    I thought the new album was very good Ian. Track 2 isn't playing just so you know... did you already know that? :) My favorites were "In the Mountains" and "Now I See the Chains"... aha, not what you predicted!! It would be nice to hear from you again soon. Love & hugs, Kate

    4 Mar 2014 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    There you are! I'm so glad everything is good with you. Thanks for stopping in to say hello and thanks for the link to the new album... listening to it now. Love, Kate

    3 Mar 2014 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    Hope you haven't encountered a setback Ian. Take care, Love, Kate

    21 Fev 2014 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    Stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend Ian!! Many hugs, Love, Kate :)

    8 Fev 2014 Responder


    31 Dez 2013 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    You are so very welcome and a Happy New Year wish back to you! Where might I find the gentler version of which you speak?

    29 Dez 2013 Responder
  • bohemian_chic

    May you and those you love have a very blessed Christmas. Namaste, Kate xo

    12 Dez 2013 Responder


    29 Nov 2013 Responder
  • ThirstLight

    HI, www.facebook.com/thirst.light http://twitter.com/thirstlight1

    14 Jul 2013 Responder
  • jostfischer

    Good evening, I am in vacation & will answer you later. Take care.

    24 Jun 2013 Responder
  • allisonmichele

    Mmm! Every time you update your music, it completely brightens my day. And this update, bar when you very first introduced your music to Last, is the greatest yet. Having heard the evolution of your music from its internet debut, I do hope you cling to this new sound. Penury has been altered so incredibly since I originally listened—this latest version is wholly flawless. Phil Paxton, a great union of two of our favorites, is a wonderfully brilliant name. I’ve yet to get to Laurence, but after hearing what I have of Phil Paxton, I have great expectations. Our plans changed, I’m afraid! We’re spending the summer touring America. However, if all goes well, there’s a chance I’ll be returning with him to the UK! Hopefully come September it will be possible, I can think of little that would delight me more than to meet you. Our friendship is one I’ve always held dear. And the flowers are all gone now, Joe Hill has moved on now. Take care of yourself. x

    22 Jun 2013 Responder
  • imyourman

    I have played him 703 times according to last fm's figures and yes my name does come from him, I am a big fan of his and managed to see him at The Big Chill festival a few years ago, I have quite a range of music and lately been more into dub and ambient sounds but Leonard will be getting some air time from me again pretty soon :-)

    28 Mai 2013 Responder
  • nickdoll

    yeah, not bad artists to have in common though

    29 Mar 2013 Responder
  • BlueOclock

    Greetings! Thank you kind sir, your charts are very nice too! Enjoy your weekend and happy listening, Tommy

    23 Mar 2013 Responder
  • thommyrotten

    Very much so, to come back after 10 years away AND have strong new material, not just looking to do a 'greatest hits' tour, must rank as one of the best come backs.

    20 Mar 2013 Responder
  • Sama-ell

    Hi, Doors is one of the best bands for me - sometimes it is first in chart, sometimes - second. And what's about Bob Dylan - he is on the 12th place in my chart.

    19 Mar 2013 Responder
  • Tseicks

    Thanks, I'll try it! Don McLean has made some incredibly awesome songs, but judging by of what I've heard, he seems like a complete douchebag as a person.

    18 Mar 2013 Responder
  • inmate1571

    I don't read too much into compatibility on here...whadda they know? ;) I'd say we have very similar taste. Yes Phil Ochs I like a lot, a shame he's not more widely known. I recently saw 'All the news thats fit to sing' on vinyl at a record fare but I wouldn't pay the silly asking price. Tell me, do you listen to Fred Neil?

    18 Mar 2013 Responder
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My own original singer/songwriter songs under the name of BROKENJARAFINGERS in the vein of Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Harry Chapin and others can be found on these sites:

http://www.last.fm/music/BrokenJaraFingers (three complete albums)

http://www.youtube.com/user/brokenjarafingers (check out New Versions first)
http://www.myspace.com/BrokenJaraFingers (plays one after the other, early versions)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brokenjarafingers/154192671317853 (few Friends here, please help!)

My own songs have what I hope are very strong lyrics, ranging from the personal to the spiritual to the political, and veering off occasionally into comedy. I sound like a bit of a melange of Cohen, Chapin, Ochs, Ray Davies and Jacques Brel, with a bit of Dylan's sneer thrown in here and there.

I write songs because I have to. I don't choose them, they choose me. They literally appear out of the air, fully formed. They hit me like boxing gloves out of nowhere when I'm walking down the road. Very occasionally I only get a line or a verse and then I struggle, but mainly they seem to be almost inspired by something other than me.

Why do I write protest songs? Because I want to do my little bit toward changing the world, I'm too basically pacifist to be a good revolutionary and I hope to inspire others. Which makes me a coward, but I'm a writer not a fighter, as Gilbert O'Sullivan once put it.


For those who really love classic Sixties and Seventies songwriters (and a few more modern-day) like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, Pete Atkin, Al Stewart, Randy Newman, Harry Chapin or David Ackles, to name a few (see below for more) who rise above others for the strength of their lyrics and the beauty of their not always tuneful voices, I have painstakingly created my own NoMoreSongs Radio in which only such artists and songs have been lovingly selected, on:


There's even a debate you can join on what constitutes a classic singer/songwriter. Please feel free to listen to it anytime.


I love any kind of music that incorporates elegant, well-turned lyrics, which is why Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Phil Ochs, Pete Atkin, Al Stewart, Randy Newman, Harry Chapin, David Ackles, Elvis Costello, Janis Ian, Lily Allen, Bright Eyes, Scott Walker and Momus all excite me with the poetry of their words, along with more modern variants of the genre like Brandi Carlisle, Rebecca Loebe, Ingrid Michaelson, Anna Nalick, Nerina Pallot, Lily Allen, Sandi Thom, James McMurtry, Harry Manx, Ben Folds and Will Kimbrough.

I also love great singer/songwriter song interpreters like Barry McGuire (Dylan songs mainly and those written by the brilliant PF Sloan, such as Eve Of Destruction and Sins Of The Fathers), Jennifer Warnes (Leonard Cohen on her seminal Famous Blue Raincoat album), Marianne Faithful (The Eyes of Lucy Jordan and others) and Patti Smith (Changing of the Guard by Dylan).

But I also love the sound of voices, which is why people like Springsteen (no mean lyricist either), John Kay of Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly also make my grade. And as for Don McLean and Phil Ochs, they just have such gorgeous, deep, soul-revealing voices that make my heart tremble. And, as hinted, my favourite interpreter of songs, with the most thrilling female voice ever, is Jennifer Warnes, who covered so many of Leonard Cohen's greatest pearls.


I would like to state here that the downloaded image is a picture by Leonard Cohen and I have no idea how to get his permission to use it. I think it's absolutely beautiful, and in some way epitomises something about the kind of music I love and try to write.

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