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Why are we Sleeping? February 28, 2013

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A tribute to Kevin Ayres and Soft machine by Andy Roberts music covers.

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Week #20 A ‘House’ Song July 18, 2011

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Week #20 of the Songwriters Circle Challenge suggests that you can write a House Song.

This can be a song from the 1990’s “House Music” genre, or a song about a house.

House Music has a specific style of rythm which I find hard to describe in words. It’s basically four four with the accent on every beat, ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR-and-ONE-TWO….

Songs about houses are a somewhat UK centric phenomena, but I’m sure there are examples worldwide to prove me wrong as well.

From my own terrible memory alone, I can point to

“Our House” Madness
“Neighbourhood” – Space
“House on The Hill” – Kevin Koyne
“Country House” – Blur
“Bungalow Bill” – Lennon/McCartney
and of course… “House of The Rising Sun” – Animals/Trad

Looking forward to hearing your House songs!

Podcast #37 – Soundcloud March 16, 2011

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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode #37 was put together from tracks which are hosted on my Andy Roberts Soundcloud account, and one extra song ( Work is Done) recorded live for you on Wednesday morning. The live show had to be canceled this week due to an unfortunate throat incident on the Tuesday evening.

Here’s the download and play link etc:

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Andy Roberts Podcast #37 Shownotes

25:42 37.1Mb

Show Notes for Podcast 37

  1. Clean Living Blues – by Linda Hartley and Andy Roberts
  2. Hold On Below –  Andy Roberts as featured on The Lost Folk Tapes
  3. Work is Done – Andy Roberts
  4. Never was to be – Daryl P Hall Andy Roberts
  5. Highway Blues – Roy Harper

Podcast #36 Instrumentals and Songs March 9, 2011

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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode #36 contains fragments of tunes, instrumentals and a few complete songs as well. I was going to do the new 12 bar blues completed for the Songwriters Circle weekly task but it’s so new I forgot the rhythm!

Here’s the download and play link etc:

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Andy Roberts Podcast #36 Shownotes

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Show Notes for Podcast 36

  1. Yellow is the Colour – Donovan arranged Andy Roberts
  2. Winter in Andalusia – Andy Roberts
  3. Narrowboats – Instrumental by Andy Roberts
  4. The Biggleswade Stomp – Instrumental by Andy Roberts
  5. Joan of Arc – Andy Roberts

Acoustic Guitar Podcasts: Episode #19 November 10, 2010

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Episode #19 in Andy Roberts series of acoustic guitar podcasts was recorded on Tuesday 9th November 2011 and published today on the 10th.

Inspired by friends’ lists of 15 songwriters tagged and copied in Facebook, I played songs by Neil Diamond, Steve Tilston, Andy Roberts, Loudon Wainwright and a bonus track Roy Harper song at the start of which there’s an unfortunate inbound telephone ringtone but I didn’t let that faze me at all, oh no. If you do happen to be listening on an iphone or in a house then the effect could be unpredictable.

Here’s the stuff:

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Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 19 Show Notes

  1. “I’m a Believer” – by Neil Diamond
  2. “One Man Band” – Music and lyrics by Steve Tilston
  3. The Rowan Tree” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts
  • “Samson and the Warden” – Music and lyrics by Loudon Wainwright
  • Migration” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts
  • “I’ll See You Again” – Music and lyrics by Roy Harper
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    How Does It Feel? Podcasting November 5, 2010

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    I announced a new series of podcasts back in the summer and I’ve published 18 episodes so far.  The original idea was just to provide another distribution method for the live house concert that I broadcast weekly for the past year or so. So it’s just me and my guitar, not much chat or conversation, and I try to feature my own compositions as a matter of course, with the covers creeping in as and when I feel like it.

    But this week I actually went and learned a Roy Harper song that is new to my repertoire – the classic  “How does it Feel?”  And then I went and performed it live at the Havering Folk Club at somebody else’s guest night, with some good reactions, but not necessarily from the usual suspects.

    So I thought I’d do a post here on Stormcock.net, an exercise in listing each of the individual podcasts where I’ve included a Roy Harper cover.

    The Andy Roberts Podcast is hosted at http://andyroberts.me and can also be accessed from iTtunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-roberts/id378470885

     

    So starting with the last first,

    Episode 18   Track 4 – How Does it  Feel?  download

    Episode 15   Track 1 – Don’t You Grieve  download

    Episode 12  Track 1 – IF  &  Track 4 – The Same Old Rock download

    Episode 3  Track 7 – When An Old Cricketer download

    Episode 1 Track 3 – I’ll See You Again download

     

     

     

    Andy Roberts Podcast #18 November 3, 2010

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    On this week’s podcast which is episode number 18 we have mostly Any Roberts own compositions and one classic Roy Harper song which hasn’t been covered here before at all, or by Andy Roberts ever, in fact.

    Here’s the stuff:

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    18 Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 18.mp3

    Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 18 Show Notes

    1. “The Nutmeg Tree” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts, from Album 1
    2. “The Show Carries On” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts, from The Andy Roberts Tapes
    3. “Joan of Arc” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts from The Andy Roberts Tapes
    4. “How Does it Feel” – Music and lyrics by Roy Harper
    5. “Change Is” – Music and lyrics by Andy Roberts from The Last Nail

    Some youTube Videos of the same songs

    The Nutmeg Tree

    The Show Carries On

    Joan of Arc

    How Does it Feel

    Change Is

    Live at Havering Folk Club October 3, 2010

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    Mostly I’ve been documenting which songs I’ve played at Havering Folk Club on which dates over on the Andy Roberts Music blog on blogspot but I decided a short while ago that I’d start putting those posts here instead, I just haven’t stuck to it very well! The idea was that by tagging posts with song titles, I’d be able to look up very easily and keep track of which songs I’m playing mor often than others, and help me seek out those elusive numbers that I’ve forgotten about for long enough that they suddenly seem fresh and new all over again.  But the tagging system never works out quite as tidily as you might imagine, and the dates become a bit blurry as the habit of reporting promptly wears off.

    So one date that was remarkable was the date when the Australian duo Cloudstreet came to the Golden Lion to do a long awaited guest spot for Havering Folk Club. Wednesday 15th September. They didn’t disappoint, it was one of the most enjoyable evenings we’ve had there over the years, and I even managed to track down their own blog afterwards so I can keep up with where they are touring, ready for next time they are in the local area.

    cloudstreet - New Australian folk music

    cloudstreet

    As one of only a small number of floor spot artists I had the chance to play two songs, and these were:

    Joan of Arc

    Sometimes this happens, and my voice hadn’t warmed up in time for the first song, so I’ve trashed the video and instead here is the song as performed for podcast episode 10. I think I’ll leave this one for a while now.

    Followed by The Cajun Cooking Cajun Music song.

    There’s a nice bright image on that video, thanks to Linda innovating with the video settings on her relatively new stills camera.

    Podcast #13 : 3 Andy Roberts Songs September 30, 2010

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    Episode #13 brings three Andy Roberts compositions, two of which are longer than average songs. The first is the almost completed song which has undergone some serious birthing difficulties, but I hope you will think it’s been worth it eventually…  “Change Is” began life as two separate songs appearing ten weeks ago in Podcast #3 provisionally entitled “Trevellas” and “Summerhouse”. So that’s just one track now, coming in at still only about seven minutes long, which is a lot shorter than fourteen verses of The Lincolnshire Poacher. A fair comparison, I’m sure you would agree.

    The second song is a rare live rendition of “Gernika” which I’ve written about elsewhere, and is the title track to my album of songs all written during one week in Spain.

    Then I attempt to lighten up with a little ditty from 2009, Yellow Boat.

    Here’s the web player, download link, tracklist and show notes for Podcast Episode 13:

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    You can also download the MP3 audio file which is 20.9Mb in size and 22 minutes 15 seconds in duration from this link

    13 Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 13.mp3

    Andy Roberts Podcast Episode 13 Show Notes

    Show notes and information for Podcast Episode 13 broadcast on September 28th, published on September 30th 2010.

    1) Change Is

    Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “The Last Nail

    2) Gernika

    Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “Gernika

    2) Yellow Boat

    Words and Music by Andy Roberts, from the album “The Last Nail

    The Tree of Gernika in 2003

    Apple releases new product without a keynote September 24, 2010

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