any steve earle fans in here?
my absolute fave. my prophet rly.
he saved me life. i have 14 albums on my phone and during some of the worst yrs of my life, as i was trying to earn my certificate of design, i listened to those on shuffle commuting to downtown and back. there was always some song that spoke to the moment i was in.
this is my fave of them all. just started taking voice lessons, and this is the songs we are working on.
i was pleasantly surprised to learn there are more verses. but a tad disappointed that he changed several of the lyrics.
He's great, even his cover albums of Guy Clark and Townes are great. His songs are the best though.
He's recorded some great sounding songs, but the ones that make you think and feel are the best:
he turned me around about george ryan. he has a commentary on 'just an american boy' about ryan and the death penalty. he said he heard someone say on the teevee that he was covering his own ass, which is how i felt. but steve said- if more people checked in w their conscience before they made major decisions, the world would be a better place. and so it would.
I've seen him 4 times and have a signed copy of the Jerusalem CD
As a recovering (sometimes) addict, he definitely speaks to me as well.
No way I could pick a favorite Earle track, but I kinda consider 'I Feel Alright' to be my theme song, so if you put the screws to me and MADE me pick, I'd probably go with that one.
Though it's kinda tough to not choose Taneytown, Galway Girl, You're Still Standing There, Someday, Goodbye, The Revolution Starts Now, or Ellis Unit One.
got a signed copy of the book. real prized possession.
2nd place is probably 'every part of me'. got no one to sing that to atm. but...
so many to pick from, tho.
Even if, ya know ... you don't exactly 'mean it'
I'll play and sing ya "I Don't Wanna Lose You Yet" or "Valentine", both of which I know on the ol' guitar-machine.
I'll even pretend I mean 'em for ya.
i can already sing it. first song i ever sang to other ppl where they didnt cringe or cry.
but teach says i need to learn to sing it right. he says i need to sing it in c, cuz i am a girl. but i like steve's f better. my higher register already gets enough of a workout.
but that's okay. i get it all the time w my real name, mo, too.
moe is short for morris. mo is short for maureen.
of all the gifts my da gave me, and there are very many, the ability to tell stories and make ppl laugh is my absolute favorite.
not the most profitable, but the best. i failed utterly to sell my own artwork, but i can sell anything else. i once sold $10k worth of almost nothing for a non-profit. but my art? in 10 yrs i made a couple hundred bucks while spending 10s of thou.
but the laughs? worth more than gold.
As I mentioned above
First time I saw Steve was Copperhead Road tour ... Fillmore, SF ... friggin sweet.
There is an excellent video of the entire town showing up to sing "Galway Girl" and if you ever just want a real lift, I highly recommend watching it.
just watched that. who's cutting onions? tears of joy are just what i needed today.
there are 7 in my family. 5 black hair, but only one blue eyes. had a black irish ggrandma. my kid sister and i are the gingers. not red hair, much to my mam's dismay. but a lovely auburn w red highlights. my 3 girls have the same. i know how much we broke her heart. that baby hair was red, damn it.
Just the sheer joy of it all breaks my heart - in a good way.
I've been to Galway, want to spend more time there. It's a lovely town. We were there in the summer of 2018, and it was high summer, so it stayed light till past 11:00, and it happened to be a very warm summer. Everyone was out and about and listening to music, at least in the part of town we were in.
You can get some nice walks in, too.
my ex- half polish, 1/4 german, 1/4 english, beat me there. wife #2 is an irish cop from donny donnybrook, of all places. her mam died a few years ago. he went for the funeral. brought her da back w them. i tried to stay friends, but he is a small lil fucker.
I think it has the highest immigrant population in Ireland, and parts of it were settled by the Spanish. Of course, to me it's bittersweet because so many people who had to leave sailed out of there. We didn't stay nearly long enough. We were headed to Aran Isle, and we caught a bus in Galway that took us to the ferry. We stayed in a hotel about a mile or so from downtown, and they let us park the car there overnight even when we were not staying there. Unbelievably friendly, and we could hop a city bus to downtown right in front of the hotel.
Anyway, I'm glad you liked the video.
as i bought myself one ring too many for my 66th bday in august. but i just might need a wee souvenir from that jewelry store.
i mostly want to go to places where my family lived. i'm pretty sure my great gramps got run off a farm before the famine/genocide. my gramps was born in kinnity, which is in the midlands. that's where those farmers fled to. also pretty sure he had another wife. when he got married to my ggram, he was 42 and she was 18.
i need to finish up my family tree and get my irish passport before i go. i have a good tree from my aunt of my da's side of the family, but know little about my mam's.
except that they proves the irish are champions at holding grudges. she died thinking her only living relatives were her brother's 3 kids, and their kids. but it turns out half her family stayed in new york when the came. settled in the bronx.
funny thing- my middle kid is named after her grandma and ggrandma, w their surname as her middle name and she moved to the bronx from chicago. since irish americans have an average of 10k cousins, i told here she is to address any that she meets as cousin. she wont, cuz mom is nuts. but i am sure she will ask. me, i'd go looking for them.
She and my great-grandfather (who was a an Irish cop!) lived in Brooklyn, and then later moved to Detroit. I found out that his family is from Limerick, a town called Mullinahone. I want to go there now, though in Ireland, every place you go is so wonderful, you stop feeling the need to go anywhere else, you just want to enjoy where you are. I could have spent the whole time in Dublin and been happy, but I felt the same about Galway and Dingle and Aran Island, too.
married to another dear friend who was the art teacher at my kids after school park program.
they go twice a year. in august and xmas. but i gave up waiting for them to invite me. lol.
she comes from a big family and they have a small house. neither of those times work, anyway.
from what she tells me dublin looks more like suburban america than when she grew up there. would like to do the guinness tour tho.
I was pretty surprised to recently find it's actually the 2nd most played Earle song on Spotify after Copperhead.
Not sure how that happened, as it wasn't a single or anything. Just a personal favorite rando album track ... so I thought.
Turned out ... I was not alone in that sentiment
I also love that vid, BTW
Saw him on So Ya Wanna Be A Rebel tour in Seattle, 2017.
Everybody's was like, who's Steve Earle? 😬😐😡
Too bad for them.
was still singing this to my ex halfway through the divorce, then to my bf even tho he was a shit.
but it's just out of longing for that kind of love.
and he did end up divorced from allison not long after.