13 April 2008

Out in the harbor the ships come in, it's Christmastime…All that I want, all that I want…

All That I Want

Words and music by Deb Talan and Steve Tannen

Out in the harbor
The ships come in, it's Christmastime
The kids all holler carols 'cross the water
Stars that shine

All that I want, all that I want

Above the rooftops
The full moon dips its golden spoon

I wait on clip-clops
Deer might fly
Why not? I met you

All that I want, all that I want

And when the night is falling

Down the sky at midnight
Another year is stalling
Far away a good bye, good night

All that I want., all that I want, all that I want

So small a turning
The world grows older every day

An ache, a yearning 

Soften when I hear you say

All that I want, all that I want

And when the cold wind's blowing

Snow drifts through the pine trees

In houses lights are glowing

Likewise in your eyes that find me here
With all that I want.

Out in the harbor

The ships come in, it's Christmastime

It's Christmastime

It's Christmastime.

Courtesy of: http://www.theweepies.com

Ah….Tivo….it’s a great invention and a far leap ahead of the days whence time my mother would record “Days Of Our Lives’’ on our huge VCR (her best friend from acting school used to be on the show so she got hooked - and – this is hard to admit in such a public forum – so did I – to this day I still watch the show – maybe it’s more about Mom and less about the show – not that she can’t watch from Heaven – but you know – like I did in the summers when she came home for lunch I would watch it with her and thusly get that many more minutes to be by her side – something I’m very grateful for now). No more tapes to mess up the joint or swap out after a show, no by-products to destroy at the end of usefulness and it’s a ton easier to set up something to record. But, as Abby pointed out this morning as she explained how she’d first heard “All That I Want” from The Weepies, in this day and age when many an artist are getting noticed because of commercials, it’s easy to miss out on some of these cooler songs being used when you’re busy fast-forwarding through the advertisements.

Rightfully so – most ads are hardly worth the time spent on creating them since so many of them are LESS than creative – and frankly I don’t need to hear The Beatles (thank you Michael Jackson), Led Zeppelin, The Who or well – I think I’ve blocked out any other examples I could come with but you get the point – pushing products and promoting the very commercialism that they ‘protested’ against. But for some reason the idea of being turned on to a new artist via this venue is exciting to me. Maybe it’s because I don’t have feelings or emotions tied to these songs the way that I would if I were listening to a CD on my own time. But hearing them for the first time pushing JC Penney or say Landon Pigg (whom I was already a fan of) using a new song to promote a diamond company, makes it somehow ok in my brain. Or maybe it’s the idea of the underdog, unknown musician, getting some much deserved notice and perhaps being able to pay their rent for a few months or more because of the boost in sales from the attention they are receiving from a national campaign.

Either way it’s a cool thing - and while I’m not going to stop using the fast forward button any time soon – I will use it perhaps a little less often so I don’t miss out on becoming a new fan of a band I may not be hearing as frequently on my internet radio stations (WFUV and WMVY respectively).


I don’t know who this chick is (Abby turned me on to her) – but she’s hilarious…check out her blog:

The guy who plays Jerry Espensen on “Boston Legal”, Christian Clemenson, dresses in real life the way you would expect his character to dress on his down time - and is taller than I thought.

My twelve-year old Maine Coon Cat loves oatmeal raisin cookies.

I’m deeply fascinated by the cops and will stop in my tracks if I think there’s even a chance of them pulling someone over.

Ingrid Michaelson’s song “The Way I Am” is a little too much fun to listen to.

For some reason Abby and I keep seeing Meg Ryan around – usually driving her car.

Sunday mornings are perfect for listening to Mary Chapin Carpenter.

“Nanny McPhee” is a great movie – even for adults!

Michael Chiklis played High School football against Doug Flutie – how cool is that?!?!?

My friend, and talented musician, Luis Oliart, is playing at Ghengis Cohen on 10 May…well worth saving the date. www.myspace.com/oliartmusic

Having a day off to spend with my favourite person, my favourite cat and some home cooked food truly makes me happy and is sometimes all that I want.

Thanks for tuning in….Until next week…CHEERS!!

Landon Pigg's A Diamond is Forever commercial:


Sara said...

Hey - did ya every see that mini-pringles commercial? "Small is, small is tremendous..." It's a Zoe Lewis tune! Studio singers for the commercial version, but it's still her tune.

Lara said...

DUDE! That's awesome! I'll have to look for it!

thanks for the comment!