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Compare/Contrast - sweet jane

The Velvet Underground (1970)

Cowboy Junkies – (1988)

Almost twenty years ago,’96 I would like to say… I was given a mix tape by a teacher/mentor in college; he was encouraging my shy, insecure 18-year-old self’s singing talents; I pursued that deal on and off for a while and well, that’s another story(s) or upcoming chapter, god knows right? 325 more words

Just listening to records and watching the sun falling :: the 90's

“And anyways,
I’d rather listen to Coltrane,
than go through all that shit again.”

About the song:

“Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning” is the first track off of the Cowboy Junkies’ album, … 303 more words


Song Spotlight: Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies

Reaching back in time, I’m spotlighting my favorite Cowboy Junkies track. Yeah, I know the Velvet Underground did this faster, but this was the one I heard first (hey, I’m old but I’m not old enough to have been aware of Velvet Underground when they were big).


Lay It Down's Anniversary Song

Released today in 1996, Cowboy Junkies’ Lay It Down captures a band at several different crossroads and remains one of my favorite moments from a band I’ve followed faithfully for the better part of three decades. 753 more words


On February 27, 1996.

On February 27, 1996, “Geffen” label released “Lay it Down”, studio album by Cowboy Junkies. The album was recorded in June and July 1995, and was produced by John Keane. 76 more words

(February 18, 2016): Cowboy Junkies - 200 More Miles

From the 1988 album, The Trinity Session.  An impressive sophomore album, recorded in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.  It was recorded around a single microphone, mostly on one November day in 1987.   15 more words


Reading & Writing: 4 loves

Happy Valentine’s Day!! It’s one of my favorite days – any day that makes love its centerpiece has my vote. Not the cloying “go buy something” version, nor the tortured martyr of Catholic “lives of the saints”; my day is easy sharing of love and laughter. 1,485 more words