Monday, November 23, 2015

HOW I SPENT MY FALL VACATION

It was the song "Wondering Where The Lions Are" from his 1979 album Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws that introduced Bruce Cockburn (pronounced "coh-burn") to the US from the Great White North, but I was always partial to the follow up, 1980's Humans, especially the track that inspires the title of today's post.




I am sure the above qualifies as a run-on sentence, but screw it, it's my blog and I don't take off points for bad grammar.

Cockburn has enjoyed a career spanning more than 45 years and yielding some 35 albums, two dvd's, a box set and his memoirs.

Check out the album in the Vault!


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8 comments:

  1. I agree with you about Humans. Overall I think it's probably Cockburn's best album--or at least it's my favorite. But he's done so much great stuff that fits into the mold of my type of music.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. The "Fall Vacation" song really resonated with me-a lot of great imagery in there.

      He didn't want contact-he was only trained to see movement

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  2. Him saying his name is pronounced Coh-burn reminds me of that old British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances, in which the main character, Hyacinth Bucket, insists that her last name is pronounced "Bouquet."

    It's a pretty solid album. Not fully my cup of tea, but still was a good listen.

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    1. I'd actually posted this one with Arlee Bird in mind...

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    1. Alex-I titled my Saturday post with you in mind-wondered if you'd spot the Marillion song title....

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  4. Didn't know he pronounced it that way. Damn you, Casey Kasem!

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    1. I can see "Beavis & Butthead listening to Casey saying "Huh...he said..."

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