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Everyone knew her name…

A new version of this song written back in July, 2001. I’ve always felt guilty writing joke and novelty songs — and I’ve always gone ahead and done it anyway — and all too often I haven’t been shy about sharing them. Always the kid in the back of the class.

Anyhow, somehow, over the years, I’ve developed an affection for these lyrics — but never been all that comfortable with what had been a basic 3-cowboy-chord  song. It’s still only got 3 or 4 chords (depending on how you count, let’s not get theoretical) but I sort of like the new version’s sloppy bounce.

[2018-03-02 New mix/remaster; the lo fi preview tracks from BandCamp and SoundCloud were killing me, you could barely hear the jingly things on the big tambourine that supplies the ‘rhythm’ for the track.]

Who’ll Stop Lorraine?

I’ve known Lorraine since we were kids
and I’ve always been amazed
Every time she went too damn far I thought
Who’ll stop Lorraine?
I saw her hunt down that family man
he was doomed from that first day
I saw her rip his heart into little tiny shreds and I thought,
Who’ll stop Lorraine?

From the hotel bar to the airport lounge
Everyone knows her name
Over and over I ask myself,
Who’ll Stop Lorraine?

Finally one day I’d had enough
I sat her down looked her in the eye
Lorraine I love you, girl, but straighten up,
’cause, Lorraine, you’re wreckin’ people’s lives

From the hotel bar to the airport lounge
Everyone knows your name
Over and over they ask themselves,
Who’ll Stop Lorraine?

I never thought Id see a tear in her eye
I never thought I’d see into her soul
but since that day she’s come so damn far
God I’ve come to love that girl so

From the hotel bar to the airport lounge
Everyone knows her name
Over and over they ask themselves,
Whatever became of Lorraine?


Watch this space…

I’ll be posting a new recording and talking about where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing while I haven’t been updating AYoS a little later today…

As they used to say back in ’93 — Watch this space for NEW CONTENT

Seriously, though. Later today. PROMISE!


Tenth Anniversary



Wait?!? Where’s the big makeover? Some small changes, sure, but largely things look the same. What gives? — you may ask…

I actually DID make some big changes, quite a few of them, trying this one and that… and… I hated them all. But I did rearrange the menu, add a link directly back to the first post on Sept 22, 2005, a link to my ‘old’ one man band, one blue nine, glue it to the top of the page so it’s always available (in full browsers — your mileage will vary on mobiles — please report any trainwrecks!)

Since AYoS has, effectively, been on three different platforms in its decade of existence, I’m afraid I was slow to make use of some of the better features of the WordPress content management system it now runs on but I’ve been working — and the work goes on — to take better advantage of WP’s superior taxonomy features. Within the next week or so, all 400+ posts should be more or less properly tagged and categorized. When that is complete, for instance, you’ll be able to click on the title of any song in a tag list and get a full list of the posts tagged with that song — and, of course, that will work with any tag, so if you click on ‘breakup’ in a tags list, you’ll see all the posts so-tagged.

Also in the ongoing work sector: I’ve been going through the posts (starting at ‘back’ and ‘front’ and moving toward the great, gray middle) and removing confusing download/play/radio links (that mostly used decade-old streaming systems used by the sort of standalone media players seldom used these days of browser-built-ins) and replacing them with HTML5 in-page playbars. (If you have a really old computer/browser that doesn’t support HTML5, they should display as URLs so you can still download the file and play it ‘locally.’)

Of course, some stuff didn’t need fixing — though I tried, anyway, in some cases, usually to disastrous results. So you’ll still find the randomized Post / Song shuffle thumbnails which some have found to be a good way to explore AYoS — and, of course, the ‘random post’ feature is still on the main menu as well.

Another holdover — at least for those who have Flash on their systems — is the in-page or pop-out AYoS player. In standalone, pop-out mode (perfect when you want to browse with interrupting the music), you’ll see links to sort the  master playlist in different fashions (newest, oldest, highlights, alphabetical). [You may have to enable pop-ups for the site to use it in pop-out mode. We don’t have outside advertising on the site, so you should be safe from unwanted popups while here.] While the player covers much of the first ten years of AYoS, at this time there’s no plan to add later content to it (much of which is in the form of videos, anyway).


Desperation is in short supply…

Winged Victory

It is often said that trouble, trouble, at any rate, that doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.

But there are times when you’d trade all life’s hard-learned lessons and ennobling sorrows for a little rest… a break in the action… the pain subsiding into a dull ache… even for a little while.

You slog forward because you think you remember somewhere that to fall behind is to succumb… to fall in the snow… to be forgotten because no one else has the strength to remember one more fallen comrade.

The point of survival is soon forgotten and it becomes a habit… or the struggle toward it… the weary momentum.

Ah… hell… it’s a beautiful faux spring day here in Southern California and I live near the beach. Y’all can listen to this song — I’m going outside…

2 Dazed 2 Care

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previous versions
Monday, November 07, 2005
Sunday, February 05, 2006

original 1982 dark new wave recording [soundclick page]

2 Dazed 2 Care

Turn down this street
back down that alley
there is no escape and there is no stalling

The future is here
and it’s more of the past
All I remember
is falling and falling

Leave me alone
just let me be
with wounds this deep
they just have to bleed

Desperation is short supply
I used up my panic in the crises last year
It’s hard to worry, it’s hard to care
when you’re so tired of anger
and you’re so tired of fear

Leave me alone…

No point in crying, laughing or dreaming
no point in love, no % in fear
desperation is in short supply
so tired of anger
2 dazed 2 care

(C)1981,2008, TK Major