Okay time for another covers post. I've got this thing for covers, I want to see how other groups/artist handle each others music. I think its supposed to be a tribute and more often then not it is.

You all love the Doors, admit it, they are always a hidden pleasure. They hit their heights in the late 60's, again in the early 80's, have had a movie made about them and had/have one of the most interesting lead singers of all time, Jim Morrison.

Take a few minutes listen to the different versions of "Soul Kitchen" that I'm offering up to you.

The Doors Soul Kitchen {Buy}

The Doors (live Matrix 3-10-67) Soul Kitchen

Patti Smith Soul Kitchen {Buy}

X Soul Kitchen {Buy}

Echo & The Bunnymen Soul Kitchen {Buy}

Widespread Panic (live New Orleans 10-28-00) Soul Kitchen {Buy}

Soul Kitchen Chords

Well, the clock says its time to close now
I guess Id better go now
Id really like to stay here all night
The cars crawl past all stuffed with eyes
Street lights share their hollow glow
Your brain seems bruised with numb surprise
Still one place to go
Still one place to go
Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and Ill wander baby
Stumblin in the neon groves
Well, your fingers weave quick minarets
Speak in secret alphabets
I light another cigarette
Learn to forget, learn to forget
Learn to forget, learn to forget
Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen
Warm my mind near your gentle stove
Turn me out and Ill wander baby
Stumblin in the neon groves
Well the clock says its time to close now
I know I have to go now
I really want to stay here
All night, all night, all night


I'm not going to call this anything but the EXCESS Post... Look, I don't know about you but I did things to excess when I was younger, I mean drinking and drugs. We all might have, to different degrees. Some of us got smart and slowed down ... others didn't and checked out.

All the songs below are from great artists who did things to excess and sang about it.


Cab Calloway -1931- Minnie The Moocher {buy}
Hendricks, Ross & Lambert - 1960 - Gimme That Wine {buy}
John Lee Hooker - ? - Whiskey and Wimmen {buy}
The Doors - 1967 - Alabama Song(Whiskey Bar) {buy}
Jefferson Airplane - 1967 -White Rabbit {buy}
Velvet Underground - 1967 - Heroin {buy}
Canned Heat - 1968 -Amphetamine Annie {buy}
Eric Burden - 1970 -Spill the Wine {buy}
Don McLean - 1971 -American Pie {buy}
Neil Young - 1972 -The Needle and the Damage Done {buy}
Eric Clapton - 1977 - Cocaine {buy}
Johnny Thunders - 1976 -Chinese Rocks {buy}
Ian Dury and the Blockhead - 1977 - Sex & Drugs and Rock n Roll {buy}
Monks - 1979 - Drugs in My Pocket {buy}
Social Distortion - 1990 - Drug Train {buy}
Placebo -1998 - Pure Morning {buy}
Amy Winehouse - 2006 -Rehab {buy}


Middle daughters photo of the sunset at the cottage

Another week off ... going up north to the cottage. Northern Ontario bush, Georgian Bay water, stripping a old cedar strip canoe, swimming and fishing. BBQ every night, wife baking in the sun, warm nights, and good beer. What better way to spend a week, only thing that could make it better would be some good music. I've run a few albums through on my TTusb turntable this week (first time I've been able to get it out in over a month.)
Enjoy and buy!

Some of my favorite songs:

John Lennon - Instant Karma (Live) - Live In New York City {Buy}
English Beat (hey I'm a Canadian, this is what we've always know them as!) - Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret - Just Can't Stop It! {Buy}
D.O.A. - War - War on 45 {Buy}

Lollapalooza is this weekend in Chicago, I got a really cool link in my email. I'll be up north, so you people enjoy. It seems we can see Lollapalooza live if we want, can't find a cost can you?