Saturday, December 29, 2007

Weller Exclusives Blog

Brought to you by Dave and Yann. Only the BEST Paul Weller shows. At the very least, a show a month for your listening pleasure...



Thursday, December 27, 2007

Paul Weller - Heavy Soul

Live in NPA Paris, France.

Video: Paul Weller - Heavy Soul

Heavy Soul (lyrics)

We’re words upon a window
Written there in steam
In the heat of the moment
At the birth of a dream
Vapors passing really
So I’m touched by the thoughts
In the fleeting minutes after
The time that we’ve come
Come and go, you know, where the wind blows
An’ though I couldn’t define
I can only tell you that i
Got a heavy soul

Tuesdays dressed in shearling
Anchored on belief
In the sunlight on the water
Or rain upon a leaf
And I’m touched by its’ beauty
And I hope to touch you too
’cause I still seek the same things
That I once sought to be true
And you know, that where the wind blows
Tho’ I wouldn’t be lying, when I tell you that i
Got a heavy soul
It’s a joy to know
I’ve got a heavy soul

We’re words upon a window
Written there in steam
In the heat of the moment
Everything is what it seems
Vapors passing nearly
So I’m touched by the thought
That I can’t be beaten and I can’t be bought
And you’ll know..........
That where the wind blows
I don’t think I’d be lyin’
When I tell you that i
I’ve got a heavy soul

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas 2007

Happy Christmas!
Christmas 2007Video: Do They Know Its Christmas? - Band Aid

Do They Know Its Christmas? - Band Aid - Lyrics

It's Christmastime
There's no need to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

But say a prayer

Pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging
chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

(Here's to you) raise a glass for everyone
(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmastime again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again

repeat then fade

(Bob Geldof & Midge Ure)

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Paul Weller: Mermaids

Video: Paul Weller singing Mermaids, 1997

Mermaids (lyrics)

She's in my head
She's in my mind
And I'm all she says
Yes she knows me well
As well as you can
She's on my side
I often hide
In her magic hair
And there I learn again - the joy of life
The wonder of it all
And this I feel - that through her I learn
Another way to be

You take my breath, I feel consumed
Take it all - I want to know
What lies behind - your smiles and shells
Wish I knew you well

Come in my head
Come in my mind
You can only love, when you open up
To be yourself

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Paul Weller Italy

Site about Paul Weller, from Italy:

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Paul Weller: All Good Books

Video: Paul Weller - All Good Books

Paul Weller - Two Classic Performances DVDFrom: Paul Weller - Two Classic Performances DVD
Live - Route Of Kings / Later... With Jools Holland

Former Jam/Style Council frontman Paul Weller is featured here belting out classic songs from his back catalogue. The first set features his full band live in Hyde Park, London and this is followed by a special acoustic performance from Jools Holland's Later.. television show.

All Good Books (lyrics)

If Jesus could hear us now
bending all his words
of which he's proud
but the carpenter was only
making invitations
voicing the opinions of others

sending down a word
that travels well
only as a vessel
as a bell
and the violence you've mistaken
in the words you took to be taken
and the images of hatred
against all that we're worth
all that you love
all that you give
all we hold dear

If Mohammed could see us now
shaking down the walls
but not as prayer
and the power games that play out
and the lies that come within out
against all we are worth
all we hold dear
all that is true
all that we love
all we dream of
all that you give

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Style Council: Live Aid 1985

The songs Internationalist and Walls Come Tumbling Down played at the Live Aid Concert on July 13th 1985.

Video: The Style Council: Live Aid 1985

Internationalist (lyrics)

If you believe you have an equal share
In the whole wide world and all it bears
An' that your share is no less or more than
Your fellow sisters and brother man
Then take this knowledge and with it insist
Declare yourself - an internationalist!
If you lay no blame at the feet of next door
An' realise this struggle is also yours
An' that without the strength of us altogether
The world as it stands will remain forever
Then take this challenge and make it exist!
Rise up as - an internationalist!

If your eyes see deeper than the colour of skin
Then you must also see we are the same within
An' the rights you expect are the rights of all
Now it's up to you to lead the call
That liberty must come at the top of the list
Stand proud as - an internationalist!

If you see the mistake in having bosses at all
You will also see how they all must fall
For under this system there is no such thing
As the Democracy our leaders would have us sing
No time for lies now as only truth must persist
Rise up now and declare yourself - An Internationalist!

Walls Come Tumbling Down (lyrics)

You don't have to take this crap
You don't have to sit back and relax
You can actually try changing it
I know we've always been taught to rely
Upon those in authority -
But you never know until you try
How things just might be -
If we came together so strongly

Are you gonna try to make this work
Or spend your days down in the dirt
You see things can change -
YES an' walls can come tumbling down!

Governments crack and systems fall
'cause Unity is powerful -
Lights go out - walls come tumbling down!

The competition is a colour TV
We're on still pause with the video machine
That keep you slave to the H.P.

Until the Unity is threatend by
Those who have and who have not -
Those who are with and those who are without
And dangle jobs like a donkey's carrot -
Until you don't know where you are

Are you gonna realize
The class war's real and not mythologized
And like Jericho - You see walls can come tumbling down!

Are you gonna be threatend by
The public enemies No. 10 -
Those who play the power game
They take the profits - you take the blame -
When they tell you there's no rise in pay

Are you gonna try an' make this work
Or spend your days down in the dirt -
You see things CAN change -
YES an' walls can come tumbling down!

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Style Council - The Paris Match

Video: The Style Council - The Paris Match

The Paris Match (lyrics)

Empty hours
Spent combing the street
In daytime showers
They’ve become my beat;
As I walk from cafe to bar
I wish I knew where you are;
Because you’ve clouded my mind
And now I’m all out of time
Empty skies say try to forget
Better advice is to have no regrets;
As I tread the boulevard floor
Will I see once more;
Because you’ve clouded my mind
’till then I’m biding my time

I’m only sad in a natural way
And I enjoy sometimes feeling this way
The gift you gave is desire
The match that started my fire

Empty nights with nothing to do
I sit and think, every thought is for you;
I get so restless and bored
So I go out once more;
I hate to feel so confined
I feel like I’m wasting my time

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Gibson: The Robot Guitar

A First Run Limited Edition

On December 7, 2007, Gibson will change the guitar world forever. Again.

True to the spirit of innovation that inspired Gibson to invent the legendary Tune-o-matic bridge, the powerful humbucker, and the revolutionary Digital Les Paul, Gibson proudly presents the Gibson Robot Guitar—the world's first guitar with robotic technology.

Since the dawn of the instrument, musicians have come to accept the guitar's imperfections and lack of tonal precision as necessary evils. Onstage and off, guitarists have fought to stay in tune. Every music lover and performer has had to suffer through the show—halting, mood-killing atonal droning of a loudly amped guitar being brought into tune. And in the studio, or at home, imprecise intonation throws the guitar in and out of tune, up and down the neck, as the instrument requires tweaking with each season and at times with each string change.

For as long as the guitar has existed, guitar lovers have had two choices—live with a temperamental and out-of-tune instrument or make frequent trips to the shop for setups. Not anymore.

Introducing the Gibson Robot Guitar. All you have to do is play it.

In Select Stores December 7, 2007
First Run Limited Edition, only 10 per store


世界初の“ロボットギター” ギブソン社より発売








A primeira guitarra eléctrica do mundo com um sistema automático de auto-afinação, uma Gibson, foi hoje apresentada ao público em Londres.

A marca Gibson, cuja sede se situa em Nashville, no Estado norte-americano do Tennessee, garantiu que o seu modelo «Robot» vai «mudar o mundo da guitarra para sempre».

Foram precisos dez anos para criar a tecnologia do novo instrumento musical que será posto à venda sexta-feira em 400 lojas da marca em todo o mundo.

Cada loja terá no máximo dez exemplares de uma edição limitada.

O modelo normal da «Robot» só estará disponível no próximo ano.

Mais: AQUI (Sapo/Lusa)


Paul Weller: The Changing Man, by Paolo Hewitt

Paul Weller: The Changing Man, by Paolo HewittBook details

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Press (24 Sep 2007)
Language English
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.4 x 4 cm

Paolo Hewitt has known Paul Weller since they were both teenagers in the depths of Woking, through his ascent to fame with The Jam, the halcyon years of The Style Council and for all of his critically acclaimed solo career. Hewitt has even been the inspiration for some of Weller's songs - and he has extraordinary in-depth knowledge of the inspiration behind the rest. Once, when Hewitt interviewed Weller for a music magazine, he complained - 'I don't know why people ask me all these questions. All the answers are in my songs.' Largely unnoticed, Weller has used thirty-years of lyrics to explore his personal history and beliefs. Taking as his starting point these lyrics, alongside a lifetime's friendship, Paolo Hewitt shows us the real Paul Weller, the man inside the music.


An article on the Paolo Hewitt Book: HERE

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Jam: Tales From The Riverbank - Live

Video: The Jam: Tales From The Riverbank - Live

Tales From The Riverbank (lyrics)

Bring you a tale from the pastel fields
Where we ran when we were young
This is a tale from the water meadows
Trying to spread some hope into your heart
It’s mixed with happiness - it’s mixed with tears
Both life a death are carried in this stream
That open space you could run for miles
Now you don’t get so many to the pound

True it’s a dream mixed with nostalgia
But it’s a dream that I’ll always hang on to
That I’ll always run to
Won’t you join me by the riverbank

Paradise found down by the still waters
Joined in the race to the rainbow’s end
No fears no worries just a golden country
Woke at sunrise, went home at sunset

Now life is so critical, life is too cynical
We lose our innocence, we lose our very soul

True it’s a dream mixed with nostalgia
But it’s a dream that I’ll always hang on to
That I’ll always run to
True it’s a dream mixed with nostalgia
But it’s a dream that I’ll always hang on to
That I always run to
Won’t you join me by the riverbank
Come on and join me by the riverbank

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