Sing In My Meadow, volume 3 – Late Night Radio

When we get back from China (if we get back from China)…I plan to get to work mixing this damn thing and then get it in your hands for those Summer road trips that you all have planned….although with the price of gas these days, one can’t just jump in the car and take off for parts unknown, like the good-ole-days, without first sitting down and doing some serious financial planning. In any case perhaps we can just close our eyes, pop on our headphones and pretend to be eating up those miles. I’ve loved the radio since I was a kid, not just music, but talk shows, sports casts and the madmen. I still listen to it all the time (rarely to music stations, mainly to madmen). I especially like it while I’m driving long distances and it just can’t be beat late at night when most of the world is asleep. I love twisting the dial, pushing the buttons, listening to one station fade in while another fades away, it’s never ending and so magical the way it is just out there (so much more romantic and mysterious than the internet and all the protocols needed to connect to it). Here is a rough mix of Late Night Radio, enjoy:

Late Night Radio

Under his pillow whisper low

They creep in through his radio.

That long-distance howling at the moon.

Wille Stargel at the bat.

Some freak singing about his Siamese cat.

“Ask the Pastor” sowing through his dreams.

Hey girl, wanna touch my soul?

Do you listen to late night radio?

Come away with me.

He likes the way it eats the miles,

The way it pulls you, like a child

Holds your hand,

Briefly lifts the veil.

The way the music curls like smoke,

Where the mildly sane and the madmen float,

The hum of night, the freedom in the air.

Hey love, can I reach your soul?

Do you listen to late night radio?

Come away with me.

Under his pillow whisper low

They creep in through his radio.

All that distance filling up the room.

Firmly locked in the long grey middle

He reaches out and starts to fiddle

Just to hear them howling at the moon.

Hey babe, do you doubt my soul?

But I listen to late night radio.

Come away with me.

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6 Responses to “Sing In My Meadow, volume 3 – Late Night Radio”

  1. shang Says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Fantastic. Cannot wait to make this one a soundtrack to the road this summer.

  2. mike m Says:

    May 28th, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Wow, this is nice CJ! thank you for all of the tidbits, Rick Wallach will be chomping at the bit as myself. Have a great trip to China and hurry back.

  3. Rick Wallach Says:

    May 28th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I don’t chomp at my bit as much as bite through it when stuff like this shows up. The rough of “Continental Drift” required me to reread the entire novel – which, by the way, was a pure pleasure, given how many years it had been since the first reading and how much my own subsequent life’s journeys had added to the experience of rereading it. “Third Crusade” – well, me ‘n Harold Lamb reacquainted ourselves over a reinforced coffee table and a couple of virgin mango daiquiris.

    As far as this one is concerned, what can I tell you? It’s “200 More Miles” on Red Bull and Dex, with the radio tuned to Coast to Coast AM (George Noory is OK, but there was and ever only will be one Art Bell) instead of Willie.

    See that? I’m drawing 25 years worth of continuities again.

  4. James Says:

    June 1st, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Sounds good . . . all the stuff you guys do is good. What is a “long grey middle”? Off-shade white noise?

  5. john-bjoernar netskar Says:

    June 3rd, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Thanks Mike…great modest minds think alike…and soon i will be living up ontario:) all the best, greetings to the rest. jb

  6. Monchichipox Says:

    July 6th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    How do you come up with this stuff. You guys still surprise me.LOVE LOVE LOVE the lyrics.