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Album: Weightlifting
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Released: 2004
Length: 2:21
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oh my lucky number's been rolling all summer
and when the sun shines, i celebrate
the beauty in life - it's my duty in life
'cause the rhythm of change
will carry on beating
i'll take these blue skies, however fleeting
it might be too late tomorrow...

sometimes i get into it
but others, i can't stand the waiting -
freetime

so long afternoons would go up in balloons
as we killed our time just watching it die
your father, my son, he'd turn in his urn

and sometimes i get into it
but others, i can't stand to waste it -
freetime

allowing for some change, i'll carry on mundane
around the corner, await simple pleasures
my beautiful wife in her beautiful life

to the rhythm of change we'll carry on walking
the hills of Glenrosa stand in our future
there's beauty in life
yes there's beauty in life
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Sweet Jesus, this is just awful.  Send it to the cornfield.
I PSD'd away from this for the awful band name alone

Sky divers has to know what friendship means.
 Emwolb wrote:

Check out CAKE....such a great collection of tunes by TCS

 
Agreed, this is one of my favorite albums!
 eatenbitten wrote:
the worst band name ever.

 
Agreed.
the worst band name ever.
That looks to be a photo of Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness, though I'd not swear to it.
 rasta_tiger wrote:
 Byronape wrote:
This is one of my all time favorite band names.  Have not heard enough of their music to form much of an opinion about them as a band...  but I love that name.

Same here. I should explore their music more.

On the other hand, there are some band names so uninspiring it's hard to think they could come up with anything interesting musically. 


 
Check out CAKE....such a great collection of tunes by TCS
Ketchy...Yes?
this is too poppy for me but I really like the guitar work
 
 Byronape wrote:
This is one of my all time favorite band names.  Have not heard enough of their music to form much of an opinion about them as a band...  but I love that name.

Same here. I should explore their music more.

On the other hand, there are some band names so uninspiring it's hard to think they could come up with anything interesting musically. 

Great little tune!
Nice melody...me like!
meh....
Toe Tappin!!!
Such an underrated band. Wonderful sound. This song not their best, but enjoying it anyway.
My amygdala always pops up antennae to this one
Beatles + Boston
oh my lucky number`s been rolling all summer
and when the sun shines, i celebrate
the beauty in life - it`s my duty in life
`cause the rhythm of change
will carry on beating
i`ll take these blue skies, however fleeting
it might be too late tomorrow...

sometimes i get into it
but others, i can`t stand the waiting -
freetime

so long afternoons would go up in balloons
as we killed our time just watching it die
your father, my son, he`d turn in his urn

and sometimes i get into it
but others, i can`t stand to waste it -
freetime

allowing for some change, i`ll carry on mundane
around the corner, await simple pleasures
my beautiful wife in her beautiful life

to the rhythm of change we`ll carry on walking
the hills of glenrosa stand in our future
there`s beauty in life
yes there`s beauty in life
 Byronape wrote:
This is one of my all time favorite band names.  Have not heard enough of their music to form much of an opinion about them as a band...  but I love that name.
 
...exactly what I was thinking...and this song seems like a nice start...I'll have to investigate further.

More xylophone!
This is one of my all time favorite band names.  Have not heard enough of their music to form much of an opinion about them as a band...  but I love that name.
 pomotexan wrote:
...criminally under-rated.  Please play more.
 
Couldn't agree more - this album has grown on me like almost no other (and still is, 3yrs after purchase!)

 lmic wrote:

Man, dontcha hate it when that happens?{#Neutral}
 

It is called being Clear Channeled and even RP is not immune.{#Sad}
 Otomi wrote:
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Wow! That blows my mind! I was just thinking how this reminds me of a Harry Nilsson song and arrangement and I caught myself singing, "Me and my Arrow" when I stumbled on your post! Synchronicity, indeed!!!{#High-five}
 

{#High-five}

After writing the post about The Point I ordered the DVD and watched it with my aging parents, my wife, and my two twenty-something daughters. My dad didn't think much of the underlying philosophy but my youngest daughter was amazed by the whole thing and declared it her all-time favorite movie. While rooted in psychedelia, it has a timeless message. I highly recommend it. The music and the animation are great.
 
I have an old VHS version of that film.  I've watched it with my 5 year-old son quite a few times.  It is a little psychedelic but the animation is wonderful and the music is fantastic.  Love Ringo's narration.

There sure is a lot of good music out there that we just never hear anywhere but here. Thanks RP!
My all-time favorite band, and criminally under-rated.  Please play more.
This is my favorite Trashcan Sinatras song.... so sweet.  A good-feeling kinda song, for sure.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Wow! That blows my mind! I was just thinking how this reminds me of a Harry Nilsson song and arrangement and I caught myself singing, "Me and my Arrow" when I stumbled on your post! Synchronicity, indeed!!!{#High-five}
 

{#High-five}

After writing the post about The Point I ordered the DVD and watched it with my aging parents, my wife, and my two twenty-something daughters. My dad didn't think much of the underlying philosophy but my youngest daughter was amazed by the whole thing and declared it her all-time favorite movie. While rooted in psychedelia, it has a timeless message. I highly recommend it. The music and the animation are great.
Otomi wrote:
This conjures up vague memories of the soundtrack to an excellent animated film from back in the early 70s, The Point:

"Me and my arrow, straighter than narrow..."

Wow! That blows my mind! I was just thinking how this reminds me of a Harry Nilsson song and arrangement and I caught myself singing, "Me and my Arrow" when I stumbled on your post! Synchronicity, indeed!!!{#High-five}
This is quite pretty...
Someone should put the lid back on their can
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I've had this at an 8 for years.

I guess I'm over it. 6 now.
 

{#Frown} It's not an earth-shattering song or anything, but I still am always really happy to hear it.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I've had this at an 8 for years.

I guess I'm over it. 6 now.
 
Man, dontcha hate it when that happens?{#Neutral}
I've had this at an 8 for years.

I guess I'm over it. 6 now.
More from the Trash, please!  Thanks Bill!  {#Dancingbanana}
That album, Cake, was/is absolutely fantastic. I stumbled on it back in 93 and it still finds itself on the top of my CD pile. Good taste!

 
bdewees wrote:
If anybody's really interested in the Trash Can Sinatras, their first album "Cake" is my all-time favorite. I can't recommend it enough.
 


 Gish05 wrote:
I always enjoy this song.

 
Me too, and somehow (until the middle 8) it always seems to sound like a Christmas song (somehow).

(And I hate Christmas)


I always enjoy this song.

Otomi wrote:
This conjures up vague memories of the soundtrack to an excellent animated film from back in the early 70s, The Point:

"Me and my arrow, straighter than narrow..."
I'm sure Harry would love to hear that. {#Dance}

"A point in every direction is the same as no point at all!"

This conjures up vague memories of the soundtrack to an excellent animated film from back in the early 70s, The Point:

"Me and my arrow, straighter than narrow..."
I really like this song!

{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Roflol}{#Kiss}{#Wave}{#Yes}{#Bananasplit}{#Jump}{#Hug}{#Bananapiano} 
my favorite RP song so far. Never heard it before. :yes:
This song makes me cry. ....and cry and cry
why am i thinking waterloo sunset?
If anybody's really interested in the Trash Can Sinatras, their first album "Cake" is my all-time favorite. I can't recommend it enough.
Cool song, never really heard these guys before... well, maybe never paid attention to them before anyway.
Stealing from George Harrison, not a bad place to steal from.
a decent, head-bobbing, jangly tune for a late friday afternoon...
Another seque from Patty Griffin. Whats the dealio with that? I don't see the connection.
Nice...these guys bring back memories! Good ones :)
sunny_day wrote:
good segue from The Stranglers
Anything is a good segue from The Stranglers.
Damn! I got an important 'phone call and missed this. A great band and thouroughly nice people. They used to run Shabby Road studios in Kilmarnock and I saw them around the local music shop. Nice folks.
:fever: :sorry: :puke:
MojoJojo wrote:
Poor segue from Patty Griffin! Sorry!
good segue from The Stranglers
Poor segue from Patty Griffin! Sorry!
Er - sorry. Sounds like the Partridge Family to me. :think:
Play "Weightlifting"!! That song is AMAZING
poznan wrote:
---- Off the top of my head... Saint Etienne Cosmic Roughriders Mull Historical Society Ballboy The Delgados Adventures in Stereo Aztec Camera Sons and Daughters Belle and Sebastian btw, I'm not an Arab Strap fan, but Malcom Middleton's solo stuff is great. I love this trashcan sinatras song, and almost everything else they've done.
Though brilliant, Saint Etienne are not Scottish. Has anyone mentioned Teenage Fanclub? Also great.
Dancing_banana wrote:
:bananajumprope: Great cd, thank you RP for the introduction.
No doubt!
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Me too!
Me3 :jump:
:bananajumprope: Great cd, thank you RP for the introduction.
Crowded House, Axtek Camera, George Harrison? Sqeeze.
Critty wrote:
I love this song so much, it makes me happy just to hear the intro. I think I need to buy this CD.
Just got it in the mail!
Critty wrote:
I love this song so much, it makes me happy just to hear the intro. I think I need to buy this CD.
Me too!
7 :arrow: 8
"the hills of glenrosa stand in our future ". That's got to be the first reference to the Isle of Arran (off the West Scotland coast, not the Aran Isles off W Ireland) that I've ever heard in a pop song, and makes me warm to it immediately - Glen Rosa is a wonderful place, nestled in magnificent mountain ridges, on a fantastic (out of tourist season) island. That's added an extra point to my rating :)
I really like this song...reminds me of George Harrison.
I love this song so much, it makes me happy just to hear the intro. I think I need to buy this CD.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Isn't Tom Jones also from Scotland?
sure, same way stevie ray vaughn was from Alaska (Tom is welsh)
My favorite Crowded House song.
"the river of change will keep on beating"?
Remenmber me... Aztec Camera .
liser wrote:
For those who haven't hung clothes out on a line lately, I highly recommend it, especially on a beautiful fall day. Something very zen about it, strangely enough.
Every year when the weather breaks, I always plan on setting up a line in my back yard to have the clothes dry. I didn't think about this until recently now that there are a few less large trees (less of a chance of birds doing their business on my clothes). But anyway, I'm not sure what's so zen about it, but it makes more sense than running your dryer when 70+ degree weather outside will do just fine. Remind me to do this in May.
For those who haven't hung clothes out on a line lately, I highly recommend it, especially on a beautiful fall day. Something very zen about it, strangely enough.
fureanbode wrote:
Amen. Don't forget: Edwyn Collins (a real favourite of mine - get well, dammit!) Travis Franz Ferdinand
Isn't Tom Jones also from Scotland?
Maybe they should update their name to keep with the times, and now be known as "The Wheelie Bin Sinatras".
Love this song....reminds me of XTC :good-vibes:
I recently picked up this album and I feel as if I've made an amazing discovery. Echoes of James and Prefab Sprout -- good stuff! -Synth80s
babygirl614 wrote:
Nice to hear a lead singer whose voice doesn't seem to recall anyone else. I do love this song.
Housemartins maybe?
babygirl614 wrote:
Nice to hear a lead singer whose voice doesn't seem to recall anyone else. I do love this song.
Actually this song sounds a little like what a post Beatles breakup song might sound like if Geoge Harrison collaborated with Brian Wilson. Bright, jangly pop. The vocals are sort of reminiscent of George as well.
karlaanne wrote:
this song is magic
glockenspiels do that for a song. they're like aural fairy-dust. :sunny:
Nice to hear a lead singer whose voice doesn't seem to recall anyone else. I do love this song.
Excellent to hear this, from a great album that was criminally overlooked in the UK.
Another great RP discovery (for me)!!!!
One of the most under-rated bands of the past 15+ years...
:music:
The beginning of this brings to mind Waterloo Sunset. It's all downhill from there, unfortunately....
this song is magic
fureanbode wrote:
Amen. Don't forget: Edwyn Collins (a real favourite of mine - get well, dammit!) Travis Franz Ferdinand
:jump:
poznan wrote:
---- Off the top of my head... Saint Etienne Cosmic Roughriders Mull Historical Society Ballboy The Delgados Adventures in Stereo Aztec Camera Sons and Daughters Belle and Sebastian btw, I'm not an Arab Strap fan, but Malcom Middleton's solo stuff is great. I love this trashcan sinatras song, and almost everything else they've done.
Amen. Don't forget: Edwyn Collins (a real favourite of mine - get well, dammit!) Travis Franz Ferdinand
bmo wrote:
Like who?...Arab Strap? Good tune
---- Off the top of my head... Saint Etienne Cosmic Roughriders Mull Historical Society Ballboy The Delgados Adventures in Stereo Aztec Camera Sons and Daughters Belle and Sebastian btw, I'm not an Arab Strap fan, but Malcom Middleton's solo stuff is great. I love this trashcan sinatras song, and almost everything else they've done.
"oh my lucky number's been rolling all summer..." Just had to up this to a 9. Brilliant.
rafterman wrote:
Good to see the Trashcans making RP. They come from the same town as me. Some of the best bands ARE Scottish, you know......
Like who?...Arab Strap? Good tune
Good to see the Trashcans making RP. They come from the same town as me. Some of the best bands ARE Scottish, you know......
I love this band. God bless 'em, and everything they do.
The guitar has almost a Fripp-like sound. I liked this. (My first time to hear TCS.)
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
:-k I thought this was an old standard at RP, but I'm making the first vote/comment? I mean it sounds familiar... is it?
This CD came out last fall, and only this song and All the Dark Horses from Weightlifting are on the RP playlist. Not that I haven't tried to get more stuff on the playlist...
:-k I thought this was an old standard at RP, but I'm making the first vote/comment? I mean it sounds familiar... is it?