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Oi Va Voi — Dusty Road
Album: Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1428









Released: 2009
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've walked these dusty roads for seven days and seven nights
The only guidance that I keep's the monochrome moonlight
Although the stars above me whisper songs to comfort me
I'm still a solitary girl seeking company

Way back, a haystack and the zodiac, three minds in empathy
A rucksack, the train track and a paperback's all I need to comfort me
I pass through pint-sized places that I'll never see again
I'm still a solitary girl seeking out a friend

Slickback, wisecrack, I can smell a rat
Ransacked, setback, down another cul-de-sac
Bullwhack, maniac, sitting on the train track
Crookback, lumberjack, think I better backtrack

I've walked these dusty roads for seven days and seven nights
The only guidance that I keep's the monochrome moonlight
Although the stars above me whisper songs to comfort me
I'm still a solitary girl seeking company
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I could totally see this being followed by Nah Neh Nah - Vaya Con Dios!
I know right!! It's great!

 thewiseking wrote:

Sounds like a Parisian Prostitute got lost out on the Prairie. Absurd.



The more I hear it, the more I like it! Unusual, but great. Thank You RP!
Excellent!
 Bleyfusz wrote:

Why does the number seven appeal so strongly to songwriters? Just wondering.


"Magnificent...!"
Thats what I like to call "Let's get it" music
Great!
It sounds like a Yiddish take on Vaya Con Dios 
 Bleyfusz wrote:
Why does the number seven appeal so strongly to songwriters? Just wondering.
 
Um - that's a week. Kind of a natural period of time.
Why does the number seven appeal so strongly to songwriters? Just wondering.
 thewiseking wrote:
Sounds like a Parisian Prostitute got lost out on the Prairie. Absurd.
 

You say that like it's a bad thing. :-)
 thewiseking wrote:
Sounds like a Parisian Prostitute got lost out on the Prairie. Absurd.
 
As is so much of what you post.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}
Sounds like a Parisian Prostitute got lost out on the Prairie. Absurd.
Oi Va Voi? Oy vey.
 crimsonclark wrote:

Bill must agree, Vaya Con Dios started playing right after I read your comment! Nice combo.

 
And yet again... Can't be a coïncident.{#Biggrin}
 maxjboxer wrote:

Dude, not the proper nomenclature.

 
Get real ..... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jew%27s_harp

"The Jew's harp, also known as the jaw harp, mouth harp, Ozark harp or juice harp, is a lamellophone instrument, which is in the category of plucked idiophones......"


 LaurieinTucson wrote:
I hear a Jew's harp

 
Dude, not the proper nomenclature.


A song I can tolerate from them....who knew?!
I hear a Jew's harp
Once the "boing, boing, boing" cartoon noise starts I just can't take it any more.
 robin_at_domani wrote:
Sounds a lot like Vaya Con Dios

 
And a smidge like Caro Emerald. 
 robin_at_domani wrote:
Sounds a lot like Vaya Con Dios

 
Bill must agree, Vaya Con Dios started playing right after I read your comment! Nice combo.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Off topic, but...one night decades ago Rich Little and Carson were discussing their favorite comedians on "The Tonight Show," and they agreed that Paul Lynde could slay 'em reading the phone book. Carson produced a phone book, and Little slayed 'em with a spot on impersonation of Lynde. I don't remember too many times I laughed as hard.

 

I wonder if you can find that one on YouTube.  I recently watched an episode of Paul Lynde's short-lived sit-com on YouTube.  It was the standard comic actor with an attractive wife and cute kids formula, but it looks like he had fun with it.
 oldfart48 wrote:

carson coulda  done it with a chinese menu. carlin did it with truth.

 
"One day Billy Smith passed a cheese sandwich (through his nose). Sister Annunciata thought it was a miracle."
Sounds a lot like Vaya Con Dios
 WonderLizard wrote:

Off topic, but...one night decades ago Rich Little and Carson were discussing their favorite comedians on "The Tonight Show," and they agreed that Paul Lynde could slay 'em reading the phone book. Carson produced a phone book, and Little slayed 'em with a spot on impersonation of Lynde. I don't remember too many times I laughed as hard.
 
carson coulda  done it with a chinese menu. carlin did it with truth.
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Well, I meant to say "knew of".  In other words, I could identify Paul Lynde on TV or in a picture.

 
Off topic, but...one night decades ago Rich Little and Carson were discussing their favorite comedians on "The Tonight Show," and they agreed that Paul Lynde could slay 'em reading the phone book. Carson produced a phone book, and Little slayed 'em with a spot on impersonation of Lynde. I don't remember too many times I laughed as hard.
I would say this is much for sophisticated than M + M material.  Not slamming Martha though.
 

kcar wrote:

"Echo Beach"! (Far away inside...) 

Kinda yeah...Had to refresh my memory by going to iTunes. The singer of Oi Va Voi definitely has a stronger, slightly deeper voice with more modulation and expression. But that may be down to the difference in song, recording technology, musical style, age, etc.

Good catch, msymmes, and thanks for reminding me of Martha!  

 


 msymmes wrote:
Sounds like Martha from Martha and the Muffins.   Okay I am dating myself.  Look them up.
 

 
"Echo Beach"! (Far away inside...) 

Kinda yeah...Had to refresh my memory by going to iTunes. The singer of Oi Va Voi definitely has a stronger, slightly deeper voice with more modulation and expression. But that may be down to the difference in song, recording technology, musical style, age, etc.

Good catch, msymmes, and thanks for reminding me of Martha!  
I rated this an 8. Must have been a confused day. It's nothing less than a 10 for me. {#Bananajumprope}
Sounds like Martha from Martha and the Muffins.   Okay I am dating myself.  Look them up.
 
I gave this whole album a listen the other day.  It's quite good!
 Proclivities wrote:

I figured that was what you meant, but imagine if he worked in your neighborhood hardware store between his appearances on "Bewitched" and "Hollywood Squares".  It's obviously not likely that he would have - for several reasons.

 
But Andy Kauffman worked as a busboy somewhere in Hollywood while he was still doing "Taxi".  Paul Lynde wouldn't want to do such messy work if he had to (not without being all aggravated and whiny).
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Speaking of dusty, a dust storm hit Sydney Australia earlier today creating an eerie red haze...

Dust storm

Worth a bump for the excellent and weird photo.
 


 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
Well, I meant to say "knew of".  In other words, I could identify Paul Lynde on TV or in a picture.
 
I figured that was what you meant, but imagine if he worked in your neighborhood hardware store between his appearances on "Bewitched" and "Hollywood Squares".  It's obviously not likely that he would have - for several reasons.

 Proclivities wrote:

You knew Paul Lynde?  Dude!!!
 

Well, I meant to say "knew of".  In other words, I could identify Paul Lynde on TV or in a picture.
The reviews said this album was different than their earlier work, with a different line-up.  It's the only one I have, and it is well worth listening to all the way through.  Nice variety of songs, but all listenable.
Listening to the whole album nearly every day. Great!
 Rp10v3r wrote:
Love Oi Va Voi!!! {#Dance}
 
This is one fine album!

I needed this....starting to take life too seriously......
Good song. Good band. But starting to get a bit overplayed. I'm much rather hear "Worry Lines" on heavy rotation.
Love Oi Va Voi!!! {#Dance}
Hey! Who let the Squirrel Nut Zippers in?{#Mrgreen}
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:

Yes, I guess I am.  Andy is the first actor that I knew by name as a young kid (him and Paul Lynde).

 
You knew Paul Lynde?  Dude!!!
OK, now play Beirut, Elephant Gun.  Thanks. 
So many times, I hear something, think, "Oo, that's kind of funky.  Who is it?" and it's Oi Va Voi.  I really should look into this.
I like these guys... Good variety, good choices and well done delivery... Haven't heard a bad one yet.
Thanks- I tell everyone to listen just for this type of experience...


 alux wrote:
Overruled!
 
jgriffin56 wrote:
I am completely and absolutely tired of hearing this song.  It is a marginal song in my opinion and not worthy of being in the daily rotation.
 
 
Thank you, Your Honor!

I listen to their cds all the time. Very fine.
7 {#Arrow} 8

gotta love a tune with some jew's harp...
 lmic wrote:


Dude, are you obsessed with Andy Griffith? That's ok, me too LOL

7 for the circus music.
 
Yes, I guess I am.  Andy is the first actor that I knew by name as a young kid (him and Paul Lynde).

Overruled!
 
jgriffin56 wrote:
I am completely and absolutely tired of hearing this song.  It is a marginal song in my opinion and not worthy of being in the daily rotation.
 


One of the strongest albums introduced into the RP rotation in 2009, imho.

I am completely and absolutely tired of hearing this song.  It is a marginal song in my opinion and not worthy of being in the daily rotation.
 aaronm wrote:

Insightful!  {#Tongue}

I, on the other hand, like this a lot.  (I guess my comment is no more insightful, is it?)
 
Oh don't be so sure, in fact in this case your strong support greatly outweighs his flippant dismissal.

{#Puke}
 AdyMiles wrote:
pile of stupid crap. really annoying too
 
Insightful!  {#Tongue}

I, on the other hand, like this a lot.  (I guess my comment is no more insightful, is it?)
 xtalman wrote:

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Looks like Mars.  Where are the rovers!!

Speaking of dusty, a dust storm hit Sydney Australia earlier today creating an eerie red haze...

 
Actually visibility is usually better than that on Mars. This album is great, it's going to make my best of 2009 list.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Looks like Mars.  Where are the rovers!!

Speaking of dusty, a dust storm hit Sydney Australia earlier today creating an eerie red haze...

This reminds me a bit of Neko Case's sound, and I don't know that I've ever noticed that with Oi Va Voi's music before.
Speaking of dusty, a dust storm hit Sydney Australia earlier today creating an eerie red haze...

Dust storm
Just too much of the "carnie" feel to it for me. 

I'm having to much fun with this great music............. make it stop, I have to work!


Not to be argumentative, but I like it.

"I'm still a solitary girl seeking company ..."  With a voice like that, you can call me anytime.
pile of stupid crap. really annoying too
Fun - I don't think it's style is too over the top either.
 Jack_Jefferson wrote:
This has a little bit of the 'Matlock' theme in it.
 

Dude, are you obsessed with Andy Griffith? That's ok, me too LOL

7 for the circus music.


One of the best albums of the year. Every song great!!!
Is that a Jew's harp I hear on this?
This is not Circus Music, Dudes
 Marr wrote:
I'm starting to think I need to get some Oi Va Voi. Has anyone purchased any of their albums and have an opinion?
 
This album is getting very good reviews, so if you are going to pick up any Oi Va Voi album, this would be the one. All the songs that RP plays from the album are good and the free download the band is offering on their website is also good.

Makes me think of clown shoes and monkeys with cymbals.  (Shudder)
Again with the Gypsy/Circus music,,,,,,geeeeze.  
Not sure if it's a slam or a nod, but something about this song reminds me of...

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

Its a chord change only... but every time it played I switched songs in my head.  The amazing thing is that the tune from TUSoUD actually stuck in my head in any way, shape, or form.

This has a little bit of the 'Matlock' theme in it.
If you go to their website you can download a free song from the album! It's an instrumental, called 'Magic Carpet', and it's good. Don't cha just love free stuff!

Edit - I'll make it easy, here's the website:

https://fan.musicglue.com/sale/promoproducts.aspx?productid=e2e41103-9205-482f-bb7e-302ee8883435

These guys are great!

I wanna hear some of their stuff from when Sophie Solomon was in the band!
Yeehaa! Me gusta tres bonbon! If that is "circus music", then maybe I should go to the circus again. I want MORE.
another really ugly album cover
I'm starting to think I need to get some Oi Va Voi. Has anyone purchased any of their albums and have an opinion?
is this fresh off the gypsy caravan?  
{#Roflol}
How about a compromise on the Circus music... maybe put it VERY low in the rotation..

Pipe down you clowns, and pass the peanuts.
mmm! More of this circus music, Bill!

ugh!  Enough with this circus music, Bill!