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Harry Manx — Can't Be Satisfied
Album: Live at the Glenn Gould Studio
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5.3

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Total ratings: 208








Released: 2008
Length: 9:51
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Can anyone tell me who played harmonica on this track?

TIA!

Roger
If this was perhaps a quarter the length it is, or was played once every month or so, I'd quite like it. As it stands... 2.
{#Yawn}
My girlfriend loves this guy. Not sure I get it.

Was that a harmonica or an effect-laden guitar solo? Either way, pretty impressive skillz...
This is no less intolerable than it was when I heard it on RP only 3 days ago
horrid
Aaaahhhhhh!!! {#Stop}

Why does this song show up every time I sit down at my computer. Oh, yeah. I sit at my computer 9+ hours a day and listed to RP the whole time. Well, once a day is still too much of this song. {#Grumpy}
Toooooooooooo Looooooooooooog{#Eek}
Way overplayed. I hear this song on RP nearly every day, but I guess its a good thing as it forces me out of my office to take a break.
OMG make this song end
Do. Not. Like.

I love Blues music.  This is more like someone clowning on the Blues.  Hotel lobby/Cruise ship/4th level of Hell appropriate.
I'm between two stools here, I rate HM very high, but this doesn't work for me. The rest of the album is Ok, but his studio albums are far better, and worth a look, particularly Mantras for Madmen.

I REALLY don't like this and have given it a rare 1. 

There are plenty of other RP listeners who think the same way. . . so why is this still on rotation? 
Good but too long....as the actress said to the bishop
Sitting here at work, headphones on, head bopping to the beat...the perfect music to program HTML and CSS to.

 casey1024 wrote:

I appreciate the effort.  It does not make me like it, though.  My apologies for having likes and dislikes that don't agree with yours.  Although if you look at both of our rating lists, we agree more often than not.  Maybe I understand a little bit about how to appreciate music?
 

Agreed.
Didn't mean to insult. And I can see how this would not appeal to some.
As a mediocre (on a good day) guitar player, I sometimes focus more on the instrumentation than the song.
I caught Harry Manx w/ Kevin Breit at the Elora Festival last year.  Maybe one of the most self-indulgent shows I've ever seen.  I can appreciate that he is a technically accomplished musician, but spending a couple of years in India learning ragas doesn't guarantee artistic triumph...
 bronorb wrote:


Obviously you never picked up a guitar, mandolin, or harmonica and tried to play something like this.
You would learn to appreciate what it takes.
 
I appreciate the effort.  It does not make me like it, though.  My apologies for having likes and dislikes that don't agree with yours.  Although if you look at both of our rating lists, we agree more often than not.  Maybe I understand a little bit about how to appreciate music?


Some friends he's got,,   {#Yes}
 casey1024 wrote:
I cannot believe how much I dislike this song.  Worse than 1 IMO
 

Obviously you never picked up a guitar, mandolin, or harmonica and tried to play something like this.
You would learn to appreciate what it takes.
I cannot believe how much I dislike this song.  Worse than 1 IMO
...about 9 minutes too long.
2 —> 1

This goofy stuff was probably funny to folks born in the 20's and 30's. Just annoying to me.
 yin7yang64 wrote:
Don't mind the actual song, but the tired melodies that are featured in the harmonica solo bring my enjoyment way down.  How far down?  So far that I actually turned off Radio Paradise until the song was over and used that time to actually register here so I could voice my complaint.  This is one track that could benefit from an edit.  
 
Yes, just stick to the blues tune, please!

Oh, come on, kids!  That harmonica solo is hilarious!

{#Dance}
 yin7yang64 wrote:
Don't mind the actual song, but the tired melodies that are featured in the harmonica solo bring my enjoyment way down.  How far down?  So far that I actually turned off Radio Paradise until the song was over and used that time to actually register here so I could voice my complaint.  This is one track that could benefit from an edit.  
 
I agree.  The rest of the song is pretty nice, but the tired old melodies in part of the harmonica solo are boring.  If I could split my vote, I'd give the rest of the tune a 7, but the harmonica solo only gets a 2.

It do go on a bit
What a pick me up!  Nice!
Don't mind the actual song, but the tired melodies that are featured in the harmonica solo bring my enjoyment way down.  How far down?  So far that I actually turned off Radio Paradise until the song was over and used that time to actually register here so I could voice my complaint.  This is one track that could benefit from an edit.  
Maybe you had to have been there.
 AdyMiles wrote:

i'd rather be deaf than listen to this boring s**t

 
I'm guessing you forgot you made this phenomenally stupid comment a few days ago:

 AdyMiles wrote:
i think stevie wonder is overrated. had he not been blind i don't think he would've been very famous
 

 Pyro wrote:
Interesting medley.  I was able to pick out "You Are My Sunshine" and "Oh, Susanna".  This isn't great but I don't think it's as awful as some of the previous comments seem to indicate....to each their own, eh?  6 from me
 
the musicanship is clever and the vocals are decent, but it is just darn long and BORING


This is good.. and complaining the worst sport most dudes practice round here

Guess who is on the bass .. with the usual awesomeness ....

Ah prejudiced me .. a Harry Manx fan from waaaay back ...

" I hear a train coming down the tracks .."  Whoot Whoot!


Interesting medley.  I was able to pick out "You Are My Sunshine" and "Oh, Susanna".  This isn't great but I don't think it's as awful as some of the previous comments seem to indicate....to each their own, eh?  6 from me
I could listen to this all day, and judging by the length of this song, I just may.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

At least he's not blind.

 
i'd rather be deaf than listen to this boring s**t

 AdyMiles wrote:
he may be talented and have won awards, but this is the predictable strumming kind of boring country music i wish you'd keep off RP
 
At least he's not blind.

Please don't play this again...too much country bleech!
 AdyMiles wrote:
he may be talented and have won award, but this is the predictable strumming kind of boring country music i wish you'd keep off RP

 
Country?  {#Stupid}
he may be talented and have won awards, but this is the predictable strumming kind of boring country music i wish you'd keep off RP


 martinc wrote:
huh, I did a little research as I was enjoying this tune. Looks like a very well know artist up here in Canada, though I have to say I had not heard of him before hearing this song on RP.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2008 Maple Blues Award - Acoustic Act of the Year
2008 Canadian Folk ......................................................................................................................................
 
Yeah.  Lots of nominations and awards.  But winning an arts award in Canada (including literature, music, dance, film) is like being voted Prom Queen at the high school in Podunk, Saskatchewan.   Yes, might be award-worthy, but chosen from an extremely small pool. 

(and if you know Podunk, you will realize I am a canuck, too.)
If you like this try listening to porterdavis out of Austin, TX.  Went to their show in Buford, GA about a year ago and they are coming to Eddie's Attic in September and plan on seeing them.  They have a facebook and myspace...check them out.
 catsoup wrote:
It was OK the first time, but it seems like every freakin' day lately. Can we give it a rest for a month or so?
 
This is the first time I've heard it on RP, and I've been listening (daytime UK) to the station for a couple of years now. I quite like this but then I'm a big fan of 'back to basics' blues. I'm in a minority though with over 28 sucko-barfos registered, which surprises me as I can't see how this can be that offensive. Boring maybe, but offensive? Oh well, chacun a sa/son gôut.

Edit: Ok, it does go on a bit, and the last bit is pretty irritating. 7 -> 6

huh, I did a little research as I was enjoying this tune. Looks like a very well know artist up here in Canada, though I have to say I had not heard of him before hearing this song on RP.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2008 Maple Blues Award - Acoustic Act of the Year
2008 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations:
Pushing the Boundaries  
World Solo Artist of the Year 
(for "Live at the Glenn Gould Studio") 
2007 Juno Award nomination 
Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (duo) for "In Good We Trust" 
2007 Maple Blues Awards: 
Songwriter of the Year
Acoustic Act of the Year (with Kevin Breit) 
2007 Maple Blues Award Nomination 
Recording of the Year (In Good We Trust) 
2007 Western Canada Music Award Nomination 
Outstanding Roots Recording - duo (In Good We Trust) 
2007 CBC Radio's Great Canadian Blues Award 
2006 Juno Award Nomination 
Roots and Traditional Album of the Year - Solo (Mantras for Madmen)
2006 Maple Blues Award Nominations:
Acoustic Act of the Year
Songwriter of the Year 
2006 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominations:
Best Solo Artist 
Pushing the Boundaries 
2006 Western Canada Music Award Nominations:
Songwriter of the Year (Mantras for Madmen) 
Outstanding Roots Recording (Mantras for Madmen)
2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Nomination 
Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year (for 2003's Road Ragas)
2005 Maple Blues Award - Acoustic Act of the Year 
2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards: 
Best Solo Artist (West Eats Meet) 
Jordy Sharp - Producer of the Year (West Eats Meet) 
2005 Western Canadian Music Award Nominations:
Songwriter of the Year 
Outstanding Roots Recording (West Eats Meet) 
2004 Maple Blues Award Nominations:
Acoustic Act of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Recording of the Year (West Eats Meet)
2003 Maple Blues Award - Acoustic Act of the Year
2003 Porcupine "Lenny Breau Award" for Ultimate Musicianship
2003 Juno Award Nominations: 
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year - solo (West Eats Meet)
Best Blues Album (Jubilee)
2003 Maple Blues Award Nominations:
Album of the Year (Jubilee)
Entertainer of the Year
2002 - Penguin Eggs Magazine/Edmonton Folk Festival Award  
Album of the Year (Wise and Otherwise)
Georgia Straight Magazine Award
Blues Artist of the Year - 2002
2002 Maple Blues Awards
Acoustic Act of the Year 
2002 South Australia Blues Society Award
Album of the Year (Wise and Otherwise)
2002 Juno Award Nomination 
Best Blues Album (Wise and Otherwise)
2002 Maple Blues Award Nomination 
Songwriter of the Year 
2001 Independent Music Awards
Best Blues Album (Dog My Cat)
Penguin Eggs Magazine/Edmonton Folk Festival
Favorite New Discovery - 2001 
2001 Maple Blues Award Nominations: 
Album of The Year  
Best Acoustic Act 


Waaaaay too much of a good thing.

okay, I see that two others beat me to it, on the same day.  This song is getting lame... enough already.  Especially with that 'train a-comin and baby a-cryin' bit.... and slapping in the face with a pickle?? STOP!
really trying to wear us down with this one ... but I'm still not getting it.  
need an option lower than  '1' in the ratings
It was OK the first time, but it seems like every freakin' day lately. Can we give it a rest for a month or so?
this is STILL going on?  good lord. 1 for wankery  {#Cowboy}
I like this live!!

very good if you like the art of the musician


My 1st 1 rating...
achhhh....Better to stick with Canned Heat for harmonica mastery...

great stuff
Getting OLD fast. 
please make it stop
 
{#Eek}
 crockydile wrote:
This was probably good live...oh, wait that harmonic solo ruins it. Time to go get a beer.{#Drunk} There, sounds better now.
 
Yup. But you gotta admit the train/baby riff is pretty damn good...
 crockydile wrote:
This was probably good live...oh, wait that harmonic solo ruins it. Time to go get a beer.{#Drunk}

  true


This was probably good live...oh, wait that harmonic solo ruins it. Time to go get a beer.{#Drunk} There, sounds better now.


 gcrumb wrote:
That was the most self-indulgent piece I've heard in yonks. After about 3 minutes I started thinking 'PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.'
 
Is there too much going on for your tender ears? This is very good music from a talented player, IMHO.


That was the most self-indulgent piece I've heard in yonks.

After about 3 minutes I started thinking 'PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.'
 Queue wrote:
The harp solo was kinda fun.  Reminds me of the little musical journeys Led Zep used to take in their live performances.

Q
 

Reminded me more of a Mel Bay "Learn to Play the Blues Harp" book (and I'm not knocking his skill, just the rather cheesy selection of riffs).

The rest of the song was great, but I could have done without that bit.  Different strokes, eh?


Love the meld of songs in this track! Very cool.
So this is done "with friends"?  Does that mean it might be Norton Buffalo on harp, or is Harry that good?
Should you admit that you're out there, tramping around with any old radio station?

 
SweTex wrote:
Way to depressing and self-indulgent and the guy cant sing...oh, my bad, was listening to U2 on another station and had this screen up..hehehe...
 

waaaay HOt! 8
Like the song a lot, but only in small doses, please.  I feel like it's being played quite a bit lately.


The harp solo was kinda fun.  Reminds me of the little musical journeys Led Zep used to take in their live performances.

Q
gets a 6 just for the sunshine medley part
Works for me!!
{#Bananajam}lets play some banjo!!!!!{#Guitarist}
Good jam....it gets an 8
 gregr79 wrote:
It's  real Toe Tapping Hand Clapping tune for sure  {#Clap}

 
{#Clap}    {#Clap}

It wouldn't be too bad once in a while, but it seems like we've heard this every day this week. So it gets a 3 for frequency.
I'm hearing Oh Susanna and Ring of Fire...

too much of everything I didn`t want to hear


Enjoying every minute of it...how long has it been playing? Nevermind!
A little reminiscent of John Mayall's Turning Point at one point....

...anyone care to catalog everything in the medley?..
 mikeb wrote:
I just saw Harry (along with Richie Havens) in Egg Harbor WI.  Harry has some good jokes. 
 

Cool! Did you happen to get to a whitefish boil?
I just saw Harry (along with Richie Havens) in Egg Harbor WI.  Harry has some good jokes. 
It's  real Toe Tapping Hand Clapping tune for sure  {#Clap}

Anything that makes you turn up RadioParadise to get the room dancing....that's a good tune.  Harry and his harp...nice stuff