The Blowin Weekly Extra – … flow out water, salt water

Blowin 9-10pm Sunday 16th January 2011
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November Mist

November Mist


Orange Claw Hammer

Uh thick cloud caught uh piper clubs tail
The match struck blue on uh railroad rail
The old puff horse was just pullin’ thru
‘n uh man wore uh peg leg forever
I’m on the bum where the hoboes run
The air breaks with filthy chatter
Oh I don’t care there’s no place there
I don’t think it matters
My skin’s blazin’ thru
‘n my clothes in tatters
‘n the railroad looked
Like uh “Y” up the hill of ladders
One shoe fell on the gravel
One stick poked down
Gray of age fell down on uh pair of ears
An eagle shined thru my hole watch pocket
Uh gingham girl baby girl
Passed me by in tears
Uh jack rabbit raised his folded ears
Uh beautiful sagebrush jack rabbit
‘n an oriole sang like an orange
His breast full uh worms
‘n his tail clawed the evenin’ like uh hammer
His wings took t’ air like uh bomber
‘n my rain can caught me uh cup uh water
When I got into town
Odd jobs mam ah yer horse I’ll fodder
I’m the round house man
I once was yer father
Uh little up the road uh wooden
Candy stripe barber pole
‘n above it read uh sign “Painless Parker”
Lic-licorice twisted around under uh fly
‘n uh youngster cocked ‘er eye
God before me if I’m not crazy
Is my daughter
Come little one with yer little dimpled fingers
Gimme one ‘n I’ll buy you uh cherry phosphate
Take you down t’ the foamin’ brine ‘n water
‘n show you the wooden tits
On the Goddess with the pole out s’full sail
That tempted away yer peg legged father
I was shanghaied by uh high hat beaver moustache man
‘n his pirate friend
I woke up in vomit ‘n beer in uh banana bin
‘n uh soft lass with brown skin
Bore me seven babies with snappin’ black eyes
‘n beautiful ebony skin
‘n here it is I’m with you my daughter
Thirty years away can make uh seaman’s eyes
Uh round house man’s eyes flow out water
Salt water

From Troutmask Replica – more information here

Thanks to the Captain Beefheart Radar Station – lyrics and poems at

Yesterday would have been the Captain’s birthday


16 January
Captain Beefheart – The Birth of Captain Beefheart – Frank Zappa: Mystery Disc CD – Ryko
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Sugar ‘N’ Spikes – Troutmask Replica CD – Reprise
Augustus Pablo with Skin Flesh & Bones – Rocking Warrior – Calling 1,000 Dreadlocks LP – Chalwa
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – When Big Joan Sets Up – Troutmask Replica CD – Reprise
Sanjukta Sen – Vaishnava Jan Tou Tene Khaiye – Dancing With The Dead CD – Ellipsis Arts
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Orange Claw Hammer – Grow Fins 5xCD – Revenant – lyrics above
The Gladiators – Talawah – Studio One Roots Vol 2 CD – Soul Jazz
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Blimp – Troutmask Replica CD – Reprise
Tabu Ley Rochereau – Pitie – Le Seigneur Rochereau & Orchestre Afrisa LP – ISA
Harry Mudie & King Tubby – Jungle Walk Dub – Harry Mudie Meets King Tubby In Dub Conference Vol 2 – Moodisc
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Old Fart At Play – Troutmask Replica CD – Reprise
Sugar Minott – You’ve Lost It – Black Roots 12”
Johnnie Allan – The Promised Land
Magazine – I Love You You Big Dummy – Scree (Rarities 1978-1981) CD – Virgin
Gregory Isaacs – Material Man – Island 10”

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Rob co-founded BCB with Mary Dowson, back when the hills were young and it were all flat caps an chappatis round 'ere. It was known as Bradford Festival Radio then, and thanks to the generosity of Dusty Rhodes we got started. Now he takes photos, puts little silver discs in drawers, mumbles into microphones, and walks on the hills. Keep On Blowin..