Courtney Barnett, from Melbourne, Australia, is an outstanding singer-songwriter and a great guitar player, too. Competition closes athrs on Monday 17 March Before the housing was built, Dodger Stadium was built on the site.
This is from their release "Van Go.
This song is from their album "Revolution By Night. The song also name checks Pioneertown. In this upbeat early 40's jazz classic, Harlem crooners, Louis Armstrong, and more will all be heading west when Hollywood goes black and tan.
It's not hard to tell that the lyrics were written by a man, is it? This version of the Mamas and the Papas classic is one of my favorites. Take off, take off Take off all your clothes Take off, take off Take off all your clothes Take off, take off Take off all of your clothes They say only the good die young That just ain't right 'Cause we're having too much fun Too much fun tonight, yeah And a lust for life, and a lust for life And a lust for life, and a lust for life Keeps us alive, keeps us alive Keeps us alive, keeps us alive And a lust for life, and a lust for life And a lust for life, and a lust for life Keeps us alive, keeps us alive Keeps us alive, keeps us alive Then, we dance on the H Of the Hollywood sign , yeah 'Til we run out of breath Gotta dance 'til we die doo-wop, doo-wop My boyfriend's back And he's cooler than ever shoo-wop, shoo-wop There's no more night Blue skies forever….
Son Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die When I hear that whistle blowing, I hang my head and cry I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car They're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free But those people keep a movin' And that's what tortures me Well if they freed me from this prison If that railroad train was mine I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line Far from Folsom Prison , that's where I want to stay And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away".
Whether he said it or not, it's hard to argue with it after the summer fog rolls in. We would go and visit him in bars in Jack London square.