1 Ja, graag
Deel één van de trilogie: Beknopte geschiedenis van
de westerse cultuur. Volgende CD’s de andere delen.
Dan heeft de band het ook ingestudeerd.
2 Dust will turn to dust
Now you see, now you don’t. It all depends on what
you’re looking for.
3 Never see the sun
Identikit picture. Parts of several people I’ve known.
They wouldn’t appreciate the sunny Cuban part
4 I just can’t wait
Originally written as a Supremes song , (doo-de-doo,
doo-doo-de-doo) it re-emerged in my favourite 6/8
measure. Lotte Beukman plays the celli.
5 My blue telephone
Hommage to the late great Harry Nilsson. Written
when he wasn’t late yet, but great already. Thanks!
6 Unattainable love
Kind of a love song. Twisted.
7 Clear light
Never too old to let it rock !
8 The road
Home-grown wisdom in stereotype Indian wrapper.
From Harrisson to Beck sitar n’tabla.
Geese, blackbirds & reversed drums.
9 Take it no more (The angels sing)
The voice of the Lord on popular youth culture.
Including three new commandements & singing angels.
Scattered dreams of carnal lust.
Too many if’s and but’s for a happy end.
Complaint. Definitly Art. Bad Björk imitation in the last part.
Sung in Avtupic, the near-extinct language of Avtupia.
Lacking an interpreter (none of all 17 Avtupiarians speaks
a second language) the meaning of the lyrics is rather vague.
Possibly this song is in praise of the holy hamster Yali,
god of the larder.
13 Blame it on the Pope (& on the welfare state)
A protest song.
14 Mille et une nuit
Written for a French singer with a rich Arabian friend.
Incitements by Brigitte Bardot.
15 The final curtain
If we can’t be happy, let’s get famous.
Three great rivers in one mini-suite.
Ger van Dijk on trumpets, Van Dyke Parks on inspiration.
Play: “The Road”
Play: “Unattainable Love”