This tender little musical morsel has graced these pages before, in fact its was the first review of the year and it was easy to fall for its numerous musical charms, then as now. The delicate lilting grace, the line it walks between gentle honesty and a more tongue in cheek look at relationships and […]Don’t Screw it Up, Again – Lucky Dog (reviewed by Dave Franklin) — Dancing About Architecture
This year I decided to throw my name in the hat again, and why not submit my parody of Janis Ian’s song Mary’s Eyes. Originally written for an Irish singer Mary Black, I changed enough words to match Lady Mary Crawley. Yes I’m a big fan, and love Lady Mary, though she can be kind a of nasty person sometimes. So guess who will be in line for their movie release this year? ME! Enjoy, like I said in the video, I’d love to know if this gets me in the top 500 of the submissions. Ha.
anticipation video premiers March 29th!
We know through experience that David Schipper is a deft hand at the twisted acoustic tune, that both his solo work and with Lucky Dog helping to bring those songs to a fuller sound, he is great with the gentle, sometimes not so gentle, parody. The recent pean to the heart-aching country ballad, Don’t Screw It Up Again, is actually so close to the subject matter that it is hard to know where the parody ends and the serious song begins. But isn’t that the art of it, to produce something that is both true to the traditions of the genre, that could pass muster yet deals with the subject matter in such a way that it shows up its nature. That’s satire I guess.
Having featured the song via a lyric video we were excited to see that a fully cinematic video version has been announced for release…
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Wind, the source of comfort on a hot day.
The cause of the snow spray
The generator of power seen from the highway
The dustball rolling on the spillway.
Your are my friend and my nemesis
The cracking of trees limbs
The interruption to a good concert
The transporter of seeds
Good ones and weeds.
You are as might as a jet stream
Or as gentle as a dream.
Carry me away to the next place
Lure me with a caress to my face
Wind oh wind
Do not end.
by Dave Schipper (c) 2018 Rose Riversongs
Yes I turned the corner in the store to see
a wall of dream catchers; really?
How does an ancient native idea,
get to be a modern decor piece.
I reach out to marvel at the taught string
wrapped around a birch branch
twisted in an incredibly precise circle
and I was transported to field.
Truly this was not an manufactured China
imitation dream catcher but real
I could smell the grain blowing in the breeze
I see hear my heart beat.
Spiritually my mouth was dry
but I could taste the coolness of a spring
Is this my imagination or did my touch
Open this dream world weaved into this piece.
The feathers so soft appeared to be a pheasant
And the sound of a rustling bird
Taking to flight was total clarity.
Holy or mystical the dream catcher spirit lived.
by Dave Schipper (c) 2018 Rose Riversongs
Some say it’s a cry for attention
Maybe it is.
Some say I’m a bit impatient
Could be right.
can be useless
All of this analysis
Or can be priceless
When push comes to shove
I’m just hungry
Hungry for word filled love
Yep a chat.
Fill me up with ideas
Glint your eyes
Just talk about whatever
And I’ll be fine.
Well until then, I’ll write
Even if it feels
Just a little contrite
Being one sided.
Plus I’ll likely cry
To myself this time
By Dave Schipper (c) 2019 Rose Roseriversongs
I love the way I see you in the morning.
Your face as pure and unpainted
The pain from the morning distress
The lines from the linens pressed
Unsightly and not presentable is false
Real and my companion for life
I can see the smiles and the laughter
Mixed in the blahs of morning after
You are a soul mate that refreshes me
When I really would rather shut down
You nourish me with a great song
One that I take with me all day long.
by Dave Schipper (c) 2019 Rose Riversongs
Now what to submit? Story about House Concerts? Connections in Songwriting? Or just JUST my music.
Lucky Dog is a charismatic music project with a passion for Americana. The project was created by David Schipper, a songwriter with a life-long fascination for quality music and authentic songwriting.
Lucky Dog is based out of La Crosse, WI, and they are all about filling local stages with great vibes and energetic grooves! Their most recent single (also accompanied by a matching music video) is really all about bridging the gaps between Americana, Gypsy Soul, and more… Read more CLICK HERE