Friday, October 15, 2010

Autumn Tales

Is it really that time of year already? Time for blackberry picking, pumpkin
sculpting, showing out the hiding spiders, russety-woodland walks and cosying up in country pubs.

This year's harvest of seasonal songs - featuring selections from Clair of Woo (Angel Eyes) and Davy of H (Celebrated Summer) - is more of a UK/US crossover comp than usual, with each tune telling a tale of love, loss or longing. And, in what at first appears to be a Fab free zone, 'Hari Georgeson' can be spotted hiding in the writing credits for So Sad, while adding slide and bass guitars alongside Ron Wood's 12 string and Mick Fleetwood's drums.

So settle yourself around the fireside and let this patchwork platter warm you through the winter, as Auntie Enid sets the tone for this year's autumn trail.....

Dear Boys and Girls,
I wish you could come with me and walk over the hills, through the fields and down by the river, finding a hundred exciting or beautiful things by the way. I should like to take you fishing in the ponds, and fill your jars with snails and tadpoles. I should like to help you to make a bird table, or to prepare a splendid aquarium. I should like to give you a garden of your own and show you how to make it a place of bright colours and sweet scents.
- Round the Year with Enid Blyton, Autumn Book. 1935.


Autumn Tales



The tracklist is in the comms to avoid being blog whacked. If you're new to the Lazy Sunday series you can dip into previous postings here or more Mondo Mixes here...

12 comments:

Mondo said...

Ronnie Lane - Harvest Home
Giles, Giles & Fripp - I Talk to the Wind
Michael Chapman - Rabbit Hills
Bridget St John - Want To Be With You
The Owl Service - Spring
Chris Spedding - Backwood Theme
Roy Harper - South Africa
David Crosby - Song with no words (tree with no leaves)
David Crosby - Laughing
John Martyn - Glory Box
Beth Gibbons - Sand River
Mark Kozelek – Celebrated Summer
The Czars - Angel Eyes
Alvin Lee & Mylon LeFevre - So Sad (No Love of His Own)
Zoot Money - Arkansas
Bonnie Raitt - Too Long at the Fair
Elvis Presley - Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues (Take 8)
Delaney & Bonnie - Groupie (Superstar)
Badfinger - Day After Day

davy h said...

Ah, The Mondo Mix - The Gift That Goes On Giving.

Mondo said...

Bless you Davy. The Mark Kozelek tune's a pip isn't it? Is he always that good?

davy h said...

I'm not at all familiar with his oeuvre Mond - but yes, it is a splendid interp.

I'm listening to the mix right now - and I swear it's making my beard grow. Weird.

Piley said...

lovin that Harvet Home toon... gotta get me some more of that

Mondo said...

Catweazle Rock ~ there's a genre waiting to happen Davy, (or did the Beta Band get there first).

Grab this P, Just For A Moment is Harvest Home Part 2

davy h said...

*is now playing the Beta Band*

Mondo said...

And check out Beta Man Steve Mason's newbie - winners all the way...

And this peachy treat he popped in at the recent Village Green bash

John Medd said...

Nice mix M. However, it doesn't come much better than this!

Mondo said...

I'm all for Chet John, criminally he's only made one blog appearance thus far. I'll have to correct that, I'll see your Tis and raise you this

E F RICE said...

Great stuff Mondo, I am right in the mood for this so CD ripped as I type !

Mondo said...

Don't forget, you can get last year's autumn bundle here EF