Eliza Gilkyson

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Postby Arlene » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:24 am

kcguy- Thanks so much for those links!!! (Especially the Minnesota Public Radio archives.)

And I echo Turk's sentiments-- welcome to the board
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Postby gillian » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:38 am

Yeah, thanks for reminding me about the MPR appearances. I knew about The Weepies one there, but am finally getting around to listening to it. I think MPR appearances are going to be playing in the background all day today. There are so many that I want to listen to!
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Postby PCStuff » Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:52 pm

Very nice link.....thanks !!! Oh yeah, Ida is great.
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Postby kcguy » Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:56 pm

Thanks all for the welcome. :) Thank you Arlene for the link to that terrific Folk Alley concert. I believe there's a John Gorka concert there too, but I haven't checked it out yet.
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Postby Arlene » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:49 pm

FYI. KUT just added another Eliza G. in-studio performance to their Eklectikos archives. This one was recorded just last week, on February 15th . See http://www.kut.org/site/PageServer?page ... kosarchive

(Other recent additions recorded during the last two weeks include Cowboy Junkies, Mary Gauthier and The Duhks.)
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Postby PCStuff » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:51 pm

WOW...what a great site.
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The Eliza Gilkyson Thread

Postby keith from ny » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:15 am

Eliza played for the Huntington Folk Music Society earlier tonight. It was an intimate evening in the sanctuary of a local church where the society's monthly concerts are held. Eliza appeared beneath a large suspended cross and drew many laughs when she quipped that "It's not as if a giant cross is going to crash down upon us or something if we get this wrong." (her patter in general was genuinely hilarious)

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She played two excellent hour-long sets accompanied by a guitarist and drummer. The first set heavily featured songs from her last two albums Paradise Hotel and Land of Milk and Honey. She mainly played requests from the audience for the second, which included (believe it or not) a sing-along version of Twisted -- picture a hundred or so audience members singing "She's fucked up, so twisted" lol.

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(yeah I know, my pictures suck compared to Bill's -- and I have the same camera!)

I bought Land of Milk and Honey (the only one of her four most recent CDs I didn't have) and she signed it for me. She also remembered the concert at Gruene Hall in 2002 where I had first seen her and became a fan.

It was a very powerful and entertaining performance, Eliza is definitely a must-see if you have the opportunity.


First Set
1. Borderline
2. Paradise Hotel
3. Not Lonely
4. Beauty Way
5. Separated
6. Dark Side of Town
7. Tender Mercies
8. Man of God

Second Set
1. Welcome Back
2. Fall Into the Night
3. Coast
4. Twisted
5. Is It Like Today
6. Richmond Boy
7. Ballad of Yvonne Johnson
8. Jedidiah 1777
9. Think About You
10. Requiem
11. Calm Before the Storm
I don't know nothing except change will come
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Postby kcguy » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:42 pm

Thank you for the great pictures.

I bought an Eliza album a long time ago (during her "new age" period, I believe) and didn't really care for it. But then I saw her open for Patty in St. Louis several years ago, and heard her version of "Sleeper" on the Greg Brown tribute album (the best song on the cd, imho) and she has become one of my favorites. She is a very funny (between songs) performer and writes wonderful songs.
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Postby PCStuff » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:25 am

Sounds great!
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Postby luwdoo » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:51 pm

PC Stuff, How do you capture the music off of the KUT.org site? I would love to have some of it. Thanks.
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Postby PCStuff » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:32 pm

I just answered your PM. The only thing with the other websites is their bit rate quality is not anywhere near KUT's if you want to save and/or convert over to MP3 files.
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Postby marybeth » Fri May 19, 2006 1:28 am

keith from ny wrote:Man of God
Eliza Gilkyson

The cowboy came from out of the west
With his snakeskin boots and his bulletproof vest
Gang of goons and his big war chest
Fortunate son, he was doubly blessed
Corporate cronies and the chiefs of staff
Bowing to the image of the golden calf
Startin' up wars in the name of God's son
Gonna blow us all the way to kingdom come

Man of God, man of God
That ain't the teachings of a man of God
Man of God, man of God
That ain't the preachings of a man of God

Coalition of the fearful and the judgmental
Patricians, politicians, and the fundamentals
You never have to tell them how the money's spent
You never have to tell them where their freedom went
Homophobes in the high command
Waitin' for the rapture like it's Disneyland
Hide all the bodies from out of view
Channel all the treasures to the chosen few

Man of God, man of God
That ain't the teachings of a man of God
Man of God, man of God
That ain't the preachings of a man of God

If I could, I surely would
Stand on the rock where Moses stood
Look out people, now we're gionna get fleeced
By a wolf masquerading as a man of peace

Jesus said, Blessed are the meek
Jesus said, You gotta turn the other cheek
Jesus said, Help the poor and the weak
If he lived today he'd be a liberal freak!
All the money changers would be out in the street
Weepin' and wailin' and gnashin' their teeth
Me, I'm waitin' on the reckoning day
When the whole world gonna rise up and say

Man of God, man of God
That ain't the teachings of a man of God
Man of God, man of God
That ain't the preachings of a man of God



I just discovered this song and it hit me like a ton of bricks. This rocks! I bought Land of Milk and Honey and thought it was good. Then someone recently lent me a copy of her new Paradise Hotel. I loved this on first listen. And the song "Requiem" gives me chills. I think Eliza has a new fan!
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Postby Ian » Fri May 19, 2006 5:29 am

Welcome to the club Marybeth.

Eliza is a goddess. Her songs tug at my heart like nobody else's.




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Postby PCStuff » Sun May 21, 2006 2:37 am

Ian, I laugh out loud every time I see your Avatar image of a baby smoking.
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Postby marmalade » Sun May 21, 2006 1:47 pm

I saw Eliza for the first time last week in London and she was fabulous. I loved her.

The Borderline was packed out and there was such a great atmosphere. There was lots of audience participation and people sang along enthusiastically during songs like Hiway 9, Dark Side of Town and especially Man of God, which was just amazing. It really gave me chills.

Robert McEntee did a great job accompanying her. There were lots of funny stories and she was more than happy to do requests. My only disappointment was missing out on 'Twisted' which I was praying and shouting for but alas it wasn't to be.
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