Lowdown Showdown – the onstage version (at Artliners, Berlin)

Studio Version (from the latest album by my project Kathy X) HERE

SHOWDOWN: Definitions  – noun

  1. (informal) an action that brings matters to a head or acts as a conclusion or point of decision
  2. (poker) the exposing of the cards in the players’ hands on the table at the end of the game

Synonyms = confrontation, crisis, clash, moment of truth, face-off

 Some people empathise, some negotiate, some run away….and some pile on the pressure till there’s an explosion. They blame everyone and everything but themselves. Crawling from the rubble -repeatedly – is what this song’s about. You tried and tried and tried but that person just does their same old stuff.

Regular downloads of Kathy Freeman songs via monthly newsletter HERE

(?

Advertisements

Cheers! More about Jack Daniels…

Fast Cars and Jack Daniels performed by Kathy X at the Schokoladen Berlin

No Scotch, thanks. I’ll have a Jack Daniels

 I was 18 years old, preparing to go to a party. And learning how to cook.  Before leaving, I ate some home-made soup. The main ingredient? Parsnips.  Bad move. From nine till late o’clock I was drinking God knows what. Chased down with a generous measure of Scotch. Not rocket science to figure out what happened to my stomach. Since that night I’ve treated parsnips with caution, and the taste of even the finest, Glenwhatever 12 Year single malt carries a faint warning note. But Jack Daniels was never a problem. For my digestion anyway.

For the last word on spirits raise your glasses to George Thorogood.

 

Party Animal.  He might have some cute stripes but he’s a little the worse for wear. click here for official video of the Party Animal Song

Party Animal – The Song (words and music by Kathy Freeman)

Over the years playing in bands I’ve come across  a few folk who’ve sipped, snorted or gulped a wee bit too much from the rock goblet. Not a problem till their business became my business and I couldn’t extricate myself  ….this song was written in not such fond memory of those times.

“…You’re a party animal and you always will be – You don’t look for trouble but it always finds you”  Do you know this person?

“…It’s a different story – it’s the same old song”  Someone told you a few stories. In which the details are different but the result is the same. The narrator is having a ball. The listener gets shafted.

“…..You’re a party animal. You’re a party vegetable.” Party boy just made the transition to horizontal.

“…And there are no secrets around this scene. Cause wherever you go – someone’s been.” He’s yours, he’s mine, he’s someone else’s too

             ————————————————————————

 For the rest of the lyrics and a free download, not to mention monthly updates on my fairly exciting activities, join the Kathy Freeman mailing list

Hello, hello, testing one two one two….

Due to technology issues way too boring to go into here, I’ve moved my tumblr site to a different address – ie this one. Everything preceding this post is reblogged from the old site which will now only act as a dumb datasource

Confused? Have a nice cup of tea.