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poetdancer
(Northern California)
Posted: Jan 03, 2018 16:21
 

John Hiatt is touring with Sonny Landreth - they'll be in San Francisco at the end of January. Catch 'em live if you can.
http://www.johnhiatt.com/tour.html
jim1964
(1379 miles to Wall Drug)
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 15:06
 

I saw him play here last week doing an acoustic show with Lyle Lovett, boy he sure can whistle!
Antigone
(A house, in a Virginian Valley)
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 8:31
 

 VH1 wrote:
She probably had her reasons! Great - a choobedoobedoobe kinda song about suicide! Yabbadabbadoo!{#Snooty}

 
Doesn't sound to me like she killed herself, just left.

I'm in the "love JH" crowd. Saw him once with Richard Thompson and Roger McGuinn. Hiatt and Thompson scorched, and McGuinn was dreadful. Two out of three ...
Jörg_Asmussen
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 8:26
 

 Shmelo wrote:

Gross.




 

Let me correct your misspelling:  Groß 
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Sep 09, 2016 8:24
 

She probably had her reasons! Great - a choobedoobedoobe kinda song about suicide! Yabbadabbadoo!{#Snooty}
Shmelo
Posted: Jun 06, 2016 7:10
 

Gross.


BillG
(California)
Posted: Apr 02, 2016 18:08
 

 ppopp wrote:
Cynical attempt at writing a popular red-neck song.

 
Huh?  That's just absurd.
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Mar 02, 2016 11:45
 

 fitzworld wrote:
The melody is repetitive and boring and the lyrics are worthless. Please don't play garbage like this.

 
Not sure who shit in your Cheerios a few years ago when you wrote this, but I hope it's all better now. 8—->9.
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Dec 30, 2015 9:29
 

It's a beautiful, sad tune, but I hear him singing "He's crossing Muddy Waters" and I think it should be the theme music for a film noir of betrayal and revenge involving blues musicians.  "You gonna double-cross me?  Nobody crosses Muddy Waters!"
izycrzy
Posted: Oct 29, 2015 18:19
 

Saddest song ever.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2015 10:44
 

Beautiful traditional folk style song by one of the greatest living songwriters. 
ppopp
(Portland, Oregon)
Posted: Jul 26, 2015 17:50
 

Cynical attempt at writing a popular red-neck song.
Djoy
(rural north central Alabama)
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 13:11
 

Two of my many favorites, make a great couplet here!  Almost always great selection wizardry :o)
 
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Jun 13, 2014 16:40
 

 fitzworld wrote:
The melody is repetitive and boring and the lyrics are worthless. Please don't play garbage like this.

 
I couldn't agree with you less.  9
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:20
 

 Propayne wrote:
Beautiful melody (love the chorus) and poignant lyrics.

John Hiatt is a treasure. 

 
..... yes, yes & yes :)
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Mar 11, 2014 11:45
 

Beautiful melody (love the chorus) and poignant lyrics.

John Hiatt is a treasure. 
fitzworld
(The Big A)
Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:27
 

The melody is repetitive and boring and the lyrics are worthless. Please don't play garbage like this.
bseib
(40 21' N 86 53' 40" W)
Posted: Jul 17, 2013 22:25
 

45rpm, not 33rpm...
idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:00
 

I saw JH with Sonny Landreth around 2003. A smoking show.
BluEyes
Posted: Aug 05, 2012 17:04
 

 Cynaera wrote:
With very few exceptions, John Hiatt is my favorite artist. Saw him at the LB Day Amphitheatre in Salem, Oregon, and he played opposite Robert Cray and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn (who did a breathtaking set - RIP, Mr. Vaughn. Hold that guitar close, because you'll want it when you come back.) No matter what people say about JH - he's in my pocket. "Slow Turning," "Your Dad Did," "Drive South," "Memphis In the Meantime"...

I'm learning not to be so critical of a vocal, or a weird guitar part. If the music as a whole moves me, I'm just cuddly with joy.  And John Hiatt makes me cuddly with joy. Listen to "Your Dad Did" - especially if you have children, but even if you don't, you'll laugh at the lyrics, and might even relate to them.

God - good and bad, I just LOVE RadioParadise!{#Sunny}
 
{#Yes}   {#Meditate}
elgreenie1
(SE of US of A)
Posted: Jun 03, 2012 10:42
 

 Jazbo wrote:
So sad, so moving and beautiful..... so 9.
 
Perfectly sharing my opinion and feelings.  And the mandolin is of shimmering beauty.
meinthecorner
(Past the gravy, far beyond the golden fries)
Posted: Apr 16, 2012 20:04
 

 Byronape wrote:
Don't cross Muddy Waters.

 Buy a shirt.

 
 
Precious! And, I don't think John would even think of it. Then again, maybe he did!
Byronape
("post-capitalist wreckageville")
Posted: Mar 31, 2012 23:58
 

Don't cross Muddy Waters.

 Buy a shirt.

 
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:51
 

Bonnie Raitt has covered Mr. Hiatt's songs.

When I saw him perform live once, he thanked Bonnie and after saying this one put his kids thru college he launched into "Thing Called Love". 
Racquel
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:38
 


Isn't he Bonnie whtsinsname's partner? (My name is Bonnie too). {#Hearteyes} 

Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:37
 

Love it.

Beautiful.
DanO-1
(Sandia Park, New Mexico)
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:37
 

Sad song but 9+
lexica
(Oaktown, 510)
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 20:54
 

This song following Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now"? GO FOR THE HEARTSTRINGS WHY DONTCHA BILL??? {#Cry}
Maupie
(Velp (gld), the Netherlands)
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 12:41
 

10{#Arrowu}11

dcoy
(Flagstaff, Arizona)
Posted: Sep 08, 2011 3:54
 

Seems that his voice is much more musical here than it is in most of his other works.

a_genuine_find
(not me, Radio P) (3rd stone, sol, orion belt, milkyway)
Posted: Aug 07, 2011 18:52
 

7{#Arrowu}8
Jazbo
(Beautiful Valparaiso IN.)
Posted: Jul 07, 2011 10:01
 

So sad, so moving and beautiful..... so 9.
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Jun 05, 2011 18:48
 

 Stingray wrote:
Does anybody know a single hookline from him?

 
Put the cow horns back on the Cadillac and change the message on the code-a-phone...

Just when you think you've got it whipped, the bearded lady comes and does a double-back flip...


Now, there's only two things in life, but I forget what they are...

And yeah, my favorite one also:  Help the starving people to get well - But let my brother's hamster burn in hell.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Jun 05, 2011 18:47
 

So rare that such a great writer performs his own material. What a treasure.
Carl
(The Summit City)
Posted: Jun 05, 2011 18:46
 

Like this more as I hear it — now, along with "Cry Love," my fav JH song. Thanks RP for introducing me.
nmgridl
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 10:34
 

Saw JH & Lyle Lovett together last weekend - their acoustic tour, alternating whose song.  Though I'm more of a LL fan, Hiatt's guitar playing was excellent.  And their relaxed bantering made for a very enjoyable evening.  I found myself wondering 'could it really have been 21 years since "Thing Called Love" came out'.
unclemrbig
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 10:25
 

Big Hiatt fan, big budget meeting in an hour.  I will ignore the lyrics and consider this a good sign and not a bad omen!
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Feb 15, 2011 10:25
 

Terrific album and terrific song.

Love the chorus. 
jkhandy
(Near the ocean (in my mind))
Posted: Jan 30, 2011 19:04
 

 Jeff09 wrote:
It's sort of sad to read the comments of people who have no sense of connection to our own actual culture's deep folk and blues traditions and their modern spinoffs.  This song and album are so good.  Stretch people...there's so much out there.

 
Amen brother!  {#Yes}
Jeff09
(Gainesville, Florida)
Posted: Dec 14, 2010 17:45
 

It's sort of sad to read the comments of people who have no sense of connection to our own actual culture's deep folk and blues traditions and their modern spinoffs.  This song and album are so good.  Stretch people...there's so much out there.

h8rhater
Posted: Sep 10, 2010 12:44
 

 jasonv wrote:
this is painful to me
 
Pain is gain, pal.  Quit your cryin'.


jasonv
Posted: Sep 10, 2010 12:29
 

this is painful to me
oufason
Posted: Sep 10, 2010 12:28
 

 Propayne wrote:

My all time favorite: "But let my brother's hamster burn in hell"

 
or

"Put the cow horns back on the Cadilac and change the message on the code a phone"

katiediddler
(one of the dominoes, hopefully near the back)
Posted: Sep 10, 2010 12:28
 

goosebumps
DanO-1
(Sandia Park, New Mexico)
Posted: Aug 25, 2010 9:43
 

Saw JH play this in ABQ a few weeks ago opening for Los Lobos. Hiatt was on top of his game and this song was quite moving.
Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: Jul 08, 2010 15:06
 

 dmax wrote:

If YOU don't know these lines then you're the one that's missing something.
Off the top of my head, no research:

He's sad, but he ain't sorry; it's just the wreck of the Barbie Ferrari.

Would you like a beer with your TV dinner? You may already be a winner.

She said the same things to me

Don't you know we're riding with the King?

Are you ready for a thing called love? Don't come from me and you it comes from up above.

You love your wife and kids...Just like your dad did.

It breaks my heart to see those stars / smash a perfectly good guitar

Though she knows it'll never work - She loves the jerk...
 
My all time favorite: "But let my brother's hamster burn in hell"

Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: May 21, 2010 17:24
 

With very few exceptions, John Hiatt is my favorite artist. Saw him at the LB Day Amphitheatre in Salem, Oregon, and he played opposite Robert Cray and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn (who did a breathtaking set - RIP, Mr. Vaughn. Hold that guitar close, because you'll want it when you come back.) No matter what people say about JH - he's in my pocket. "Slow Turning," "Your Dad Did," "Drive South," "Memphis In the Meantime"...

I'm learning not to be so critical of a vocal, or a weird guitar part. If the music as a whole moves me, I'm just cuddly with joy.  And John Hiatt makes me cuddly with joy. Listen to "Your Dad Did" - especially if you have children, but even if you don't, you'll laugh at the lyrics, and might even relate to them.

God - good and bad, I just LOVE RadioParadise!{#Sunny}
(former member)
Posted: May 21, 2010 17:14
 

 Stingray wrote:

Does anybody know a single hookline from him?


 
If YOU don't know these lines then you're the one that's missing something.
Off the top of my head, no research:

He's sad, but he ain't sorry; it's just the wreck of the Barbie Ferrari.

Would you like a beer with your TV dinner? You may already be a winner.

She said the same things to me

Don't you know we're riding with the King?

Are you ready for a thing called love? Don't come from me and you it comes from up above.

You love your wife and kids...Just like your dad did.

It breaks my heart to see those stars / smash a perfectly good guitar

Though she knows it'll never work - She loves the jerk...

Propayne
(Richmond VA)
Posted: May 21, 2010 17:08
 

Excellent song. Love the chorus.
cosmiclint
(Vancouver BC)
Posted: Apr 04, 2010 9:03
 

Bill is playing my favorite "Sunday morning set." One of the benefits of being in the same time zone as RP : )