Jericho Street Fair, Oxford (UK). Neighbourhood.

Three songs with complementary adding translation/recital. Great time in a blue sky saturday 8th June. Garden beer, roulette and some kids running around the pub. Cozy outdoors atmosphere:

1.- Exit

2.- Simple Man

3.- Any Roof/Lau Teilatu

#HanIzanikHonaNaiz

#BeingThereIAmHere

Islandia (Iceland, my first song). Harcourt Arms, Oxford (UK). 14th April 2013.

Iceland, lived in a light bulb though,
Iceland reminded us the similar euphoria that feels when we have not lost the last train
Iceland was always in the bar, with a pint with crossed arms in the desk and wearable long shirt buttons were always free.

You’re my only addiction, her sweaters showed (and maybe she was speaking to her pint)
You’re my only addiction, she replied, and we smiled out of the blue

…While
someone
punctured
our
bike
‘s
wheels
with
a
needle
uses
to
tatto
aeroplanes
in
our
hearts

We
slept
in
bicycles´
cemeteries
and
we
had
many
broken
tricycles
undiscovered
still

/ /


Islandia, berriz bonbila baten barruan bizi zen
Islandiak azken trena ez galtzearen antzeko euforia gogorarazten zuen
Islandia tabernetan egoten zen, beti besoak mostradorean gurutzatuta garagardo batekin eta alkandora luzearen eskumuturreko botoiak beti askatuta zituela

You’re my only addiction, zioen bere jertseak eta garagardoari ari zitzaion akaso
You’re my only addiction, erantzuten zuen berak, eta guk irribarre egiten genuen oharkabean

Norbaitek
bizikletako
gurpilak
zulatzen
zizkigun
bitartean,
bihotzetan
aeroplanoak
tatuatzeko
orratz
batekin

Guk
bizikleten
hilerrian
egiten
genuen
lo
eta
triziklo
apurtuz
betetako
kanposantu
asko
geratzen
zitzaizkigun
ezagutzeke.
//

We all are irish in St. Patricks: Harcourt Arms, Oxford. 17th March 2013. #Chamelions @FasTFatum

Yesterday was St. Patricks day, everywhere. Even in Oxford, at Harcourt Arms pub (our temple every sunday eve) and I bumped into Mark, great guy. He encouraged me to play and then Nigel saw me from the music equipment (busy man, good technician&musician). Both of them good people.
I arrived thinking at Harcourt Arms in a song, that I could sing “Chamelions”, remembering friends from Donegal (James, Sarah & Finola) also Ennistymon (Jackie & Fergus) and so on, exchanging messages from early in the morning. Good mood, better singing atmosphere.
I made it:
#Chameleons
Captura de pantalla 2013-03-18 a la(s) 23.29.59 (2)Mainly because I also remember this song was recorded in Ennistymon, Co.Clare Art Gallery Studios in August 2011, with the great technician (musician too!) Quentin Cooper (in the arrangements doing a big job with instruments, mandolin, banjo and so on). (Ireland)
And in St.Patrick’s day, everyone could be irish: I was a Green Chamelion, like the audience, Green Chamelions for one night.
Ps: This song was written in Tokyo it is why in the chorus it says “Dreaming with Chamelions in Tokyo” when Tokyo is everywhere in St. Patricks; you did not need to look for chamelions. There are plenty of them, green chamelions:) Like you & me.
 

Then, Mark Atherton played with Nigel Brown. Good pints, good st.patricks, good singing, better people.