Jon Carin a Grammy Award winning musician, singer, songwriter and producer who has been a longtime collaborator with Pink Floyd and the solo careers of David Gilmour and Roger Waters has been incredibly busy these last few months,
He has been putting in preperations for the upcoming Roger Waters : This Is Not A Drill Tour which was originally planned for July 2020 and has now been pushed back until further notice with new dates still to be announced.
With the unexpected global lockdown due to the current Covid 19 situation Jon has found himself in his studio writing and creating music and we are very excited that a number of songs that have circulated from this have been released online in digital form.
The First single to be released back on May 2020 is entitled : Fear Of Everything written with the intention that it felt related to what the world is going through at the moment and keeping in mind that the greatest way to overcome fear is to acknowledge it.
You can read and listen to Jon’s “Fear Or Everything” release in our previous news article by Clicking Here
The 2nd Single released in June 2020 was entitled “Like A Drug” : Written with extremely talented Boston based singer songwriter Brendan Little.”
You can read and listen to Jon’s “Like A Drug ” release in our previous news article by Clicking Here
The 3rd Single released in October 2020 is Celebration of the late Jon Lennon’s 80th Birthday With a Beautiful Version Of his 1971 Song “Gimme Some Truth”
You can read and listen to Jon’s Version Of “Gimme Some Truth ” release in our previous news article by Clicking Here
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In Jons own words ”
Pandemic time allows this if you’re not binge watching, amusing yourself to death, it can open up some portals.
I’ve been writing, here is some.
Blind Horse & The Peaceful Transfer of Power, Hopefulness pervades me on this happiest & historical of days including an extremely smart woman Vice President, which is hundreds of years overdue, and an experienced president, who knows loss deeply and has the empathy to work hard to help us unite & heal.
But it’s only more than half the story.
70 million people led by a blind horse off the cliff of their common sense who told them “this is the key to kingdom”, but were instead baked in a pie. Dreams gone awry, bills unpaid, fear in the hearts of so many, too late to learn. And the river went dry. Sadness & disappointment turned to anger turned to resentment of those with opportunity fueled by the fans of the media who profits from the discord.
The promise of upward mobility, up in smoke like the red skies of California, who were told by the man in the moon “someday, little girl, everything for you is going to be new”, feel the deceit in their hearts, but don’t know who to blame, so they lash out, blindly, at those they don’t understand.
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
You may not ask why I covered this lesser known song out of all of the hundreds of Bob Dylan songs.
Well, I’ll tell you anyway.
A nursery rhyme, so overly simple, like an indecipherable code that only he knows what it means ?
I don’t look at it like that.
The verses read like mythology.
Who is the man in the moon ?
Is he a friend, a guiding light ?
Germanic cultures thought he was a woodcutter, some Christians said he was Cain, Mediaeval Jews said he was Jacob, the Norse said he was Mani, the Chinese said it is Chang’e, the Vietnamese say his name is Cuội.
Nonetheless, human beings have obviously poured a lot of thought into this, staring up into the night sky.
Some Christians said he was a criminal, and that’s where this story seems to live.
The trickster. Woody Guthrie wrote nursery rhyme songs. Maybe those are an inspiration.
What young couple from such humble surroundings ever gets to meet the man in the moon, who then goes on to promise them that everything will be new ? And riches.And who tricks them into fighting his battle, then ends up baking them in a pie…
Who does that ???
Who does that sound like ?
A grifter off to lick his wounds in the Florida sun.
This song was recorded in the spirit of a Dylan recording but instead of men on the floor, it’s only quarantined me.
So I layed down some rules that only I’d know I broke, Each instrument is only allowed to be played once.
You mess up, it stays messed up.
First a 1964 Gibson J-50, then a vocal, then another J-50, then a 1961 Epiphone Rivoli Bass with some ancient Pyramid flat wounds, then a piano, then a very old double neck Lap Steel guitar I bought from a woman in a parking lot outside Dallas through a cocktail of celestial events, then some drums, then a great Gibson SG with P-90’s through a drip edge Vibro-Champ on lead guitar, a shaker, a tambourine, a Moog, a few Prophet 10 tracks, stirred, not shaken, and served boiling hot on a cold winter’s day. And Bob’s your uncle.
And it is what it is.
Play it through some nice headphones,
Here’s to all of us embracing the bigger picture together in our fresh start.”