[video] Shawn Phillips on Canadian TV: Woman / The Battle of Casey Deiss / Moonshine — ~”America is FRIGHTENED to death of the TRUTH because the HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

CBC Host: “Can you relate to that love/hate relationship that we [Canadians] have with the Americans?”

Shawn Phillips: “Yes, I can. I must preface this with the fact that I sell records everywhere in the world. It’s very difficult for me in the United States. America is a country that is frightened to death of the truth. And part of the problem of America right now is that the heartbeat of America is a TRUCK.”

Host: “And it sells commercials.”

Shawn: “And it sells commercials. They want to take as far as the culture and the art, moving back and forth. They want to make it a total business.”

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Gets GREAT when Woman* starts at 6:30[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUsk6wiFDyg]Shawn Phillips appears on the (HARD ROCK CLUB BAND) Studio L’Heure G …Part#1

Uploaded by on Mar 19, 2011

Shawn sings some of his more favorite songs

The Battle of Casey Deiss
Shawn travels with his wife when he’s gone more than 2 weeks
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Sings Moonshine and Discoveries
“The heartbeat of America is a truck”
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* “Woman” is actually entitled: She Was Waiting For Her Mother At the Station in Torino and You know I Love You Baby But It’s Getting Too Heavy To Laugh

All twenty-something of my Shawn Phillips posts, including:

Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

Shawn Phillips: Why I Write Late at Night

Shawn Phillips: Seek And Ye Shall Find

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K9cbjL2wHE]Shawn Phillips — Seek And Ye Shall Find

Uploaded by on Oct 11, 2010

Shawn Philips – First Impressions 1966

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Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

Shawn Phillips: The HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK—Frightened to Death of the TRUTH

Shawn Phillips: Why I Write Late at Night

Shawn Phillips: Song for Sagittarians — “I’m not alone on this earth so fair. There’s something else beside me here. Something keeps me ever looking forward. And it’s brighter than the sunlight…”

But I’m not alone on this earth so fair
There’s something else beside me here
Something keeps me ever looking forward
And it’s brighter than the sunlight
And it’s purer than the moonlight
And it’s drawing me toward it
Like a moth out of the night
And I know I’ll arrive
Where there is no time
Non-dimensional plane of joy sublime
Keep on being free
Lord it’s gotta be
Infinity

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu0EkeHTBgQ]Shawn Phillips sings “Song for Sagittarians” at the PPT in 2009

Uploaded by on Feb 27, 2011

On July 30th, 2009 at 7:30 pm in St Cloud, MN Shawn Phillips played and was recorded live at the Pioneer Place Theater, this is his Twelvth song “Song for Sagittarians” video, so if you want to view the whole set like your actually there at his concert then start out with the INTRO video.

This concert was approved by Shawn’s manager Arlo Hennings to be recorded for uploading to YouTube.

1) Intro
2) Us We Are
3) Burning Fingers
4) Calico and Rainbows
5) Radio
6) The Devil’s Highway
7) L’ Ballade
8) Victoria Emmanuele
9) Hey Miss Lonely
10) Ascent
11) Everything She Gives Me
12) The Ballad of Casey Deiss
13) Song for Sagittarians
14) Slowly
15) Talking in the Garden
16) Mr. President
17) Moonshine
18) Starlight “Shawn wrote a tribute song to Isreal Kamakawiwo “ole, now deceased, God rest his soul.
19) Blunt and Frank
20) Man Hole Covered Wagon
21) SWWFHMATSITAYKILYBBIGTHTL aka “Woman”
22) Serendipity Peace – Encore song

Shawn Phillips: Woman / Keep On / Sleepwalker / Song For Mr. C | The Ballad of Casey Deiss (These 5 songs flow into each other and are made to stay together)

5 consecutive songs from Second Contribution, 1970

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgZkL3-zPFk]Shawn Phillips – Woman / Keep On / Sleepwalker / Song For Mr. C

Uploaded by on Aug 23, 2010

Vinyl rip from the brilliant 1970 album ‘Second Contribution.’ These 4 songs flow into each other and are made to stay together. ‘Woman’ is also known as ‘She Was Waiting For Her Mother At The Station In Torino And You Know I Love You Baby But It’s Getting Too Heavy To Laugh’

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfBmeOZixM8]Shawn Phillips – The ballad of Casey Deiss

Uploaded by on Mar 19, 2008

Shawn Phillips song The ballad of Casey Deiss, from the album Second Contribution. Released 1970 on A&M.

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Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

Shawn Phillips: The HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK—Frightened to Death of the TRUTH

Shawn Phillips: Why I Write Late at Night

Shawn Phillips: Steel Eyes

Final cut on Second Contribution

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYwJYorxhOI]Shawn Phillips — Steel Eyes

Uploaded by on Sep 3, 2010

Shawn Phillips known as “The best kept secret in the music business “.
Steel Eyes from his fourth album “Second Contribution ” 1970.

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All of my Shawn Phillips posts, including:

Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

Shawn Phillips: The HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK—Frightened to Death of the TRUTH

Shawn Phillips: Why I Write Late at Night

[Great ending!] Shawn Phillips (at age-up-there): Ballad of Casey Deiss

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojde4_oDc_E]Shawn Phillips – Ballad of Casey Deiss

Uploaded by on Jun 26, 2008

Shawn Phillips performs his classic ‘Ballad of Casey Deiss’ live at the Bassline club in South Africa. Excerpted from the DVD ‘Texas Days, African Nights’ available at www.shawnphillips.com

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Shawn Phillips: ‘Moonshine’ Live

Yellow flowers
Bought today
I bought ’em from the man who lives in the other way
Wilting flowers
Couldn’t stay
Not enough water gotta fill ’em to the brink today

Another moonshine
Oh, moonshine
Moonlight halo gonna tell about a coming …

I don’t believe it can be verified
I don’t believe it can be put right
It’s too confused in all of its facets
It’s too complex in all of its ways
They just continuing to tell me their trouble
They just continuing to tell me their lies
They don’t believe in helping their brother
They’re standing still and hearing his cries
If you believe that you got the power
If you believe it deep in your heart
You’re on the run in front of a gunner
You’re on the run and no one said start

Red moon rising, dogs are howling
Throwing stones at Willy on the other side
Octogenarians intermarrying
What you gonna do when the light goes out?
Madly scrambling in the brambling
Up the mountain like a frightened trout
Killing relieves the hunting imperative
Maiming relieves the sadist’s delight
They don’t believe in what they are doing
I do believe that they are uptight
Safe and secure in maudlin commodities
Smug and pedantic into their lives
Stupidity can never make answers
Pathos is there in all of its might

Talk about after, there’s gonna be laughter
Talk about after, there’s gonna be laughter someday

Another sunshine
Oh, sunshine
Sunshine comin’ gonna be another brand new day, yeh
Sunshine comin’ gonna be another brand new day, ah
Sunshine comin’ gonna be another brand new day
Sunshine comin’ gonna be another brand new

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SABztCIYMDA]Shawn Phillips – Moonshine live

Uploaded by on Feb 17, 2008

Shawn Phillips from the DVD ‘Texas Days, African Nights’. Features Mauritz Lotz. This is a rough cut originally made to test the sync between the two cameras.

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Shawn Phillips: My favorite Things

This version is a tad dark, but still interesting

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI6Bpbks7CM]Shawn Phillips — My favorite Things

Uploaded by on Oct 5, 2010

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

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Shawn Phillips: Burning Fingers — “Our fate is in our hands. Can the demons gain the sway?”

Our fate is in our hands
Can the demons gain the sway

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOM9a5CYEPk]Shawn Phillips – Burning Fingers

Uploaded by on Mar 10, 2008

From Shawn Phillips April 2007 performance at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa.

Taken from the DVD “Shawn Phillips – Living Contribution: Live At Kirstenbosch”

Shawn Phillips: Living Collaboration Teaser (Age-65 at the Minnesota Zoo, 7/19/08)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Xfp3tg8XY]Living Collaboration Teaser

Uploaded by on Aug 21, 2008

Shawn Phillips, J. Peter Robinson and Paul Buckmaster perform at the Minnesota Zoo, July 2008. A few random clips from the forthcoming DVD/CD set: Living Collaboration – The Reunion. Details at ShawnPhillips.com

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Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

This song was on one of my favorite albums during my high school days in Minneapolis, when I had the great blessing of being able to listen to one of the most creative radio stations in the country—KQRS-FM!!

Before they chose $$$commercial$$$ success over artistic achievement, they would actually play large portions of this LP regularly, to my never ending, GREAT DELIGHT! Until the music stopped in 1977:

In the summer of 1968, they [KQRS] started experimenting with freeform progressive rock in the late night hours. It became popular, and by the end of the year, this became the KQRS’ primary format.

By 1977, the freeform rock would give way to a tightly programmed rock approach, courtesy of radio consultants Burkhart/Abrams and their “Superstars” format, which was essentially just the hits from album oriented rock. Loyal KQ92 listeners were VERY UNHAPPY when this happened.

To me, Shawn Phillips opens up whole new horizons as to what can be done musically. He’s an artistic pioneer, not afraid to go where no man has ever tread, climbing the heights with his still (at age-65) more-than-4-octave vocal range. And I don’t recall any other musician who so effectively and not uncomfortably incorporates silence into his/her music, on occasion.

When Shawn is on, he’s mesmerizing. It’s sad that today’s mostly junk radio bans true artists like Shawn.

This is from the album Second Contribution, 1970. Casey was a friend of Shawn’s. And according to Shawn’s just-released DVD, Dianna still is.

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Related: Jesse Colin Young: “Come on People Now, Smile on Your Brother; Everybody GET TOGETHER, Try to LOVE ONE ANOTHER, Right Now”

Shawn Phillips: The HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK—Frightened to Death of the TRUTH

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from Radio Canada Session [1991, CBC’s French Network in Montreal] on Texas Days, African Nights: a musical journey with Shawn Phillips DVD

CBC Host: “Can you relate to that love/hate relationship that we [Canadians] have with the Americans?”

Shawn Phillips: “Yes, I can. I must preface this with the fact that I sell records everywhere in the world. It’s very difficult for me in the United States. America is a country that is frightened to death of the truth. And part of the problem of America right now is that the heartbeat of America is a TRUCK.”

Host: “And it sells commercials.”

Shawn: “And it sells commercials. They want to take as far as the culture and the art, moving back and forth. They want to make it a total business.”

Related:

Shawn Phillips on Canadian TV: Woman / The Battle of Casey Deiss / Moonshine — ~”America is frightened to death of the TRUTH because the HEARTBEAT of America is a TRUCK”

 

 

Shawn Phillips: The Ballad of Casey Deiss | Shawn Exiled from USA’s Garbage-FM

Shawn Phillips: Why I Write Late at Night

“I’ve had a lot of people come up to me…and they want to know: ‘how do you write and when do you write?‘”

Everything that you’ve ever heard that I’ve ever written is written between the hours of 12 o’clock midnight and 6 o’clock in the morning. I have a reason for doing that because in those hours what’s happening is that you’re not so involved in the collective consciousness around you. Because we’re always being constantly bombarded by other minds and energy persona around us. And during those hours, 90% of the world around you is asleep. So you don’t have quite the same pressure going on.”

The trick is once you begin a song, once you begin the first line, don’t leave the room until you’ve written the last line. And it’s the same with anything. When you’re painting or writing a book, finish the paragraph or finish the chapter. If you’re painting, finish that section. But the whole trick is perseverance.”

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from:
Shawn Phillips- Through my camera lensX3
An Evening with Shawn Phillips, Backstage Pass, 1989:

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