dimecres, 23 d’abril de 2014

Les sandàlies de pell mallorquina de Devon Sproule (Lady Taurus #2)



Happy Birthday, sweet Devon!





Devon Sproule va néixer el 23 d´abril de l´any 1982 a Kingston (Ontario).

Va ser segurament l´artista més simpàticament carismàtica que va passar pel Waiting For Waits.

El mateix dia que actuava al Centre de Cultura "Sa Nostra" de Palma (juliol 2008), l´esperat Tom Waits ho feia al Fórum de Barcelona; anècdota que dona peu a una de les preguntes que li hem fet per recordar el seu pas per Mallorca.



(Per cert: fantàstica la versió que Devon va interpretar, acompanyada de l´excel.lent instrumentista B.J. Cole, del tema de Waits "Filipino Boxspring Hog"...quina llàstima no tenir-la enregistrada...o sí que la tenim, Rafa Rigo!?)



ENTREVISTA A DEVON SPROULE

NOTA: si voleu una traducció de l´entrevista, 
escriviu a orphans.of.waits@gmail.com

-Orphans Of Waits: What are your memories of that show in Mallorca?. Please remind us what Tom Waits cover you played and why…

-Devon Sproule: I remember jamming with BJ Cole in the dressing room before the show, and buying some beautiful leather sandals on the street that day that gave me the worst blisters ever.  I played "filipino box spring hog" (del sublim disc Mule Variations de TW) …I can't remember why, I must have just liked it.  I have a rough sketch of it I did in England, right after I learned it, before we flew over to Spain. 

-O.O.W. Did you know that at the same time you were onstage in Palma, Tom Waits was playing in Barcelona one of his first ever shows in Spain?

-D.S. I had no idea!  Very cool.

-O.O.W. Are you still in touch with B.J. Cole for your UK tours?. What a great guy!

-D.S. Indeed!  I saw him last time I was in London.  He's always doing some cool shit, and he's so supportive.

Devon amb B.J. Cole al Cambridge Folk Festival del 2008, 
el mateix estiu que actuaren a Palma

-O.O.W. Would you like Orphans Of Waits to post one of your songs on your birthday and use it for a Taurus-playlist cd?

-D.S. Of course, I'd be honored . We're putting out a new EP this summer…how about a song from that?  The song's called "Listen to This"...

-O.O.W. New album in mind after Colours?

-D.S. Yes, the EP I mentioned above!  A few songs from the Colours session and a few newer… thanks for asking!

Un nou tema de l´encantadora Devon Sproule, que esper animi a qualque promotor local de l´illa per convidar-la a tocar els temes del seu esmentat nou treball (l´octubre serà per Londres…)



Lady TAURUS-Track #2:
"LISTEN TO THIS" by DEVON SPROULE
(si no veis el vídeo que surt a continuació, podeu fer clic AQUÍ)






Hey Devon: could you email me the lyrics or post them in the comments section?. Can´t find them on internet!
(cool haircut on the video, by the way!)

pd (25 abril)- lletra rebuda avui per email de Devon Sproule):

lyrics, yes!!  thanks for the lovely post…

 
Listen to This

Listen to this. 
We were walking,
Watching blackbirds
Filling a tree like water
Filling a teacup.

Listen to this. 
Eventually, the tree was filled 
And spilling over into the snow.
I wanted to video.
Eventually the stream slowed.

But the kids were excited,
Naturally,
So we kept walking,
Watching backwards.
The flock took off.  
The sound was unreal.
Listen to this.

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