Live on The Ley - Alastair Caplin, Jez Hellard, Nathan Ball, Nye Parsons & Scott Cook

by Alastair Caplin, Jez Hellard, Nathan Ball, Nye Parsons & Scott Cook

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Featuring two fine trans-atlantic songwriters, four fine singers, virtuoso violin, harmonica and double-bass performing a selection of powerful songs to a select audience in the intimate setting of St. Dunstan's House in Glastonbury, "Live on the Ley" is a treat for lovers of music and song.

Comes in a beautiful gatefold case featuring original artwork, a twenty-page lyric book replete with colour photography, and essays from two of the protagonists.

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released April 1, 2015

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra London, UK

Potent songs, silky double-bass, fiery fiddling and smoking harmonicas.

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra play a rich mongrel mix of folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and reggae.

Virtuoso musicianship, conscious poetry; from dance tunes to rebel ballads, sweet love songs to powerful politics and passionate improvisation.
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Track Name: McDonalds for the Mind
There’s herrings and there's elephants
Red and white respectively
False flags and smoke screens
The modern day mystery
Our eyes are locked on prizes
And now the chase has become tantalizing
Like cats and dogs with mirrorballs
And lazer pens reflecting in

And we’re taking it all…. right in
We let them supersize these lies
And now we’re happily ingesting them
Mcdonalds for the mind
Glitter for the eyes
Contortion for our souls
Restricted and controlled

Is it not truth that we’re supposed to see
In the papers and on tv screens
Are the people really blind to these
Hidden agendas and the fat cats pipedreams?
Our chosen motivations
In consequential situations
Overlooked by wide and dazzled eyes
Celebrity obsessed and pacified

And we’re taking it all…. right in
We let them supersize these lies
And now we’re happily ingesting them
Mcdonalds for the mind
Glitter for the eyes
Contortion for the soul
The masses all controlled

And we’re taking it all…. right in
We let them airbrush out the lies
So theres no need for them to compromise
On Mcdonalds for the mind

There’s Herrings and theres elephants
Red and white respectivly
False flags and smoke screens determining our destiny…
Track Name: Stand Up
When the situation, was more manageable all action, was neglected
Now that it has so assiduously eluded our grip
We apply to late the remedies to lessen our allure
Towards such deeply set benightedness, and the chances of a cure

Stand up, eyes open, ears down too the ground

There is nothing in this story that is new for us to find
It boasts an age that is comparable to the books of sybillines
Stand up, eyes open, ears down too the ground
It does fall into that long and dismal, catalogue of fruitlessness
In the confirmed unteachability of mankind through experience
Want of foresight and no care to act when action would be simple
Lack of clear affective thinking by a confused council until
Emergency inevitably summons up its song
Until self preservation rises up to strike it’s jarring gong
These are the features that do constitute, our endless repetition throughout his…. story

Stand up, eyes open, ears down to the ground
Stand up, eyes open, ears down to the ground
Their power lies in our obedience
So we must disobey Instead of settling for convenience
To then look, the other way
Stand up, eyes open, ears down to the ground
Stand up, eyes open, ears down to the ground
Stand up.

“When the situation was manageable, it was neglected. And now that it is thoroughly out of hand, we apply to late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story, it is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until emergency comes, until self preservation strikes its jarring gong… -These are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.” Winston Churchill, 1935
Track Name: New Grist (Scott Cook)
Tune up the strings, rosin the bow
It'll sing if you touch it just right
And you can almost feel In the kerosene glow
Our ancestors dancing with us tonight

Dust off the old tunes, there's life in 'em still
Sun-kissed, new grist for the old mill

Plant in the spring, gather in fall
Cellars full of jars and brown-bagged seeds
This land's got food and work for us all
If you like flowers, gotta pull some weeds

Dust off the old ways, there's life in 'em still
Sun-kissed, new grist for the old mill
Bluebird days, wood for the stove
Your company and all that time makes
Summer dancing all the sweeter
Hearing creek music and drinking sunshine

Dust off your old boots, there's life in 'em still
Sun-kissed, new grist for the old mill

The old struggle, again begun
Learning to sing our healing songs
Learning that we are the very ones
We've been waiting for all along

Dust off your old dreams, there's life in 'em still
Sun-kissed, new grist for the old mill

Scott Cook
Track Name: Real Revolution
Bring up the real revolution
As you know it won't be on TV
This kind of thing you gotta stick around & get to know people to see
It won't be won by rhetoric
It won't be won with guns
It won't be won standing on the backs of anyone
If it's the real revolution it won't make us all the same
If it's the one real revolution it won't need a name

But peacefulness & compassion
Family feeling & compassion
Tolerance & compassion
In a time of war & hate

You go on about us & them
You got em both inside
One that you hold up a banner for
One that you try to hide
If it's a real revolution
Won't be led by a man of war Y
ou will become the thing you fight against
If you only see what you fight for

Beat the swords into ploughshares
Beat the swords into ploughshares
Beat your swords into ploughshares & dig in, & work

Bring up the real revolution
In your heart & mind
Keep the thought of it close to you
In desperate times
It won't be led by a guru
Who lives his life like a god
It won't be led by a rockstar
It won't be led by the mob
If it's the real revolution
It's the one within It's the one we've been fighting since the world began

Peacefulness & compassion
Family feeling & compassion
Tolerance & compassion
In a time of cold hearts
& landmines
& bombs
& hate

Beat your swords into ploughshares
Beat your swords into ploughshares
Beat your swords into ploughshares
And dig in.