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Coming home

January 19th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

And so I’m saying goodbye to lodging on the sofas of WordPress and Blogger, and move into my own home, with my own domain and my own armchair.  Please bookmark it and, if you are a fellow blogger, amend the link: www.halfhearteddude.com

The presentation here is a work in progress. Some of the things WordPress used to do for me automatically, I now must do myself. It’s a bit like leaving the caring landlord who painted your walls (but evicted you for putting a nail into the wall for a framed picture) and having to paint my own walls.

So, to get the housewarming going, a batch of songs on the theme of home, quickly collated by executing a couple of searches on my drives. There was enough for a hundred songs, it seems. Not of all of them are lyrically appropriate; Porter Wagoner’s song about an execution, for example. I’m pleased to have opportunity to highlight the great soul crooner Grady Tate. And the Terry Smith song…well, if anybody wants to know the sound of Cape Town, this is it, authentically.

Gil Scott-Heron – Back Home (1974).mp3
Grady Tate – After The Long Drive Home (1974).mp3
Porter Wagoner – Sing Me Back Home (1969).mp3
Sammy Davis Jr – Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home (live, 1967).mp3
Charlie Sexton – Bring It Home Again (2005).mp3
Bo Diddley – Down Home Special (1956).mp3
Terry Smith – Take Me Home (The Cape Town Song).mp3

  1. January 19th, 2010 at 21:37 | #1

    Glad to see you got your stuff moved into a new place. Regardless of what brought you here, it’s nice to see you have your own little slice of the web to call your own. I’d bring you a lamp or something to brighten up the new place, but it looks pretty good already.

  2. Shaun
    January 19th, 2010 at 22:01 | #2

    Good for you, man. I plug your site on my Facebook constantly. I guess I need to update the link again!

  3. January 19th, 2010 at 22:34 | #3

    I just updated your link in the blogroll. Sorry to see you’ve been having so much trouble.

  4. January 19th, 2010 at 23:07 | #4

    What, no Peters & Lee? Welcome to your new home – link duly updated.

  5. January 20th, 2010 at 00:22 | #5

    Welcome to your new home. Will continue keeping an eye on your excellent blog. Good Luck Dude.

  6. January 20th, 2010 at 00:28 | #6

    Good to see you grab your own place. I know, mortgage payments, property taxes, assessments for sidewalks. But you no longer have to listen to that couple down the hall argue when your windows are open, and you can say goodbye, too, to the folks downstairs who cook sauerkraut all winter. Keep on keeping on in the new digs!

  7. January 20th, 2010 at 00:29 | #7

    Oh yeah, nice tunes. Ain’t that Grady Tate sweet?

  8. January 20th, 2010 at 01:20 | #8

    Painting walls is a cinch, CSS is a bitch. :) Happy housewarming, homie! I’ll change my link tonight.

  9. January 20th, 2010 at 02:24 | #9

    Welcome *home* – I am updating my link as we speak. I hope this is *it* for you for a long and happy time to come. :-)


  10. Andy
    January 20th, 2010 at 02:54 | #10

    Mickey & Sylvia go back to the 1950’s. “Love Is Strange” came out in 1957.

  11. secondroad11
    January 20th, 2010 at 15:41 | #11

    Glad to see you have found a new home. Lets hope it works out. I enjoy seeing what you will come up with next. This is my “favorite” blog. Thanks for all of the work.

  12. January 20th, 2010 at 22:30 | #12

    stay-at-home indie-pop :
    What, no Peters & Lee?

    I posted that at my place, but can’t find it now.
    My suggestions are the England Team – Back Home (obviously).
    James – Come Home.
    and cover version with an excellent video from Miles Fisher – This Must Be The Place: http://www.vimeo.com/5690855

  13. halfhearteddude
    January 20th, 2010 at 23:06 | #13

    Thanks everybody for the kind comments and support. I’m still trying out various wallpapers. If you see something I absolutely must not change, let me know.

  14. mpr
    January 28th, 2010 at 04:43 | #14

    Glad to find you again and thanks for opening my ears to some new tunes!

  15. January 29th, 2010 at 18:06 | #15

    Sorry it took me a while to track down your new home, Dude. Glad to see you’re settling in.

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