Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit. The Rose of England. Pinker and Prouder Than Previous. The Impossible Bird. The first Stiff Records label single. Diesel Only Records. Dr Feelgood. Gordon Lightfoot. The Who.
Warren Zevon. The Waterboys. The Abominable Showman. Nick the Knife. Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit. LOWE: No, now the lad's around. Yeah, you really get into it. And now we have a pretty funny old time of it now. LOWE: No it wasn't. I came from a very un-church going family. My father was, as I've told you before LOWE: And he, because he was quite senior - in fact he was in a lot of places. He was the senior officer, he was camp commandant, you know, so he had to do a lot of churchgoing.
And I remember here it really pained him, you know, he didn't have - he couldn't bear it actually, whereas I have a rather complicated relation to it. I have all the equipment to make me rather, you know, devout, I would almost say. I'm very interested in religion and different religions, and I know quite a lot about it. I love gospel music, and I love going to churches, but the one drawback is that I don't actually believe in God.
And it is quite a handicap, you know. And as Craig Brown - he's an English humorist, not a comedian but he's just a writer and humorist - I'm quite a fan of. I heard him talking in a rather similar way on the radio. He said I'm the sort of person - I can't remember exactly what he said, but it was rather interesting - he said I'm the sort of person that can be reduced to tears in an empty church and feel like I'm the CEO of the Devil's organization in a full one, and I tend to feel like that as well.
I love empty churches and going into them looking around, but I'm not a churchgoer at all. And I'm wondering, since - you know, since you're not actually devout, how you came upon - how you came about writing this song? And I think - it's probably - you know, my guess is it's probably easier to write, you know, funnier, lively Christmas songs than one that really wants to sing about the fact that Christmas recognizes - celebrates the day that Christ was born.
And religious music and the sort of symbolism of it and everything. But I had this idea. Actually, I sort of dreamt it. I woke up - just before waking up one morning, I sort of dreamt this song or the idea of it and the first little bit of it. And I jumped out of bed and I thought, well, you're still asleep. You're going to forget this in a minute - you know, like you do when you've had a dream…. LOWE: …And you can't remember it, you know. And I got out of bed and got the guitar and started playing.
And I could - I sort of was doing it, you know. And I thought it's going to go away in a minute, it's going to go away in a minute, and it didn't. Another line came, and I said — and then it stopped, you know. And I wrote a few things down.
LOWE: Sort of, yes - this was slightly different. But anyway, I was convinced that it would go away, you know. But the idea was that he was sitting on a flight - you know, one of those sort of fairly long flights, like, sort of, you know, Newark to Denver or something like that - so, you know, a few hours. And after, you know, having the old chicken or whatever it is they bring around and a couple of cocktails, you turn to the person sitting next to you and say, you know, you going home, then?
You know, where have you - what have you been doing? You know, and you find yourself sitting next to Jesus, and he's rather an agreeable man. And you have an opportunity to say, so what went down then, you know, that night? And it's supposed to be like him just sort of telling you very conversationally. That was the idea I had. Whether it - whether it comes - came off or not, I don't know. Two-thousand years have been since then. And I've done what I can to be there when a man can't find a friend on the streets of Bethlehem.
As the story always said, we were trying to find a bed. It was cold. I was late. And we stood outside the locked gate of the inn until the kindness of strangers led us in to a stable around the back - little more than a shack - where my sweet mother, meek and mild, and herself only a child, gave her best, then took her rest.
At the door then came a knock - shepherds who had quit their flock, with their eyes round with fear. Daddy jumped up and cried get out of here. Mama stilled him and bid them draw near. I was there, but could not see the unfolding mystery, kings with their presents of gold, myrrh and frankincense who set them before the lamb beneath the star of Bethlehem.
I was born in Bethlehem. It's been years since then. And I've done what I can to be there when a man can't find a friend. It's a beautiful song, Nick. And I'm interested in hearing why - what you wanted to emphasize about Jesus as being there when a man needs a friend. LOWE: Well, that's a very sort of deep question, actually. I - you know, as I say, I don't have the faith now. I certainly believe in Jesus - you know, that he existed and he was a very nice man. It's absolutely - nothing I can disagree with that.
And I - how can I put this? Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sensitive Man.
Somebody Cares for Me. The North Pole Express. Half a Boy and Half a Man. Anders dan bij de seculiere songs is de aankleding hier niet voorzien van een muzikale dubbele bodem. Lowe zingt beide klassiekers sober en oprecht, net als het minder bekende Rise Up, Shepherd , ook een Afrikaans Amerikaanse spiritual uit de periode van de slavernij.Dec 17, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - NICK LOWE w/ LOS STRAITJACKETS -- "NORTH POLE EXPRESS" YouTube Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets - April 12, - Tarrytown, NY - Complete show - Duration: Larry.