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Sunday, November 02, 2008

November spells sweet memory, the season blue remains

November Blue (live backstage in Kent) - Scott Avett

by The Avett Brothers

If I weren't leavin'
would I catch you dreamin'?
And if I weren't gonna be gone now
could I take you home?

And if I told you I love you
would it change what you see?
And if I was staying
would you stay with me?

And if I had money
would it all look good?
And if I had a job now, like a good man should
And if I came to you tomorrow and said let's run away
Would you roll like the wind does?
Baby, would you stay?

My heart is dancing to a November tune
And I hope that you hear it
singing songs about you
I sing songs of sorrow because you're not around
See babe if I'm gone tomorrow
baby follow me down

I don't know why I have to, but this man must move on
I love my time here, didn't know 'til I was gone
November shadows shade November change
November spells sweet memory
the season blue remains

Your yellow hair is like the sunlight
however sweet it shines
Bit by the cold of December
I'm warm beside your smile

Oh lady tell me I'm not leaving
you're everything I dream
I'm killing myself thinking
I've fallen like the leaves

I'm killing myself thinking
I've fallen like the leaves



At November 03, 2008 2:52 AM, Anonymous remarked said...

Hey, just came across your site and have really been digging the music you have on here. Some great stuff I knew about and some great stuff I didn't, like the Avett Brothers.



Devon, UK

At November 03, 2008 5:55 AM, Anonymous Parantar said...

i love the lyrics!!!

At November 03, 2008 7:53 AM, Blogger aims said...

heartbreakingly delicious - thanks!

At November 03, 2008 10:59 AM, Blogger Dustin C. said...

what album is this one from?

At November 03, 2008 11:07 AM, Blogger heather said...

I think it was originally on the out-of-print 2002 album Country Was.

At November 03, 2008 2:07 PM, Anonymous Liz said...

Very nice. I hope the OOP stuff gets rereleased on CD as well.

At November 03, 2008 8:59 PM, Anonymous jay b said...

What happened to this blog it use to be the best for finding rare tracks and great new tracks but it seems to be on a serious slide.

At November 04, 2008 1:31 AM, Blogger heather said...

speculation is easy from the cheap seats, jay b.

At November 04, 2008 7:50 AM, Blogger Matt said...

The more you post about the Avetts the more the site does start a serious slide... into awesomeness. Saw them on Halloween and left speechless. These boys are something else.

At November 04, 2008 1:50 PM, Anonymous long time reader said...

just clicking on your stat tracker shows the decline. numbers don't lie. you are over reliant on your amateur looking pictures and personal concert reviews and seem obsessed with beating us over the head with how many shows you attend. fuelfriends is starting to resemble all the other music blogs. sadly.

At November 04, 2008 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jay B,
Rare tracks are rare for a reason. Your blog continues to be top shelf Heather - keep it up!

At November 04, 2008 2:25 PM, Blogger heather said...

long time reader... that's not very nice. i write fuelfriends as a hobby, out of what i love. you are welcome to read, or not read. i couldn't care less about stats. i've been going through an unbelievably difficult patch in my real, non-online life, and as a result, i sometimes have less time for fuelfriends. i guess i can't please everybody all the time. luckily that's not my goal.

At November 04, 2008 4:01 PM, Anonymous kcortez said...

In difficult times one often turns back to the music that speaks to them most directly. If, to an outsider, that seems repetitive - well too bad. I read FuelFriends because my musical tastes are closely aligned with Heather's but divergent enough that I trust her recommendations.

As Heather noted some time ago the desperate need of many MP3 blogs to be the trendiest and first to notice soem obscure band that no one will give a crap about three months from now (my words, not hers) make for quantity not quality.

I don't recall ever being asked to give money for the multiple hours of awesome goodness I've been exposed to at FuelFriends. Maybe "longtimereader" could point us to their own awesome music blog that they write simply out of passion and love for music?

Frankly, that's what comes through here to me. The feeling of wonder, emotion and abandon that music can bring. I'll go elsewhere for my trendy 100 bands of this week stuff thank you very much.

At November 04, 2008 4:45 PM, Anonymous long time reader said...

i've been reading this site since february 2006 (long enough to know this was never a trendy site but it used to be more relevant and interesting), i've met heather and would hardly call myself an outsider.

i'm sure heather pays for all the shows she photographs, absolutely...to say there are no benefits to having a site of this magnitude is moronic. i'd say there is probably an additional 8-10k in ad revenue involved plus nearly unlimited access to shows and festivals. even if i don't pay for the content i view on this site i'm going to feel free to offer my opinions. that's why there is a comment section. running a site of this size isn't that hard, once you become as big as fuelfriends the music comes to you.

At November 04, 2008 4:52 PM, Blogger HCJoel said...

Dear Long Time Reader,

Why not get another hobby, like knitting or punching yourself in the groin? I mean, you have a lot of time to spend, visiting websites you don't like for years. I notice you aren't running a site or at least you didn't want to share it with us. I guess that way you can stay small and not have access to shows because that's the way you like it. Kudos to you. You win.

Dear Heather,

Thanks for being the Fuel. I'll continue to be your Friend. And thanks for the heads-up regarding the Avett Brothers. My friend, Jordan, brought them to my attention at the same time you did. You two would get along famously. I was able to find a couple out-of-print AB albums, thanks to you!

Make sure you pick up Rosie Thomas' new Christmas album. Her re-arrangements of some holiday classics seemed awkward at first listen but now I love them (yes, it came out today and I've been through the album multiple times).

At November 04, 2008 4:56 PM, Anonymous Alison said...

Great Blog

I know a cool Music Website

iDohm Magazine


At November 05, 2008 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "long-time", rather than beat up on a kind person running her own non-corporate website and doing a bang up job, I might add - why don't you just move along to something you like and keep your hurtful comments to yourself. Anonymity is a powerful tool for the passive aggressive, no? Perhaps the election last night taught you something about fairness and hope and leaving hate and bitterness behind. Peace & Cheers!

At November 05, 2008 3:08 PM, Anonymous long time reader said...

yes. god bless barack. he had my vote and a max individual contribution. so yeah....typecast me.


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