Friday, December 01, 2006


You've probably realized that I love the music of this man: Roky Erickson. One of the reason why Roki appears here again is because these clips are not on YouTube yet, and one of the reason why the number of visits to this blog have diminished in the last months is because YouTube is getting more and more popular and huger.
The perfomance from which these videos are taken was broadcasted on an Austin cable TV channel in 1985, it is called Openers like a poems' book that Roky wrote while he was in the Rusk state mental hospital. He plays in a very intimate situation, him alone with his acoustic guitar in a TV studio. The set is made of eight songs, six of them are previously unreleased and prove how good he is in composing and playing also some touching love songs, not only in singing about scary and evil creatures. Here you can clearly hear how he has been influenced by Dylan and Buddy Holly.
It looks like someone put a digital camera in front of the TV screen, but the quality is pretty good.
If you want to hear some more brilliant acoustic stuff, with some lyrics that are actually taken from the Openers' poems, I suggest you to listen to the rough but beautiful demos included in the album Never Say Goodbye, a collection of unreleased songs, mostly from the early seventies.

Roky Erickson - When You Get Delighted (1985)
Roky Erickson - To Think (1985)


After almost one year I think it is normal not to be so enthusiast as in the beginning, I've also seen most of my old files deleted due to a long period of inactivity (this means that no one has downloaded them). This blog will remain on-line, but I'm not sure if or when I will continue. I won't certainly update it so frequently as I used to.

See you soon?



Blogger mrdantefontana said...

Hey!!! This is not good news you are bringing. I love what you are sharing.
Please have a refreshing break - then come back with some posts. Maybe you feel better about all then.

12/03/2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks once more for your support, Sebastian.

12/03/2006 3:18 PM  
Blogger flop said...

This is indeed a shame, we've seen some great posts int he past few weeks Steve Hillage, 3rd Ear Band etc.

Take a break ;-)

12/04/2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger Denis said...

Meu caro amigo, sei bem o que você sente. Mas não desanime.Seu blog completou um ano. Lembre-se que ele foi citado numa matéria do 'Lesinrock'. Pense nos amigos, colegas que você conheceu (eu me considero um, minha casa está aberta pra você vir me visitar). E olha, apesar dos 'youtubes' da vida, a gente precisa das coisas mais seletas, de nível, como 'Music For Your Eyes' o é. Faça como eu, tire férias... Vou pra Natal e Fortaleza passar uns... 40 dias!!!
Um ótimo fim de ano, paz e juízo!!!

ah...como tarefa, será que não descola um 'Pavlov's Dog' para eu conhecer?!

Com carinho,
Denis - Brasil

12/05/2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Oi Denis, obrigado sempre pelo carinho. Bem que eu gostaria de passar o Natal no nordeste do Brasil, que ainda não visitei, mas 40 dias só mesmo se me despeço do trabalho!
Não tenho videos do Pavlov's Dog mas lembro que você pediu um da Melanie...esse eu tenho pois ela também tocou no festival de Glastonbury do 1971, me escreva se ainda está interessado.


12/05/2006 4:51 PM  
Anonymous John said...

The link for Roky Erickson-To Think doesn't work. Is there anyway this can be fixed? I'm a huge Roky Erickson fan and would love to see this video. Your time and effort is much appreciated. Thanks!
Yours Truly,
John H

8/05/2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Phil Justice said...

Hep, it's a pity these links doesn't work anymore. If you know how to get the files , you're very welcomed :-)) phil28090/
Thank you ! ! !

9/29/2011 2:55 PM  

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