Friday, March 28, 2008

in our midst

"Danny Schmidt is a singing poet in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen - a righteous artist dealing in the rough, beautiful truth. If you love a good song, he's a major find."


Hey you all...we will have a wonderful singer songwriter in our midst come April. His name is Danny Schmidt, his newest CD Little Grey Sheep hit number one on the folk charts and he is coming to Illinois! Anyone I can encourage to attend, I will...and take them with me to see Danny in Rockford Illinois on April 6th, Sunday. I'll list a few venue dates here and also his lyrics to Company of Friends, a wonderful song I can abscribe to. Couldn't be, wouldn't be worth much to myself or others if I didn't know the friends I do- with love and encouragement that fills my tank full. Yep.

COMPANY OF FRIENDS

When I die, let them judge me by my company of friends
Let them know me as the footprints that I left upon the sand
Let them laugh for all the laughter
Let them cry for laughter’s end
But when I die, let them judge me by my company of friends

When I die, let them toast to all the things that I believe
Let them raise a glass to consciousness
And not spill a drop for grief
Let the bubbles rise at midnight
Let their tongues get light as thieves
And when I die, let them toast to all the things that I believe

I believe in restless hunger
I believe in red balloons
I believe in private thunder
In the end I do believe

I believe in inspiration
I believe in lightning bugs
I believe in slow creation
In the end I do believe

I believe in ink on paper
I believe in lips on ears
I believe what's shared is savored
In the end I do believe

I believe in work on Sundays
I believe in raising barns
I believe in wasting Mondays
In the end I do believe

I believe in intuition
I believe in being wrong
I believe in contradiction
In the end I do believe

I believe in living smitten
I believe all hearts will mend
I believe our book is written
By our company of friends

Copyright 2007. Words and music by Danny Schmidt.

Thur 4/3 - Chicago, IL
On the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology
At The Bog in the basement of The Hub
Free Concert sponsored by IIT, starts at 9pm
http://bog.iit.edu

Sat 4/5 - Wilmette, IL
Lilfest Concert Series
Show starts at 7pm
link

Sun 4/6 - Rockford, IL
Charlotte's Web Concert Series
in the Just Goods Listening Room
Afternoon concert - starts at 2pm
http://www.charlotteswebconcerts.com

Have a good one, take care-

1 comment:

bam said...

holy cow....the lyrics are pure poetry, and as if someone peeled back both of our hearts, and shook out what's inside. and this lilfest in my hometown, i followed the link, and it looks to be in someone's living room, for crying out loud....how totally cool. thanks for broadening our musical horizons......by the way, hope yesterday's snows missed you down there. don't think your seeds woulda liked it....