Songwriters on wheels @mettemusic playlist on Spotify

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Many songwriters have been inspired by wheels, roads and driving to express love, feelings and situation in their songs:

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Katie Melua introduces us in 2005 to the nine million bycycles in Beijing in

“That’s a fact,

It’s a thing we can’t deny,

Like the fact that I will love you ’til I die.”

Hotel California is a place you can never leave, after driving there, and its even though you can check out any time you like – Eagles performs this longstanding hit in 1976.

Diplo “wanna ride with you ´till the wheels fall off” on coworked song Diplo/Thomas Wesley/Jonas Brothers 

“Until we’re running out of road

Wanna dance with you ’til the music stops

‘Til we got no place to go”

Fast Car expressing the trouble old man and hard life while driving – the song hits us as a second hit after Talking about a Revolution  when Tracy Chapman has her breakthrough in 1988 – and various artists continue to cover her work – here with Joan Blue, Dakota in 2018.

Black Rider, Bob Dylans on the legends latest album 2020. Dylan sings about “the road that you’re on, same road  that you know. Just not the same as it was a minute ago”

Lana Del Rey sings in 2012 about the big life road, her father’s life and herself hung in:

“Dying young and I’m playing hard

That’s the way my father made his life an art

Drink all day and we talk ’til dark

That’s the way the road doves do it, ride ’til dark”

Mette Kirkegaard – a songwriter myself – sings about a train trip from New York to Arizona on my song Train 2011 from the Ep Dry Wood.

“Hey you with that big fat smile do you still remember, when we crossed that extra mile to catch a train to Arizona”.

Daryl Braithwaite on the album Edge from 1988 encourages us to get on that Sugartrain.

“I took the time to count the miles on my face

It’s funny how the towns go by

I was standin’ on a dream long ago

I don’t know how I survived

Get on that sugar train…”

And finally The Eye of the Tiger leaves us with a feeling that the street builds up the soul of a strong man,  

1982, it was featured on Rocky III and sung by the American rock band Survivor

Risin’ up, back on the street

Did my time, took my chances

Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet

Just a man and his will to survive

Vidunderlig havekoncert ❤️tak!

Mette Kirkegaard @mettemusic
Foto by Michael Lund

Tak til alle jer publikummer samt værterne Signe og Joakim samt Low-Fi, som gjorde dette skønne arrangement muligt.

Det var dejligt at vi kunne mødes i solen denne sommer!

I fik lejlighed til at høre disse 16 sange:

Mette Kirkegaard havekoncert klip Frie Fyr/Foreign Pines

In a Cafe
Foreign Pines
Love is To Blame
Dry Wood
The Ferry
Memory Mile
Im Still Alive
Simple Matters
Memory Mile
Calling from New Orleans-Kalder fra New Orleans
Notting Hill
Frie Fyr

Tak for de positive tilbagemeldinger❤️😘🙏 glæder mig, til vi atter ses derude🎼🙏🦋 Stay safe and sound!

Dejligt med positive anmeldelser af min koncert ❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😀

Joakim C.:
Til koncerten med Mette Kirkegaard, blev aftenen fyldt med musik og sang der på en gang var både simpel og kompleks. Mettes optræden var helt sin egen og med solen som spotlight skinnede hun igennem fra start til slut.

DDyrner: Super skøn musik, dybe og poetiske tekster.

Carsten B.:
Mange tak til Mette og de gæstfrie værter. Det var en skøn koncert

Thank you for the nice reviews of my latest concert July 31:
Joakim C .:
Regarding Mette Kirkegaard’s concert, the evening was filled with music and songs, both simple and complex at the same time. Mette’s performance was completely her own and with the sun as the spotlight, she shone all through from beginning to end.

DDyrner: fabulous Music, deep poetry.

Carsten B .:
Many thanks to Mette and the hospitable hosts. It was a wonderful concert 🍀
Mette Kirkegaard havekoncert
Mette Kirkegaard havekoncert
Joakim introducerer Mette Kirkegaard til havekoncert og takker Lowfi, som er organisator bag den nye koncertform.