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A lyric that I've always liked but it never quite fitted anywhere. We introduced the song into the set on the day that my old dog, Pippy, passed away. (That's her on the right hand of the CD cover, and below.) Great rocksteady band groove. This is pretty much how it was at its very first spontaneous performance.


The dog sat staring at a point beyond the wall
And she'd been like that all day
Like a compass stuck on southwest, her attention was magnetised
Like a scene from Poltergeist

I started to listen to the noises of the night
And I kept my baseball bat close at hand
Suddenly, the sprinklers sprayed into action
At the same time, the security lights burst on

Still the dog didn't waver, there was a language to these signs
That I was yet to decipher
Think man think - recall that final conversation
Oh, just think man think - recall that final conversation

Just as I was about to drift off
Nerves on edge, a shadow crept by
A knock on my window, a rattle of keys
A hiss and a curse, it's me, it's me


from DAY OF THE DOG, released April 18, 2014



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Jack Howard Melbourne, Australia

Jack Howard played trumpet with Hunters and Collectors and for the last fifteen years, he's been releasing his own highly- regarded CDs. Along the way, he's also played with Midnight Oil, The Living End, The Violent Femmes, Rodriguez, The Break, You Am I, Little Red, Pete Murray and a host of others. He also teaches music and throws the shot put. ... more

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