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Shows & Bcast – Fall News

Lot’s of behind the scenes including recording new tracks for my 2012 album, have kept me closer to home since end of summer, but this week is a busy one~ 2 1/2 live shows & a broadcast, Yeah!!

~ First, Wed 10/19 10pm~ my long awaited broadcast taped with Charlie Sylvestri for Up Close & Acoustic on WPAZradio.com Pottstown Pa also Saturday 1pm Eastern on WCHE in West Chester, PA wche1520.com a performance and interview formatted radio program. Each week, Charlie welcomes a singer/songwriter or band, to promote that artist’s music and feature songs recorded just for that appearance, in an intimate and acoustic setting~ becomes a podcast here~ Up Close & Acoustic
23 min excerpt of 1 hr show, incl 3 songs live solo!
Up Close & Acoustic w Charlie Sylvestri by Larry Saklad

~ That same night KatManDu in Trenton, NJ hosts Indie Night & Acoustic Showcase 7pm – 11+, short set around 10:15 Bryan Cooper is joining on Cajon / perc featuring Kim De Meo w another 16 acts/ bands *Free, full act schedule~ serioussongwriter.com Here is another recording/video and chance to grab my SAKLAD album. This weekend we put the question up on facebook,”need help deciding which 3 songs to play Katmandu Wed 10/19” and have already gotten great responses (and a couple write-ins incl Freebird, but not, lol) Currently an overwhelming number of votes for “Just In Case”, then “Tethered”, “Salt In My Coffee” and some passionate requests for “Oh Philadelphia” & “Lull’bye”. Keep ‘em coming and we’ll play the winners Wed!

~ Friday Oct 21 near Doylestown, Pa is HopeTown Live, the Sound studio who’s been hosting a bi-weekly new series of acoustic concerts (BYOB), with Ansel Mathews (NYC) *all ages. 7pm door, 8pm loooooong set~ some featuring Kim De Meo on vocals and Bryan Cooper joins on drums & perc.  It’s a studio, some songs on piano, acoustic & organic, some 12 string Guild guitar, and sweet electric Guild for some. Well worth coming out to 5985 Carversville Rd.  MAP  the list of Fall performers runs a who’s who of local artists, honored to be among.
We’re recording- partake in our sonic goosebumps + comfy cozy seating!

~ So what is the 1/2 show left, you ask? …I almost forgot, on Thursday morning, yes 9:15am at Philly’s World Cafe Live downstairs, David Rowan~ guitar, Doug Grigsby~ bass, Daryl A Burgee~ drums and I~ piano/keys, “Wet Pet” are doing 3 songs live, recorded by Drexel U Sound recording class who’ll mic us up and multi-trak our ferocious “Ultra Medieval Funk”. I’m back here Nov. 3 when the SAKLAD crew rock the house in more acoustic fashion!

~ If you’d like a preview of the recording I’ve been up to, here’s a rhythm only/ no vocals sampling of
Track artwork
All Of A Sudden BTs & El Gtr by Larry Saklad “All Of A Sudden” © (with full lyrics for my next album due 2012). … dig the cheesy organ solo and feel~ a friend describes ala Leon Russel(ish)!

~ So there you have it, every effort to get you guys a chance to hear me, whether live show, or broadcast, or podcast, but remember, it never sounds as good as LIVE (and I been practicing + some brand new stuff!)  Happy Fall!

ps~ stay tuned for Nov news on a new recording for Christmas time…

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SAKLAD album Lyrics

1} Salt In My Coffee
©2010 Larry Saklad

I’m not gonna pour salt in my coffee
not gonna sprinkle sugar on my steak
Yes, I’m gonna savor every one of these flavors
gonna embrace all that’s on my plate

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be down now

All of the shadows that were clouding my thinking
putting my attention on my weakened state
If love is letting go, I finally surrender
Now every moment is a fresh clean slate

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be down now,
don’t wanna be down now

Free to be Your witness
windblown on a mountain peak
letting our song take wing

All that I learned about the law of attraction
we’re gonna find just what we seek
So tired of thinking “can’t get no satisfaction”
and no more questions if the hill’s too steep

But with her I stumble down again
playing some clown
And I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be, no I don’t wanna, don’t wanna be
Don’t wanna be down now, don’t wanna be down now

2} Tethered
©2010 Kim De Meo, Larry Saklad

Listening to the voice inside that whispers in our ear
Tryin’ to decipher what is not crystal clear
Questioning the voice inside that whispers in our head
Asking for direction, can not assume my way instead

Tethered together here in the quagmire
lifting each other
Tethered together, what will inspire us to
lift each other out of this quicksand?

The asking of these questions: what is false and true
All of us are yearning for all those answers too
Extend your hand to me my friend, is all we have to do
The lessons we are learning here, I realize in you

[chorus, verse- music]
I’d gladly shed your fears for you, if we only could
but both of us laughing with the voice inside, reminds us things are good

’cause we’re…
[chorus 1.5x]
…Tethered together, what will inspire us to keep
lifting each other out of this quicksand? Tethered

3} Just In Case
©2010 Kim De Meo, Larry Saklad

Baby, just in case you got the wrong impression
Looking for some sign that I’ll change my mind, just in case
I don’t have time, always the same question
Walking that line of love and hate, baby, just in case

What did you hide while I stood beside you
How was your soul denied, you’re lost deep inside, without a trace
I finally found my voice
all buried and dusty
You know you give me no choice
It’s time for letting go

Why did you lie as I lay down beside you
I looked in your eye, your lost so deep inside, without a trace
I finally…
…for letting go

Baby, just in case, you got the wrong impression
Looking for some sign that I might change my mind, just in case
Just in case, just in case
aw, baby

4} Why This Full Moon
©2010 Larry Saklad

Why this full moon fills us with wonder
melts our cares like distant thunder
How your voice so deeply is calling
the stirring of spring, the coming of morning
What the dawn brings is surely warming

When our senses reach for the horizon
Open minds to each moment arriving
Where we meet is within our connection
Whoever we see reveals always your reflection
It makes me smile to feel such affection

and know we’ll never let go again
oh no, to never let go your hand

How this fresh breeze can carry your fragrance
the weightless dance of carefree maidens
the uncanny way you know what I’m thinking
Join with me now and what love is bringing
let our guard down and trust in love lingering

and know we’ll never let go again
oh no, to never let go your hand

Why this full moon fills us with wonder

5} Comedy of Errors
©2010 Larry Saklad

We keep jumpin’ through hoops just to follow our dreams
Somersaults and loops chasing after schemes
In the end we’ll all wake up at heaven’s door
Always tryin’ to decipher what’s best for our lives
Till we’re flyin superhyper for sunnier skies
Only questions, never answers to what it’s all for

Tragedy and ecstasy start feeling all the same
Hiding from your majesty when you call my name
Don’t I wanna know what keeps my vision blind?
Thinkin’ I can tell how best to survive
Ringin’ my own bell to deafen your reply
As if I ever stopped, just might loose my mind

This comedy of errors
This funhouse full of mirrors
All these sights and sounds turned inside out

Do we make the trade from jester to slave
Aware of the charade still afraid of the grave
And blaming all our troubles on the world

Got to take another look must be something I missed
Who’s the real crook in this unholy tryst
Who’s the sand inside the clam turnin’ to pearl?

This comedy of errors
This fun-house full of mirrors
All these sights and sounds turned inside out

We keep jumpin’ through hoops…

6} I Been Told
©2010 Kim DeMeo, Larry Saklad

I been told I have a fragile spirit
by friends who have seen the worst of me
And I been told that love is just illusion
by lovers who’ve taken the best of me

And in the morning sun the world looks so promising and new
But by nightfall it always seems to change my point of  view
‘Cause the night has brought me pleasure
And the night has brought me pain
It’s a camouflage for lovers down the lane

I’ve been told that life goes by so quickly
by someone who has lived and loved a few
And I been told to love like no tomorrow
by the forces that have drawn me to you

And in the morning sun the world looked so promising and new
But by nightfall it always seemed to change my point of  view
‘Cause the night has brought me pleasure
And the night has brought me pain
Clear the camouflage for lovers down the lane
Lovers down the lane
lovers down the lane

I been told, I been told

7}  Manns-in-me
©2010 Larry Saklad

If I would pray a thousand times a day
would it make any difference, with you, for you
Just one more time, hear me once again
seems I just learned what it means true friend
would you, will you and what can I do
Need just a little more time playing this tune

If I would sing all summer, fall, winter and spring
would it make any difference, with you, for you
pull out all the stops, live and breath rolling this rock
would you slow the hands on this grand cuckoo clock,
what’s the fee for more than memories, Lord let it be
Havin’ such a special time, havin’ such a special time
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

Been talkin’ ’bout the past, present and Yet2B
Been walkin’ in an everlasting reverie
Been laughing havin’ such a blast
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

In vivid recall, blasting the local music show
When Street Beat stalled, Cyndy broke on the radio
Oh my God, no, sad news I just been told
I had to pull over the side of the road
That lump in my throat about to explode
I just saw you, we made more plans anew
Suddenly I flew, blind, out of my mind
But I just couldn’t find, never again find you, what could I do…

If I would pray a thousand times a day
would it make any difference, with you, for you
Just one more time, Lord, hear me once again
seems I just learned what it means true friend

Been talkin’ ’bout the past, present and Yet2B
Been walkin’ in an everlasting reverie
Been laughing, playin’, havin’ such a blast
My Manns-in-me, with my Manns-in-me

Can I get an Amen
Manns-in-me

8} Lull’bye
©2010 Larry Saklad

Star of perception drifting,
from candle light to music flight
and back to your warmth so close tonight

Ponder direction lifting
in spiral thought our lives are caught
en-wrapped in the web we both have sought

And sleep is beckoning
her peaceful angels sing
our Cupid’s arrows bring
sweet Valentine dreams…

9}  Oh Philadelphia
©2010 Larry Saklad

Why’s this old piano make me sad
when all I wanna feel is glad
But every note just makes me weep
Out on the corner there’s a man
and he’s missing his band
His horn just echoes down the street

(chorus)
Oh Philadelphia, why can’t we come together
You’ve been my rock since my youth
Oh Philadelphia, we’ve come through stormy weather
Only to find all your guns cocked, ready to shoot

Fear, if it’s just illusion
what’s the chaos and confusion
With our embrace all shadows gone
You know I’ve ridden every rail
walked down every dead end trail
Come face to face with all alone

(chorus)

Mistakes, you know I’ve made my share
but there’s no punishment there
Always thought that Kharma collects it’s due
No, it’s a myth all wrong
it’s how we drag us along
Keeping us from happiness and true, oh baby…

(chorus 2)
Oh Philadelphia, why can’t we come together
You’ve been my rock since my youth
Oh Philadelphia, starting now and forever
This city of Love holds the truth

10} Forgiveness
©2006 Larry Saklad

All I ever wanted was your happiness
gladly giving you my all we found this bliss
Always believed our dreams were possible
Then the in betweens and now am I able

Forgiveness, I know
Just follow your heart
Forgiveness, was this the gift,
the lesson from the start

This road we’re driving is a two way street
Leaving and arriving and on time we meet
Traveling together letting the love grow
We can make it better, can we come to know

Forgiveness…

Going round and round this rotary
getting all green lights and then I get to me
Looking in the mirror with high regard
Summon all my strength, why is it so hard

Forgiveness, I know
Just follow your heart
Forgiveness, was this the gift,
the lesson from the start

Surrender to your heart
Forgiveness

11} The Real  You
©2010 Larry Saklad

Another chance, take a second glance
to wake from this dream of happen-stance
The planted seeds and signs to read
wait patiently on us to be received

The time that’s past pretends first and last
remove the mask no stone was ever cast
Only truth is true, no opposite one view
forever remembered, the real you

With questions in mind and answers to find
set my course in this world past where the road winds
High and low, no matter how far I’d go
was it denial what I already know?
Still pushed ahead to wherever it led
so sure something more needed be said
But each story the same, though different name
til everything smothering my flame

It stopped me cold how we’re bought and sold
was happiness another form of “fools gold”?
To admit I was lost, an Albatross
at the bridge praying help to come across

Another chance, take a second glance
to wake from this dream of happen-stance
Only truth is true, no opposite one view
forever remembered, the real you
forever remembered, the real you, the real you

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4/14 RETURN to DOBBS 8pm

Thursday April 14, 8pm Dobbs 304 South St Phila 19147 map it 8 pm   Larry Saklad 8:45    Keystone Mountain Boys 9:45    The Cold Roses 10:45  The Fallen Troubadours 11:45   The Wheels (Pitt) The long awaited return to my roots … Continue reading

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