"Southern Cross" CSN (the tuesday 1)

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I'm pretty sure it's not what it's about, but where I'm from, Newfoundland in eastern Canada, the Southern Cross is famous as a sealing vessel which disappeared at sea without a trace, along with its entire crew of 174 men, back in 1914. The song resonates with me for that reason, even if that wasn't its original meaning.
 

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When I think of one I think of the other ..
 

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It's about folks surviving after a nuclear holocaust.
Not sure what “purple berries” is all about. I thought it was a reference to some form of LSD. But, maybe it’s about scavenging for food that isn’t tainted by radiation.
 

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This is one of my all-time favorite songs. Everything about it is perfection, especially Joe Vitale’s exquisite drumming. We talked a lot about this song on Live From My Drum Room back in August…

 

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" Say can I have some of your purple berries ... "

It all makes sense when the audience is trippin as hard as the band . Far out .
 

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This is one of my all-time favorite songs. Everything about it is perfection, especially Joe Vitale’s exquisite drumming. We talked a lot about this song on Live From My Drum Room back in August…

That was excellent interview ,thank you . It was Joe who hipped me to playing floor toms upside down i.e. with the leg housings at the top, leaving rest of the shell to vibrate unhindered . Ludwig legs were really long so you could do that .
 

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That was excellent interview ,thank you . It was Joe who hipped me to playing floor toms upside down i.e. with the leg housings at the top, leaving rest of the shell to vibrate unhindered . Ludwig legs were really long so you could do that .
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. Per my post on the other thread, I won't be posting links to my shows anymore, so I hope you'll subscribe to my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnDeChristopherLiveFromMyDrumRoom

https://linktr.ee/live_from_my_drum_room

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Ah, what a great song! And a great interview! In my youth I was a huge Joe Walsh fan. Well, I suppose I still am, in fact, a huge Joe Walsh fan. Joe Vitale always played the most perfect parts. I finally got to see Joe Walsh (and Joe V) play a couple of years back - what a treasured memory that is.
 


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