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Widespread Panic — Blue Indian
Album: Til The Medicine Takes
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh, Pappy left a chair like he's still sittin' there
Once I almost saw him make his move
Brave Indian who never changes his mood
In a painting on the wall right there

Oh, how long 'til the morning wakes
Oh, how long 'til the medicine takes

Oh, Sally buffalo in the apartment just below
Just a bein' without a care
Oh, children from my brood they come and bring me food
Maybe open up a window for air

Oh, just now I smell the cornbread bake
Oh, now, now, now I feel the medicine take

Just like home
Where the stray dogs go through it all
Still right here, still just here,
Brave little friend

Well, we got a party goin' on many spirits strong
Ain't preacher just a happy to meet ya
Half a bottle 'neath the bed keep our spirits fed
My hat's off to you, to you and you

And now our brave friends, too, dancing circles through the room
And a broom and a radio and a twistin out a dos-e-do
Brand new day, the whole world's goin'
Whole room's goin' so

Just now, don't hesitate (hesitate)
Oh, taste the morning break (morning break)
Sweet, sweet, young honeycomb (honeycomb)
On, now, now, now just like home (just like home)

Oh, just like, just like home
Where the stray dogs go
Oh, oh, rest my bones
Like a fresh skipped stone to it all

Still just here, still right here,
Still just here, brave, brave friend
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This one had me at HELLO 
 LinThizzy wrote:

I always imagine that this is A Leon Russell song......



That was my guess prior to opening the tablet. 
 LinThizzy wrote:

I always imagine that this is A Leon Russell song......



I think WP does too. I mean, they had to have had his style in mind, right?
 jonahboo wrote:
Bombs AND Butterflies AND THIS ARE GREAT ALBUMS

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER ALBUMS?
 
HA
i still agree! (11 years, and 1 wife later)
A "GOOD" PERIOD FOR wp

great songs
good playing

the LP before and after this are really good too!
I always imagine that this is A Leon Russell song......
 wrangler wrote:
keeps a bottle 'neath the bed, keeps his spirit fed  {#Cowboy}

 
BUMP!
 bam23 wrote:

I cannot help but wonder if you have a clue what you are talking about. I don't necessarily expect that legalization will stop illegal grows, but in the present ideal world where government and big pharma are outsiders (maybe), people get killed for accidentally hiking into grow operations, police get paid off and smugglers also bribe their way across borders, etc. If that is not a definition of corruption, please clarify. Also, if you can find a government composed of humans in a society where there is any wealth, or access to it, and where corruption is absent, please inform us!

 

So we agree, then.
 Hannio wrote:


And once cannabis becomes universally legal, in comes the government and big pharma and hey-presto! the cannabis industry becomes totally corrupt.

 
I cannot help but wonder if you have a clue what you are talking about. I don't necessarily expect that legalization will stop illegal grows, but in the present ideal world where government and big pharma are outsiders (maybe), people get killed for accidentally hiking into grow operations, police get paid off and smugglers also bribe their way across borders, etc. If that is not a definition of corruption, please clarify. Also, if you can find a government composed of humans in a society where there is any wealth, or access to it, and where corruption is absent, please inform us!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

It's not funny at all if you look at it.

One one hand support and legalise a plant that has endless benefits (and mostly not connected with getting stoned) and on the other demonise totally corrupt industries (big phama and tobacco). 

 

And once cannabis becomes universally legal, in comes the government and big pharma and hey-presto! the cannabis industry becomes totally corrupt.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

It's not funny at all if you look at it.

One one hand support and legalise a plant that has endless benefits (and mostly not connected with getting stoned) and on the other demonise totally corrupt industries (big phama and tobacco). 

Sound like common sense to me. . . but if you buy into what the government and the lobbying corrupt industries have been feeding us for all these years then I can see how one might not be able to see how completely fucked up the current system is.

:) 

Thar ya go....bring on Trump....you want a non fucked up system....you ain't seen nuttin yet
 stegokitty wrote:
Meh.

 
 
I know. I was wondering what was making me so irritable!
Meh.
 rdo wrote:
Isn't it funny how the same people that demonize big pharma and big tobacco and toxins of all manner want to legalize pot?  I say to hell with them all.
 
It's not funny at all if you look at it.

One one hand support and legalise a plant that has endless benefits (and mostly not connected with getting stoned) and on the other demonise totally corrupt industries (big phama and tobacco). 

Sound like common sense to me. . . but if you buy into what the government and the lobbying corrupt industries have been feeding us for all these years then I can see how one might not be able to see how completely fucked up the current system is.

:) 
 rdo wrote:
Isn't it funny how the same people that demonize big pharma and big tobacco and toxins of all manner want to legalize pot?  I say to hell with them all.
 
It's all about the money, isn't it?
Check out Artist Fred Tomaselli, he has done fabulous art pieces that employ actual pills and hallucinagenics mixed into the paint surface, typically they are images of birds and flowers, quite excellant!
Tomaselli's artwork has been on the front cover of several albums. He designed the front cover artwork for Laura Cantrell's third album 'Humming by the Flowered Vine' on Matador Records. His painting, 'Gravity In Four Directions', was also used as partial cover artwork for The Magnetic Fields' album "i". He also has artwork featured in The Wilco Book, a book made by Wilco, the band. His artwork is portrayed on Phish's eleventh studio album, "Joy", which was released September 8, 2009. His art also appears on the cd by Elysian Fields "Dreams That Breathe Your Name" released in July 2004. 

 


 unclehud wrote:
I can see this as a tribute to drug culture in two ways:

   1) the obvious, and
   2) the '90s turn to Big Pharma to solve every disease and pseudo-"condition" that people could dream up.

Reminds me of the big signs posted in some doctors' offices where medicinal marijuana is now available: "We can only prescribe marijuana for these conditions: ..." and a list that (presumably) a patient should carefully consider before discussing things with the doctor.

 
Isn't it funny how the same people that demonize big pharma and big tobacco and toxins of all manner want to legalize pot?  I say to hell with them all.
I can see this as a tribute to drug culture in two ways:

   1) the obvious, and
   2) the '90s turn to Big Pharma to solve every disease and pseudo-"condition" that people could dream up.

Reminds me of the big signs posted in some doctors' offices where medicinal marijuana is now available: "We can only prescribe marijuana for these conditions: ..." and a list that (presumably) a patient should carefully consider before discussing things with the doctor.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song!!!!
 
 Carl wrote:
I'm with (former member) romeotuma on this: it rocks! Love to see WP live…
 
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I'm with (former member) romeotuma on this: it rocks! Love to see WP live…
keeps a bottle 'neath the bed, keeps his spirit fed  {#Cowboy}
 floydoftherocks wrote:
... These guys just cater to middle-class-turned-hippies-on-drugs and it is sort of pathetic when you think about it. if they hadn't dug into that niche, they'd no doubt be playing the finest cash-only bars in georgia.
 
1) What's wrong with middle-class-turned-hippies-on-drugs, anyway?  (Are you sure you got your words in the correct order?)

2) What about us old farts that like this music?  Are we also hippies on drugs?

3) My favorite bars in Georgia ARE cash only.  We allow all kinds to happily drink themselves into oblivion while listening to WSP, Alan Jackson, the Reverend Al Green, Outkast, or the Atlanta Symphony.  An Atlanta Symphony intermission is an experience in well-toned, well-dressed, well-groomed party animals — and the Symphony's bar is cash-only.

My favorite wsp tune.....{#Cowboy}
"Till the medecine takes."  Apropos, eh?
 romeotuma wrote:

Yes, it is...  still love it...

 
 
Me too!

{#Bananajam}
 ckcotton wrote:

"Obnoxious"?... come on..... its quite enjoyable
 
And a little Dr. John.... and Leon Russell{#Bananapiano}

 jagdriver wrote:
I ordinarily like these guys, but this track is obnoxious.
 
"Obnoxious"?... come on..... its quite enjoyable


I ordinarily like these guys, but this track is obnoxious.
 hippiechick wrote:
Great album!
 
Yes, it is!

Great album!
It's good to be "Panic'd" until the "medicine takes."
Sounded like "Hesatation Blues" when it first started..
 wrangler wrote:


you could not be more wrong.  in fact, your ignorant comment really pisses me off.  you should really only comment on or speak of things you actually know.
 
I'm actually enjoying it but when i see you get so excited it does make me want to suggest that it is definitely being targeted at crack-adled lunatics who sleep in their own filth.
Wow, lighten up. What happened to you two guys?

Something very dark, very traumatic as a child?

I wish you both continued happiness skewering through social commentary, you help us all.


 
floydoftherocks wrote:

I'm inclined to agree.. It seems like hippies will follow anyone around who will tolerate them.. but at least Phish had some good songs. these guys just cater to middle-class-turned-hippies-on-drugs and it is sort of pathetic when you think about it. if they hadn't dug into that niche, they'd no doubt be playing the finest cash-only bars in georgia..
 


 floydoftherocks wrote:

at least Phish had some good songs. these guys just cater to middle-class-turned-hippies-on-drugs and it is sort of pathetic when you think about it. if they hadn't dug into that niche, they'd no doubt be playing the finest cash-only bars in georgia..
 

you could not be more wrong.  in fact, your ignorant comment really pisses me off.  you should really only comment on or speak of things you actually know.

 hippiechick wrote:
Love this song, this album, these guys!
 
Couldn't have said it better.........Wish they would wander up the coast once in awhile

 milchschnitte wrote:
maybe only americans like this kind of music…
for me, it's nearly the worst shit i have ever heard. it's not just bad, it hurts.
 
I'm inclined to agree.. It seems like hippies will follow anyone around who will tolerate them.. but at least Phish had some good songs. these guys just cater to middle-class-turned-hippies-on-drugs and it is sort of pathetic when you think about it. if they hadn't dug into that niche, they'd no doubt be playing the finest cash-only bars in georgia..


Bombs AND Butterflies AND THIS ARE GREAT ALBUMS

DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER ALBUMS?
 frednic wrote:
This reminds me of some old Michael Nesmith of the Monkeys.
That's a good thing.
 
Who are the Monkeys? And for that matter, who are the Beetles?
this is Leon Russel, right?
Love this song, this album, these guys!
a party going on, many spirits strong!
{#Group-hug}
love blue indian
 milchschnitte wrote:
maybe only americans like this kind of music…
for me, it's nearly the worst shit i have ever heard.

it's not just bad, it hurts.
 

I'm as American as a person can be
(born here, raised here, only been out of the
country a few times) ...



 ... and I don't care for this song either.

coolpeople_rule wrote:
I am not sure what you said, but I trust it was the right response! Sieg Hiel...or however you spell it. Long live BMW.
"we will win"
prickelpit96 wrote:
Hehe, starker Tobak. Aber ich hab manchmal auch erheblich Schwierigkeiten, mich in einige der saulangweiligen Sachen 'reinzuhören. Ich denke, dass oft der Text den Ausschlag gibt. Und den zieh ich mir nun mal nicht bei jedem Song auf Englisch rein.
I am not sure what you said, but I trust it was the right response! Sieg Hile...or however you spell it. Long live BMW.
May Michael Houser RIP, but I just never have "gotten" Widespread Panic. None of their stuff makes me sick, but... well... they so perfectly fit the "ho-hum" rating.
milchschnitte wrote:
maybe only americans like this kind of music… for me, it's nearly the worst shit i have ever heard. it's not just bad, it hurts.
Hehe, starker Tobak. Aber ich hab manchmal auch erheblich Schwierigkeiten, mich in einige der saulangweiligen Sachen 'reinzuhören. Ich denke, dass oft der Text den Ausschlag gibt. Und den zieh ich mir nun mal nicht bei jedem Song auf Englisch rein.
This reminds me of some old Michael Nesmith of the Monkeys. That's a good thing.
lmic wrote:
Dead-ish?
Actually, I had the volume low, just caught the last minute of it, and a Jerry Garcia influence popped into my mind. Been listening to Widespread since around 1991. Love'em.
maybe only americans like this kind of music… for me, it's nearly the worst shit i have ever heard. it's not just bad, it hurts.
lmic wrote:
Dead-ish?
Sounds like.
WP + RP =
Love hearing Panic on RP...keep 'em coming!
Always happy to hear WP!
Just plain nifty
I started listening to WP in '03. Back in October '06 I was lucky to see them live. It was a fantastic show. This is obviously one of their more laid-back songs. The highlight for me was "Radio Child"; it's one of their 'rocking-est' songs. John Herman's (or is it Hermann? ) Clavinet work on that song is superb. As a keyboard player, I think he is one of the best keyboardists today.
lmic wrote:
Dead-ish?
No-ish.
xkolibuul wrote:
This is almost but not quite an amazingly good song. Somehow it manages to be both annoying and sublime all at the same time.
I see that the medicine hasn't quit taken just yet.
After hearing this, and Speedy West a few tunes back, I thought I was on www.steelradio.com, an all-Steel Guitar internet radio station. But its good ol' eclectic, frenetic, cerebral and varietal Radidio Paridisio!
Dead-ish?
xkolibuul wrote:
This is almost but not quite an amazingly good song. Somehow it manages to be both annoying and sublime all at the same time.
Wow, I was just thinking the same thing.
This is almost but not quite an amazingly good song. Somehow it manages to be both annoying and sublime all at the same time.
Did you do that on purpose, Bill? Be Good Tanya's - Light enough to travel off the album "Blue Horses" followed by Widespread Panic - Blue Indian? If you did, I caught you!
Ahhh.... Memories
hippiechick wrote:
Just love WP!
Me too but this is weak.
stewnana wrote:
I just caught that too. yes very clever! great song!
...Be Good Tanya's "Light Enough to Travel" and Panic has a song called Travelin' Light...
ploafmaster wrote:
A song called Blue Indian following a song by the Be Good Tanyas from their album, "Blue Horse"... Clever, Bill ;-)
I just caught that too. yes very clever! great song!
A song called Blue Indian following a song by the Be Good Tanyas from their album, "Blue Horse"... Clever, Bill ;-)
Just love WP!
rockin
Bill & Rebecca, My hat's off to you and you!!
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
I just know I'm going to be 60 one day and riding an elevator and this song will be muzacing away in the background.
Hmm. By that logic we can write off most of the Beatles' catalog...
Foot..can't...stop..tapping!
chasech5 wrote:
"bleah" to this song. but hey, it takes all kinds, eh?
Agreed. Never got their popularity. For me, it's marginal music with ho- hum lyrics. I just know I'm going to be 60 one day and riding an elevator and this song will be muzacing away in the background.
Surprise Valley transitioning to Bear Gone Fishing leads this album off.....very sweet. After taking off '04, they are back on the road now, coming to town soon!!!!
Yeah, like that poor guy at the roadside when the family throws it's garbage at his feet. Now THERE's a Blue Indian!
beelzebubba wrote:
I think I would like to see these guys live.
Its a blast.
beelzebubba wrote:
I think I would like to see these guys live.
This is the year to do it. You won't regret it!
I think I would like to see these guys live.
I like the song. I thought it might of been Michael Nesmith in his younger days
"bleah" to this song. but hey, it takes all kinds, eh?
Boy!............was I out to lunch. Where did I hear Leon Russel in that?
Happy happy happy. thankyou RP
black32 wrote:
Melody, phrasing and chorus sound a bit like "hesitation blues"
I came here to see if anyone else thought of Hot Tuna's Hesitation Blues as well. Glad to see I'm not alone.
Now that you mention is Gomez is pretty similiar. I like Gomez, just like WSP more! :-) madtowner11 wrote:
If you like Panic (which you should), check out their British version... Their name is "Gomez". There are some Gomez songs that I can't distinguish from Panic, but also some that are in a completely different direction. Two of my favorite bands.
If you like Panic (which you should), check out their British version... Their name is "Gomez". There are some Gomez songs that I can't distinguish from Panic, but also some that are in a completely different direction. Two of my favorite bands.
Always good to hear some Panic on the old airwaves, erm... telephone line :) steve griff - www.stevegriff.com
Absolutely infectious. (In a good way)
marybethgilmore wrote:
Ditto on Climb to Safety. And maybe throw in a Hatfield or C Brown.
every single song on 'Til The Medicine Takes, Everyday, and Space Wrangler --- pure classics.
Ditto on Climb to Safety. And maybe throw in a Hatfield or C Brown.
deecee99 wrote:
More Panic!! This and Bear Gone Fishing off this disc, please!
Yes! And The Waker! And Climb to Safety! And All Time Low! And Christmas Katie! Yes!
Originally Posted by black32: Melody, phrasing and chorus sound a bit like "hesitation blues"
Agreed. A little too much...?
Originally Posted by black32: Melody, phrasing and chorus sound a bit like "hesitation blues"
This tune reminds me of Beaver Point Hall here on Saltspring Island. We're all swayin' and havn' a gooood time. Like the swayn' sound. Thank for the tune
I like this song more each time I hear it.
I could listen to this kind of music all day.....
Reminded me of Leon Russell.
Very interesting sound, and I like the singer\'s voice.
Everytime I hear the panic, I am reminded of Michael Houser\'s demise. The band will never be the same, but I do hope they continue on. Micheal Houser
Pretty good. A little slow but I liked it. Definitly better than anything you will hear on the radio.
More Panic!! This and Bear Gone Fishing off this disc, please!
Cool
Chair dancing in my office
\"now, now, now, I feel the medicine take\" \'Scuse me while I nod awhile...... Ah, yes WP gets better and better. Of course they\'ll never make it big, \'cause they\'re too Good! Samiyam
definitely my favorite song on the album
Excellent! This is probably my favorite Widespread song from my favorite Widespread album. Probably my favorite purchase in a long time. Please play this one more often.