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Lifeline performance set for Alan Carr UK TV show

Added on Sunday 16 January 2011, 07:47 (GMT)

According to television listings Jamiroquai will be performing Lifeline on UK television show Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Monday 24 January at 10pm on Channel 4.

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i was going to go out tomorrow night, may stay in now!

@EDDI, you don't have to change your plans for tomorrow.It is broadcast a week tomorrow.

Brilliant. I love Alan Carr.

Boom! haha, i just put 2+2 together, thanks @jamalgerie. i was looking in the tv guide and it said Adele was doing the music tonight and i was like "I thought it was Jamiroquai, maybe Adele is ill or something"....ah dear, not the sharpest tool in the box! Thanks :)

I actually don't mind Alan Carr, especially if Jay's on the show. It's going to be funny.

I'm sure in time people will clearly see that there's a space cowboy waiting for you and me.

Cheeba

Good news, hope for a great performance and that I will get, no doubt.

Cheeebaaaaa

Where is this girl that Jay says he gets high on and 'for me she was clearly made'? Will he let her slip through his fingers or has she already?????

Just a poetic turn of phrase I expect!

@ Just me.
After seeing the video, I interpret Lifeline to be an homage to music and the life that has come with it for Jamiroquai (the touring, the fans, the money...the whole thing).

@Chief Big Smoke
Not sure I see a connection between lifeline and promo vid... although it's fun footage.. Maybe Moi is right and just poetic turn of phase! Although had the impression that Jay digs deeper for his lyrics!

Am sure he does "Just me".
On most occasions the instrumentals alone are strong enough,(SAFP for one),the lyrics a hook.

Whereas on other tracks the sentiment of the lyrics is all.(eg:Never going to be another).

If you listen closely to RDLS and "thats not the funk I want", there are references to battles with alcohol addiction, Karpman drama triangle based relationships. So I think he does dig deep most of the time.
Its brave thing to address.. More power to your elbow Jay if you do!

@ Just me
I had posted on Jamirotalk that I thought Lifeline may have been about a plant...it isn't "digging" that much deeper, but it seemed like a reasonable fit at the time.
I think the video is not a "promotional" video. This was discussed in a prior thread. If I remember correctly, it is the official video. David Rowe used the term 'promo' in the post title, but clarified it in the accompanying thread (it is still on this page).

I'm not sure it changes things, but the lyrics seem to match up reasonably well with the video.

Either way...

Just an update: I just heard from someone who attended the taping that Jay was "pitch perfect" with his performance. :)

@ Moi
I'm interested in your post. Are you saying that there are references to alcoholism in the Rock Dust Light Star lyrics, in the That's Not the Funk I Want lyrics or both? I haven't listened to TNFIW (I don't have the Japanese version), so I can't speak to those lyrics. I'm not 'hearing' them on RDLS, though, as it relates to alcohol addiction...

Me too... don't get the alcoholism references either, although I don't have the Japanese version.... and the Karpman triangle reference. See TA as a theory, but all head stuff... think 'creative beings' often mis-understood and don't necessarily 'fit' the mould therefore difficult to fit them in a 'frame'...... always happy to be enlightened though

Not RDLS the song itself, but Thats not the funk I want, and Hey Floyd, Hang it over..(possibly WKR?)

Thats not the funk I want, seems to be Jay speaking to an ex.....possibly they were trying to "rescue" him, "helping", smothering, begging, arguing, controlling, lecturing him to control drinking (aka Karpman triangle - rescuer), to which he replies in either persecutor/victim mode.." think your'e trying to save me, turn me into you..." or trying to engineer an argument giving him an excuse to drink (a classic response)

This in no way is a criticism of Jay or partners, its his choice and his life, but just an observation of ways of interacting, all people in the triangle to some extent display all 3 qualities at different times which can be destructive.. check out Lynne Forrests work..its more straightforward.

Hey Floyd - just replace Floyd with Jay.."mind in a mess again.. learn how to break the chain" (am sure he will)

Hang it over...Hangover?

A little bit tentative but White Knuckle Ride.. White Knuckle abstinence?

It takes a lot of guts to "break the chain".. where theres a will theres a way.

Take care

Not RDLS the song itself, but Thats not the funk I want, and Hey Floyd, Hang it over..(possibly WKR?)

Thats not the funk I want, seems to be Jay speaking to an ex.....possibly they were trying to "rescue" him, "helping", smothering, begging, arguing, controlling, lecturing him to control drinking (aka Karpman triangle - rescuer), to which he replies in either persecutor/victim mode.." think your'e trying to save me, turn me into you..." or trying to engineer an argument giving him an excuse to drink (a classic response)

This in no way is a criticism of Jay or partners, its his choice and his life, but just an observation of ways of interacting, all people in the triangle to some extent display all 3 qualities at different times which can be destructive.. check out Lynne Forrests work..its more straightforward.

Hey Floyd - just replace Floyd with Jay.."mind in a mess again.. learn how to break the chain" (am sure he will)

Hang it over...Hangover?

A little bit tentative but White Knuckle Ride.. White Knuckle abstinence?

It takes a lot of guts to "break the chain".. where theres a will theres a way.

Take care

I don't really think the basic interpretation of the songs is that tricky:

RDLS: His personal criticism of religion.
WKR: Talking about his experience of the music business.
SAM: About a sleazy man trying to get with a more innocent girl (whether Jay's that man or not I don't know)
AGITH: Jay talking about a girl who left him, things are better for him and worse for her as a result.
H: Regrets over a love lost.
BS: A riposte to the criticism he's received, and how he considered quitting.
L: Getting back with a girl he's missed.
SAFP: As I've seen written by someone else "the funkiest song about a blowjob ever"
TCDT: Being friends with an ex-girlfriend, but wanting more than he's getting back
GTMD: Seems like he's talking about a lapdance whilst he's got a girl at home, or maybe that's just a metaphor?
NGBA: I think this one is about Denise.
HF: Cocaine.

Pitch perfect indeed!

bbc interview this morning made up for the lack of chat last night. Jay was on form this morning, he even gave a hat away to the presenter!

Video (radio edit and musical playback...)
http://tinyurl.com/63wmkaj
Next : "the joy of teen sex". Weird or funny ? :)

@Dom Never Gonna Be Another is about a friend of Jay's who passed away. Goodbye to My Dancer is about a girl he always loved, and now she's off and gotten married to somebody else.

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