Sunday, September 12, 2010

Artist: David Wilcox, Album: Breakfast At The Circus, Song: Breakfast At The Circus

"People walking a tight rope.  Head in the lion's jaws.  They need a little mercy, so come on Santa Claus.  And when you give your mercy, won't you save a drop for us.  We'll remember you and your family too when they get us on the bus.  Having breakfast at the circus with the lion's and the clowns."  David Wilcox is a blues rock performer from Montreal.  After spending many years as a back up musician to the likes of Ian & Sylvia, Anne Murray and Charlie Rich, he broke out on his own in the late seventies.  Breakfast at the Circus was one of his later releases having already attained gold status in Canada with some of his earlier work.  Known for his blazing guitar and quirky lyrics, David was cool and strange all at the same time.  I could write countless blogs on his songs but I always enjoyed the laid back feel of this title track released in 1987.  David took a step to the left with this particular release and experimented with synthesizers.  This was one of the tracks that benefited from that experimentation.  David has also released a number of compilations over the years and this track can be found on Greatest Hits Too and The Collected Works Box set.  He continues to tour and record with Stony Plain Records and you can follow him at  Unfortunately for David, he shares the same name as an American folk singer which makes finding his material abroad at bit tougher.  You can purchase this release on Itunes and Amazon.  You can hear the song, Breakfast At The Circus, on You Tube (  As always, you can hear this song and others that I blog about each day on Live 365 (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!