ian  james  stewart 

Big White Monkey - ian james stewart.

Where are you on the normal curve are you driving your own car
I'd like to get myself onboard a spaceship to the stars
There's somethin' here that's out of control that just don't want to let go
It's crazy mean and I've just seen everythin' I want to know

Hey it's a big white monkey, pissin' all over the grass
Hey it's the big white monkey's guns, god, oil and gas

Mister President you've had your chance why don't you just come clean
The world out side just wants some peace from the olive green machine
These NDT's are thick as thieves, spreading out across the land
You build your house on solid rock just to watch it sink in sand

Hey it's a big white monkey, pissin' all over the grass
Hey it's the big white monkey's guns, god, oil and gas

Put yourself in a desert town in the shoes of a mothers son
The big white monkey just don't care where he points his big white gun
You kill me with your weaponry and I kill you with me
From Vietnam to Iran and everywhere in between


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A word or two on Junk DNA from Robert Wyatt..

I well remember father Brian Eno's warning dictum concerning unhelpfully decorative clutter:

"every object obscures another".

And here's what is so refreshing about what Ian James Stewart does. there's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Ian's music has a hypnotic elegance. A magical touch - almost translucent at times - but with a warm pulse that really drives the music along with an organically focussed momentum.

Rock music for grownups.


Ian was born in a small Scottish farmhouse, to the sound of his father's accordion. Started playing guitar in the mid-sixties, strumming along to his dad's records - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash as well as the popular music of the day.

Ian's sister Linda played piano, brother Billy played violin, and later his younger brother David took up bass guitar.

Ian started playing in their dad's band. A mix of scottish and country music. Next he found himself in a Glasgow band "the James Boys", playing material by such as Steely Dan, the Eagles, and Stevie Wonder.

After six months with them in Spain, Ian returned home to work on his own songs.

He managed to get hold of an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, bouncing ideas back and forth until he felt he'd got enough possibilities down to write and record his own music in own way.

after recording and touring with many of the best, Ian's really earned this.

Ian James Stewart's music has something to say, and does so in a way I find totally authentic.


robert Y@.

Thank you Robert..!