ian  james  stewart 

Know is Nothing - ian james stewart

Underneath the sky, a wasted clown waltzing on a wave until you drown
Playin' on your mind, you come back down, you come back down
Doing what you can, you do some more, open up your mind, the black trap door
Waltzing on a wave, you're so unsure, you're so unsure

What you think you know is nothing, what you think you know is nothing

A piece of me walking on a wire, can't tell lies and you can tell why
You can tell why, you can tell why, written on my face, I'm lost inside
And no-one at all would choose this fight, making everything seem so worthwhile
It's so worthwhile, so worthwhile, makin' everything seem so worthwhile

What you think you know is nothing, what you think you know is nothing

A piece of me fallen' inside, banging on a wall I just can't climb
I just can't climb I just can't climb
And most of the rage is locked inside
And know one at all would choose this space, watching every tear rolln' down your face
Living with the love I'm glad you gave, I'm glad you gave

And if we could only see the future, the light that we become

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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.


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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.


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robert Y@.


Thank you Robert..!