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by Unhurried Ways
Fri May 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Album: Electro Melodier
Replies: 46
Views: 3695

Re: New Album: Electro Melodier

"until December"...I think the surface meaning is "after the Electoral College makes the election official" and the deeper meaning would be, like Tokyo Fan said, "until the situation is resolved". Jay said he's concentrating on melody this time around, and he's written many good ones, but Reverie is...
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brian Henneman Retirement
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Brian Henneman Retirement

There's a nice retirement speech at www.bottlerocketsmusic.com
by Unhurried Ways
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Jay covered Prine
Replies: 9
Views: 3891

Re: If Jay covered Prine

Nobody suggesting "Lake Marie", my favorite, because really only John Prine could sing it. An Indian legend, a relationship starting and ending, a gruesome murder, peaceful waters, sausages sizzlin, narcs narcin...good songs somehow being greater than the some of their parts..."It's a mystery"
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Murder Most Foul
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Murder Most Foul

Wow, thanks for posting.
Check out the lyrics.
Was watching a 30s version of Midsummer Night's dream on TCM yesterday, I thought: That writer had a way with words. So does Bob. Hope this isn't his swan song.
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Concert You Are Going To
Replies: 327
Views: 186232

Re: Next Concert You Are Going To

So no concerts for a few months, a little inconvenient for us. But most of the musicians that people on this board go to see have already been pinched by free access to recordings via the internet, and make their living on tour. Also the next gen musicians who play once/twice a week, that we meet at...
by Unhurried Ways
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Concert You Are Going To
Replies: 327
Views: 186232

Re: Next Concert You Are Going To

James McMurtry, Mar 29, saw him last year but he was in the 45-minute leadoff spot for Jason Isbell, not quite enough to stretch out.
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading now, playas?
Replies: 420
Views: 250349

She is queen undisputed of mind beauty

Reckless Daughter, a Biography of Joni Mitchell, by David Yaffe I rarely read biographies of successful musicians, there so much else to learn (and so little time) and the stories are similar. But: I followed her music from the late 60s to the late 70s and she was a genius and I wanted to know how t...
by Unhurried Ways
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Concert You Are Going To
Replies: 327
Views: 186232

James McMurtry/Jason Isbell 1/29 Pittsburgh

If you get a chance to see Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, take it. They are at a creative peak. His songs are musically and lyrically satisfying, and the band and performance are confident and tight, every instrumental break worked. Amanda Shires had just rejoined the tour. They played 1h45m. The ve...
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Concert You Are Going To
Replies: 327
Views: 186232

Jason Isbell/James McMurtry, Pittsburgh, January
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jason Isbell
Replies: 36
Views: 20252

Sometimes what's popular is popular because it's good, e.g., Godfather 1 and 2. There's a lot to like about Jason Isbell's last two albums. He combines interesting stories, clever, polished lyrics and (for the most part) melodies that are different than you've heard before and stick with you. Over a...
by Unhurried Ways
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody going to any upcoming Son Volt shows?
Replies: 23
Views: 9847

Son Volt at Hartwood Acres amphitheatre, 8/9/09, 7:30 PM. 1000s attended, weather warm, not too humid ACD. Dynamite, Down to the Wire, Dust of Daylight (chicken soup for the twang-infested soul), When the Wheels (good and heavy), No Turning Back, Pushed Too Far, Exiles, Strength and Doubt (no Sultan...
by Unhurried Ways
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope & Change
Replies: 116
Views: 58452

More specifically, a Bud Lite.
by Unhurried Ways
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10901

I also can't think of any other songs where Jay uses key changes. Agree that when the songwriter jumps up a whole step it's usually a sign that the song's running out of gas, eg, Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. Jay is not using the modulation in that manner, though. I think he wa...
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll On
Replies: 6
Views: 3971

I agree. Roll On is to SV 2.1 as Creosote is to SV 1.0. Also: Chaos Streams is to JF as In My Life is to John Lennon. Cahokian (or Barstow) is to decline of a society as Out of the Picture is to decline of an individual. No Turning Back is to JF as It's a Long Way to the Top is to ACDC... OK well ma...
by Unhurried Ways
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Central Dust
Replies: 444
Views: 123865

-Been singin Roll On all day today, it's Creosote for the 21st century, the electric guitar instrumental break is my favorite bit of sound right now, the CD could have used a few more -The songs all hang together as a collection like Trace and my other favorite albums, but like Tonight's the Night i...