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by professor_squishy
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACD lyrics removed from Son Volt Blog?
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

ACD lyrics removed from Son Volt Blog?

They don't seem to be there anymore. And they're not in the liner notes OR on this site like some of the previous releases that did not contain them with the CD.


First Spencer's posts have been deleted, now this. Hmmm... is it a conspiracy??? Alien invaders?? Jealous Wilco fans??
by professor_squishy
Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your top 3 songs on American Central Dust
Replies: 82
Views: 36423

My top three: Roll On Roll On Roll On :wink: That song is just about perfect: the laid back rhythm, the sentiment of the lyrics, Jay's phrasing in the vocal delivery, the key change in the chorus with the minor chord in the progession, the beautifully understated guitar and electric piano accents, t...
by professor_squishy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG SUR PRESS RELEASE
Replies: 29
Views: 12560

From the Billboard link: ""One Fast Move or I'm Gone" comes on the heels of Farrar's latest Son Volt release "American Central Dust," which after release in July 2009 has sold 21,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. Son Volt's best seller to date has been 1995's debut "Trace," which has sold 297,000....
by professor_squishy
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terroir Blues tabs anywhere?
Replies: 16
Views: 8914

Yep... I edited in the correction. Thanks.

BTW - how does one play a D way up the fingerboard to reach that B and C#? (my fingers just don't go that far!)
by professor_squishy
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terroir Blues tabs anywhere?
Replies: 16
Views: 8914

Heart on the Ground in standard tuning:

Intro/Bridge: D+G# -> D -> D+B -> D+C#

Verse: Bm F#m E D F#m E D D
Chorus: A E D D

The last 2 D chords in the intro/bridge may not be possible playing in standard tuning?

Megaballs1 - check my work please and maybe help with those D chords
by professor_squishy
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Central Dust (post reviews here)
Replies: 87
Views: 31567

Yet more Farrar/Tweedy comparisons, but I like the last three paragraphs... pretty much sums up how I see the differences: "Let Wilco play with dissonance and smuggle out insight in riddles (what the hell are spiders doing filling out tax returns?), and let Son Volt celebrate the Old, Weird America ...
by professor_squishy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody going to any upcoming Son Volt shows?
Replies: 23
Views: 9809

Indy setlist in no particular order: ACD: Dynamite, Down to the Wire, C & A, D of D, When the Wheels, No turning back, Pushed too Far, Strength and Doubt Search: The Picture, Action, U-ground dream, The Search, Meth, H & C Okemah: B & S, Afterglow 61, Gramophone WST and Straightaways were shutout. ...
by professor_squishy
Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second song is $:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3166

Is it just me, or do we need a "Grifter Translation" program to decipher his posts?

I rarely understand what the hell they mean. Could just be me though...
by professor_squishy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10879

"This is about the extent of my knowledge. Frankly, I don't know how a Dmaj chord relates to the key of Cmaj." In this context, I think it's a circle of fifths thing. G is the fifth in the key of C, and D is the fifth in the key of G. So you have: C to G to D. the verses in Roll on are in C. The G ...
by professor_squishy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10879

I love a key change if you don't realize it happened and it just sounds dramatic or other. Ya gotta sneak it in...and it's most often a happy accident if it ends up being successful. Jon is thinking the way I bet Jay thinks. Happy accidents not pre arranged triads and circle fifth stuff. I think he...
by professor_squishy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10879

When I was talking about what chords are in the key of C, I was talking about triads. So although the key of C contains the notes C,D,E,F,G,A and B (all the white keys on a keyboard), in terms of triad chords it does not contain the Amaj triad (A-C#-E) since C# is not in the scale. In my second repl...
by professor_squishy
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10879

In 'Roll On', the verse has the chords C, F and G which usually means the key of C. The verse has the chords D, A, Am and G. D, Am and G are also in the key of C, but A is not. So, yea, not sure that justifies a 'key change', but it normally doesn't fit. I thought Pushed had a similar thing going on...
by professor_squishy
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Key changes
Replies: 25
Views: 10879

Key changes

Is it my imagination or is ACD the first(?) time Jay has used key changes/modulations in his song structures? On ACD, I see at least 3 - Roll On, Pushed to Far and that little turnaround thing in Dust of Daylight. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other tunes in his past where he's used k...
by professor_squishy
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds or Evens
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

Set #1 (odds) for me - I think Roll On is my favorite song on the CD.