Nice to see music carrying on on the great tradition of Woody Guthrie!!!
I DON’T get the level of vitriolistic hatred aimed at this band. Look we can not like someone and not purchase their music/attend their concerts, but people make a carreer out of hating Nickleback…
uhhh, “nobody had anything bad to say about it”??? I assume you jest!! No performer on the planet matches this level of excitement (except maybe Prince)….my opinion, anyway….
Well, I can’t say that I understand a word of it but I do kind of dig it….
SXSW has become a zoo, but I would go just to see Bruce Springsteen. Bruce, who will be playing SXSW, played at the Apollo Theatre in NYC last night. Bass player in my band, who is considerably younger than myself (he is mid 20s) says “I wish he would hang it up”. Without expressing my own opinion on this, I was wondering what some of you might think?
There are a million photos & music moments from the Simpsons…one of the best music comment I ever heard was when Homer was talking to a blues saxophone player about why he was sad….saxman responds “The blues ain’t about you feeling sad. The blues are about making everybody ELSE feel sad, so that YOU feel better!”
My own feeling is that Adam Samberg is usually funny, as is Fred Armisen…Usually if I am going to watch it I will check the opening monologue and the musical acts but a lot of the material esp later in the show is just weak. Weekend Update is often funny though..
Into the Waves – simple and sparse, but the guitar and bass work so well together…..draws you in! Digging her voice reminds me a bit of Sophie B. Hawkins (don’t know why but it does!)…
It is interesting to read a review of Bruce that is not totally fawning. Not that I would be able to write something which wasn’t; Bruce, to me, represents everything that I think is great. He is the reason I started playing music…blah blah…but I digress – Wrecking Ball, the only song I have thus far heard, works because it has nultiple interpretations. It makes you think….who are “We” and who are “our own”, and does he mean it sarcastically. Little hints like “shotgun shack to the Superdome”, a likely reference to New Orleans and the Katrina disaster, clue you in to what Bruce is probably thinking…CAN’T WAIT for the album!!