Friday, September 24, 2010

Le Noise

Le Noise.
I like the live sounds better. I liked when i could feel the songs move my innards, so loud, with Neil right THERE in front of me.

Someone said, I think John, that the echo was like a mirror maze....exactly. I find it more than a little distracting, but i also realize i am listening to MP3s in headphones.....

Tonight, i listened to Landing on Water, where neil is experimenting with different sounds....and there are some comparisons there......

I respect Neil- the artist.

I realized while listening to Le Noise, that if i forgot all that i know about neil, and just LISTEN (let the overcoat that neil spoke of during a televise interview, i don't remember with who, fall from him.....).....

if i just LISTEN to a man playing guitar, singing a song, it suddenly sounds a LOT like this guy Neil Young, with turns of phrases, and mystery and....all the rest. All the things I fell in love with him over. First there is the SOUND, the tone....then there is how that moves YOU, not via your cognition (ie, lyrics), but through your GUT. Neil is an artist of SOUND, not just music. SOUND.

I wish I could say it better.....

I don't know if this is a GOOD album. I know that it MOVES me, sometimes in uncomfortable ways (the echoing)....but it makes me FEEL a certain way, and that is why i listen to neil.

...... because his music touches something very real inside. Sounds crazy, i know....but i LIKE this. I like it alot.

Monday, September 20, 2010

At Open Mic

Tonight I enjoyed playing some songs that I usually don't play out. After a while, I get this fear that a song that I think is really ok is actually BAD. The only way to find out, to play it.

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