It sounded like a rocket and I was the astronaut. Inside those four doors, anything could happen. It was a separate world, a new life. Chuck Berry is singing about no particular place to go and no money down.
T he tree is up, t he fire is going, the wrapping paper is ready for action, and the tunes are on the box. There is so much music at Christmas, who needs presents? I am primed for old memories, new memories, friends, love, good intentions, and holiday wishes. Every song seems to go deeper. Each voice seems to sound clearer. All the notes, high, low, and in-between, harmonize with a special glow. Bring on the choir, turn up the schmaltz, rock out, get in the groove, and get it on. Santa Claus is coming and Christmas time is here.
I like it all. The corny, the sentimental, the uplifting, the funky. Caroling with strangers and listening to the kids shout it out.
Knowing the tune and, somehow, remembering the words. Melody prevails, feeling triumphs, and everything sounds good to me. Peace on Earth. Get it right. Good will to all and to all a good night. For a blast of Christmas past, check out the December, Paswonky, in the archives.
I also went to church with my family, until I strayed from the beaten path and became what we then called a juvenile delinquent. The one part of it all that I enjoyed was the music. There was melody, a nod to the spirit, and, at the end of each stanza, a reassuring resolution. Music, given time, rises above its initial function so we can appreciate not only Beethoven and Charlie Parker, but marches, teenage heartbreak, songs of protest, songs of praise, and songs of joy, whether they are composed by the Beatles or that guy, Anon, or his friend, Traditional.
I try to do it everyday. It worked for me, but it was a struggle for them just to pull themselves out of bed and lurch toward school. As a wise sage once said, Different strokes for different folks. I still like to begin the day with some kind of intention. Mose Allison was born in Tippo, MS. You can hear it in his voice, but how did he get so hip? It must have been the city. He moved to New York in and played and toured for 65 years.
In Minneapolis alone, I think I must have seen him at four or five different venues, from the Guthrie Theater to that happy-hour dive in the basement on Hennepin Avenue. Bob, you still have a ways to go. His mustache and early gray hair always marked him as a dapper guy who most likely drove an MG and knew about abstract art.
So many assumptions. What was true was that he was a southern gentleman, who played constantly and unlike anyone else. And what about that voice? Who could be hipper or more aware of the weird moments and strange relationships that are everywhere, MP3) you were In Silence - VAV-31 - A Night On The Town (File to them? His piano style is a combination of down home funk and sophistication that provides a foundation fluid enough for his unmatched lyrics.
Those lyrics go to the heart of the philosophical matter and speak the truth with unique wit and social criticism. Your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime. And —. New postings! Email notification. Paswonky — a music blog by Ted Ringer Tunes and Stuff. Skip to content. Home About. Posted on April 19, by Ted Ringer. Like this: Like Loading The Good Doctor — Dr.
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Posted on December 17, by Ted Ringer. Who Needs Presents? Posted on December 8, by Ted Ringer. Rest in Peace, Mose. A reprint from And what about his lyrics? Enter your address here to receive notifications of new posts by email. I never found a single song boring. But that may be because I can relate to a lot of her lyrics. Lets not forget the fact that she has the voice of an angel. Just listening to it calms me.
I know that sounds corney, but it's true. This is truely a must buy. I've had this album for years and it remains my absolute favorite. Every song is perfect. It's such a shame that Tara is so little know here in the US. Two of the songs appear again at the end of the CD. Those songs are easy for me to recognize.
Track 12 is not listed on the song titles, but it is an instrumental for the song Holy Tears. The ending might be different than the sung way, feeling much stronger to me as I wait to hear an ending. The song in my head the day after hearing the CD is That's Me, but it is my mask just like in the song. I don't have much to say about this album except that it's perfection.
I'm sorry I can't elaborate for you people out there who are considering to buy this album, don't "consider" just buy and you'll understand why most of us are speechless. You will be blown away when you hear her song 'Let Her Feel the Rain' - which the album features two different versions of - choose your favourite. The title track is raw and so vivid, it captures you in MP3) trance.
The highlight of both of Tara MacLean's albums is her voice, which is absolutely beautiful and full of range and emotion. However, "Silence", Tara's debut album, is quite different from her second album.
It sort of reminds me of Jewel's debut album in the sense that there is little production and it is full of ballads and haunting lyrics. I don't know if "Silence" is as good as "Passenger" that album took me forever to like but "Silence" is an album that definately needs to be heard. I just got it today and listened to it - there's not a bad song on this CD. Each individual song is good, but ten in a row can get a little monotonous. I have a feeling, however, that this album will grow on me See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. Her voice is beautiful, the lyrics are well written and accompaniment is good. What makes this rise to the top of my playlist is the sound, a clear recording of instruments and voice give an illusion of the space and ambiance that is missing from many modern recordings. The songs are varied and enjoyable however some people may feel short-changed at having alternate versions of two songs but for me both are highlights on this album.
Best songs - "Red"; dark and complicated, painting a vivid picture in words, and I love the haunting saxophone. The instrumental version of "Holy Tears" with strings and guitar that melt away worries of the day. Not an album to prepare you for a night on the town, but one to chill-out to after a hard day, a worthy addition to your collection.
Report abuse. I really love this CD and wonder why Tara Maclean is not better known. I really enjoy Passenger and Wake too, but this is my favourite. They are fairly gentle songs I've seen the music described MP3) soporific but the music is great and the the lyrics intriguing - some is very romantic, but much is a bit In Silence - VAV-31 - A Night On The Town (File enigmatic, evoking emotions or telling a story without spelling it out.
I prefer her slower songs - the louder ones are 'just' very good pop. I've seen the comparison made with Sarah McLachlan and certainly if you like her I'd give this a listen. Tara Maclean is less direct and doesn't do serenity like Sarah McLachlan - she does do it her own way, which I find wonderful. I Love It. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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