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Glyph

Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’ve been downhearted baby, I’ve been downhearted baby.

    That one.

    Aaaaaand it’s gone.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Jaybird says:

      Did they have any songs other than that one? I guess I kind of expect it with one-hit wonders. But I know for a fact that Solvent have at least two decent albums, and French Kicks one. I OWN them!

      I just don’t understand how that works.

      You know another record that is good while it’s on, then I totally forget it again? Laid, by James. Like French Kicks, it evaporates upon conclusion.

      Or here’s one I don’t forget *totally*, because I like the artist a lot, but this particular album doesn’t stick in my brainpan at all.

      Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest is a beautiful record to listen to while it’s on, and Deerhunter one of a handful of modern rock bands that I follow pretty assiduously.

      But as soon as that particular record is over, “poof – it’s gone”.

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  2. Avatar Chris says:

    I would tell you, but I can’t remember.Report

  3. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    JJ Cale has passed away. He had a profound influence on me as a musician. As a keyboard player, the spotlight never shone much on me but rather on the guitar player. Smooth and powerful as good bourbon, JJ Cale wrote the sort of music which makes a man want to turn on the amp and play along.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to BlaiseP says:

      I am actually not too familiar with the man himself, though I have obvs. heard his songs covered by others many, many times.

      Like this one, that interpolates bits of “Call Me The Breeze” (no, not the Skynrd cover):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuZcfU6IOZs&hd=1

      Just ordered the Any Way The Wind Blows anthology. I will try not to hold his association with Eric Clapton against him.Report

    • Avatar dexter in reply to BlaiseP says:

      Blaise, Sorry to hear about JJ Cale. I lost touch with his music, but really liked his early stuff.
      If you want the limelight as a keyboard player you could try dressing like Donald Duck.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Schubert’s symphonies other than the Unfinished and the Great C Major. If they come up on the radio, I enjoy them, wonder who wrote them, and then forget them until next time.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Mike Schilling says:

      The first time or three it happens with a given artist, it isn’t that weird. There’s a lot of stuff out there, sometimes it takes a couple encounters to really make an impression.

      It’s on the 8th or 9th time of asking, “hey, who is this?” that I start to question what it is about this particular artist that allows him or her to tickle my pleasure centers, without touching my memory banks.

      For my wife, it’s a second-or-third-tier 90’s indie rock band. If I put them on a mix, as soon as they come on she always asks me excitedly who it is, because it makes her happy – only to be perplexed and crestfallen when I tell her that it is, once again, Butterglory:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCp5yfimviU&hd=1

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