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Originally posted by vinoevelo:
Charley Crockett - Lonesome as a Shadow


Didn't know that he made a new album. What did you think? I've seen him open up for the Turnpike Troubadours a couple of times. Wasn't blown away, but I also don't think his music is meant to blow you away. Pretty soulful kid.
"This is America" by Childish Gambino.

If you're of the "rap is stupid" set:

1. Watch the music video (easy to find).
2. Pause for a minute to think about what you saw.
3. Read an explanation about it (here's a pretty good one: Clicky).
4. Watch the video again.

If you're REALLY of the 'rap is stupid" set, skip steps 1 and 2.
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Originally posted by indybob:
"This is America" by Childish Gambino.

If you're of the "rap is stupid" set:

1. Watch the music video (easy to find).
2. Pause for a minute to think about what you saw.
3. Read an explanation about it (here's a pretty good one: Clicky).
4. Watch the video again.

If you're REALLY of the 'rap is stupid" set, skip steps 1 and 2.


Very interesting and gripping video, though pretty sure I missed most of the symbolism until I read the explanation.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Ry Cooder


Coming to Massey Hall June 26!

Yeah, I tried to get tix and by the time I got online there were only crappy seats left. Very sad. Tempted to go the StubHub route...

Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Ry Cooder


Coming to Massey Hall June 26!

Yeah, I tried to get tix and by the time I got online there were only crappy seats left. Very sad. Tempted to go the StubHub route...

Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


I may have mentioned previously that I worked a few gigs as a roadie in the early 80s. One of those was for a Ry Cooder Show - including John Hiatt - at Con Hall.
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Originally posted by bman:
...including John Hiatt...


Good timing. Just finished a afternoon of Hiatt and Hiatt covers an hour or so ago. Including the final song, a cover of Crossing Muddy Waters done beautifully by I'm With Her.

If I've heard a more heartbreaking song recently, I can't recall it. Wistful on first listen, but if you know the backstory it's downright depressing. And beautiful.

PH
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


Sorry I never saw that show. Love that album they did.

Cooder...a very talented musician but much of his (solo) music leaves me cold.
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Originally posted by steve8:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Glad I saw him with Little Village at Massey years ago (Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner).


Sorry I never saw that show. Love that album they did.

Cooder...a very talented musician but much of his (solo) music leaves me cold.

I could (and do) listen to Get Rhythm regularly. I've listened to his new disc twice now and it's a bit of a yawner. Some of it reminded me of recent albums by Mark Knopfler. He sounds like he's about to nod off.

Mrs. S and I were talking about Knopfler the other day and she said he's become the classic rock version of Perry Como... or the Eugene Levy version of Perry Como:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqwHMiJdIqU
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by bman:
...including John Hiatt...


Good timing. Just finished a afternoon of Hiatt and Hiatt covers an hour or so ago. Including the final song, a cover of Crossing Muddy Waters done beautifully by I'm With Her.

If I've heard a more heartbreaking song recently, I can't recall it. Wistful on first listen, but if you know the backstory it's downright depressing. And beautiful.

PH

Just listened to their version. Haunting.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:

Haunting.


Good description, sunny. Do you know the backstory on the song's genesis?

PH

Just noticed this. I don’t know the story, PH. Fill me in.


First time I heard this, I just figured it was about a woman leaving a man. Turns out the inspiration for the song was that Hiatt's first wife committed suicide shortly after the birth of his daughter. Brings a whole new level of sadness to the song. Listen to it again, and the lyrics become more haunting.

PH

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