Yeahhhhh, that song's OK. That "Secret Smile" song straight-up sucks, though, and I think it was the second single from the album, wasn't it? NOT FEELIN' IT, PETE.
Did you even listen to that whole CD Andy? Have you forgotten about singing in my sleep!?! that was SOLID GOLD! If this paper wasn't so free I'd ask for my money back! Love, @kidurango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MELV6h9JPE
Practicing Curmudgeon & Audio Snob
This past Friday upon arrival home from work The Wife informs we have been invited (last minute due a cancelation by their friends) to join her sister & brother-in-law for the Fleetwood Mac performance at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
A rule of conduct passed on from my dear mother’s mother, & one we have passed on to our children & the children of our children is to always with grace, gratitude & thanks for generosity accept invitation. Never turn down opportunity for a new experience offered by those who would be kind enough to extend favor with you so thoughtfully chosen, whether simple cocktails or dinner with head of state, or any event between. So it was that we found ourselves seated in the multi-purpose hockey arena with wonderful view of the stage.
In the 60's & 70’s during my youth, I admit to listening to & enjoying my substantial share of the Buckingham Nicks & FM. Sadly, that memory was thoroughly expunged in short order. While a will may still exist for Stevie Nicks, a way is nowhere to be found. Bless her heart, if in fact she truly was trying, her vocal range of about one half octave & astonishing ability for conservation of physical exertion was excruciating if not admirable. As for Lindsey Buckingham…….It has been ages since I have been subject to such pompous, no-talent artistry. I’m sorry, I take that back. It has been ages since I have been subject to such a pompous, no-talent attempt at artistry. Anyone familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000 will know exactly how we entertained ourselves during the event. The acoustics were horrible at best, with nary the hint of focus or detail. Volume at uncomfortable level was the priority at the engineer's mixing console even during the quietest acoustic numbers. I was V happy I remembered to bring along the ear plugs, which were utilized about halfway through the performance & gleefully prevented the dreaded 'ringing of ears' at show-end. To his credit, Mick Fleetwood's energy, abilities & performance would put most rock drummers 50 years his junior to shame while maintaining humble appreciation for his contribution.
Cruel? Overly harsh? Maybe a bit, see my signature below. But do please understand, while ‘rock’ is not currently my genre of choice, I came of age in the 60’s & 70’s. I was weaned on this stuff & I pray I still have no problem appreciating good musicianship regardless of genre or venue. Yet, when we arrived home I pulled up a Hi-Res version of Rumors just for schitts & giggles. After the first song, The Wife asked, "Who is That?".
Still, not one single regret. We were thrilled to be out with family & enjoyed the evening immensely. If I were to say even poor music is better than no music would that qualify as musicphile’s coda? I will ponder later on the question. Regardless, the rule passed down still holds true. We had a wonderful evening, shared an experience we would never have had otherwise. And there were many others who were thrilled to be there whose enthusiasm was infectious as they strived to recapture a sense of the joy of their youth. Bless us all, old farts & hippy’s at heart.
Not sure I'd trust a hamburger from this guy! Very cool, thanks for posting this John Lavanga and the Pittsburgh City Paper! Thank you very much for the support.
A cover I did of the way- not a patch on the original of course but let me know what you think.
http://www.harleydyse.com for the new download link
ive seen these guys twice and they were amazing both times big big fan of this band very big fan
Yeah, These guys are really cool and would never mean anything harmful of anyone. This song is about a girl who took a painting back that was given out of friendship. I could never see any of them having anything against Indians.
hmmmmm, I would love to talk more about this.
Are you implying that IOS is raciest?
If you have a problem with it wouldn't it be better to contact the band? Rather than post a comment to make them seem like bad people? I've met them all and I'm pretty sure that none of them are raciest. The term "Indian Giver" has been used for years in the American Culture and has been thought of for someone to take something back that they had previously given. I mean I can understand if you have something against them but I am completely lost on why you would choose to call them out on something like a CP article. If you want, you could Indian Give your comment and take it right out of here. lol
and your point is?
To note: the publicist asked me to remove the post on Misra's website and I complied. Nonetheless, as a musician, label manager, and writer, I do feel strongly about this. I'd say that being provided a track list and bio, along with a physical promo, leaves the responsibility squarely on Paste's shoulders, regardless of how the one Forcefield promo was "tagged."
iTunes is not fail-safe (some folks' iTunes download backwards) and, in the digital age, this is something that needs to be realized if you're writing a review. Failing to read the track list that accompanies a digital promo (which the writer clearly did) is lazy journalism and unacceptable from an entity as powerful as Paste. I stand by that. Paste themselves immediately realized this and were extremely apologetic.
The main premise of all this: if a band and label spend painstaking hours on a release, please just spend a little time and care with your review. It can make a huge difference.
I do not subscribe to the notion that writers should wholly trust digital technology and fail to take the time to read the carefully constructed material that accompanies promos. I love you guys and I love Pittsburgh (a lot), but I don't believe that's a good stance to take.
Gladly -- thanks for reading!
You'll note that I've added an update at the top as of 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 -- Misra explained that Paste got multiple copies of the album, but it sounds like the one that ended up in Ms. Grimm's hands was the out-of-order one. Either way, it appears Misra removed the emailed rant from its website.
Nice. I got the e-mail too, and my immediate reaction was "lazy journalists!" While that may still be somewhat true, this makes me feel less disdain for Paste, which I've always thought was a stand-up magazine. Thanks for covering this, otherwise I wouldn't have known.
This post is excellent. I think about this stuff all the time intensely whilst trying to figure out the best way to curate stuff in my music collection. I only recently discovered the power of the "Album Artist" field in iTunes, which cleans up a lot of the sequencing issues with hip-hop album "Artist" data fields. Technology is weird.
Since there were two comments, I flipped a coin -- heads was Mike, tails was JD. Tails came up, so I'll be sending you an email, JD! Congrats!
Thanks for playing along, all ... two of you! :)
yeah i'm in on this
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