Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Can't Let You Go

Can't Let You Go


Taking a mood and extrapolating on it. Not about anyone I know...any one person, at any rate.

Al: Guitar, vox, ghostly backing vox


Blogger Scott said...

This sounds like one of those quickly and nonchalantly tossed-off (no jokes please) pieces of elegantly simple work that justifies the whole concept of this website. Next you'll tell us that you've been slaving over it for weeks before recording it, and my impression that you did it from start to finish in one hour is utterly wrong. Such is life.

What does that mean about what I thought of the song? This track strikes me as quite good on first listen, but on second listen it might have the potential to rise higher than that in the Al pantheon. Good stuff. An example of genius? Not willing to commit on that level, but quite a respectable piece of songery. (I just made up that word.)

11:46 AM  
Blogger Allan said...

Heh, no, this was a one hour job. I didn't have much time and I had to be quiet to boot as we have a guest sleeping in the next room. I hope that added to the acoustic Nirvana-ey vibe that I and every indie band on the planet are trying to exploit...

I appreciate the comments, and I agree, this is the kind of thing I'd like the site to accomplish. One thing I want to do is to sand off some of the feints and tics I lard my songs with in an attempt to be "clever" or obscure what I really might be trying to say. In other words, reach in, get some good emotional goop and hopefully express it well. And take the stuff that works and build on it.

Of course, I won't dispose of all my affectations...often that's what makes the song. Heck, amplifying affectations is my Pop Machine M.O...

12:00 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Affectations have always been my approach to songwriting, or pretty much any writing. Or maybe gimmickry is a better word. My way of having fun. And I guess that moved over to my contributions to Pop Machine. I say that with no shame whatsoever.

But (as should go without saying) there is a place for non-snarkiness and seriousness, good to see you're trying to find it.

8:42 PM  

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