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Here Comes The Rain

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Say what you will about Daryl Hall and his performing abilities, but he is one of the great pop songwriters and arrangers of his era.  Vocally I think he always oversings a bit, putting in too many unnecessary and throw away notes, many that make me cringe.  As a player, he is good, but not great.  But as an writer, arranger, an interpreter, I think he is excellent.  I love how much he loves the old soul standards.  I’m right there with him.

Here is Daryl covering doing a great cover of a Eurythmics song, featuring ol’ Dave Stewart himself.

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January 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Posted in Covers, Music

People That Need To Go, v2: Morrissey

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I was never a fan of The Smiths, so I don’t have a deep well of loving musical memories to buffer my assessment of Morrissey.  My message to you, sir, is that We Get It.  We get the fact that you believe that eating meat is a horrifying thing.  You even wrote one or two songs on the topic to reinforce your point, as I recall.  Yes, your point has been made.  We understand. 

You are a beautifully bleak, dark, and tortured soul.  Here is some proof.  I guess it is a natural thing for people which such passionate beliefs, on whatever topic they may be, to be completely obnoxious asses about it.  I suppose he feels he need to personally advocate for the animals, because no one else is.  I’m not even sure I disagree with you on the particulars of this topic, though I am a confirmed omnivore.  Animals are treated badly.  But, you don’t change hearts and minds by telling people that if they like meat so much, they should eat their own children.

Morrissey: ‘Eating animals is just the same as paedophilia, rape and murder

We only hear from you when you dispel yet another rumor of a Smiths reunion, or when you pop up in the news once in a while to spew some crazy.  I guess you just enjoy the attention, but shut up already.  Good grief.

Written by Rick

January 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Posted in Jackass, News, Stuff