Cool Water

Burl Ives would have been 101 today.

7 Responses to Cool Water

  1. Andrei says:

    Nice and wholesome in complete contrast to that other fellow with whom he shares a birthday – the lamentable Boy George.

    I was kind of hoping for some progressive Rock though.

    Well perhaps if there isn’t a post for Alan White I can sneak one in a Roundabout fashion


  2. homepaddock says:

    I share your opinion of Boy George but am not so sure about the rock.


  3. pdm says:

    Progressive Rock.

    Would that be a rolling stone?


  4. homepaddock says:

    pdm – thanks for starting my day with a grin.


  5. Andrei says:

    Me too Ele. Yes are a great band and amongst the pioneers of Progressive Rock – along with Vangelis amongst others.

    Roundabout, the song I linked, is a great song, with a very interesting structure but it lacks warmth of humanity and is seems almost machine written.

    Sometimes a cracked note or a fumbled riff can bring a song to life – sometimes not often.

    Nik and I discuss these matters often, what makes music great – how can you tap into the magic that lifts a song from ho hum to greatness.

    Anyway here is an example of where he is drawing inspiration from right now and while I’m sure this wont rock your boat,its a long way from Burl Ives, it is inspired musically imho.

    We spent an evening together dissecting this and attempting to reproduce it – with some measure of success


  6. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – I enjoyed your comment but will take your word for it that this is musicially inspired.


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