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going to a wake
Fantastic as always! Lyrics are on point, and I enjoy how the song slowly progressed from something pseudo-uplifting to melancholic. Was this intentional? Maybe it's just me who noticed it, haha. Keep up the great job! Can't wait to hear more from you.
I like this very much - great vocal and lovely open, ranging rhythm guitar (reminds me of vintage Joni Mitchell in a good way). Excellent stuff yet again!!
Sounds sweet at my end mate!! Loads of brilliant harmonies and incidental changes on all instruments, including lyrics and vocals!! I'm happy to sit, relax and receive every detail!! Scorching vocals mate!!!
Delicious - I'm getting a soupcon of John Martyn with a leetle bouquet of Joni. Const.crit comin' at ya - not easy to distinguish a structure and a clear hook. Tends to hit a groove and kinda stay there. Which is fine, but more light and shade would maybe bring out those contrasts and make the "going to a wake" chorus more of a definitive statement? It's all a matter of taste, I know...
Lovely mellow treatment of a sensitive subject. It's good to hear stuff without drums sometimes, a whole different dynamic.
"Let me light your life up, babe"...light and airy...for a wake :) Love the irony...big sound...wide open passion...keys support this just enough...a Nola procession?...passages always offer a challenge to the living ...guitars just dance along...and the pause for the harmonics is a breath. :)
All the good stuff that I've come to expect from you Rich, the piano notes add a sad atmosphere to the song, enjoyed a few listens, thumbs up. Gibbo
I do like this style. As I said before - reminds me of Harper. My favourite singer songwriter.. Thumbs up. ;-)
A great song of hope Rich, celebration, no matter what life brings our way, I feel this, love the chord changes, and your vocals, interesting lyrics, love the piano parts here a lot!
hmm, I'm guessin' this was NOLA inspired, cool things seem to happen to dead folk there :) Strange tune, but I'm likin' it. "left hand in my right"....I felt that! All these lyrics reach out and touch, you've done good, man.
I agree with Keith - your vocal is outstanding on this Rich - nice chord work too - the vibe began in D then you used a chord change I've noticed before (up to E) and your voice pulled out those different notes (demanded by that change) beautifully dude. Some other little key movements were equally good. Yeah I'm "atomizing" the song to give you an opinion but it's a cool song Rich and sometimes I have to do that. Thumzup
Very nice swirly-whirly sound (strat?) transporting me into warmer times gone by. Boy, I wish I could sing (and swirl) like this... :) keith
I loved music at first breath. Born in 1955 the year when Marilyn Monroe came to NYC for acting lessons. Less then 10 miles away from my wee infant self. Must'v had an effect on me. Maybe.. ya never know. So to go on.. Memories, far back. Music involved everything. Sounds, beats, how I felt. When music I was attracted to broke in, it was worth waking up for. It influenced my personality. Who I would like, love and where I would hang. Music surrounded everything in my reality. It was the muse to get me along and hang on. Always going on. That's just the way it is. To what, I don't know. I just hope someone out there is better off for something I did or didn't do, said, or sang and boy, singing saved my life more times then I can count. I always had that when I had absolutely nothing else I could count on, even myself.
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at five I played my first notes. at 15 my second. in between we just don't talk about.
this song really reflects on where we are, whats important about life. the arrangement, the guitar, vocals, all really hit the mark. this is one of the greats.
Your voice is so cool. You have these "cracks" in the words and it doesn't matter... in fact it makes you "real." I don't know if that makes sense to you, but to me – trust me, it's good! The music has a very lifting feeling to it. And again, your music hypnotizes me to listen to the whole song not once, but twice. THEN, I want to get a copy, and comment... it's a whole thing that I go through