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August 12th, 2008
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Scientifically inaccurate song lyrics...
Okay, I'm going to give into my inner geek here, but does hearing these lyrics make anybody else feel like somebody is scratching fingernails on a chalkboard, because... they're just wrong? Or maybe you have a lyrics pet peeve of your own to add? Here I go:

"Turpentine" - A great song by Brandi Carlilie (http://www.myspace.com/brandicarlileband), who, btw, sings the song to the car commercial that plays over and over during the Olympics coverage - you know, the one called "The Story": "All of these lines across my face... tell you the story..."

Lyric: "These days we go to waste like wine... that's turned to turpentine".
Come on, Brandi... wine turns to vinegar; turpentine is made from gum from pine trees!

"Good is Good" - by Sheryl Crow.

Lyric: "And everytime you hear the rolling thunder, you turn around before the lightning strikes" Now that would be a neat trick... being warned of lightning by thunder! Sorry, you see lightning before you hear it.


Do you think they didn't know any better, or that they just couldn't resist the way it sounded?

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From:zanne68
Date:August 13th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
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Sheryl Crow irritates me in general. There are a couple of her songs that I like, but for the most part, blech. And you pointed out one of the reasons.

HI!!! by the way. :D Good to see you back around these parts.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
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*G* I'm not a huge fan of hers, but I think she had a really interesting set of songs in her first album. The ones after that don't really do anything for me.

Thanks! It's definitely been a long time!
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:August 13th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, yeah, you're right. NOt good.

I tend not to be a Crow fan. I can't put my finger on it, besides the fact she's overplayed, but I don't like her...

Yay a ros post!
*hugs*
K
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
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Thank you!!! *G* ((((hugs))))

So, I saw that Chris Thile is touring with a new group, The Punch Brothers. Have you seen him, or are you planning to see him?
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:August 14th, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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Well the Punch Brothers are the same band as the "How to Grow A Woman from the Ground Band"...

I really hope they don't change their name for each album.... but really I think the name change was so they wouldn't be "Chris Thile and the ____" but just the Punch Brothers.

They are great, I've seen Punch two or three times now. I just saw him Friday, and it was great.

Chris is coming to Woodsongs with Edgar Myer on October 20th for a special show!

He's awesome! But if you like the bluegrass sound of before mixed with the classical/jazz styling then you need to get the album.

Chris wrote a four movement 42 minute long song called The Blind Leaving the Blind, about his divorce and his outlook on religion... it's really interesting.

You can hear it by going to http://listen.grooveshark.com/
and writing in Punch Brothers. The movements are numbered.

If you want to listen to the tracks in order they go,
Punch
BLtB 1
BLtB 2
BLtB 3
BLtB 4
Sometimes
Nothing, Then
It'll Happen (BEAUTIFUL SONG!!!) This is the best he's done as far as putting together and album that I would listen to from start to finish. The instrumental Sometimes I would skip but only because I want to get to the next two songs so much.
Every other album he's done, even Nickel Creek there's one song I hate and NEVER listen to.


So yeah... I am planning to see him. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I will definitely check it out - thanks!

(42 minute long song?!)
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:August 14th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah... I guess it was a really hard divorce! :)

He's dating someone now, so let's hope he doesn't rush this one. They were both young when he got married and it only lasted around 18 months. At first I thought he cheated on her because all of the songs on that Nickel Creek album were about having an affair... well all of his songs, BUT he said in an interview that she left him out of no where... So maybe he's not that bad a guy.

When they preform it live, they put a little break between the first two and the last two. Noam (Pickles) the banjo player is really funny, and VERY good. That's him in the icon with Chris.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh, lord... BLUEGRASS SLASH! *ggl*
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:August 14th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Caught on to that did ya?

Well... they do flirt on stage. My favorite moment was when Pickles introduced a song like this...

"This song was written by Mr. Chris Thile, and it's semi-autobiographical. It's called, Song for a Young Queen."

Chris had this O.o face and then he cracked up! They are a lot of fun to watch on stage.
K
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From:lavendertook
Date:August 13th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Ahahaha! Those are pretty bad.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
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Ain't they? But I'm sure there are more out there if we could only think of them...!

*pets the icon kitty*
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From:psyknife
Date:August 13th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
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My my... look who it is!!!!!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:August 14th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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*ggl* I know, I've been away a loooong time. I was a little worried I'd come back and nobody would be here...!
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