AND... that is such a good picture of JMT on the cover of this album!
Damn... Barb had such a fine voice! It helped to have good JMT songs to sing... but I think she helped the songs too... like on this song and like on I'D BE GLAD TO LET YOU LOVE ME which is #3 on this album... but... it will be forever and forever in my memory as one of my most favorite songs of all time... on one of my most favorite albums of all time... FITW And I am NOT saying FITW is simply one of my favorite JMT albums! No, I'm saying that FEATHERS IN THE WIND is one of the best albums ever... by anyone!
Jimmy, this song reminds me, what great lyrics you can slip into your songs/albums! AND I had forgotten how much I like this song/album. Thanks for reminding me about it. JQ
Yesterday afternoon, I received my copy of... The Stone Raft, the English translation of a novel by Portuguese writer José Saramago, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1998. A Spanish-language film based on the book, La Balsa de Piedra, was released in 2002 by George Sluizer; see JMT intro above. This is a great JMT song... the lyrics of this song, represent well, the true genius JMT has with words! What absolutely great lyrics!
"Where the moon on the beach pushes time out of reach"
I love it! 26 seconds long to convey a complete thought.
Damn, Jimmy! I am not sure what to make of this song! I really... REALLY... like this song very much! The story makes me feel "sad" ...and yet I find this song quite... ??? ..."pleasing" ??? WELL, It doesn't matter! EVEN IF I do not understand why... the fact remains... I LIKE THIS SONG! And I agree with what Jeff wrote below in COMMENTS... AND I REALLY agree with Violet!
Jimmy... I like this one, too! I like it a lot!
Jimmy, I like this one. You mentioned the other day, that you might consider adding some cello to one of your new songs... ??? This version is only 2:09... seems to me... there might be plenty of room for a few bars of cello instrumental to float around between the words! But you know me... I have often mentioned to you, how good some of your instrumentals really are... and I have often thought that you, yourself, under appreciate yourself... when it comes to your own instrumentals. Good song... JohnQ
The lyrics are so descriptive and visual, such as the lipstick from NYC. Did you read about a suicide or make up the song from scratch? Jeff P
"Your songs are so heartbreaking sometimes. I love it. Don't change a thing." Violet
I love that...reading and listening to it..!
Love the sounds...i can feel the amercan poet in the music...and the vocal sound is really full...
That song just makes me want to buy an old guitar....i keep lookin in the second hand stores around here...but theres no guitars...i dream that someday i’ll walk into anthony o hallorans second hand / antique shop, and there’ll be some old gem of a six string , archtop maybe, or a rusty old tele...full of mojo...waiting there for me to find...! I check every time im passing his place....i think i’ll never stop waiting....
But yes...thats a great track....you should send that out to dream guitars shop...in ashville....paul huemiller owns it....or some such shop....i bet one of those places would love that song for a website....im doin my website at the mo....id love to put that track on my instruments page...!
Then people could send pics of the old guitars they bought and i could post those pics too...wouldnt that be a bit of craic....fun...we all buy guitars....a choir of guitar pickers could sing it....we buy guitars..✌️
Also...i never saw the link between telescopes amd guitars before....but i do now...its a cold night here...and a clear sky full of stars....Matt
Cool song, well written, vivid, and fun with a wicked twist at the end.
i buy guitars....i can't play them properly .... but i buy guitars too
So poignant! A beautiful song,
Really great track!!!!
What a gorgeous voice Barbara had and what a touching song. John O'Malley
soundtrack to riding in the West Texas desert with the top down?
"We went away to find ourselves and came back to someone else." Great line. This track is not what I expect from you.
There you go again. This begins a new phase in my production. Probing the almost...
Very cool. Whatever you are doing I want to do too. The blending of voice/words/instruments. Almost subliminal! Very dreamy. The way we actually hear the voices around us or even ourselves.
Cool. Interesting instrumentation! Makes me trap my feet. Crazy vocal.
This sounds to me like a musical washing machine with rocks in the dry cycle.
Always up for a test crash,
That really rocks...clean.
Harriet is a school nurse. She says this is a good song.
So BOLD! Love it.
Great groove and lyric. This might be the best GC song I've heard. You have all your images working. A total success. Vocal, production...all fully realized.
SKATING is another of my suicide songs.
I must do a trip to your coffee table group sometime.
Maybe I take that challenge. But my song would be about Patti Meadors who transferred to my school in the middle of my senior year and tho she ate lunch across the street at the elementary school cafeteria with me just a few times and then transferred away before the year was over I will never forget her and...we never had that first date.
Very nice! I like the way you’ve composed this song; it is musically expressive of the central metaphor. Jenni Mansfield Peal
"That was brilliant. We are crying." Maria Moss