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BLUE(Sound)

BLUE(Sound)

With typically mis timed aplomb, on Tuesday I floated my latest musical endeavour. It’s called BLUE(Sound) and so like the previous release ‘No Direction’ places me firmly in the realm of the boy band. Apart from the music aspect…. and my age range, potential demographic, chance of ever selling a piece of product…. Still, at least I’m a real artist (insert smiley face).

I’ve written a fairly lenghty and representative description of the project here and have managed to get the artefact produced, so now I know it’s real. Not unlike Dinosaur Jr who recalled ‘The Farm’ when it came out for being mastered louder than it should be (endless question marks) I’m still trying to get a couple of the songs properly volumnised so they hurt as much as was intended..

The packaging and the blog post include some pictures that I’m quite pleased with. The whole thing hangs together quite well over all.

You can play all of the songs on the Band Camp player below. I definitely recommend cranking your volume up on the two tracks ‘Hallucinogenic Toreador Blues & Gib Hill Blues, especially the latter.

Buy a ticket, take the ride as a great man once said…

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Bob

This is a quick one. Today in the car I listened to ‘The Minneapolis Party Tape’ & ‘Tempest’ Bookends to a 51 year career by the greatest song & dance act on the circuit. Those big friendly arms at Sony make it difficult to share freely available content but (hopefully) here are two bits of content that illustrate a huge journey navigated by wilful intent and muse chasing far beyond that attempted by even the most dedicated circus act.

 

This is from 1964. At the time of this recording I was a pre-mewling infant awaiting my birth…

 

 

This is from earlier in the year. Americas great * hope President in the presence of greaterness. You can see Bob feigning humble, but you have to look close.

 

 

This from the same gig…

 

 

The new album ‘Tempest’ is an amazing & lyrical record that spans subjects and soundtracks them back into the primary beats of America. I’ll need another dozen listens to assimilate the stories in the songs. Bob is anything but ‘content lite’.

…and anyone who suggests his voice is gone should listen harder. Modulated poptones it ain’t. The voice of a dozen generations it is.

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