Have you ever felt like your car has a particular ‘theme cd’ that goes with it? Our last car, a Nissan Sentra, had Mark Williams’ Journals of a Recovering Skeptic as it’s theme. The two just went together. Strangely, our new car (as of last night!), a 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, has Mark Williams’ Becoming the Moon as it’s theme music. Now, I don’t decide what the theme album of a car is. I am just able to recognize what fits and what doesn’t. So I am a Mark Williams car kind of guy.
Another coincidence… I was just listening to Becoming the Moon, and happened to look at the information my cd player software has on it… the artist and album, tracks, etc. I use Player by the way. One other thing it keeps track of is the last time you listened to a cd. So when do you think the last time I listened to this cd was? March 21, 2002. Just about a year ago. Okay, so maybe it isn’t such a coincidence afterall. Nobody likes you anyway.
March 13, 2003 No Comments
This past week or so I’ve been listening to Waterdeep a lot. What a great, great band. Since I first heard of them in 1996, on the first Awakening Compilation, I’ve only grown in my appreciation of their music. And their music only gets better and better. They were on a record label for two releases, then the label went belly up, and Don Chaffer, the frontman of the band, has released two independent records since then, putting the total Don/Waterdeep releases up to 9 albums, plus Enter the Worship Circle, a collaboration between Waterdeep and 100 Portraits (though, to be honest, Waterdeep’s contribution is what made the record), and they’re all worth having in your collection. Oh, and then there are the rarity and live albums available to swimmers. And the countless live shows available on the internet.
Waterdeep is a jam band. Like Phish, I guess. But I’ve never listened to Phish, so I don’t know how accurate the comparison is, I’ve just heard it before. They tour a lot, and none of their shows are the same. One great thing about seeing them live is that they often make up something on the spot. It’s always fun to see them do that.
Anyhow… they’re coming to Lynchburg April 7th. I’m going. If they come to your town, try to go see them. They make good art.
Here is a tid bit of one song, called 18 bullet holes…
the funny thing about the way a girl gets destroyed, about the way that deal goes down, is that everybody pretty much sees it coming at the sister from all the way across town. and she isn’t always blinded. she isn’t always far astray. she just might not be thinking. she might be having a bad day.
but when you choose, you choose.
and when you drown, you drown.
March 13, 2003 No Comments