Oct 022014

“When was the last time you saw a riot at the symphony?”

The All-Star Jam is the place to do your thing.


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  1. cherguevara

    That is some awful saxophone right there in addition to a whole lot of awkward.

    Hey, I wanted to get some help with a mental mosquito bite here. A little while ago, a friend showed me this video of John Wesley Harding.


    It reminds me of another song, and I can’t figure it out. I mentioned it to my wife, and she was able to name a song that sounds like it – but it wasn’t the one in my head. It only conflated my confusion. I won’t say which song she named, so that you have a clean slate. I swear there is another song I can’t dredge out of my mental music library.

    Part of his simple melody is a simple arpeggio up a triad, and that is that part that bugs me the most.


    PS Everything you need to hear is in the first 30 seconds of the song.

  2. Man, that’s REALLY familiar, so much so that my gut reaction was to scan my memory of all the songs the Kinks have ripped off from themselves and suggest one of those second- or third-generation takes on an original. But I don’t think that’s the case. Let me keep that bit of the melody rattling around and see what attaches itself to it. Thanks!

  3. It’s a bit like “Polythene Pam,” especially the “response” parts, but I believe there’s another song I have in mind that it’s even closer to. (For some reason I’m now focusing on the hokier side of the Doors, such as “Hello, I Love You,” a Kinks ripoff! I think there’s something “groovy” from the days of the Ed Sullivan Show that I have in mind yet can’t quite itch.)

  4. It’s also reminding me of something Donovan might do, like a song that mates “Jennifer Juniper” and “Epistle to Dippy.” It may be an actual Donovan song I have in mind. He’s got a lot of songs that sound like rewrites of his biggest hits – and he’s got a lot of songs I know but can’t put together with a title.

  5. cherguevara

    Yes! I think it was Sunshine Superman! The song my wife named was “new life” by Depeche Mode. Seriously, thank you, it was making me crazy.

  6. Funny that you should post this — I have this album “The Sound of His Own Voice” My son who was four when it came out loved this song and would sing along. “Captain Courageous”


  7. Who has seen the latest multi-megastar effort?


    Very cool video as far as the visuals go. Poor Brian Wilson though. I can’t help but think he was far happier in the sandbox…

  8. hrrundivbakshi

    Can I respectfully cast another vote for the dumping of the media player at the bottom of each and every page on the site? Or at least build some AI into it so that once you make it go away on one page, it stays away on subsequent pages? I realize we get all this RTH goodness for free, so I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but that thing drives me batty.

  9. Oh please please please follow hvb’s advice!

  10. I’ll bring it up again with The Back Office, whose plate has been fuller than anyone’s plate should be of late. Meanwhile, I encourage you, HVB, to resume your priceless additions to the discourse around here. (The same goes for myself!)

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