Let’s get deep today. I’ll tell you what, Dugout Chatter usually requires your gut responses, but for today and today only we’ll accept more considered replies.
Who’s the rightful heir to John Lennon, artistically – I’m not talking about his sons?
Who’s your favorite songwriter who’s words are of little interest to you?
Has the backstory of a song or album ever hurt your enjoyment of said song or album?
At what point in the action of the new Stones-Scorcese flick, Shine a Light, do you imagine Marty will cue the intro to “Gimme Shelter”?
Is there any “neo-” version of an older style of music that you prefer to the original (eg, punk-era Two-Tone ska over the original ’60s ska)?
Is there any hope for k.d. lang ever being relevant again? Does it matter?
Do you ever feel like you might “recognize” a favorite artist by the way he or she projects in song, you know, the way so many fans of Lennon or Joe Strummer felt like they “knew” or could “identify” with him? Well, is there an artist whose music you love yet on whom you get no handle, cannot imagine what it might be like to hang out with over a beer, or whatever?
Have you ever liked an artist’s significant change of direction album, whether temporary or not, better than the previously established body of work (eg, Neil Young’s Trans was the first album by him that you embraced)?
As a listener and/or a player, of late, what aspect of music have you been trying to pay more attention to (eg, “I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the kick drum.”)?
I look forward to your responses.