EC song of the week

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:00 pm

Thank you all again for your feedback, we are really glad people are enjoying these! The "Song to Rose" pick was Jorge's -- it'll be my pick this week (though I say "week" loosely, as we've found we're a bit on rock and roll time with these posts). Anyway, very happy for the comments -- and for the illumination, rightbrain!
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:11 am

Aaand we're back (again!):
https://ecsotw.wordpress.com/2016/03/11 ... -romances/

All the way back to the beginning on this one -- happy Friday!
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:35 pm

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Jack of All Parades » Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:50 pm

Jorge, I can empathize with your late night existential personal encounter. I, too, have had a few over the years. I like that your connection to this song, or perhaps any song for that matter, comes from a personal point of reference. I can hear how the song is anchored in your mind and memory because of that 'personal' quality. There are a number of songs on the King of America album that hold strong associations for me. My moniker on this site is a tribute to one. I will not argue other interpretations of the song's lyric. That it works for you is good enough for me. It has always had that 'quarter to three in the morning' and no human contact remains other than the bottom of a glass and perhaps a bartender feel to my ears and eyes. A modern day proto Sinatra take. I like how you have highlighted a more obscure song from the canon.
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby sulky lad » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:56 am

Thanks again guys, a song that means a lot to me ( surprise) because of slightly different references. I'd done my lost in a big city 9 years earlier, moving from a Devon country village to University in London but very soon after going through a major personal upheaveal, I went to see Christie More in concert in Nottingham and, in the middle of abeautiful intimate crafted concert, I had an ephiphany of peace and contentment. I'm not even sure if he performed Deportee but his singing and the peace and tranquility of that concert gave me hope for a daunting future and I bought my future wife the CD with Christie singing Deportee on it and it's one of "our" CDs . Incidentally, I always loved the GCW versions, it was a revelation live in Oxford in October 1984 but this version lifts it up to a whole new level. Thanks again for this, guys, always a delight to read - and follow up by listening !

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:38 am

Thanks guys! This week we dig a forgotten trinket out from the recesses of Elvis's circa '91 beard:
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Dr. Luther » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:04 pm

Great pop song -- composition and performance.
Shoulda been a hit...

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:52 pm

This week's entry -- a gem from "Taking Liberties":

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Harry Lime » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:42 am

A great choice this week. I've always thought of this song as the New Wave version of a Roxy Music song like "Mother of Pearl" with it's manic first half and then quiet second half.
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Tue May 31, 2016 6:54 pm

It's been sporadic, but we're still at it!
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Check out what you've missed these last few entries!
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Re: EC song of the week

Postby Kevin Davis » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:40 pm

It's time for "It's Time!"

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby the_platypus » Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:10 pm

Hey! Sorry I kinda dropped off the board. But I'm still around. Thanks for all the kind words on these blog posts.

KD and I did a few more songs since he last posted

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby the_platypus » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:13 pm

Here's another one. One we disagreed on!

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby bambooneedle » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:30 pm

Brilliant writing about a glorious song, Jorge. Agree that the title track of The Delivery Man was sort of weak. And while I think back to when the album was released, I also never really understood all the fuss here at the time about Country Darkness... seemed to be all promise and no lasting substance.

Kevin: great writing too, but I much, much, much, prefer EC in 'Southern-rock troubadour' guise than in later NYC ghetto hipster guise with The Roots. The Delivery Man still definitely stands up as a **** album for me.

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Re: EC song of the week

Postby the_platypus » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:07 pm

Hey guys.

Bumping this old thread to announce that our weekly blog was "picked up" by Trunkworthy, the very publication that originally inspired it.

We'll be posting some refurbished favorites from our blog for the next few weeks, while we build up a cache of fresh content.

Here's our first Trunkworthy post.

http://www.trunkworthy.com/its-time-to- ... -the-week/


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