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Bob Elliott

9/10/2009 1:50:31 AM ---- Updated 9/10/2009 4:12:32 AM

Music You're Not Ready to Hear
Sometimes you get something you are really looking forward to hearing, think it's gonna be pretty great, and then you hear it, and it's just not anything like you expected, not so great. You give it another shot a couple times, and then you just put it away...weeks, months, maybe years.

Then you decide to spin it again. This time you already know what it's like. There are no chances of some shatter of expectations. And sometimes you find that now you can hear it. Now you really can dig it.
Like your head put it away in a dark cave back there and pondered it, and made some changes. You didn't knw your mind did anything with it, but your head works on a lot of things you're not aware of.

Elvis Costello's "Imperial Bedroom" is having that effect on me. My daughter got it for me amore than a year ago. I think she and I were expecting tight new wavish early Costello like say "Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes" or something. But it's not that type of thing at all. It's very dense with instrumentation,sometimes oddish changes, obscurish words...

Anyway, I tried to dig it, once twice thrice...no dice. Put it away and it sat in the head over a year. Got it out lately knowing what it was I was putting on and found I was ready to take it in. Pretty cool, really. But it's interesting to me the way my head must be working on these curiosities when I am not aware of thinking of them at all.

It was kind of that way with Hank Williams. It was okay first time I checked it, but didn't knock me out. Left it alone for years. Came back and found myself transfixed for months.

SOme sort of mental incubation.


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Bob Elliott

9/10/2009 1:51:20 AM


You're...I mean you're...not your...


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Richard Scotti

9/10/2009 2:39:44 AM ---- Updated 9/10/2009 3:20:19 AM


We all make inadvertant typos at times. It's just more embarassing when it's in the title and I agree we should have the ability to edit our thread titles. Sometimes I just want to change the themw of the title but I'm stuck with it because I can't change it.
On the topic of absorbing musical inspiration through osmosis - sometimes when I'm blogging I have classical music playing the background. It's a classical music channel on cable TV and I never know what I'll be hearing next. Sometimes I'm not even aware of it but it has been seeping into my brain. So I started to do some classical stuff combined with other genres and it came to me more easily than I ever thought it would because I had absorbed so many hours of different classical composers. Some of the best ideas come from the most unexpected places. It sounds like your imagination is very fertile. Keep that incubator warm. It looks like many good things are growing.


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Ash Ferry

9/10/2009 3:04:17 AM


What about Yur? :)

I understand what you mean about listening to something and it feels different years later. I read someplace, that as we age, we become more accepting of a lot of things.


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Bam Singh

9/10/2009 4:21:28 AM


We have just tried the mechanism on the title of this thread, and it worked. Maybe people don't realize that, besides the Edit link that is actually on the post, you can edit the posts or delete yours or others by clicking on Edit Topics/Comments near the bottom of the center column on the Artist Area page, which will take you to http://iacmusic.com/artists/editTopics.aspx where you can select the topic you want to edit and then you will see that if you are editing the initial post of a topic, you can edit the title if you want "Edit entry text (and title if applicable)".


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Richard Scotti

9/10/2009 4:49:54 AM


Thank you for that valuble info, Bam.


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Hop On Pop

9/10/2009 12:31:32 PM


When I first heard:
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
I just thought it was kinda boring and droning. I gave it several listens, because I had heard so many people whose opinions I respect, talking about what a great album it was. After even 10 or so listens, I still just didn't get it.

Then, one day, I decided, "Okay, one more time."

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I heard all the different layers, the melodies and countermelodies. All the textures and the way that Shields had sculpted this mass of sound into something that really was beautiful.

It's now among my favorite albums ever.


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Hugh Hamilton

9/10/2009 3:18:03 PM


Hi Bob - It took me decades to be willing to listen to Bob Dylan for more than the time it took to turn the knob on the radio dial, let alone to honestly enjoy his work. I still harbor the same resistance to Elvis Costello aside from the song Allison, which I adore. There are still plenty of entire genres that I haven't opened the mental doors to yet, let alone artists or albums or individual songs. It's a lifelong process, methinks, of change, learning and growth.

H


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Bob Elliott

9/12/2009 7:12:19 AM


Well, I trip out on what my head does in the back with music. Changes happen and you don't know they are being built. Like you start wanting to write certain new forms, musically lyrically, rhythmically, whatever... maybe at first you can't pull it off. You think on it for some time and then you maybe go on to other things. Six months or more later the subconscious kicks you up something, like it's been working on the structure.

Then there are albums I keep trying now and then, but still no dice...xo by Elliott Smith...

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