Monday, July 20, 2009

Crazy On You....

This is classic got to listen to the screams at 3.00, 3.30, 3.45 and 4.00...good stuff baby!
It reminds me of this interview I read in Rollingstone with Kelly Clarkson when she was asked what she thought about new singers using the tech-voice enhancers such as "Auto-Tune". She said: "There are cool effects you can do with it, but when they just use it to correct pitch, that pisses me off, because it takes away the emotion. if it were perfect you might as well listen to a robot. You don't have the records anymore that are like Aretha or Janis. Even if it was off a little bit, it was great, because it sounded like they were aching."
It's one of the reasons I love Bob Dylan...many people dont like him because of his voice...yet, its his voice that I love. It's the beautiful mess of it...the raw and gravel like humbleness that smells of old leather and feels like rock under bare feet. I read this quote in the same Rollingstone: "After I first heard him, I got upset because I couldn't figure out what else there was left to say...I decided not to listen to him again or Id go home with my hat in my hand. So I threw out all my Dylan tapes in the Brazos river." -Billy joe Shaver.

To play without passion is inexcusable. -Beethoven
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