I haven't heard too much of Entwistle but I can definitely see the connection. You wrote Strawberries Mean Love, right? Still one of my top favorites.
I'll also admit I wasn't aware of Hoagy Carmicheal! I went and listened to Stardust and it was great - thank you for the introduction to it. And, oh boy. Sweet Home Alabama. That song is in EVERY movie! I guess the advice was sound, haha.
By the way, I was watching Mr. Farmer with my art teacher and a few friends. We all really, really love the music video.
: Certainly it was the entire Sunshine Superman
: LP that was so influential for me.
: I had many other influences that manifested
: themselves in other aspects of my
: music....such as my bass playing. There I
: was attracted to the more aggressive and
: bombastic stylings of John Entwistle and
: bands like the Yardbyrds. I also had melodic
: leanings such as McCartney and Voorman. But,
: my song writing was more on the softer side.
: As I aged I started to write songs based on
: riffs...those usually came from a bass part.
: Even now I go back and forth with my writing
: and playing.
: On the subject of crackly...I used to love
: listening to old 78 rpm glass records. You
: really had to focus your listening to pick
: up on the details and lyrics....A major
: influence for me there was Hoagy
: Carmichael...I even got to meet him
: once...his advice was just write a Stardust
: or Georgia!
: Ed King basically did that with Sweet Home
: Alabama...mailbox $$$
: --Previous Message--
: A new EP on vinyl? awesome!! I absolutely
: can't wait! and yeah, digital music does
: tend to reveal the nuances of a song but
: there's something about the vinyl sound that
: is just so... groovy. I actually like buying
: semi-decent second hand records because the
: pops and crackly sounds bring a whole new
: context to a song I think; it gives it a bit
: of history.
: I never would have guessed Season of the
: Witch inspired that song, wow! I would have
: guessed that of all of Donovan's discography
: it would have been Three King Fishers that
: would have served as the chief inspiration.
: That's really cool!
: And I will definitely check that CD out.
: Thanks for being great B)
: --Previous Message--
: Hi Dalida!
: Welcome to the SAC Message Board! aka
: Funny that you mentioned the vinyls...we are
: in the process of recording a new EP to be
: released on VINYL! Although I must admit
: that when I first heard CD's and then
: DIGITAL recording of our old stuff and other
: stuff that was originally recorded on vinyl
: I heard thing that I never knew were
: there....Or in the case of our own stuff,
: things that I forgot were there. One such
: example is the fuzz bass part I played on
: Sitting On A Star. It was mixed so low that
: with the warmth of vinyl it became part of a
: collage. Which of course is the beauty of
: I also loved Donovan. His Season Of The
: Witch inspired our Rainy Day Mushroom
: Pillow. Orange Skies by LOVE was another
: I was attracted to melancholia as well. I go
: for the opposite as well.
: We are gearing up to do some live shows
: which will mix old and new songs. We
: released a CD in 2012 called Wake Up Where
: You Are that also mixes old with new.
: Anyway, thanks for listening...It means a
: lot to us!
: --Previous Message--
: Hey SAC! I'm Dalida, I'm 17 & I
: your music a few months ago and have just
: found this little forum. I gotta say... you
: guys are one of my favorites already, right
: up there with Donovan. Honestly, there are
: no words to describe how much I love the
: Black Butters, Strawberries Mean Love, Rainy
: Day Mushroom Pillow, Eulogy, and ESPECIALLY
: Shallow Impressions (to name a few). I love
: listening to your albums while painting or
: doing homework or particularly when driving
: to a setting sun on the freeway.
: It's difficult to articulate exactly how
: enamored I am. Thank you so, so much for
: your work and creativity. There is nothing
: more therapeutic to me than curling up in
: bed with my phone and earbuds and
: disappearing into the burgundy skies of
: Pretty Song from Psych-out or the
: melancholic sweetness of Wooden Woman.
: According to iTunes (I promise I'm trying to
: find vinyl copies that won't break my bank
: to listen to it the "proper way")
: I've listened to Sitting on a Star 215 times
: alone, which I think says enough, haha. I
: have an affinity for your sound; there's
: nothing else quite like it. It tops The
: Beatles by miles, in my opinion.
: I happen to be an hour away from LA and see
: you all tend to perform there - anything
: coming up? I'd love to hear my favorite
: songs live!!
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