The Birth Defects are playing at the Hi Hat on Friday
Posts Tagged: Neil Diamond
so good good good..
I was reminded recently by a close friend about a line I’d written from the Diamond review of ten years ago, where from the 2nd row, I’d seen pain in his face as he sang of stories that years before had broken his heart. This time, I saw none of that. Just a polished production and a songwriter relying a lot on his star power. He’s a legend and he knows it.
What Diamond is is a songwriter who through a fluke of timing and chops and chance became a master singer-songwriter, but there is a laziness to a craft that has managed to sell over 125 million songs worldwide in 50 years. For every well crafted, “I am I cried, I am said I” there is a million “Pour me a drink, and I’ll tell you some lies”.
I Don’t Eat Animals – Melanie Safka – This is the “Brand New Key” chick all grown up, and with the same strange voice somewhere between nursery rhyme and razorblade; no wonder Moz loves her – B
I’ve written about musicians I’ve never seen but wish I had but that isn’t this article! This is about musicians I didn’t see on specific tours or even concerts that I wish I’d caught. I mean more than wish, like dream of having been to