Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard -- Paul Simon
Johnj wrote:You listen to Tom Waits?
I discovered him via listening to Primus or Les Claypool's solo albums, and an older friend who likes his stuff a lot --pretty awesome-- fun, lots of truth, insight and soul put into it... like that 'drunken piano' song.
Tom Waits is like a working man's Leonard Cohen. Masculine rather than Cohen's feminine style. Maybe almost like Jimi Hendrix vs. Eric Clapton. Less cultured, more natural, gritty, flawed, and 'honest'. He doesnt get the same respect as Bob Dylan or Paul Simon usually.
I also grew up listening to lots of early rock and blues, as all my brothers and sisters are older. So I developed a taste for different stuff and find good music in various genres... it just depends on the artists although some musical genre's can be pretty contrived; but there is lots of good stuff from jazz, classical, rap, soul, electronica, reggae, folk, capella, etc, etc., and then again if I have to pull out some "good country" I can always start with Steve Earle, or cross genre's and bring in John Hiatt, or some bluegrass or cross over into more bluesy or R&B stuff.
Nowadays there's a lot of great music, but some of the stuff made years and years ago is still some of the best, like an old Norton, Ducati or Harley-Davidson. It crosses vast cultures and generations... Existential.
anyway, i best stop yabbering...
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