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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Music Blogging - 3/21

I can't say I'm a big fan of Neko Case.  But she is interesting, and has integrity - which I respect* - and a decent set of pipes.  You'll never find her using Auto-Tune.

Her lyrics are enigmatic.  This song, DEEP RED BELLS, almost seems like stream of unconsciousness** rambling.  The melody, in a vague way, evokes Ghost Riders in the Sky, which makes the mystery a little deeper, though probably not redder.  (Except for the cattle's eyes.)

H/T to B.T., for turning me on to Neko.

Oops - that video is down.  Here's another try, with even worse video.

* Contrast Lady Gaga
** Another bit of failed originality.  Google it.

1 comment:

BadTux said...

I have an autotune plugin for my DAW and tried it out. It made me sound like a boy band singer -- my voice jumped from note to note in an awkward way rather than sweeping from note to note. Given that my problem is intonation, not pitch, I shrugged, said "WTF", and that was the end of that.

Folks who rely on autotune shouldn't be in the music business. 'Nuff said.

- Badtux the Neanderthal Penguin