22 Jun 2009 04:15
Re: SoJ/I, Week Twenty: "Dragon Dreams"
David Rieken <drieken <at> gmail.com>
2009-06-22 02:15:54 GMT
2009-06-22 02:15:54 GMT
As I've written before, I loved this music live but wasn't sure how it would translate to cd. When I listened to it the first time, I wasn't sure that I thought it worked, but like Tracy, after listening to it again, I fell for it. David On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 4:31 PM, orange-clouds <at> sbcglobal.net < orange-clouds <at> sbcglobal.net> wrote: > yeah, you see what you think in a few days. i was not immediately > impressed, > but wow. i am now VERY impressed with this cd. i love it's pull to think > better tho'ts, it's call to action, "come on come forward, my beautiful > friend" jane (sorry it's just jane to me) has always been calling to me, > trying to draw me out. i love this. i need this. i am so blessed. > > *B4B(B() > B .b"B4 .b"*B4B() B8.b"*B() > (B8.b"B4 B8.b"B4.Tracy > > --- On Sun, 6/21/09, Michael Williams <cyberry <at> earthlink.net> wrote: > > > From: Michael Williams <cyberry <at> earthlink.net> > Subject: SoJ/I, Week Twenty: "Dragon Dreams" > To: siblings <at> smoe.org > Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009, 11:54 AM > > > it's june 21, 2009. summer started today in my hometown (new york city). > summer also started in the Yukon on june 21, and in most (but not all of) > canada. > > and with summer's arrival, SoJ/I hits its final week, with "Dragon Dreams", > the only entry from Issa - released in 2008, with eleven tracks. (the first > track is an a capella snippet of part of the tenth track, "A Train Is > Coming".) > > i listened to the album for the first time yesterday, and it's playing now > in > the background. it didn't "click" with me until "Oui Allo?". i like this > song > and some of the later songs. the album as a whole reminds me the most of > jane's "Lips", and maybe "Hush" as well. > > seems perfectly appropriate for this to be an Issa release, and not a Jane > Siberry release. the way i'm thinking about things at the moment is that > Issa > = certain parts of Jane writ large. > > i find these parts of Jane somewhat interesting, and sometimes > entertaining. > yet, unfairly to Issa, i keep looking for/hoping for the complexity of some > of > Jane's earlier work, mixed with the simplicity of some _other_ parts of > Jane's > earlier work, and don't quite see either in "Dragon Dreams". > > but it's only been one day. i'll see what i think in a few days. > > - michael