Five Songs, 11/28/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 11/28/2021

John Coltrane, "Naima"

I often feel inadequate on this blog. My words are woefully insufficient to describe so many of the beautiful songs we get on here. Writing about music is hard, even for somebody good at it. Writing about it for an idiot like me is basically impossible. I'm just banging rocks together here and ooking at the moon.

And then something like Coltrane comes up, and I really vanish. What can I possibly say that's going to add to one of the true artistic triumphs any of us are likely to encounter? You either feel this in your heart, or you don't, but it's not like I'm going to be able to awaken your soul with my typing.

The Goats, "Hangerhead Is Born"

...and then sometimes we get a rap skit.

Jeff Tweedy, "How Hard It Is For A Desert To Die"

This is probably the most country record that Jeff Tweedy has made since maybe Anodyne, twenty-five years early. Tweedy has always been able to write a lovely acoustic song, and he feels right at home returning to this sort of music. By and large, I like this better than the last few Wilco records.

Yo-Yo Ma, "Suite no. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: I. Prélude"

I'll be you thought I was going to get all introspective again, faced with a master of his instrument playing Bach. But no! Screw that! This is kinda boring!

Public Enemy, "Either You Get It By Now Or You Don't"

Well, sort of a mess today. Oh well!

Joshua Buergel
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