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Peter T.
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Songwriting 101

Post by Peter T. » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:42 pm

from a tenured professor.

Frank's songs are remarkable for many reasons. His keen sense of "place" and "time" are often on display and they take you to places you wouldn't have even considered venturing to. Bathhazar Impresario, Rivers, and English Curse all exemplify this.

Here's another guy whom I've touted here before. I don't know squat about cricket, or Australia in the early 20th century, but damn, this song, an ode to the Australian cricket legend, Sir Donald Bradman, hits me on so many levels. Consider the words, details, descriptions that Paul Kelly has chosen here. Listen to music by his great backing band, The Colored Girls (they were The Messengers in the Northern Hemisphere, but I digress).

The best damn sports song I've heard; hell, one of the best damn songs I've ever heard. And great footage to enhance the experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjZHfEIEJ54

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Peter T.
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Re: Songwriting 101 (If That One Intrigued You...)

Post by Peter T. » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:32 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPSFr4h56iM

This brilliant reminiscence of childhood, social class, wonder, and friendship should also. I don't want these two Paul Kelly tunes to give a false sense of the expansive song catalogue that he's compiled since the mid-80s, he also rocks with authority (To Her Door, Dumb Things, The Execution, Before Too Long), to name but a few. If you dig Springsteen, Turner, Dylan, you'll probably be drawn to Australia's Paul Kelly.

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