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About TwoGunslingers

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    Most things I worry 'bout...
  • Birthday 10/09/1979

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    Wildflowers
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    junior researcher, musician

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  1. TwoGunslingers

    L. R. Baggs

    That's a great sounding pickup, I have it in my Takamine P6N. Have fun with it, nurk!
  2. TwoGunslingers

    Musician biography book recommendations

    Yes, I have, and was positively surprised, to be hones. He was a wise man, apparently. Well, I'm always skeptical when people's memories get too specific. Someone else may remember it differently. He wrote beautiful things like this, and elsewhere he's really funny. It's a great book, that's for sure.
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    Wildflowers (the album) and a bunch of other stuff

    I think it works extremely well in songwriting. It underlines the notion that he's actually only dreaming about being at the top, because kings and queens always evoke fairy tale imagery. In my mind at least. Though for me it's not necessarily being at the top or being rich but more about not having to report to anyone. There's a feeling of loneliness in the song as well, maybe because of the music (like Van Morrison sang, it's lonely at the top!). And to me it's also an ambiguous kind of kingdom the character in the song dreams about or retreads to: "A sweet little queen who can't run away"... not the nicest of implications (lock her up in some tower or something). It's a great, bittersweet song. I think the character is at a real low in his life, so maybe it's about resignation: "Excuse me if I have a place in my mind where I go time to time". Because, that's what the music tells us, the real world is too sad for him to take. At least sometimes.
  4. Well, I was being polemic and teasing y'all a bit. There are more exceptions of course, not everything on HE is bluesrock, but it leans a little too much towards that for my taste (don't get me wrong, I enjoy bluesrock myself at times). And it's not the only issue I have with the album. I'd prefer Wildflowers anytime. That's exactly it. And I appreciate it like crazy that I can write something like I did above and don't get roasted here. It's a very tolerant and sophisticated forum, the Farm is. So thanks everybody. And sorry for going off topic once again...
  5. I said it once, I said it many times, and I'll say it again: There are only three good songs on HE (American Dream Plan B, Fault Lines and Shadow People). The rest is a bland bluesrock blur. It is, and there's not a bad song on Wildflowers. 😉 Also something I might have gone out of my way in the past to emphazise...
  6. TwoGunslingers

    Sad News

    I'm thinking of you, Nurk, and keeping my fingers crossed for things to turn out good.
  7. TwoGunslingers

    Sad News

    OMG... I hope all went well... considering the circumstances of course. All the best, Nuktwin! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.
  8. TwoGunslingers

    Echo in the Canyon

    Thank you. I wouldn't recognize anyone from the Buffalo Springfield except Neil Young and Stephen Stills (and now Dancing Bear, as he shall be called henceforth ).
  9. TwoGunslingers

    Echo in the Canyon

    Might be a dumb question... but who is the dancing bear?
  10. TwoGunslingers

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    It's alright, no offence taken. 😄 I know what you meant, by the way. OK, thanks for explaining, now I see. "Peaked in general popularity on all levels" I understand. To me, hype implies lack of content... but that's of course not a necessary causal relation.
  11. TwoGunslingers

    Echo in the Canyon

    OK, point taken, they definitely ARE underrated. 😄 Problem probably is that they had so many lineup changes with only McGuinn remaining from the original incarnation that they might have been more of a project than an actual "band". Which could have turned out embarrassing had they only tried to re-create their original sound over and over again and forced new members into impersonating old ones. But that wasn't how McGuinn played it. He incorporated the strengths of new members and was open to changes in sound, production and songwriting so that each album - or each lineup - has its own sonic identity, if you will. To my liking, they might have done a little too much of the country rock thing in the end. But the sheer vastness of their stylistic range from beginning to end has had a so much bigger influence than many other, stylistically more coherent bands. Plus, it's hard to think of other bands that could/can do carreer-defining covers and also write great original songs that are just as great. And the harmonies, oh, the haromonies...
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    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Call it what you like... it was a high point before things took a different direction, and therefore a goodbye. Which was great in its own right, but different. Not sure about the "hype" part, though. Sounds like there was not much of substance behind Tom, the band, and/or their music. I think we're all on the same page here that the period between 1988 and 1995 is among their best - commercially and creatively. I didn't.
  13. TwoGunslingers

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    This also makes me feel sad... somewhat melancholic... what's the matter with me today???
  14. TwoGunslingers

    Words on Take The Highway: Live!

    Sad to read this... I imagine it must be extremely difficult for a band to play a show and do a concert film of it at the same time... never thought about that before... must feel a bit like serving two masters.
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    Echo in the Canyon

    Can't wait to see this! I don't know if they're underrated... maybe depends on who does the rating. 😉 I love them, especially the albums "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde", "Ballad of Easy Rider" and "(Untitled)". They are a treasure trove just like the Beatles' albums.
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