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Thread #88149   Message #1651420
Posted By: alanabit
19-Jan-06 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: owl song by big al whittle
Subject: RE: owl song by big al whittle
It sounds a bit like the sound Leonard Cohen would make if he learned to sing and play the guitar. I liked the final touch about the Leonard Cohen song, "Bird On A Wire", being sung by Joe Cocker.
It is certainly a very atmospheric and eloquent song.
There is, of course, one of your favourite themes in there Big Al: That a lot of today's music revered in folk clubs sounds irrelevant to you. Fair enough too. If you don't care that much about the past, you will inevitably not care about those songs.
My favourite folk clubs have been the ones that give me a feeling of being connected to the past, but not stuck in it. There is a line to be walked in seeing that we are passing into history even as we are making it. Maybe that is why an evocative song about driving (presumably south) from Buxton at night is as good a representation of our age as any. I hope more people get to hear and enjoy the song.