I am listening to “Cycles Repeat” right now. It’s soothing and melodic and yet I want to find meaning.
‘Meaning,’ (ha ha), this could provoke the ramblings of words torn apart by the vicious strings of guitars and double bass.
That’s how I feel when I hear Rebecca sing … I see highways (and I hear something about a grave); and my speakers are a bit muzzy at the moment, so I apologise that I can’t make out all of the lyrics.
However – I love it when I near the devil and something reborn, like the guitar strings, lead and rhythm, being replucked and plucked until the sound is plugged, right into one’s mind. Yes, that sound of singing seems to get right into one’s mind.
Right – back to the big picture. I look for something real and emotional in art …
I’m now listening to Cogwheel Dogs’ song “Emmeline”.
…. Yes, art for my taste benefits from having something raw about it. I don’t know if it’s just me but I hate it when the artist is trying to manufacture something to please somebody else. I mean it’s better for the artist to produce something that everybody hates than it is for them to sit their and scientifically try and work out what will be popular. God, I know it myself from my personal experience.
That song has ended so I’m now going to listen to “The Bee of the Multi-Storey Foxglove” by Cogwheel Dogs.
A fantastic song that was – really enjoyed the sort of ethereal energy that it had. I don’t really want to say this too loudly because good things are best kept secret – but Cogwheel Dogs are best kept very-very secret because they are really-really good. But for their sake then it would be nice if one day they hit the bigtime – However, your reward, whoever you are reading this, is merely to listen to them and enjoy them.
Eel Six devoted a year to writing his book, The Secret/Unsecret Grey List Project. It is out now on Amazon.