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by Dan
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Yes - "Heart of the Sunrise"

Sometimes I wish that my life contained within it the events necessary to make listening to this song (during them) actually pertinent. For instance, running from the police. Or being a hero.
I think the people who write books on how to write a good short story must love this song. It starts with blinding excitement, gets into good character development (he can really wail) and has something besides the excitement to back it up (I feel lost in the cit-aayyy). And of course a great ending, both bookending the start and finish, but bringing some new interest in as well.
I'd like to see you make a better 10-minute track.

Actually, please do, and e-mail it to me. (see sidebar)

[free from]
[Buy Buffalo '66]

speaking of Vincent Gallo, he's curating the 2nd All Tomorrow's Parties festival of this year, and again, he's a complete mystery to me (Kid Koala? Buck 65? wha?)

Charles Manson - "Eyes of a Dreamer"

What is probably supposed to be the most whimsical line in the song, "it's all in the eyes of the dreamer", takes on new meaning when you think of the eyes he's talking about. This is the most melodic (and musically capable) song on LIE (titled later, I think, this was never released - yikes, pun) the rest of the album is not that good. very very angry.


elsewhere: My sister sent me a song by Subtle (that's two for DoseOne, he's in), but I have nothing interesting to say about it, except that I love it. watch the radiohead-esque (and beautiful) video here

Posted by Dan at April 13, 2005 3:07 AM


I'm at my computer lab (the one that the whole school uses) and StG is in the history. Ryerson loves your style.


Posted by Tim at April 13, 2005 3:38 PM

Kid Koala and Buck 65 rule...just for the record. Canadian scratch dj and rapper if you didnt know....worth checking out:) That scene from Buffalo 66 in the strip club with Yes playing is a classic.

Posted by Anonymous at April 13, 2005 7:37 PM

Don't be angry. I have a Yes CD you can KEEP.

I checked my history and TiM is in it. Ryerson loves Tim.

Posted by Jon at April 14, 2005 2:17 AM

the hell? i thought PJ Harvey was done with performing. this Gallo dude must be pretty, uh, persuasive.

Posted by Karen at April 14, 2005 2:30 AM

Kid Koala is soooooo good.

Definitely definitely check him out if you haven't heard.

Posted by Rob at April 14, 2005 2:59 AM

I absolutely agree with your 10-minute song... nothing can be better than "Heart of the sunrise"... maybe KC's "Starless", but anything else...
cheers from Spain and nice to meet you!

Posted by Pequeño Gran Hombre at April 19, 2005 6:31 PM

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