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Brighton, MA - "Good Kind of Crazy"

Jordan Himelfarb once said to me (about writing for this blog) that one begins to run out of ways to describe music. A lot of music is like a road, like a kiss, like a dream, like a movie, like a glance, a smell, a breeze, a memory, joy. I agreed with him, thinking of all the times I'd listened to songs and thought, "no, I've said that before". He hasn't run out of new ways to describe music and neither have I, so maybe it's just something you say when you want to seem humble, or you want to relate to someone, or you're tired. This song has both the feeling that I've heard it before (it's like a road, and also brown pants, and Bob Dylan) and the feeling that I want to relate to someone, that I'm tired. It's a lovely left-alone kind of song, in the backseat of a car, in your bedroom (decorated a year ago), could I hear the phone from here even if it rang? Yes I could. [Buy]

Posted by Dan at July 6, 2007 2:38 AM

I'm pretty sure the reason this sounds familiar is the original was posted on this very blog a while ago. it is a cover of the scotland yard gospel choir. i like theirs better.

Posted by noah at July 6, 2007 12:10 PM

Had a look and couldn't see the scotland yard gospel choir version here, think it was ttiktda

Posted by Rob at July 6, 2007 12:35 PM

Either way it's beautiful.

Posted by Kenneth at July 6, 2007 2:17 PM

Aye, and well described

Posted by Rob at July 6, 2007 2:34 PM

Not a cover, Matthew Kerstein (co-founder) of Scotland Yard Gospel Choir wrote the song. He left SYGC in 2005 and started this band. Good Kind Of Crazy was never officially released by SYGC, so Brighton decided to remake it and release it. Hopefully that clears stuff up.

Posted by Neptali at July 6, 2007 2:55 PM

I think I'll skip the semantics argument waiting there... It's a good song that deserves an official release.

Posted by Rob at July 6, 2007 4:10 PM

Rob, it has been released. You can get it on the new Brighton, MA CD here: www.myspace.com/loosetoothrecords

Posted by Curt at July 6, 2007 4:19 PM

What I meant was that it was a good decision to re-record it with Brighton, MA since it's such a good song. But thanks :)

Posted by Rob at July 6, 2007 5:03 PM

Really wonderful Blog!
I enjoyed EVERY single song here, this is totally the music I adore!
Thank you for sharing

Posted by Nes at July 8, 2007 5:19 PM

"I'm pretty sure the reason this sounds familiar is the original was posted on this very blog a while ago. it is a cover of the scotland yard gospel choir. i like theirs better."

Dan -

you're not making it easy for yourself, are you?

Posted by Chris at July 8, 2007 7:21 PM

How can i contact you by e-mail? the question is about collaboration

Posted by sonic at July 19, 2007 1:59 PM

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