Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sweet Regret

In our little world of bloggerspace, we have the Pynchonian prose of Neddie Jingo, the level-headed voice of reason in blue girl, the artistic and irreverent observations of Neil Shakespeare, the no-nonsense “calls ‘em as I sees ‘em” Kevin Wolf, the eclectic musings of Lance Mannion, the insightful thoughts of Jill over at Ob-La-Blog, the to-the-minute take-no-prisoners Shakespeare’s Sister, the awesome macro-lense world of Manny Festo at Eye Camera, and the sensitive but firm Calidem over at Nite Swimming.

Last, but note least, we have the outrageously funny, can’t take it anymore from these wrongheaded right-wing reactionaries, Bobby Lightfoot.

If anyone has ever seen “High Fidelity,” you might remember the over-the-top performance of Jack Black, inviting John Cusack to come see his band? You’re expecting Johnny Rotten or Danzig, but when you finally get to hear him sing you get some smooth blue-eyed soul.

Bobby Lightfoot’s music will come as a surprise to many of our readers. It is what we wish they would play on the radio. Accomplished, mature, interesting. A voice that sounds warm and friendly. Evocative lyrics. Lush arrangements, but not gimmicky sappy arrangements. George Martinesque arrangements that enhance the listening experience but don’t take over the record. Gorgeous background vocals. A little of the best bits of Paul McCartney, Michael Penn, and reminiscent of some of the singer-songwriters of the 1970’s.

Hopefully at some time in the near future, this music will be available to buy. For now, follow the links over to Neddie’s place and treat yourself to some unexpected ear candy.


Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

Al, many thanks for my inclusion in your list.

Bobby is the best - musically and bloggily (to coin a phrase).

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

Kev: My pleasure. I visit your blog everyday.

5:09 PM  

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