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  1. […] Attempts to clarify fell flat with probably the most backhanded of compliments. “I really like so much of Bob’s songs, regardless that musically he’s now not very proficient.” If any musician has earned the fitting to criticize him… In any case, no matter she concept of Dylan right through her mid-seventies duration, when she recorded and launched her densely experimental The Hissing of Summer Lawns and Court and Spark, she was once satisfied to enroll in the 1975 Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder Revue. […]

  2. I remember doing the audio/mixing for these guys in the late 1990’s on the Auraria Campus in Denver when they played at the campus food court.
    Long time ago…

  3. I met Bucky when he played for Steve Wariner. We played a lot of basketball at Steve’s parents’ and pulled several practical jokes on the road when I went on a few trips with them. He was extremely talented and funny, and such a nice guy. We bonded even more when we realized we had a few other mutual musical friends and interests. I haven’t been on FB lately due to so much arguing, etc. I am so saddened to hear the news, but so grateful for the beautiful heartfelt tribute. Thank you, and also, I am sorry for your loss, too.

  4. […] As a result the auditorium body style is just at home being strummed as a larger guitar. However the tighter waist accentuates the mid and upper tones resulting in a tonal quality situated somewhere between the dreadnought and the concert and considered more of an ‘all-rounder’ than a specialist guitar. The orchestra body style was famously used by Eric Clapton during his unplugged sessions. […]

  5. I actually prefer the Gordon Lightfoot version on his stellar album ‘Sit Down Young Stranger’. And as far as songwriting goes I am forever blown away by three songs on that album. ‘Sit Down Young Stranger’, ‘ Saturday’s Clothes’ & of course ‘If You Could Read My Mind’. That’s usually the first album I listen to every Saturday morning.

  6. Thanks for looking into the story behind this song. I was recently discussing it with someone and we were wondering about that. It is one of those songs that, while truly iconic, definitely has a sinister edge to it. Whether he intended it or not at the moment of invention, it’s there. It’s sinister as a love song or as a reflection of the political era. I guess sometimes what a song ends up meaning is out of the hands of the writer.

  7. I believe Sting when he says he knows the song was probably about something else but wasn’t aware of it at the time. Your subconscious or Jung’s collective unconscious, (Sting has spoken of Jungian philosophies in the past) contribute quite a lot of meaning in between meanings. I’ve experienced the same and it’s astonishing. I really don’t think it’s revisionism in this case. But a deeper understanding of something unexpected.

  8. The real Lady A is world class. She is a fantastic human and an incredible voice in the music community. This is infuriating. I am heartbroken, angry, at a loss as to what to do. What do we do?! How can we fix this?!

  9. I think part of writing a conversational lyric is making sure the words sit on the melody with conversational emphasis. Making sure it’s “reMEMber” and not “REmember.” I think it makes the song easier to understand. But I hear this incorrect emphasis all the time these days. How important do you think it is?

  10. Greetings! Thank you for Songwriter’ U! As a new member, new artist, new to the Musical Industry it is so great to find out that support is out their to educate and equip taking this song writer beyond her wildest dreams! Again from me 2 U Thank U!

    PS Any information for creating lyric sheet formative Reference tracks in order to forward linkages professionally?

  11. I really like this song except for the two places where Charlie uses the word “proud” wrong. Apparently he didn’t know what it meant.

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