Monday, April 21, 2014

Song of the day

"Deep Time", by Steve Moore.

I have been accused of liking a song on account of one particular detail, ignoring everything else. It has even been suggested (14-year-olds: they pull no punches) that what I am actually hearing in the song is something entirely different from what I think I am hearing.

Take this song, for example: what I think I am digging is the chord sequence. What I am really digging is the unusual time signature. Maybe the 14-year-old is right. Or maybe he is listening to the same piece of music through his own ears and imagining they are my ears. He has a point, though: the two things rolled together, I now see, are what make the song.

Do people say "digging" in 2014?