In Appreciation of “Sleepwalk”

Todd Clayton does a great job on this version of “Sleepwalk”: a classic instrumental tune that conjures up feelings of tranquility, desire and sadness. I remember the first time I heard the song. It transfixed me and I was drawn into its web. The popularity of the song shows that I am not alone in that sentiment.

Enjoy your Saturday, my friends. Remember that God is good…even if the world if often clouded with darkness.

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An Analysis of “Love on the Air” by David Gilmour

An Analysis of “Love on the Air” by David Gilmour

I’ve always been a fan of David Gilmour. When it comes to music, tone is everything. And Gilmour’s tone – both on guitar and vocals – is fantastic. An example of his skill is the solo album, About Face.

In particular, I like “Love on the Air”. Vocally, it has the signature tone of Gilmour: warm and pleasing. And musically, it’s a good example of how to build tension in a song. For example, we get the acoustic guitar first; that’s a good choice, because it’s an effective contrast to the electric guitar that follows. The same theory is applied to the pacing; we get a slower beat in the first part of the song, which makes the latter half more effective when he increases the beats-per-minute.

Faster tones work better when they’re preceded by slower ones. It’s a technique that’s lost on the younger musician; for example, the novice will start a song at a faster pace. He tries to accomplish everything immediately. To use a sexual metaphor, he wants to “blow his load” early on. There’s no foreplay…just an immediate ejaculation. So the chorus is not surprising in any way: all the excitement has already been used up.

Have a listen to the wonderful song…it’s a good piece of writing:

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On the Greatness of Ronnie Dunn

On the Greatness of Ronnie Dunn

Good voices are a dime a dozen. You can go to a smoky Karaoke bar and listen a good singer, hamming it up to “You Lost That Loving Feeling.” You’ll hear somebody that is in tune, knows the lyrics to a song, and has a pleasing tone.

But let’s be clear—there is a difference between a good singer and a GREAT singer.

A good singer sounds ok in a smoky bar. But a GREAT singer sounds wonderful on a recording. The difference is huge. In the live setting, a voice is amplified and blends into the accompanying instruments. But on a recording, the voice is chiseled down to its fundamental parts—it becomes the resin of the hashish. It’s the steak, alone on a plate without the accompanying vegetables and potatoes.

And it must be different. That’s the key word…DIFFERENT.

Take Ronnie Dunn, for example.

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Ronnie Dunn exhibits the difference between a good voice and a GREAT voice.

What’s notable about his voice is how unique it is. Nobody sounds quite like him. Sure, he’s hitting all the correct notes and annunciating all the words. But there is something more—his voice in UNIQUE.

America has not given full credit to Ronnie Dunn, but that’s another story (see the lamestream media’s addiction to everything anti-heritage). But musicians know better. When that great voice is singing, we know we are listening to God-given talent. There is only one Ronnie Dunn.

Let’s take a listen to one to my favorite tracks…”A Man This Lonely”:

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On Singing Along to the Bee Gees

On Singing Along to the Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were an interesting band. On one hand, they wrote some beautiful songs. On the other hand, no man with a pair of descended testes should sing that high. It’s just wrong on so many levels.

Naturally, I can’t sing along with the Bee Gees (I have a very deep voice). And when I do, I feel like a tranny. But that’s life…we can’t have it all.

That’s why I prefer the instrumental version of their songs. Here’s a great rendition by Tommy Emmanuel, the Australian guitar virtuoso:

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How Rhyme Scheme and Pronouns Are Used to Create a Hit Song

How Rhyme Scheme and Pronouns Are Used to Create a Hit Song

“Troubadour” by George Strait is a hit song: and 34 million views on YouTube will attest to my claim.

When we analyze the lyrics, we see the art of songwriting at work; in particular, the use of effective rhyme scheme and pronoun.

I still feel 25 most of the time.
I still raise a little cain with the boys.
Honky Tonks and pretty women,
But Lord I’m still right there with ’em
Singing above the crowd and the noise…

The rhyme scheme here is AB/AAB. This sets the table for the rest of the song, and he’ll contrast it later against the chorus.  The structure matters. Professional songwriters will never repeat a rhyme scheme in both the verse and chorus.

Secondly, he’s writing in the first person (I/Me/My). Again, we see an important element of songwriting. A hit song is always in the first and second person: it’s me/you and never he/she. Some examples?

  • “Lady…for so many years I thought I’d never find you.”
  • I’ve got you…under my skin”
  • I left my heart in San Francisco.”
  • You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…”

You get the picture. The pronoun is critical to a hit song…a point that was made by Ralph Murphy, the vice-president of ASCAP. The next time that you hear a hit song, take note of the pronoun.

And now on to the chorus…

Sometimes I feel like Jesse James
Still tryin’ to make a name.
Knowing nothing’s gonna change what I am.
I was a young troubador
When I wrote in on a song.
And I’ll be an old troubador when I’m gone…

Notice that the rhyme scheme has changed: we’re on to AAB/ABB. It’s a subtle change, yet a profound one. The listener can notice a difference (if only on a subconscious level). Also, we’re still in the first person. Introducing a different pronoun would confuse the listener.

Now, we’re on to the second verse…

Well the truth about a mirror…
Is that a damn old mirror…
Don’t really tell the whole truth.
It don’t show what’s deep inside.
Or read between the lines.
And it’s really no reflextion of my youth…

The rhyme scheme here is different than the opening verse. The reason? Very simple…the listener gets bored easily. So the songwriter has to alter the pattern to pique the interest. Logic would dictate that we repeat the rhyme scheme from the first verse. But a talented songwriter knows better. You have to do something different if you don’t have a bridge (which the song doesn’t).

Needless to say, George Strait did not write this song; he knows better. Instead, he hired a pro to do the work for him. And Strait focused on what he does best – singing. Every man is born with a talent. And sometimes the talent involves knowing what you CANNOT do, as opposed to what he can do.

Enjoy the song…and notice how the fundamentals of songwriting come together.

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Who is the Most Successful American Musician of All Time?

Who is the Most Successful American Musician of All Time?

If we judge by number one hits, then the answer is George Strait.

Let’s look at the biggest stars in American music:

  • George Strait = 60 number ones
  • Elvis Presley = 20 number ones
  • Michael Jackson = 13 number ones

That’s right. George Strait has nearly double the number one hits of Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley COMBINED! He has more number ones than any artist in any genre of music. Moreover, he sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and he once gave a concert that drew 104,000 (beating the previous record of 87,000, held by The Rolling Stones).

So now the obvious question…if George Strait is so amazing, then why don’t we hear more about him? You’ll get a lot of answers…and nearly all of them are wrong! “Well, perhaps reason #1, or perhaps reason #2…and so forth.”

The Major knows why…

The media despises heritage America.

George Strait is a cowboy from Texas. And his songs are about romantic love and patriotism. Moreover, he’s been married to the same woman since 1971.

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George has been married to the same woman (Norma) for 45 years. This fills the media with hateful venom

The music industry was once noble; however, now it’s a cesspool of dysfunction. Everything they applaud is degenerate or broken: i.e. Miley Cyrus wearing a dildo outfit, Snoop Dog singing about murdering the President, etc.  They’re a weapon of cultural agitprop, inseminating your children with a Satanic Semen.

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Miley Cyrus is more celebrated by the media than George Strait…gee, I wonder why?

George Strait has never received full credit. The reason is because he’s happily married, sings about positive love, and loves the United States. In short, he represents everything that the mainstream media despises.

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Why the Music Videos of Kenny Chesney are Feminist Tripe

Why the Music Videos of Kenny Chesney are Feminist Tripe

Kenny Chesney has a wonderful voice. In addition, he has a team of professional songwriters that work for him. Nashville veterans that top understand the template of songwriting: i.e. the alternation of a rhyme scheme between the verse and chorus, a bridge that adds new information to a theme, etc.

So Kenny Chesney has a great voice, along with excellent lyrics. What could possibly go wrong? The answer is simple…feminist intrusion

The music videos of Kenny Chesney are feminist tripe to the trained eye; and it turns an otherwise beautiful song into a piece of divisive agitprop.

Let’s go through the list:

1.) Anything But Mine

This is a great ballad. It’s a song about a man in love with a woman. However, take a look at the music video. At 1:22 of the video, the woman tries to kick the man in the head. Because, you know…every man loves to be physically assaulted.

The reason is simple. The music industry is run by a diabolic group of feminazis. And their goal is the destruction of anything beautiful or sacred. Don’t believe me? Read the Scum Manifesto of Valerie Solano It’s filled with beautiful lines like the following:

“Every man, deep down, knows he’s a worthless piece of shit.”

“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.”

What a gal, no? Unfortunately, she’s not just a random troll. You see, she’s a feminist…and feminism is the dominating agenda of the day – extending from the White House to the Music Industry.

2.) She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy

This a fun, albeit corny song. However, the beat is great and so is the message. Again, it’s about a man in love with a woman.

Let’s take a look at the first verse of the song:

Plowin’ these fields in the hot summer sun
Over by the gate lordy here she comes
With a basket full of chicken and a big cold jug of sweet tea

I highlighted the important part – a woman is walking toward the man with a basket full of chicken and a jug of sweet tea. That’s what every hard-working man wants – to see a beautiful woman willing to dote on him.

Now you at the video around 0:28. This is the scene that corresponds to the line.

If you’ll notice, the woman DOES NOT have a basket of chicken in her hand, nor a jug of sweet tea. So why the the producers of the video leave that out? Their job is to match the video to the lyrics.

The answer is simple…they left out the scene because they did not want to offend the feminist factions of the audience. It’s obvious.

3.) Don’t Blink

This is another great song. It’s about putting value in the present…in your family and children. A wonderful message.

Notice again how the video producers infect the video with their Satanic semen. The video opens with an old man, sharing his life lessons. At around 0:30, he tells us to cherish our parents…”especially mother.”

Once again…the feminism doesn’t end. The video gets destroyed by placing one parent over the other. Essentially, it disrespects the fathers of the world by adhering to the Satanic cult of Abzug/Steinem/Dworkin.

Conclusion

Do you think Kenny Chesney is aware of this? Perhaps…but there might not be anything he can do about it. The music industry is ruled by the dark forces of humanity, a den of adders. So you have to sell your soul along the way.

Remember, country music is “heartland music.” therefore, it’s the enemy of the globalist agenda. By injecting it with feminism, they can poison the lives of innocent Americans.

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