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A catchy melody by Jimmy McHugh, timeless lyrics by Dorothy Fields, a fine arrangement performed by Alan McPike, but did that stop me? NO! This is favorite of mine written by by the aforementioned in the late 1920s and has been performed by everybody from Blind Mellow Jelly to Blind Mellow Jelly (don't Google him--I just made that up). As mentioned, I am backed here by the inimitable Alan McPike (who I think I got either in back or in front of on the second chorus, but hey, these things happen on a daily basis all around the world, yanno? Check out the Yahoo™ headlines if you doubt me!)

Thanks again!

Michael

"Exactly Like You" (PD)
Accompaniment and arrangement. A. McPike
Vocal: Liver Lips
Image: Two spooky looking twin girls--guess which one is the brains of the outfit.
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Uploaded: Jul 11, 2010 - 10:01:39 AM
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ted23 said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Bedoodley do
Nice one! Very smooth.
Enjoyed the freestyle scat.
You cool cat
michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hi Ted
Thanks as always for listening to me croak out yet another ancient tune! You take care now and have a great week, O Amazing One!
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DWL said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
I can't tell
Who's pushing what.

As always, quality singing and a bit of scat for good measure.

Cheers

Dick
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks very much Dick! Take care now!

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Keedee said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
WOW...
This was bloody brills....Your singing was purely Sensational!! Loved this performance!!!♥
michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Keedee!
You are too kind--thanks so very much for your nice words! Hope all is well with you m'lady! Take good care now--and have a good week!
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TracyVosh said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Smiling music
As soon as I hit play, a big ole smile came to my face and I began tapping my feet. You're so good with this genre...the voice, the music...so JAZZY!
michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thank you greatly Tracy!
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Symphony101 said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
no one sings these songs ....
like you :-) Excellent track sir.
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
I thank you very much Yves
...you are very kind and I appreciate your supportive encouragement here. Hope everything is going the way you and your wife deserve...take care now! Michael
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dave_b said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
Cool scatting, great vocs as usual. What a great song, they sure knew how to write 'em. Love those acoustic guitar riffs.
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hey Dave
Yeah, this team wrote a LOAD of memorable songs--I don't think they ever got their due really, but many standards that even youngsters probably have heard--they wrote. Here's to you, Jimmy and Dorothy! Thanks again Dave--always nice to hear from you--and keep up the good work you do! Michael
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crissew said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
You have
managed to corner the market on this style. Awesome to hear these songs from the golden age of music brought to life with such a great vocalist. You could do this for a living, sensational singing.
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Actually Charles...
I currently make my living painting the little letters on "M&M" candy--hey, it pays the rent, but this would be much more fun to make a living with. Thank you for your winning endorsement--you are too kind! Michael
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jdholliday said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
It's unbelievable
how much better your voice is sounding on each new post, and it was really good to begin with, but your tone is dramatically better and your timing/phrasing which sets you apart is outta control amazing!
Seriously, get your A$$ to a dinner club/theatre/open for Donny and Marie/ Celine Dion/Elton John or open your own show..... in Vegas and become a millionaire and send me free VIP tickets!
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hey James
Well, my voice sounds different because I used a softer approach and had my mouth practically upside the microphone! Speaking of Marie Osmond, we share the same birthday and she's developed into quite an extraordinary singer over the years (check out her newer recordings--she is superb). Well, if not Vegas, how about Ed and Ida Stapp's Journey's End Motel, right off 35W and Exit 40 ("Now Appearing Fri, Sat, Sun and Holidays") Can't miss! Thanks again partner--take good care now!
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richard13 said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
The flyswatter pop guard is working for you
When I grow up I wanna be just like you. Well, maybe except for the perpetual motion part: you just don't stop. Not that you should: we all love it, but for your health, man, your health!
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michaeljayklein said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hi Richard
I'm a real dynamo! Well, I don't know---I see some guy just below me here slapped up no less than 7 songs this morning, so I'm a slow poster by comparison, but I'll try harder! Just kidding you--thanks again for stopping by and your kind words (if you grew up to me, you'd be very, very near-sighted, so be careful what you wish for!) Take it easy now, Michael
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magnatone said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
scat! love this Michael - you're too cool for your shirt!
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TheEasyAces said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thank you Karen!
Take good care now and nice hearing from you!
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RAVENS said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Fabulouso
I see you went out last night & got the tattoo anyway, didn't you? Oh I just love that scatting, and whatta voice I tell you!

Now that picture, well....

Imps
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TheEasyAces said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hahahahahahaha...
Hey, I'm just trying to project a hipper image to attract the youth market here, yanno? I almost got a moe-hawk but thought the Jiffy Pop hat was more the thing. Thanks again you! xox
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alackbass said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
No one around here is exactly like you. I too dig the scat solo!
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TheEasyAces said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Yeah...
I'm missing a few chromosomes, so that's probably true Andrew! As always, greatly appreciated, especially from a fine musician like yourself. Take good care and have a tremendously fulfilling week and congratulations on becoming a father-in-law soon!
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kickliquid said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
*Snaps Fingers*
Man I really dig this type of music, it reminds me of a "better" time in America. filled with Diners and full service gas stations, Root beer fountain floats, bathtub gin and speakeasys. Cats in fedoras and girls in slips.

Good times
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks Kick!
Weirdly enough, my paternal grandfather had a bathtub gin business as a sideline in the depression--very proud of this sort of thing naturally. Thanks for your kind words! Michael
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Doadars Uncle said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Hey!
Great performance!
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Thanks very much Unk!

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ShadowofNine said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Supreme Vocal
Another right on piece Moe, sung with style and splash...very cool scat to...
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Heigh Ho Dave!
Thanks again my friend--take care now!
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CC_Connection said 2688 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
10 Stars!!!
I start to dance now so I must get my drink first. I really like so much to hear you doo bee doo bee daad daad. Makes me very happy all the time when you sing. I love this so much. Thank you.

XOXO,
CC
michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Tina
I always so very much appreciate when you remove your head from the insides of one of those dryers to listen to my jinque--you are just too kind! Thanks again and whatever you do, don't take up scat singing! Trust me on this! xoxox Send a hug from me toYolanda! Take care now, Michael
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Moviz said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
You sound
so 'comfortable' singing this Michael.... love the natural flow of your vocals not forgetting the scat.... excellent, regards M
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Mo!
Every time I get a nice word from a fellow singer, those words mean a great deal. Happy you liked it (and sorry I messed up on that second chorus, but I was getting ready for work and didn't want to miss the bus risking another take--I'm LAZY that way yanno!) You take care and hope the week is starting off well for you! Michael
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fasteddie said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Evey so often
You put out a song that I don't recall ever hearing. I was racking my brain trying to remember ever hearing this one. Cool song liver lips.

I'm glad that you dig up these PD songs. You really knock them out. Keep 'em comming.

It's always a refreshing blast from the past.
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Fast One, I am Astonished!
You mean, you've NEVER heard this one before?! Oh well, it happens to me every day when I hear someone doing songs from the years I SHOULD remember hearing them before, never fails! Glad you liked this one and just a plain old thank you for taking the time listen--that means a lot! Take care and have a good week out dere! Michael
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lilmom said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm
You are definitely our 21st century crooner! This is just awesome! I think this is one of the few performances that you sang all the way through without 'cutting up'.....well except for the last note "boop"! Loved it!
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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I think...
..the secret to doing these songs "straight" is to do them when you have about 30 minutes on your hands and no more--doesn't give me enough time to think up any shtick! Thanks once again Sylvia--and looking forward to working with you in the future on some more of these classics. Take care now! Michael
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thoddi said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
fabulous
What a great musician you are. Very classy stuff this. Enjoyed this much :)


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michaeljayklein said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thanks Thoddi
Oh, it's not classy--not by any stretch! You have to remember when these songs first came out, they were taken just the same way we listen to today's Top 40 probably. Thanks again for the kind endorsement--take good care now! Michael
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glenj said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Two different worlds.
If I could sing as good as you I wouldn't have wasted my money taking lessons from a rock singer.
Very cool great track.
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michaeljayklein said 2686 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Hi Glen
Well, I took piano lessons too, and those were easier than the vocal lessons (no fun getting dressed down like that by your teacher--whew!) Thanks so very much for coming by and welcome to Macjams. You do good work and hope to hear more from you! Take care now, Michael
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perceptualvortex said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Swingin'
Well that is some great scatting, yow. I dig it--the singing, guitar, piano... everything but the spooky photo.
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michaeljayklein said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!
Yeah, that photo was a risk taker and I probably lost 20% of my usual listeners using that one, but you know how it is--art before industry! Hey, thanks for the kind words and even more thanks for taking the time to listen to this! It's much appreciated! Take care now and have a good week!
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Parichayaka said 2687 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Kidney Kords
You've added a whole new musical dimension to MacJams. And in such short amount of time too. Kudos for anyone bringing back some of that 20's feel, and with such style. I'm not sure what confused me more, reading your description or looking at the photograph, but the music, the control of your voice and that upbeat energy are top notch :)
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michaeljayklein said 2685 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Thank you!
Sorry I'm so late commenting--been answering my group's comments today as well, whew! I truly appreciate your encouraging review Pari! I fight constantly with the notion that what is old is no good or not worth keeping alive--after all, they say Shakespeare wrote all the plots--everything else after was a variation on them. Glad you could stop by and keep up the fabulous work you create! Take care now, Michael
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Honza said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Exaklein ...
... like you. I used to listen to some Django Reinhart music at one time and this just remained me of those moments and beautiful music. Great choice and great voice ofcourse ... thanks!
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michaeljayklein said 2685 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Django Reinhardt
I loved the music he created with Stephan Grappelli and his Hot Club--that stuff is just incredible, so happy to meet another fan of that artist! In fact, I'm working with a very gifted guitarist on this site at the moment on something and hope you'll be able to hear it when we get it done. Thanks very much for your kind words Honza--and take good care now! Michael
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Narad said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
Beautiful moving work ! :)

P.S. I'll be back in september. Vacations need me and I need vacations too ! :)
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michaeljayklein said 2685 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Nephew!
Thanks my friend--I think we ALL need a vacation, so if you have any left over, send it to me! You take care and thanks for listening! Michael
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Catalina22 said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Delightful!
I just love your vocals. The scat part was fantastic! This was just delightful to listen to.
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Thanks again! Happy to hear from you !

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Ibstrat said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
This is
terrific. I love your scatting! Nice guitar solo- do you know who is playing?
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michaeljayklein said 2685 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Hi Mark
I hope I can do even better on our next little project--thanks again! As for the guitar, as far as I know, all of these backings from Alan McPike are created on the Bespoke organ (I am constantly amazed at how he can fool me into thinking it's a separate instrumentalist, but then again, maybe it WAS someone else playing that part on the track--I am not quite sure to be honest!) Thanks again--and take good care now!
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Vic Holman said 2686 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
exactly
another cool one!

the scat vocal is great, a lost art in itself.
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michaeljayklein said 2685 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
Hey Vic
Thanks very much! Well, with the scatting, I know I'm not in the Ella Fitzgerald league, but I do think the secret to making it at least partially successful is it has to be spontaneous, not prearranged--then it sounds rather stiff and loses something. So, I make it up as I go, and while I'm not entirely satisfied with how it all came out, at my current skill level, I guess it's good enough! Appreciated very much hearing from--take good care and keep those songs coming! Michael
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woofer3 said 2685 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
great old classic
I must play this most nights with my restaurant band - very much like this. Same key as well. Lovely performance.
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Thanks very much Woofer!

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lengold said 2685 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
Great song and great vocal.
Love that pic too.
Cheers
Len

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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Hi Len
Thanks very much for coming by and for your kind reception! Yeah, I wonder where those two spooky looking girls are now?! You take care now, Michael
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MitraMakesMusic said 2685 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
great cover! awesome voice!
i am a HUGE fan of jazz, especially swing-- and this was perfect!
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Thank you Mitra!
Appreciated hearing from you and again, welcome to the fold! Take good care now, Michael
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tempie said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
'come play with us'
is the hiss on purpose? because if not, just say 'yes' - it sounds great. love the abrupt ending too. great phrasing. thanks for another dl!
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Thanks Tempie
I don't pick up any hiss on my end, but then again, this is a remix of one of my older recordings, so there probably is some in there somewhere! Thanks very much--and take good care now, Michael
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ziti said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
nice
nice and nice....perfect guitar by whomever that is!

nice work....very enjoyable

z
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michaeljayklein said 2684 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Nice of you to comment!

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CharlyDeeCynthius said 2683 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Great Jazz!!!
Very nice work in this...Thanx for sharing!!!
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michaeljayklein said 2683 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thank you!

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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2683 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
exactly
smooth, well thought out, very nice vocals, great arrangement, guitar tone great on solo. neat song. cheers
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michaeljayklein said 2683 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Thanks Ciasm
Nice to hear from you and hope the weekend is going well!
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Calchas said 2683 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Liver Lips lives!
Ha ha... You're too hard on yourself Michael. Mr. McPike's arrangement is stellar of course. but as per usual, it's your exceptional crooning that makes this a pleasure to hear. Well done!

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michaeljayklein said 2682 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Thanks very much Micheal
I think I had my liver lips planted maybe a bit too closely to that microphone when I did this, but was experimenting with a different style of mic placement and singing as well. Glad you enjoyed it--and very happy to have you stop by! Have a good weekend, Michael
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Robin_Perry said 2682 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Exactly Like You
God I do love that period.. great piece!
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michaeljayklein said 2682 days ago (July 17th, 2010)
Thanks Robin
I'm glad you liked this song--may be my last for a spell, so glad you could drop in!
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Fredriksen said 2681 days ago (July 18th, 2010)
:)
hi hi...what a great track. And the picture is a bit scarry...yes.. ;)
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michaeljayklein said 2675 days ago (July 23rd, 2010)
Hi Fredriksen
Yeah, those kids look like the offspring of Edgar Allan Poe, let me tell you.....thanks for listening and for your kind remarks. Keep up the good work you do--and take care now, Michael
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Bob6stringer said 2669 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Boop!
You're killin' me. You right swing, daddio. With all the dark places in the word, music that brings light like this you smile like this is just too rare. Your vocal's ON, and oh yeah, your scat... man, where? How? It came out perfectly natural, as do the little details, like in the last verse, "exzzzzzzzactly." Not to mention the last "boop!"
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michaeljayklein said 2668 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
BOB!
Wow, you have been all over my stuff today--THANK YOU! Well, as I was explaining to somebody the other day why I do such beatific stuff and sometimes through a little comedy shtick in is for the very reasons you mentioned in your kind remarks--there's just TOO much darkness out dere! Sheesh, even a lot of the music is depressing or violent sounding--I just can't deal with a constant barrage of that stuff, yanno? I've always viewed music as an escape from all that, or at least providing some commiseration and consolation when you are feeling down, but a lot of today's stuff GIVES me the blues, which I don't need at this particular point in time, ugh! You take care and glad you could stop by! Michael
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