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Spectropop - Digest Number 1683



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. George Geddes
           From: Dan Hughes 
      2. "Baja"
           From: ACJ 
      3. Re: Defining genius
           From: Annie 
      4. Re: Lou Reizner
           From: Frank 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 16:21:44 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: George Geddes Austin Powell writes: > I found this from an article written....by one George Geddes.... I didn't know Geddes was a writer too! I have two albums by him on UA, and he sounds a lot like Loudon Wainwright III. (Wainwright recorded one of Geddes' songs--Hey Packy, a happy-go-lucky ditty about a dog--on one of his albums). Anybody here know George? Any stories? Another really good artist who never got off the starting block. Well, at least he had two albums released. (You'll love the titles: the first was OBITUARY, and the second was SON OF OBITUARY). ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 00:41:19 -0400 From: ACJ Subject: "Baja" For Austin Roberts: I agree with you about "Baja" by the Astronauts. It's just too bad I didn't discover it until fairly recently, on a Time-Life compilation; if I'd found it sooner, it would've been a musical cornerstone for me. ACJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 23:14:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Annie Subject: Re: Defining genius Mark wrote: > An artist's talent is a birth gift for which s/he cannot take > personal credit."...It is an impulsive, non-intellectual act, in > which the artist is entirely and unpredictably at the mercy of > supernatural inspiration. Sorry this late...just read it on the Digest. Please allow a lowly editor to add an opinion here: Both art and genius are birth gifts for which s/he cannot take personal credit. The presence of one does not preclude the presence of the other in the same person, hence the evolution of the term "musical genius". Intellectual creativity is only one definition of genius. "Genius" is also defined as one who has STRONG NATURAL TALENT, aptitude or inclination, such as "has a genius for choosing the right words" or "a genius at diplomacy." Therefore, I would say that a composer who chooses every note of a master musical work fits that definition. And one who not only chooses those notes but also arranges and hears every instrument in the orchestra and every voice in a choir in his head is above and beyond...surpassing others, preeminent, supreme. In other words, transcendence. The word genius has been used to describe at least one musical talent ...Bach "since the 19th century his genius has been recognized..." Just some food for thought from the editorial eye. Annie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 08:51:22 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Lou Reizner He did produce quite a few recordings in the 60s and 70s. But for me one of the most incredible and "Spector-like" LP he produced was Ronnie Charles' Prestidigitation on the 20th Century label. There is a version of Clapton's Layla on this album that makes Phil Spector heavier Wall Of Sound productions sound like demos. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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