Music today was oddly Mike Oldfield‘s Tubular Bells (1973), Tubular Bells II (1992), and Tubular Bells III (1998). It’s that old thing of if you’ve got a name, something recognisable, people tend to gravitate towards it. Tried and tested, familiarity, nostalgia, all these things keep people coming back, safe and sound, reliable, but what happens if you don’t play the hits? Anyway, I like these three albums despite their intention to be familiar. Unlikely superstar Nick Cave doesn’t have to worry about that, it’s the mood, the persona, the intensity that has all types, all ages, all sexes returning in droves. I listened to Carnage (2021) tonight, his latest offering credited to him and Warren Ellis. I liked it, I just can’t figure out how so many other people like it too.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.
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