Good lord, I only tapped Mississippi Queen when I was a kid. What was I thinking? Listen to the magnificence that is Never in my Life. What a riff. LOUD, people. Shake the windows with it. Bow down to Leslie West.
Since Chris Cornell passed, the Spotify playlist of his work "This is: Chris Cornell" has seen heavy rotation here in the studio. I couldn't have survived the last few months without him (bummer that I only truly appreciated him after he was gone). They periodically update the listing with tracks as they rise in popularity.
Well, lately there's been backchannel talk about Cornell's marriage, that these factors might have played into his suicide.
Or am I reading into the lyrical terrain too deeply?
Look on the bright side? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
Remember, it's likely not Swift herself producing/designing these. She's probably presented with like three design 'directions', and she chooses the one she wants to go with. So careful with the critiques.
... and all dead because the single source was not DMCA compliant. Tsk, tsk. And not a single recognition on their articles that the link is indeed dead. Might as well just tank the articles, but they are no doubt proving clickably popular. Sort of "what's wrong with the internet" in one neat package.
This is one of those albums I'd look at in the record bin at the U-Store, and try to decide whether it was worth my hard-earned $. I mean, Rick Wakeman! Journey to the Center of the Earth! Budgets for kids weren't what they are today. I never did. I bought the latest Elton John instead.
Later: Listening to it now, it's sort of like Peter and the Wolf for hippies.
Brothers in Arms? Yeah, I suppose so. If you were addicted to pop. But only certain albums got pressed on CD in the early days. The stunners were White Winds, Andreas Vollenweider and Harlequin, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour. Spin those today, I still get chills and can remember exactly where I was when I heard them on quality CD playback.
Here's Harlequin's lead track. Ivan Lins singing. Always incredible.
White Winds, I can only find (ironically) the vinyl version on YT.
In sum, the lyrics at issue – the only thing that Plaintiffs allege Defendants copied – are too brief, unoriginal, and uncreative to warrant protection under the Copyright Act.
De-doo-doo-doo, de-dah-dah-dah, is all I want to say to you.