EgypToz: I put off all my grief

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I put off all my grief

Is it country music, is it jazz, is it rock music or indie or even folk, I think it is all of it put in a new envelope and presented with so much passion and love…the multitalented Sufjan ( singer ,writer ,painter ,graphic designer, photographer and founder of his own language which is now spoken by only 2 other people ) used his style of music to tell his stories , history and facts…with so so simple melodies that can’t come out of your mind…it has the same effect of James Blunt but maybe more experimental and classical…I could not imagine a song like a theatrical play or a film with emotional interpretations of “John Wayne” with Sufjan Stevens crying or sighing…for me it is easy now to notice his songs by his banjo playing and whispering voice…from the mystic song “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” to the more happy one “Chicago” …from the first track “Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland” to the lovely “Windows Of Paradise” you will take a tour de Illinois in his most acclaimed album…I don’t know if he could make his dream come true…after Illinois and Michigan…to write an album for each of the 50 states of America…today we will sing “ O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “That was the Worst Christmas Ever”... no...well there is no snow in Cairo…Merry Christmas

5 comments:

OpeRon® said...

Merry Christmas!

hope said...

I count on you to know about the "new generation" singers. I am still stuck with the Beatles and Elton John.
and Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I read before about the plan for 50 albums for 50 states...Here comes the quantity Vs the quality
game....

Anyways, I prefer to listen to the great lake swimmers...similar musical style but more melodic in my opinion than Mr. Sufjan...


Happy holidays

Anonymous said...

i hope next time u put links to what u r talking about ! :)
i wanna hear that singer

also i wanna tell u that i loved ur blog so much
nice piece of work
and it seems u hide inside more than u tell , mr.iceberg :)

still wanna share u in the project we talked about, if u remember

and i hope u keep writing coz i loved urs so much

mahmoud bin ezzat

walladshab said...

z.@.k.!,
I think I need a blog for music to write about the artists and songs I like...and great lake swimmers are one of them...but I don't have time or space to do that...
great lake swimmers are a mixture of gomez , new pornographers and iron&wine...I like the animals of the world and moving pictures silent films...but I don't like the repetitive chorus in bodies and minds...great lake swimmers is more alternative than sufjan...sufjan is more experimental and each song has a long story and meaning...but here it comes when we talk about the quantity vs quality...till now most of sufjan's songs are great...I don't know how it will sound after 5 or 10 or maybe 20 albums...