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coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Hilltop, Denver)
Posted: Nov 16, 2014 - 09:43
 

Woke up today… to FINALLY, some sunshine, after the hellish early deep-freeze! So good hearing this beauty on a blue-sky morning!

indiasbelly
Posted: Mar 10, 2014 - 22:03
 

I am frenetically toe tapping and I like it.

stahlwerk
Posted: Jan 06, 2014 - 06:37
 

 MJdub wrote:
 bluedot wrote:
Oh please. You can't tell? OUCH! PLEASE MAKE THE AUTO-TUNE STOP!
Not a bad song, but for me,  it lost four points for being Auto-tuned! 3.
HATE Auto-tune!
lol 

Auto-Tune was quite uncommon in 1999, and it's highly doubtful that it was in the budget for this record given the otherwise basic mixes and mediocre mastering.  I think what you're hearing is a talented singer.

 
I'm with blue dot on the j'accuse. In 1999, Autotune had been in use for almost two years on lots of albums (and one particular Cher hit). The fact that the gimmick came back in the late 00s does not change the sad fact that it has been perfectly common for more than 15 years now.

MJdub
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Dec 05, 2013 - 13:21
 

 bluedot wrote:
Oh please. You can't tell? OUCH! PLEASE MAKE THE AUTO-TUNE STOP!
Not a bad song, but for me,  it lost four points for being Auto-tuned! 3.
HATE Auto-tune!
lol 

Auto-Tune was quite uncommon in 1999, and it's highly doubtful that it was in the budget for this record given the otherwise basic mixes and mediocre mastering.  I think what you're hearing is a talented singer.

drewd
Posted: Jan 24, 2013 - 18:16
 

The vocals are outstanding . They hit those high note just right .........

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Sep 21, 2012 - 04:51
 

 d-don wrote:
They have better songs, but it's stil a good standard{#Dancingbanana_2}
 

I don't see how this is about as good as it gets.{#Clap}

drcrnp
(Philly and Floyd VA (Crooked Road))
Posted: Jun 18, 2012 - 18:01
 

 R7-12 wrote:

That's just one way of looking at it. The success of a song to inspire or simply to bring a bit of joy does not depend upon the complexity of the arrangement or the degree of imagination involved. In fact some of the most-loved songs have very simple arrangements - think early Beatles, Buddy Holly, etc.

I have to agree with coloradojohn on this one even though this is the first time I've heard this song. The singer's high notes are not really bad, they are in key and well sung. The production may be have a bit of a flat sound due to its simplicity, but again, that doesn't prevent good songs from bringing joy to its listeners.

As an audiophile (of sorts) I enjoy well recorded, well produced, and oftentimes complex music through a true hi-end system, but at the same time, I can enjoy listening to a great song even through a clock radio. {#Smile}

Just my $.02 worth. 
 
what you said

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 16, 2012 - 05:24
 

The whole family's going to see them this Wednesday night. Woo-hoo!

ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 - 14:00
 

 R7-12 wrote:
I have to agree with coloradojohn on this one even though this is the first time I've heard this song. The singer's high notes are not really bad, they are in key and well sung.
 
To my ears they almost sound pitch corrected.  Hard to tell when it's done properly though.

gemtag
(Texas)
Posted: Nov 09, 2011 - 12:38
 

Good song, 


dolumo
(A┬┤burg)
Posted: Oct 08, 2011 - 23:59
 

this song says nothing to me.....

R7-12
(BC, Canada)
Posted: Sep 07, 2011 - 14:07
 

 sronis wrote:


wow, such a contrast between a superlative-filled comment and the true quality of this song, which is mediocre at best. At least in terms of vocals (the singer's high notes are really bad), melody (simple and unimaginative), instrument playing (again, very simple) and mixing and production (flat sound, almost no changes in tempo). just boring...
 
That's just one way of looking at it. The success of a song to inspire or simply to bring a bit of joy does not depend upon the complexity of the arrangement or the degree of imagination involved. In fact some of the most-loved songs have very simple arrangements - think early Beatles, Buddy Holly, etc.

I have to agree with coloradojohn on this one even though this is the first time I've heard this song. The singer's high notes are not really bad, they are in key and well sung. The production may be have a bit of a flat sound due to its simplicity, but again, that doesn't prevent good songs from bringing joy to its listeners.

As an audiophile (of sorts) I enjoy well recorded, well produced, and oftentimes complex music through a true hi-end system, but at the same time, I can enjoy listening to a great song even through a clock radio. {#Smile}

Just my $.02 worth. 

sronis
Posted: Aug 07, 2011 - 04:51
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Never fails to make me feel better...absolutely awesome melodies, harmonies, percussion — all of everything in the spectrum!  And I love the way they kick it up into high gear toward the end!  WHAT A GREAT SONG, now, and the first time I heard it!
 

wow, such a contrast between a superlative-filled comment and the true quality of this song, which is mediocre at best. At least in terms of vocals (the singer's high notes are really bad), melody (simple and unimaginative), instrument playing (again, very simple) and mixing and production (flat sound, almost no changes in tempo). just boring...


coloradojohn
(Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan -- 15 min. west of Shinjuku, center of the freaking Universe)
Posted: Aug 07, 2011 - 04:44
 

Never fails to make me feel better...absolutely awesome melodies, harmonies, percussion — all of everything in the spectrum!  And I love the way they kick it up into high gear toward the end!  WHAT A GREAT SONG, now, and the first time I heard it!

d-don
(Oregon)
Posted: May 04, 2011 - 14:41
 

They have better songs, but it's stil a good standard{#Dancingbanana_2}

geoffgeoffrey
(Northern California)
Posted: Apr 18, 2011 - 19:17
 

nice

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 - 07:24
 

They're back out on tour—go see 'em. Great show. http://www.guster.com/

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Nov 28, 2010 - 04:15
 

WonderLizard wrote:
...a family affair no less with Mrs. Lizard and Baby Lizard, who passed up her HS homecoming dance for Guster...how cool is that?...
{#Group-hug} Trippin' on DNA!


echasse
(Downeast Maine)
Posted: Nov 12, 2010 - 11:18
 

Love love LOVE them!!!!!! Perfect for a sunny friday!!

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 - 12:08
 

Saw them this past Saturday night at Constitution Hall—a family affair no less with Mrs. Lizard and Baby Lizard, who passed up her HS homecoming dance for Guster...how cool is that? They were fabulous. Their encore was to wade into the crowd, equipped only with acoustic instruments (Brian shook an Egg) and do one last number before racing into the foyer and out on to C Street to be swallowed whole by the night—or maybe a waiting car. These guys haven't forgotten who got 'em where they are.

bluedot
(Long Beach, CA)
Posted: Sep 10, 2010 - 00:39
 

 yclept wrote:
It would be really nice to know if this is autotuned.
 
Oh please. You can't tell? OUCH! PLEASE MAKE THE AUTO-TUNE STOP!

Not a bad song, but for me,  it lost four points for being Auto-tuned! 3.

HATE Auto-tune!

lol


yclept
(left of here, right of there)
Posted: Aug 24, 2010 - 19:40
 

It would be really nice to know if this is autotuned.

rtrudeau
(Bay Area, California)
Posted: Aug 09, 2010 - 00:07
 

 Deadwing wrote:
Guster makes me happy    {#Yes}
 

ExACTly. I love, love, love this band.

rtwingo
Posted: Jul 08, 2010 - 03:17
 

Guster is the greatest find I've had on RP {#Bananajam}

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Apr 19, 2010 - 09:27
 

dunno wrote:
cheesy happysound. urgh. awful.
{#Sick}
Thank you Great Cosmic Muffin, for allowing me to remain less cynical than I think I am, that I may be charmed and heartened by this simple song.


schrodingersdog
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Apr 19, 2010 - 09:23
 

Meh. They do have some good songs though.

DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Mar 03, 2010 - 06:20
 

Very Nice Music
Don't sweat it,
You get what you deserve -
like Radio Paradise 

deepwoodskev
(In a town west of Chicago)
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 - 08:29
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Guster and Gomez B2B—two of the better bands to emerge in the last decade, neither of which I was aware before RP.
 
Same here! And they're now two of my favorite bands.

Coffers
(The Sticks, UK)
Posted: Dec 14, 2009 - 08:56
 

Just to second that emotion about playing Gomez and Guster back to back.... Great sense of what's right, Bill!

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Dec 14, 2009 - 08:55
 

Guster and Gomez B2B—two of the better bands to emerge in the last decade, neither of which I was aware before RP.

ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 - 13:57
 

Thanks for playing Guster and Gomez back to back, Bill!  I always get those two mixed up for some reason.

sirdroseph
(Outer Mongolia)
Posted: Oct 28, 2009 - 13:56
 

 dunno wrote:
cheesy happysound. urgh. awful.
{#Sick}

 

I couldn't agree more!{#Yes} I LOVE this song!!!!! Gave it a 10!{#Notworthy}

dunno
(somewhere between here and over there)
Posted: Oct 12, 2009 - 11:21
 

cheesy happysound. urgh. awful.
{#Sick}


canadave
(Ottawa, ON)
Posted: Oct 12, 2009 - 11:21
 

 tompoll wrote:
Very cool song. Perhaps the worst-sounding drums ever recorded.
 
They're all done by hand (bongos, etc) on this album (and, in fact, all of their first three albums) which is why they have a strange sound.

Great song, though!{#Dance}

Deadwing
(Cincinnati OH)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 - 00:15
 

 annersjen wrote:
Best Guster song (and I love a lot of them) is: 'Careful'

 

My favorite is Ruby Falls, but Careful is damn catchy too!

Deadwing
(Cincinnati OH)
Posted: Sep 27, 2009 - 00:14
 

Guster makes me happy    {#Yes}

rtrudeau
(Bay Area, California)
Posted: Sep 10, 2009 - 22:29
 

Gomez to Guster segue! Woohoo! I have this very CD in my car. GMTA, Bill.

big_gare
(Langley, Bee Cee, Canada)
Posted: Aug 10, 2009 - 10:29
 

Yeas, Guster is another group introduced to me by RP.  They ARE great Cathenley!


Mandible
Posted: Aug 10, 2009 - 10:20
 

 cathenley wrote:
Guster kinda changed my life....
 
How'd they do that?

cathenley
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Jun 07, 2009 - 23:47
 

Guster kinda changed my life....

annersjen
(in the rolling hills of New York)
Posted: Apr 21, 2009 - 17:58
 

Best Guster song (and I love a lot of them) is: 'Careful'


tompoll
(Seattle WA USA)
Posted: Feb 17, 2009 - 16:33
 

Very cool song. Perhaps the worst-sounding drums ever recorded.

Misterfixit
(Nashville)
Posted: Feb 17, 2009 - 16:32
 

Think of all the fun the kids had smashing the piano for the photographer!

Oh, Guster works for me .. very seven or eightish ...

arsenault
(long beach cali US and A)
Posted: Jan 16, 2009 - 23:39
 

i like this guster...
good vibes..

Danimal174
(Upstate South Carolina)
Posted: Aug 27, 2008 - 14:23
 

I love this album...Guster's best, in my opinion. This song, "Barrel of a Gun", "Fa Fa", "Center of Attention"...a great set of songs.

More from this CD needs to be on RP! I can't believe this and "Barrel of a Gun" are the only two songs off of this CD on here!



scarletdancer
(Irving, TX, USA)
Posted: Jul 26, 2008 - 22:15
 

I never heard this song before.  I'm familiar with "Barrel of a Gun," which I really like.  I think I've heard some other songs from Guster here that really didn't make a strong impression one way or the other, but I like this one a lot.  This is a very good song with beautiful harmonies.  Reminds of Beatles/Crowded House.  I hope to hear this one on RP again in the future.  {#Whistle}  

coloradojohn
(Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan -- 15 min. west of Shinjuku, center of the freaking Universe)
Posted: May 24, 2008 - 22:59
 

Play this song once a day, Bill, and I will still hear and think of new lessons each and every time! LOVE IT! and as crmrump posted below, YES, how about some other tracks from this, arguably their finest masterpiece?
paloeguevo
(Venezuelan in Villahermosa, Mexico)
Posted: Apr 23, 2008 - 10:49
 

Guster Always makes me happy
MsJudi
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 - 22:57
 

Roverfish wrote:

If by "mediocre" you mean pretty good, if not excellent, then I agree completely, as do over 250 people on average (7). As for the play list, that's a pretty weak grasp of Euclidean geometry there if you can make a line from a single point.


And still, everyone is entitled to an opinion we don't agree with. ;)
MsJudi
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Mar 22, 2008 - 22:56
 

Meh.