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slowchair@sbcglobal.net
Posted: May 26, 2018 20:59
 

 AhhtheMusic wrote:
I am hearing a David Bryne influece near the end.

 
Yep. Exactly what I was thinking.
Wolford
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 13:17
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I just had a flashback to a book on the reading list in High School called "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and was about the infant child of a pearl diver that was stung by a scorpion and the father had to find a way to pay for a doctor.

It was a parable about life in 1940's USA and maybe still true today?

Anyway for a surburban boy living in the UK with a free National Health Service and reading this story it had a profound effect on me.

I know it is nothing about this song - just thought my memory might be something else readers of a similar age would relate to. 

 
John Steinbeck's The Pearl remains a timely, haunting parable (I read my copy about every five years). Brian Eno & Harold Budd's LP The Pearl remains a timely, haunting ambient masterpiece and is the musical equivalent to the final line in Steinbeck's book.  You must seek it out if you've never heard it.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 15, 2017 18:28
 

 VV wrote:
Sounds like a U2 song.
 
Bono / Patti Smith love child.
Grayson
(I have the Peachtree Battle Talbots' horcrux.)
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 12:22
 

This was a cool, edgy song. Almost thinking it was gonna get to some kinda Shins' signature level of prophetic-dark-semi-goth stuff. Then they blew it with the Let's Cop Some Talking Heads Lite ender yammering thing. *meh* 
Alexandra
(PNW)
Posted: May 16, 2017 8:36
 

 AhhtheMusic wrote:
I am hearing a David Bryne influece near the end.

 
 
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 13:55
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I just had a flashback to a book on the reading list in High School called "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and was about the infant child of a pearl diver that was stung by a scorpion and the father had to find a way to pay for a doctor.

It was a parable about life in 1940's USA and maybe still true today?

Anyway for a surburban boy living in the UK with a free National Health Service and reading this story it had a profound effect on me.

I know it is nothing about this song - just thought my memory might be something else readers of a similar age would relate to. 

 
HS Class of 95 - and I FOR SURE remember reading "The Pearl" - I don't remember it that well other than the scorpion bite part.  Steinbeck was great at the parable about US life stories.  What was called American Lit vs. English Lit.
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:48
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I just had a flashback to a book on the reading list in High School called "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and was about the infant child of a pearl diver that was stung by a scorpion and the father had to find a way to pay for a doctor.

It was a parable about life in 1940's USA and maybe still true today?

Anyway for a surburban boy living in the UK with a free National Health Service and reading this story it had a profound effect on me.

I know it is nothing about this song - just thought my memory might be something else readers of a similar age would relate to. 

 
I spent a fair bit of time in hospital as a kid, but just treated it as an inconvenience.  I didn't appreciate the gift that is our NHS.  My wife is a nurse now and it astonishes me that we can have such a wonderful profession, unthanked, for £10 per hour.  A bargain, I'd say.
VV
Posted: Feb 20, 2017 10:33
 

Sounds like a U2 song.
Phil_du_Fossé
(Houilles - France)
Posted: Jan 04, 2017 10:12
 

nice song !
legacyofrob827
Posted: Dec 26, 2016 21:26
 

excellent 8 for now 9 maybe later
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Dec 14, 2016 2:06
 

I just had a flashback to a book on the reading list in High School called "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck and was about the infant child of a pearl diver that was stung by a scorpion and the father had to find a way to pay for a doctor.

It was a parable about life in 1940's USA and maybe still true today?

Anyway for a surburban boy living in the UK with a free National Health Service and reading this story it had a profound effect on me.

I know it is nothing about this song - just thought my memory might be something else readers of a similar age would relate to. 
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 04, 2016 19:39
 

What kind of house doesn't have a lane, a footpath, or a driveway?
One suitable for burning? 
SCULLY
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 7:20
 

 icuski2 wrote:
Sounds a bit like Bono and U2. That's a good thing!

 
but with some style and freshness ^ ^
icuski2
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 10:41
 

Sounds a bit like Bono and U2. That's a good thing!
kcar
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 20:28
 

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

As noted elsewhere, son of Barry Andrews (Shriekback). So if you're hearing Talking Heads or U2, I'm hearing All Lined Up.

 
Had no idea...thanks! 
Emwolb
(Joisey)
Posted: May 26, 2016 11:13
 

 pcc wrote:

Reminds me of the theme tune to said TV program from the seventies.
 

 
"Suicide Is Painless" ??  I don't hear that....but I do hear a strong Bono/U2 influence - which isn't a bad thing in this case

 

AND...words to live by....."Try to keep real calm, try not to shake my drinking arm"


justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 19, 2016 3:33
 

 
wossName wrote:
Sounds like it's going to turn into "Dancing Barefoot" any second now.

  

He is heading for a spin
Far
Posted: Apr 12, 2016 22:24
 

 AhhtheMusic wrote:
I am hearing a David Bryne influece near the end.

 
yes, well spotted !


AhhtheMusic
(Colorado)
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 9:29
 

I am hearing a David Bryne influece near the end.
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Feb 20, 2016 20:13
 

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