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After a few listens, I found it far inferior from Michigan, Illinois and Seven Swans.
I'm not so sure anymore...
i'd say it is definitely inferior but still interesting to hear him doing really different stuff. enjoy your rabbit is the one that really doesnt fit into his discography at all.
a really strange album...
whenever i go into fopp i seem to see ones i haven't seen before...
i think !
an album of outtakes from illinois out soon plus a duets album with his wife and subpop singer/songstress rosie thomas.
I thought he was gay
that would make him a gay born again christian with a muslim name, and no one has that many coiciding minority points, it's a scientific impossibility.
a lot recently to seven swans. it really is impossibly lovely and i much prefer it to illinois.
This duets thing could suck ass. Hope it doesn't and brings me round,
but he must use some shorter scale one or something as his songs are in a higher scale and you can't even use a cappo on a banjo because of the funny 5th string. :(
you can get capos for them. have a look on ebay.
besides, perhaps he uses a four string banjo?
a capo would work on a 4 string but not 5 string because the 5th string is the one that only goes half way up the neck, but it sounds like a 5 string as on All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands you can hear he keeps going back to the drone (5th) string every third note i think
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it's a five sring and he uses a capo which means he must tune the 5th string up as capos are powerless on the 5th string bellow the 5th fret, I guess I could try that but it's pretty scary tuning that string even to it's proper note let alone higher as it's so taught i always think it's gonna snap and whip my face. Apparently proper hardcore banjo types overcome the capo problem by hooking an actual rail road spike on the neck.
damn, my gaydars out. all those episodes of playing it straight usa for nothing!
but "That Dress Looks Nice On You" is soooooooooo pretty.
i totally adore "to be alone with you"...
several of his songs would suggest that he was gay, but then several would suggest that he wasn't. They're probably all fictitious anyway I guess.
or he's singing about the lord or something