THE END OF THE MIDDLE LOOKS LIKE NOBODY…

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This song was one of a cluster of songs recorded at the end of the 80’s. I believe the intention was to try to put together a complete album’s worth of material rather than continue to record random tracks, as I had been doing. In much the same way that a novelist works, I’d begun experimenting with story/songs in which I would inhabit a character and sing from their point of view. The technique was useful in that it expanded my material options, but also, that it changed—in sometimes subtle ways—the way in which I interpreted a song vocally.
The track features David Houston playing the plucky things, and Brent Bourgeois supplying the Stevie-wonderful solo.

4 thoughts on “THE END OF THE MIDDLE LOOKS LIKE NOBODY…

  1. The song is outstanding. I really like the cadence that you used. There was a bit of a staccato intro to the verse juxtaposed to the almost half note ending to the verse. Well done! I think that in addition to well written lyrics that the delivery of the lyrics is equally as important, and this song demonstrates this quite nicely.

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  2. Thank you, Rob! I appreciate your comment and observation. I was always woefully unaware of things like half-notes and full-notes when I wrote songs. I operated from a purely instinctual place in that regard, and simply followed my voice. I suppose, that’s why I never became a particularly accomplished instrumentalist.

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