Song for Odin™, Song for Odin™... Song for Odin™ begins now! As I've already said (scroll down to post immediately below for details) my original plan for today had been to post a second song from the DR FRANK LIVE AT THE COURT TAVERN e.p., but I decided to delay a week because of internet skullduggery, or buffoonery, or tomfoolery... We'll get back on the Live at the Court Tavern train soon enough I'm sure, and I bet you can't wait. In the meantime, here's something from the remote past, i.e., 1988, Gilman Street, an early rendition of "The Girl Who Still Lives at Home." https://youtu.be/KpwDqmxQNKc This song was on the Making Things with Light album that came out in 1990. It's only two years, but a whole lot happened between those two dates, including our second and final Rough Trade release, Big Black Bugs Bleed Blue Blood. I believe this is one of the first times we ever played it live, but I know we recorded a demo of it in the batch of demos from which the BBBBBB songs were culled, if culled means what I think it does. It's obviously a "work in progress" at this point, as it arguably still is as it appears on the album. It's got a great title. Its heart is in the right place. But it could have done with some editing and a better focus. "Slice of life" character studies can result in great songs, but, as I gradually realized, this type, the narrative and description being told from "outside" as it were, was not really my strong suit. The thing I turned out to be good at was the character study from the inside, either that of a limited-point-of-view narrator or at least a direct participant, the "you" addressed by the narrator (even if they are sometimes really, one and the same.) I'm still rather fond of it, nonetheless, warts and all, though I'd like to think I'd do it better if I did it now. And I'm not sure I don't prefer the rather shambolic attempt to get it across here to any of the (slightly) more polished executions. Not much more to say about it than that. In other Song for Odin news, my effective begging for people to look at my youtube channel last week did cause a bump in views and subscribers, though it remains miniscule. So I figure why not try again? Go the channel and subscribe, watch a bunch of stuff and like it and comment. Share stuff that you like. I beg of you, sort of. https://www.youtube.com/DrFrankContent I've been posting a song a week, with commentary, for over a year now. It's turning into a pretty cool, weird little archive. Nonetheless, though you'd think I'd be used to it by now, doing something that no one pays attention to can wear on a person, and make him question the wisdom of devoting so much energy to the care and feeding of an invisible animal. And when YouTube changed its suggested videos policy to emphasize big channels and hide small ones the visibility and traffic went way down: the animal screamed into the void, inaudibly. I'm still going to do it regardless but it'll all be so much better if people were to watch the invisible animal and help me sustain the fantasy that it, and I, genuinely exist. The bird is in your hands. Odin and I will be back next week with another song. Go now, you are dismissed, and peace be with you. #music #songs #minds
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