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3/31/2007

We Is Shore Dedicated - Like in some Earth Science Pulp novel, 2 or 3 huge rocks metamorphized into a whole other specie. Sam Tsitrin, of the SF art-prog trio the Ebb and Flow, and Dmitry Ishenko, the famed NYC and Boston jazz bass player, working with engineer and drummer Chris Cline of Scrabbel made WE IS SHORE DEDICATED, in 3 days of January 2007. Chicken hawks were seen in the area. Hide them, Hilda, we have to move quick! 
Why I Can't Sleep With The Door Ajar
Genre: Indie
Weighted Rating: [9 Votes, 3.57 Stars]
Views: 1,709
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Liner Notes
Richie Isaacs [4/27/2009 2:47:23 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I have not read anything this good in a long long time...heh, when I re-read my poems I now have to put "" around the word poem, like this..."Poem"
The song itself is very well played & produced and cool but not my style normally but, wow, the words are awesome.
pechkin (song submitter) [8/11/2007 3:21:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
oh come, Mr Bratty, it's not so high brow. as long as you get something out of it, I am happy. thanks!
Mr. Bratty [4/2/2007 8:45:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
wow, i finally listened and read along. this is way over my head. i'll have to leave this one to the beat poets and english majors. my intellect has been challenged... and bested. the music is nice.
zissou [4/2/2007 1:21:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Reminds me of some Jim O'rourke material. I'll need to listen some more...great playing and smoothly shifting gears.
Mr. Bratty [4/1/2007 4:32:01 PM EST]
Score: +0
fair enough!
WILLBMUSIC [4/1/2007 3:40:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
I like the music, but i tend to shy aware from vocals that mimic the musics melody the way this song does in the first section. If the instrument was a saxophone rather than a voice the song would have stood alone as a masterful music only offering,the lyrics were o.k., but the vocals seemed to be in a battle with the guitars and bass almost for the melody. A nice tune though, But thats just my monkeys ass opinion;)
pechkin (song submitter) [4/1/2007 3:20:53 PM EST]
Score: +0
Hey Bratty-
I am ESL, and was misunderstood. when i used "unqualified" i was referring to the comment not the writer, i meant criticism without qualifying statements, the same way as "a qualifying" adverb would "qualify" an action. It was a wrongly used word.
I was not suggesting that anyone here is not a monkey.
Mr. Bratty [4/1/2007 3:06:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
wow! this is what happens when you spend an inordinate amount of time entertaining a 1 year old! you'll grab at any opportunity to communicate without having to use words like elmo and poopy.
Mr. Bratty [4/1/2007 3:03:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
i may eventually listen to this just to see what all the fuss is about. but, for now, i'll just let you in on a little secret. ALL of the criticism you get on your songs here, whether it be good, bad or indifferent, is unqualified. this isn't the rolling stone or the village voice or spin. it's just a bunch of monkeys with credit cards. how we use our credit cards is directly proportionate to your popularity. now, i haven't heard this song yet, but if i had heard it, and then i saw it in a music rack at sam goody next to another artist, which would i use my credit card to buy? if i bought yours, would that make my criticism of your music more qualified? what if i bought the latest from iggy pop, sufjan stevens, or jeff beck? would that mean that i couldn't criticize you because i am obviously unqualified? the point being this: one should resist the urge to jump people's asses and make assumptions about their "qualifications" just because they didn't care for you music/lyrics/moods & changes. it's not attractive. and, by the way, the "let's see you do better" or the "your music sucks so you have no room to criticize" defenses (or variations thereof) are moot. monkeys with credit cards, remember? be happy! you've been featured and gotten some high praise here. that's got to be worth something, eh? a smile? now, i can't wait to hear this song but my kid is sleeping so i have to wait.
unklesam [4/1/2007 2:18:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
like the end where the tempo increases, depressing tune but good for the record, but just sort of
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [4/1/2007 2:06:56 PM EST]
Score: +0
lips on knobs and dicks in every eye. I didn't think anything else needed to be said. Oh, and my opinion is free of charge.
aaronlife [4/1/2007 12:31:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
pechkin, no worries, maybe just ask elephant nicely to elaborate on why he thought it was pretentious and labored? sometimes, time is short, and people post brief comments, and move onto the next song... and, in your case, the artist is left wondering exactly what they meant... details...
pechkin (song submitter) [4/1/2007 11:50:24 AM EST]
Score: +0
Bratty-
this is some kind of bull#@&%!. you're turning on me, cause i responded to some unqualified criticism? I posted the song on here to get the good and the bad feedback, it just makes me mad when somebody writes the whole thing off without putting any thought into their words, like elephant did.
on the other hand, maybe I am thinking about this too much.
no more comments from me.
enjoy or hate the music.
thanks for listening.
WISD


Mr. Bratty [4/1/2007 11:31:21 AM EST]
Score: +0
ele, you should have just told them how awesome they are. you know how some people get all butt-hurt when anybody doesn't go nuts for what they do. jeez. i was going to listen to this song but, now, i really don't care to. congrats on your feature, WSID. you have tasted of the sweetest, redfizziest nectar.
pechkin (song submitter) [4/1/2007 11:16:25 AM EST]
Score: +0
well, elephant,
it's easy to be throwing out terms like pretentious and labored without any evidence to back them up. What unjustified claims on our ability have we made? What sounds like we're trying too hard? If you hate the song that's fine, maybe you can't understand the lyrics or the melodies suck or you hate the many moods and changes. But if you just throw out empty words... what value is your opinion?
p.s. who the hell is cathal coughlin?
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [4/1/2007 9:47:48 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
Its easy to be suckered in by a wonderfully played standup. I hear plenty of it in the right, but it is sitting about 10:30 to 11:00 in my opinion. I do not like the lyrics at all. The artist may enjoy someone like Cathal Coughlin, but I hate that mess. I do not enjoy this. Pretentious and labored is how I hear it.
emanoff [3/31/2007 5:01:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
This is great. Love the lyrics, love the bass, LOVE the lyrics. Did I mention I like them lyrics?
pechkin (song submitter) [3/31/2007 4:56:16 PM EST]
Score: +0
you're too kind on that. I haven't read much of Plath but perhaps she sneaked into my fizzness and pulled some strings on the lyric page. I only ever read 2 poets in English: Dickinson and Bukowski. (and a little Frost)
wordgirl62 [3/31/2007 4:24:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Wow. That's some amazing imagery and wickedly good writing! I wish you'd been in my advanced poetry class way back when--I'd have learned a thing or two...Sylvia Plath would love this! (Maybe you're channeling her?.....)
ScottT [3/31/2007 3:47:57 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
This is very cool. I like all the various changes the song goes through. This would fit in at the Knitting Factory (if you haven't already played there). Great stuff.
pechkin (song submitter) [3/31/2007 3:40:39 PM EST]
Score: +0
I updated the lyrics for you dear listeners (especially for the kitten in the dryer). so please enjoy reading them as I enjoyed writing them. ciao bella.
wordgirl62 [3/31/2007 2:41:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Impressionistic lyrics, almost stream-of-consiousness style to these words, a helter-skelter musical approach that does make me feel somewhat like a kitten in a dryer, though...tumbling, tumbling...Inventive work, lots of originality here. Interesting phrasings...Liked it when it kicked in at 2:10 or so...then I'm tumbling, tumbling....An entertaining and interesting listen.(Am frustrated I can't make out a lot of the lyrics though, so can't really comment on them.)
firth5a [3/31/2007 1:14:23 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
It's nicely done and some very clever changes, but the song doesn't seem to know where it's going - swapping from jazz to latin to soft rock and back to latin again. I'm afraid that didn't work for me - the change from the jazz feel to latin I found particularly clunky and grating. The song would be a whole lot better, in my opinion, if it settled on a style and stuck with it. That may not get the approval of other musicians as much as multiple time and style changes, but the average listener would appreciate it a lot more.
aaronlife [3/31/2007 9:46:35 AM EST]
Score: +0
great poetic lyric... agree it's leaning a bit too left, i corrected that with my headphones (individual volume for each ear), and it took care of that... once the song starts kicking, after two minutes sometime, the lyrics are difficult to understand... i like bits of this a lot, and other bits not so much, i'll have to listen later and see if it all smooths out in my mind... pretty cool, though, and i dig the base...
martyrs [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Jazzy.
joemudge4 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
pretty song, i really like the bass, but i hate that its panned so far left. i tend to think that lower intstruments need to be toward the center of the mix. not always, but usually. left speaker just seems to be doing 90% of the work here.
WHY I CAN'T SLEEP WITH THE DOOR AJAR/ A BEE COMING FOR RENT

I know why I can't sleep with the door ajar in the night
Tide rolls in to driveway spot waves show tongues clicking and licking us (we bite and scratch)

Like Mosquitoes always drinking the strangers blood,
you pick up where the last guy left off - with your face in the healing mud and your lips on the knob and your tongue in the lock

Fire ants, banditos, pillow stalk choking us choking us
window ledge foot print maze, none are mine none are yours but they lead to the, yes they lead to the headboard

Like Mosquitoes always bleeding the strangest blood, you pick where the last guy left off,
hugging arms round the chubby trunk and your feet on the highest branch , trembling

Nurse Practitioner, looking at my chart,
good remedy to try is a dream machine, in the night it will, it will shut your eyes with a gentle glove
Bark becomes a sigh, Leash becomes a tie, dicks in every eye is our promise to man
On the other side women climb the pine, autumn knees scraped up and I am torn on the inside.
I am becoming two pieces

Oh Banditos, the tequila is in the throat, one leg over the face fence, my leeches on the run from the drying pond, getting drunk at cost, I am becoming a dream it's for rent


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