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i can't sleep, so i thought i'd post something.

such great weather lately. here's a picture along a section of the riverwalk that hugs the niagara river shoreline in tonawanda.

i've been listening to a lot of guster's album keep it together lately. it's a good summer album to drive to. one of the things i like about it is that the instrumentation is varied. the drummer/percussionist uses all sorts of instruments from xylophone to bongos, and tambourine among others. my favorite track has changed a couple times since i first started really listening to it, but it has settled on the title track. i sure i like it cause it features different instruments, rhythms, and flourishes. two things that stand out are the bongos that come in at around 1:20 and the banjo that comes in towards the end of the track. i know i've posted before about how sometimes i like to focus on specific instrumental lines to some songs in particular. since things are all pretty much recorded in stereo nowadays, when i do this i like to use one earbud running from my ipod so i can split up the instrumentation in one channel. for me personally, it gives me a better appreciation of how a song like this comes together as i can concentrate on the rhythmic guitar line vs. the lead guitar line and the various other instruments split between the left and right channels. anyways here's a playlist with 3 songs from the album i really like, they're all a little different from each other.

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that's it for now. let's see if the zzz's come this time around.

Comments (2)

Florence [TypeKey Profile Page]:

i love ramona! it's so addicting and has become my favorite song of the album. i was thinking about posting something about it, but since i've got too many things about crete lined up now, i'll have to save it til later.

hope you're sleeping well. :)

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514500505 [TypeKey Profile Page]:

I will check out this album at some point.

Hope you fell asleep eventually.

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