Parents can often amaze you. At least mine can. My dad is a major artist in the commercial illustration world and with anything that deals with images. A genius of color is how he’s often described. I’d lump in the mastery of lines and shapes too. Despite his artistic mastery I get a little feeling that he really wanted to be a musician. I know there are pictures of my dad looking a lot like John Lennon. Maybe that’s why I turned out to be a musician instead of an artist.
While I’ve been told I can draw, I don’t have the eye for color, nor the hand for lines and shapes that my dad has. But I’ve got ears and hands for notes. Guess, I got the music portion of that stuff.
If there is anyone on this planet who has a more eclectic taste in music than I do, it would be my dad. For my birthday this past week he gave me a gift of some music of an artist that I had never heard of. Upon first listen I wasn’t really digging it. By the 3rd song though, I started to understand the vibe and really got into the song. That’s the one you’re hearing now.
You won’t find this CD in stores or online. No, this is a digital only EP. It is on iTunes and on Amazon.
Why did it take me several songs to get into it? Well, the vibe wasn’t what I was initially expecting. Also the voice is very well worn, like a very rough sandpaper or something. It’s extremely raspy. Paolo’s voice eventually got to me and I enjoyed it’s flavor. The fit to the music makes sense once I got to it. The arrangement is sparse, but then we’re talking about a live show here.
That’s right, it’s a live show from the Isle of Wight. The land famous for it’s music festival. No, I don’t think Paolo is a Fallen Friday, but the idea of this song and it’s title is. America is slumping. Indebted to other parts of the world thanks to corrupt politics and even more corrupt banker families. Essentially the land of the free, the home of the brave is about to step into disaster of Rome. That’s some serious Trouble with a capital T.
Should some of the wacky theories about Bush and the upcoming election occur, I have a strong feeling there will be a revolution in this country that politicians and bankers didn’t expect.
Thus this ode to trouble is part of a current soundtrack! Get it now at your favorite digital store.