I think I finally touched on what it is about watching certain sports that gets guys excited. In an effort to be a bit less of a musician and a bit more of a ‘normal guy’ I decided to take the day off at the last moment and go visit with friends in Hermosa Beach. Not at a bar, not doing a lot of drinking, not sitting in the sun, but rather hanging out to watch football and shoot the shit.
Last night as I was driving home I think it finally dawned on me as to why guys will sit around watching football game after football game. It has to do with a few factors. One is a loyalty to a team, this one doesn’t fall on me. I’m loyal to people, but I’m not loyal to teams in sports. I don’t have that undying need to root for the hometown and maybe that’s a result of having lived in a lot of places.
Another reason to watch is amazing plays. This is a reason why I could watch more. Every now and then something amazing happens on the field. It borders on the inhuman or something. Where a happy accident or a perfectly planned event occurs. Its in those moments that something exciting comes out and it’s fun to watch. This is what could draw me in. However, I think I’m better off with the highlight reels at this point.
I do enjoy instant replays and getting a second look at something that may have been missed. That’s fun.
Speaking of second looks… Today marks the 2nd time I’ve had General Fuzz on Single of the Day. He’s recently released a new album or rather made a new album available for download. It’s called Soulful Filling. A rather cool twist on words. I do enjoy that. Hell I think I could plagiarize the title for me and a release, but I won’t.
I’m diggin on his use of sounds to create a rhythm along with the melodies intertwining around in the piece. I can imagine this as a background piece to a fun little animation or maybe behind an infomercial or something. There’s an exploratory vibe to the music. I could hear it as part of a sequence for a montage in a movie as well.
I particularly like the playful nature of the electric piano part that hits around 2:20. That’s got a really cool rhythmic feel to it. By the time it moves on in the song and disappears it’s already nearly 3:10 in the song and I haven’t missed that minute out of my life. Instead I’m wishing that journey would have taken me further down that little path before fading into another aspect of the song.
That’s a beautiful thing in music. When you can get lost in it. It really is. It’s exciting. I really like how most of the General’s instrumentation feels like it’s leaping out of my lappy’s speakers. That’s a really cool sensation. Most music, no matter how well recorded does not do that.
The General is freely giving his music away. Click the web link or the CD link above and you’ll be taken to a page that allows you to download any of his songs or even his full CDs to have for your very own, free of charge. I’m not sure why an artist who creates such fun soundscapes is so willing to give away their time like that, but that’s just me. You’re the one who gets to benefit from it by having it in your library.
If you do decide to nab the song, or any of General Fuzz’s songs, I do suggest supporting him in some way shape or form. It’s the karmically right thing to do!