Monday, October 24, 2016

Caveat Emptor; Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Not Cringe At The Sound Of My Voice

Blah blah, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, blah blah blah blah blah, Jann Wenner, blah blah blah, no rap music, blah blah, bullshit, blah blah blah blah, I don't care, blah blah blah, JANE'S ADDICTION? REALLY?

If you can stand the sound of my voice...I myself is the recent edition of Showbiz Sandbox, the entertainment podcast, where hosts Michael Giltz and J. Sperling Reich ask me about Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize and I weigh in on this year's RNRHOF nominees. It's great fun, especially when I stammer and clumsily explain the difference between Dylan's singing voice and Lou Reed's singing voice.

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Well done Sal.

Now I've got Chic's Good Times bumping out of the speakers!

cmealha said...

I'm with you on ELO although I can never bring myself to call Dylan a good singer. His voice works on his songs so maybe I'll go with a good vocalist. And thank you, thank you, thank you about the Eddie Veder comments. My least favorite singer after Gary Cherone.

dogbreath said...

Very much enjoyed your portion of the show. You do yourself an injustice. Some good points cogently made & with humour & all on the hoof too. Didn't agree with them all, of course, but that's the beauty of debate.

A walk in the woods said...

Not too shabby, Sal! It's hard to write about rock (well), and harder still to, essentially, write extemporaneously as you are there. Good job.

And - I agree with you that Dylan's voice is a great asset, not a liability. As I think John Lennon said, "You don't have to hear WHAT Dylan's singing about, you just have to hear HOW he sings it." I'm probably butchering that quote, but I love it.

Gene Oberto said...

It's always a shock hearing your own voice. Is that me is always my thought. I never believed I sounded like my brothers. Guess what, I do.
You had fun, you could hear it in your voice.

To me, Bob Dylan is the modern day Shakespear in that his work stands up in any listen, at any time. The songs from the 60slose nothing 50 years later. And like Will's sonnets, Bob writes a lot about love. You know that I see nothing wrong with the Panel's decision. In many ways it was bold.

BTW, after the E Street Band, I believe Pearl Jam is the best band in the land.

Michael Giltz said...

Awesome! Thanks for coming on the show and thanks for sharing it with your great fans and friends. I'm just glad the show is not a video podcast since I've often been told I've got a face made for radio.

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