London, Will You Miss Me

June 15, 2015 11:40 AM

My entry to this month's music challenge, written on the bus back from town.

A little delayed because I needed to acquire a D Harmonica, because I took a break from wishing I was Robert Plant to wish I was Bob Dylan.
posted by greenish (12 comments total)

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This is just so ... polished and careworn and round and smooth and I want to keep it in my pocket to touch idly when my thoughts are far away. Great lyrics and performance on all the parts. I don't normally like to make comparisons like this, but it sounds like Kirsty MacColl and Billy Bragg teamed up to write and perform a spontaneous and lovely wistful confection. Just great.
posted by BlackPebble at 8:13 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by chococat at 10:49 AM on June 17, 2015

Yeah, so wonderful! I love how effortless and freewheeling it all feels, the lightness of the vocal and the great doubling and shift in the arrangement in the last verse.
posted by raisindebt at 11:39 AM on June 18, 2015

I'm definitely hearing the Dylan vibes. This is really beautiful.
posted by capricorn at 7:25 PM on June 21, 2015

I get kind of a Nick Drake thing from this.
posted by brennen at 8:51 PM on June 21, 2015

Favorited this a few seconds in. Totally a Nick Drake-Bob Dylan thing happening here. Can't get over the melancholy of asking a city if it will miss you.
posted by Corduroy at 12:13 AM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks guys, so chuffed with this lovely feedback.

A friend says you can't have an ambition to Be Bob Dylan, I shall inform her that The Internet says otherwise.
posted by greenish at 3:15 AM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

Excellent! Thanks for posting.
posted by Jesse the K at 9:52 AM on June 22, 2015

This is fantastic! I love the harmonica, and the melancholic air. And there's a real sweetness to your tone. Just great.
posted by billiebee at 7:03 AM on July 10, 2015

Really nice.
posted by erikgrande at 10:48 PM on July 13, 2015

Oh my goodness, this is just lovely!
posted by elmer benson at 5:03 AM on August 4, 2015

I really like this, thanks!
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 12:10 PM on September 24, 2015

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