Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

"Dream Lover"

Bobby Darin sounds positively square next to Ben E. King. The first thing I noticed is that in the chorus, Darin resolves to the root of the tonic chord. King drops down to the third, which sounds a little hipper. King phrases behind the beat and takes some liberties with the melody, adding drama and strengthening the narrative voice. Darin sounds relaxed, but rather unimaginative, although it's probably just as well he doesn't plead like King.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Good Morning

My landlady woke me up at 8:30 this morning when she let herself into my apartment.