Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Free Form Commments

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scott91777 said...

Thought I'd wait and post this on this week's comments so everyone would get a chance to see it:

Danny Federici

January 23 1950-April 17 2008

The E Street Band is one of the most well known and distinctive sounding backing groups of all time and, while Steve Van Zandt, Clarence Clemmons and Max Weinberg may be more recognizable, Danny Federici was more crucial in terms of actually shaping that sound.

One of the E Street Band's most unique features is its use of two keyboard players. Typically, this consisted of Federici's organ and glockenspiel combined with Roy Bittan's piano (and, before that, David Sancious). The keyboards can't be underestimated in helping to create the backbone of the soaring anthemic sound popularized by the band on tracks like "Born To Run" and "Badlands."

In addition, Federici's accordian work (addmitedly not the coolest of instruments) helped add to the Jersey Shore atmosphere of Springsteen's earliest work on tracks like "Sandy (4th of July Asbury Park)".

To check him (and the rest of the band for that matter) at their peak, I reccomend the epic version of "Kitty's Back" from Live at The Hammersmith Odeon '75

Jim Roeg said...

Hi Geoff,
I've been meaning to write for awhile to thank you for the kind post linking to my All-Star Superman piece and touting me as a guest blogger of the future here. The timing on this one is kind of unfortunate because, since recently becoming and dad, I can probably only be, at best, a guest-idiot of the future. If you've stopped by lately, you might have noticed that Double Articulation has entered the decadent, possibly even the degenerative phase of its historical cycle. I'm hoping for an intellectual reboot and the return of deep thoughts sometime in the summer. Just wanted you to know that I hadn't forgotten.

Geoff Klock said...

Oh, don't even worry about it dude. You are doing great work. And I am so glad to hear you identify the phase of your blog as the degenerative phase. After blogging for a few years -- and for a long time daily -- my blog has been in that space for the last few months at least: enlisting guest bloggers like Jason and Scott has been a way to stave off my personal blogger burnout while still remaining an active site, until I can regroup. (Plans for the regroup include an episode by episode look at LOST and maybe the Maxx, if I can get it out of storage).

I also need to change the name of this blog to reflect the new work being done here by the guest bloggers, but I have to wait a few weeks until my fiancee/tech girl has free time to make a new banner. My hope is changing the name will entice more guest work.

My real problem is that while I think the way to go is a group blog like savage critics, I also need to maintain this site as my home page. Of course I can do both (as Jog does), but I am worried that attention in two places will continue to draw on my energies, which are already too thin.

And a personal note to everyone: the last few weeks have involved big personal changes. I do not discuss that kind of thing here, but that is part of the reason I have not been as active as I used to be.

Jason said...

I've opined this before, but the issue-by-issue Maxx thing is gonna be sweeeeet.

sara d. reiss said...

i lost my job today :-(

Ping33 said...

sorry Sara, :(

I got nothing really to say... GTA IV next Tuesday... the single biggest entertainment event of the year!

neilshyminsky said...

Geoff - do you get the International Journal of Comic Art? There's a paper on comics metatheory that would probably interest you.

scott91777 said...

Ping, I'll take the Godfather video game over GTA any day... it's GTA but, y'know, classy.

Ping33 said...

Pfft: The Godfather game is shit. GTA>all

The radio stations alone have more writing talent than all Open-World-wannabes but together.

Crackdown was fun though.

scott91777 said...

Maybe, my love for the Godfather is why I love the game so much. I just like that you're the guy that Clamenza says "Leave the gun; take the canoli" to.