Same job, different uniform.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Of Things that I Am Not

My sister, who writes under the pseudonym Lois E. Lane, has a keen eye for musical talent.

She is also a musician so she understands what's happening in a song; or more importantly, she can describe it. I never could.

Highlights from her recent review of Keane's Under the Iron Sea:

What isn't different, however, is the quality of the music. Keane is still at the top of its game with even more intricate and layered sonic elements. As usual, that "otherworldly" sound permeates every song and lingers long after.

Where "Hopes and Dreams" was declarative and reflective, "Under the Iron Sea" is decidedly narrative. It's as much a collection of stories as it is a collection of songs.

An early review of David Gray's Life in Slow Motion is here.

I hope there is more to come. You don't know her, but it's hard to overstate her command of contemporary musical styles, appreciation for powerful song writing and ability to recognize true musical talent.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

In the presence of a Washington Post-cited blogger, I am humbled. Thank you, girlfriday.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


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