Sunday, July 13, 2008

wing .... prayer .... **** ;)

With Circus Money's "international release date" of July 14 coming up, more reviews appear in European papers/magazines/whatever.

And reviews are a funny thing. Some reviews take the time to tell the story of the artist all the way up way to this brand new album, some just spit out a few, short sentences. Some reviews are good, some are bad.
I wouldn't say that the longer the review the better the chance of it being good or even great. No way. But somehow sometime I get a feeling that a short review is in need of an additional sentence or two.

Here's a three sentence review of Walter Becker's Circus Money pubished in The Scotsman. A positive ****-star review, but when I read it I got the same feeling I got seeing a movie scene with a small propeller plane, one motor on fire, coming in for a landing swaying from side to side with the pilot just able to keep it all under control.

Read it yourself. It won't take long.

3 comments:

angel said...

Like the scene with the flaming engine on the plane, this review is missing a critical piece of information. You can't give the work of said artist 4 stars, while insulting the artist of said work.

In regard to the plane...my son flies and guess what? You don't need an engine at all, to safely land a plane. It just becomes a glider and you fly it normally. :-)

Gina said...

wow. this person really took the time to assess the album. and enjoy it.
by the way, Mizar5 is back, i was uploading stuff for the family website (which is also wordpress) and then got the idea to just copy the main index code. i had deleted the index.php for Mizar5 because that one was totally messed up and now i created a new one with just 3 lines of code... so that is why this radio dupree entry is kind a funny... these few lines thang did work for me, or mizar5 lol!
well, back to work and business as usual :-)

toodles, geeeee

Neb and/or Siggy said...

Angel: Next you'll try to tell us that cars that roll over don't explode in an inferno of fire each and every time ;)

Gina: Congrats on having Mizar5 back in action!
You did better with a few lines of text than said reviewer.

Feels like some automated editor cut out a paragraph or three making it the way it is. Oh well...