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Dave Matthews — So Damn Lucky
Album: Some Devil
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6.3

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Total ratings: 1024









Released: 2003
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Everything's different,
With my head in the clouds.

I hit this corner,
with my foot on the gas,
I started sliding, I'm losing.
Everything's different.
Just like that.

Oh my God,
Wait and see,
What will soon become of me.
Frozen hearts, screaming wheels,
Does that screaming come from me?

So damn lucky,
That you went on ahead.
You say, you say
'I'll see you later.'
I heard what you said in few minutes later.
I'm sliding.
Everything's different, again.

Oh my God.
Wait and see,
What will soon become of me.
Frozen hearts, screaming yields,
Does that screaming come from me?

I'm dizzy from all this spinning.

Now I'm thinking,
That you did all you could,
When you said 'my love, take it slowly.'
'Okay' is what I said.

Oh my God.
Wait and see,
What will soon become of me.
This Frozen heart and screaming yields.
Does that screaming come from me?

Take me back,
To just before I was spinning
Take me back,
Just before I got dizzy
Take me back,
Its amazing what a minute can do
Take me back,
to just before I was spinning
It's just like you

Round Round Round..(etc)
It's amazing what a minute can do
Round Round Round...

Ok is what I say
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 Citizen225 wrote:

Great song from a great album! Dave's songs can be too challenging for some, but I love the creativity. 



Great song from a great album! Dave's songs can be too challenging for some, but I love the creativity. 
i wonder if all of his songs are autobiographical. i know that's probably silly, as i guess all artists put some of themselves into their song stories. i seem to wonder about this with Dave more than others when i hear his songs and wonder what was going on when he wrote them. some seem pretty obvious...some not so much. i don't remember this one, so thanks for bringing this to my attention. i like it a lot.
If you have never seen a show - they are brilliant and always on. The difference is you are sitting in your room judging while Dave and Coldplay are actually writing songs and playing live to hundreds of thousands of people. Go do something haters…
 Kajukenbo wrote:


Seems like DMB is the "Coldplay" of the jam band genre.


I was about to say the same. He's ok but I don't get the level of worship in some quarters.  There are many better. 
 bitterdave wrote:

So, I read through the comments looking for something about the lyrics.  Pretty dark about someone about to die in a car crash, as I interpreted them.

But what I found instead was a massive debate about whether DM/DMB is a god or tired and not cool at all.

Got me thinking - loved his first several albums.  Over time, I drifted to other music, but I still personally like his stuff.

But nothing seems to have captured better than this Onion article how Dave Matthews Band went from the cool alternative band everyone was listening to to something that, for reasons I still don't get, became scorned at worst, meh at best:

https://www.theonion.com/dave-...

(Yes, I still remember reading that article in a coffee shop 17 years ago)



The Onion is sometimes SO spot on... 
I love Dave and his choice of inflection. He’s brilliant. Haters can suck it.
 rareisotope wrote:


His voice is like a lazy 19th century surgeon who takes a coffee break in the middle of your amputation.


That's funny.  I like bad reviews on RP especially when someone takes the time to write more than "it sucks"
I think he's the luckiest white boy to ever pick up a guitar.
I think a lot of singers like him should continue to work on their technique but they get complacent because, why develop it? I've made millions off of this quirky warble of mine!
So, I read through the comments looking for something about the lyrics.  Pretty dark about someone about to die in a car crash, as I interpreted them.

But what I found instead was a massive debate about whether DM/DMB is a god or tired and not cool at all.

Got me thinking - loved his first several albums.  Over time, I drifted to other music, but I still personally like his stuff.

But nothing seems to have captured better than this Onion article how Dave Matthews Band went from the cool alternative band everyone was listening to to something that, for reasons I still don't get, became scorned at worst, meh at best:

https://www.theonion.com/dave-...

(Yes, I still remember reading that article in a coffee shop 17 years ago)
 Bridieboo wrote:
His voice is like a lazy stroll on a Sunday afternoon in the warm sunshine.  Relaxing and makes you feel good to be alive.



His voice is like a lazy 19th century surgeon who takes a coffee break in the middle of your amputation.
Dear poor Radio Paradise listeners that find x,y,z song or artist bad… promptly push the fast forward button and fuck off. stop writing your drivelling entitled bullshit here. otherwise you deserve the hell you put yourself through.
 newbolddrive wrote:

It's funny, I don't get DMB at all...but then again, I'm a Deadhead and fan of Phish, so I'm open to understanding there's something I'm not getting



Seems like DMB is the "Coldplay" of the jam band genre.
I'll never understand the vitriol some listeners on here have for certain artists. Give it a fucking rest! Hit the PSD or fast forward and stop your useless uninformed criticism. 
It's funny, I don't get DMB at all...but then again, I'm a Deadhead and fan of Phish, so I'm open to understanding there's something I'm not getting
Considering his tour bus made an unitentional "deposit" into the Chicago River from one of the city's many drawbridges, I think it is interesting that the album cover looks a awful lot like a Chicago drawbridge.
Love anything DM!
Simply great -- even his voice!
Love the guitar melody but if only someone else was singing
A Lot of Sucko Barfos for DM AS USUAL. PURE TORTURE THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING.
 trancefussion wrote:
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
This doesn't even make sense! what the hell is a psuedo-hip grad student, and how does that have any relation to a dave matthews listener?
 

The OP doesn't know.  They just thought it sounded cute, pithy, and made them sound more intelligent.  It didn't work.
Song is cool
love DM at tiny desk... he does this song at 19m - well worth a look for any fans, completely stripped down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieoiAeL-uow
 fatcatjb wrote:
DM is such a great talent...though every song sounds about like the last one and the next one

 
And if this music gig doesn't work out he can always become an auctioneer at a square dance.
This song could go to a -1, if done by Coldplay. 
I really like Dave's older stuff, before he became a speech slurring drunk.
DM is such a great talent...though every song sounds about like the last one and the next one
Such a dreadful shame this fellow was born was a voice to make you wish you were being eaten by fire ants instead. 
Nice recordings. Listen to complete album. This selected track is probably underrated. Gems 😍
 Chazar wrote:
First heard Under the Table and Dreaming and really enjoyed the Best of Whats Around, What Would You Say, and Pay For What You Get. Some good acoustic sounds with sax....

The next album Crash came....much more commercialized. #41 was good....

Then I lost all interest....same sounds....over and over....actually became annoying to listen to....can't listen to them anymore.

No hate....their sound is just worn out.
 
You forgot to mention DMB's best album, Before These Crowded Streets. 

Awful, pretentious noodling


Good song.  First listen.
 
It's been a while since i liked a Dave song... this is great
Happy to hear anything from this underrated Dave solo album.
 jojopodo wrote:

Release the Dave Matthews haters!


--Yeah, we're out here, just flyin' around, and waiting for the song to end..

 




Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio - "So Damn Lucky" Live in Senegal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMiyN3Gxwts

 elokin2141 wrote:
I have to give this a 10 just to cancel out the 1's
  I'm giving it a 1 just because it sucks!


Awwwwwwww...I love his voice.  To the people who say that he doesn't sing but rambles, that's part of the charm {#Sunny} His voice is like a lazy stroll on a Sunday afternoon in the warm sunshine.  Relaxing and makes you feel good to be alive.

 jenakle wrote:

he was in a car accident?

 
No, though life did get really crazy for a while there. And we stuck it out.

 jenakle wrote:

he was in a car accident?

 
what if the answer were yes?

 linden wrote:
This song makes me think of my husband.
 
he was in a car accident?

Thanks for playing this, Bill! One of my favorites off this CD.

PS - Release the Dave Matthews haters!
I'm generally a DM solo/DMB fan so I like this already.
But to me, this version is a the tiniest bit grocery store muzak style....a bit too slick. The version of this on Live at Radio City Music Hall is soo much more raw and powerful, I think.
 diazo wrote:
This is at least 50% less aimless and boring than the average Dave Matthews song.  Now that's progress.
 
LOL, I was just thinking, "hey a Dave Matthews song that I can tolerate ..." a real breakthrough! :-D
This is at least 50% less aimless and boring than the average Dave Matthews song.  Now that's progress.
First heard Under the Table and Dreaming and really enjoyed the Best of Whats Around, What Would You Say, and Pay For What You Get. Some good acoustic sounds with sax.... The next album Crash came....much more commercialized. #41 was good.... Then I lost all interest....same sounds....over and over....actually became annoying to listen to....can't listen to them anymore. No hate....their sound is just worn out.
zap969 wrote:
I know that I seem to be in the minority, but I have to be honest here. I hate the Dave Matthews Band. And it's not that I think the music sucks. There are some wonderfully gifted musicians in the Band. I can't stand the singing. Cracking into falsetto periodically through a song isn't singing, its called puberty.
Just to be a picky SOB, I have to point out that this isn't Dave Matthews Band, it's Dave Matthews. Probably doesn't mean much to someone who doesn't like him, but to those of us who do like him (and his singing), it's an important distinction. To me, this album sounds completely different than the entire body of work DMB has put out. It took me a while to get my head around it, but I'm getting to really like it. Sorry.
Monster wrote:
WOW!! You guys are all so cool for hating Dave Matthews...cause all the cool kids are doing it....
Yeah, sure buddy, if you say so. Some people love DM and some people hate DM, just like nearly every other musician out there. You're just going to have to accept it. No need to get your panties in a wad because of it.
Monster wrote:
WOW!! You guys are all so cool for hating Dave Matthews...cause all the cool kids are doing it....
His reputation has little to do with my personal aversion to DM. In fact I like plenty of music that'd probably be considered uncool, including Jack Johnson and Ben Harper. I can't even say why exactly, but Dave is in a small select group of artists that I just can't tolerate even in small doses.
This song makes me think of my husband.
WOW!! You guys are all so cool for hating Dave Matthews...cause all the cool kids are doing it....
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Whisky Tango Foxtrot?
guess I am a minority DM fan, protect minority rights!
queenjill wrote:
I'm in that minority with you.
I've tried, but I just don't like Dave's music either. I can't quite put my finger on what it is about it, but it seems more like rambling to me than a coherent song. Just does nothing for me.
johkir wrote:
Seems like Dave Matthews is becoming an artist that some people love to hate. I'm not sure why.
perhaps because he sucks
This is better than most of his other attempts at producing music. That said, it is still painful.
Trustocity wrote:
Dylan? You mean BOB Dylan? The guy who makes Buckwheat sound like a dialect coach?
Made me laugh.
Whisky Tango Foxtrot?
queenjill wrote:
I'm in that minority with you.
I agree too..Chris Martin style squawking
I really enjoy this CD and his live stuff with Reynolds. People change, music grows, are you 1's really that horrified by this? I've heard much much worse on this station.
zap969 wrote:
I know that I seem to be in the minority, but I have to be honest here. I hate the Dave Matthews Band. And it's not that I think the music sucks. There are some wonderfully gifted musicians in the Band. I can't stand the singing. Cracking into falsetto periodically through a song isn't singing, its called puberty.
I'm in that minority with you.
I'm giving this a 10, you freaking whiners.
I know that I seem to be in the minority, but I have to be honest here. I hate the Dave Matthews Band. And it's not that I think the music sucks. There are some wonderfully gifted musicians in the Band. I can't stand the singing. Cracking into falsetto periodically through a song isn't singing, its called puberty.
i know there a lot of DMatthews haters out there, I don't know all the reasons (I am sure some RP listeners will tell me why) , but I think he always assembles world class musicians and puts out good music . . .
I have to give this a 10 just to cancel out the 1's
spin around, you little faux-hippies, spin!
I agree with a lot of the comments about DMB. It seems to me that the early albums were more of a collaborative effort with the rest of the band. I read somewhere that he did most of the music on the later albums without much input from them. Big mistake, IMHO.
Wild_Bill wrote:
easy listening music for Gen X and Gen Y.
A good bit of his guitar stuff is actually pretty complex, as are the rhythms. But would sophisticated Xers and Yers want anything less? ZZZZzzzzzzzzz Doesn't do much for me.
rgio wrote:
His voice is OK...I mean...he's no Dylan.
Dylan? You mean BOB Dylan? The guy who makes Buckwheat sound like a dialect coach? Other than that, RGIO, I agree with you on a lot of points. Personally, I paid full price for "Everyday" at Best Buy, and it was the most disappointing music purchase of my entire life. That's not an exaggeration; it was a defining moment for me, to realize that good bands often made experimental "growth" albums with mediocre results. If DMB had good work after that "Everyday," I don't know anything about it. I still spin "Under the Table" and "Crash" continuously, and that's all I want to know about them.
rgio wrote:
.... His voice is OK...I mean...he's no Dylan.
I respect Dylan's musical talent, but I'd take Dave's voice over Bob's any day.
Darlington wrote:
I think you are dead on with this theory in general. However, I would beg to differ on the Pearl Jam example. IMHO they have put together a pretty solid body of work since 10.
No, I think rgio's right on all counts. PJ hasn't been the same since. Good theory. Not my fave DM tune.
rgio wrote:
Pearl Jam hasn't been the same since 10 ... Counting Crows went to shit for everything after August..... People spend 10+ years getting ready for their "debut". Once you get on the treadmill, you don't have time to sit around and perfect the 15 songs you've written, you need to write 15 more. I know a lot of people on the two ends of the DM debate. I'm one of the few in the middle. His new stuff doesn't have all of the freshness of the early stuff, but how could it...he tours like 345 days a year doesn't he? I still like a lot of what I hear. I think he's got an interesting way of putting a song together. His voice is OK...I mean...he's no Dylan.
I think you are dead on with this theory in general. However, I would beg to differ on the Pearl Jam example. IMHO they have put together a pretty solid body of work since 10.
Angloray wrote:
does anyone know "Remember Two Things" or "Under the Table..." ? I really liked those albums, and have been pretty horrified by what happened ever since...even huge Dave fans have to agree there's been a massive make-over of Dave, no? :-s
Pearl Jam hasn't been the same since 10 ... Counting Crows went to shit for everything after August..... People spend 10+ years getting ready for their "debut". Once you get on the treadmill, you don't have time to sit around and perfect the 15 songs you've written, you need to write 15 more. I know a lot of people on the two ends of the DM debate. I'm one of the few in the middle. His new stuff doesn't have all of the freshness of the early stuff, but how could it...he tours like 345 days a year doesn't he? I still like a lot of what I hear. I think he's got an interesting way of putting a song together. His voice is OK...I mean...he's no Dylan.
catmaven wrote:
--WIld Bill, Yes innndeed. In my own words, I find it nauseating that this man could be said to be "singing." We need to form a Dave-Matthews-haters' club. : :-& 8-< <-( :-k =;
i agree. ever since i stopped dancing around in circles in a pot-induced haze, DM just doesn't do it for me anymore.
Bill, if you get some spare time, you should make a little chart that show the distributions of all the ratings. I bet there would be spikes on the 10 and 1 for Dave Matthews songs.
Wild_Bill wrote:
Dave Matthews' music is like the American presidential raceâ€"it deeply polarizes the audience. I think it totally sucks. All of it, dammit! Sure, he can arrange songs and strum a bit of guitar, but that voice is truly disgusting! Yeccccckk! He's like easy listening music for Gen X and Gen Y.
--WIld Bill, Yes innndeed. In my own words, I find it nauseating that this man could be said to be "singing." We need to form a Dave-Matthews-haters' club. : :-& 8-< <-( :-k =;
Angloray wrote:
does anyone know "Remember Two Things" or "Under the Table..." ? I really liked those albums, and have been pretty horrified by what happened ever since...even huge Dave fans have to agree there's been a massive make-over of Dave, no? :-s
Alcohol!
I see Dave evolve through his music, I love his old stuff.. this I like as well. I find his lyrics sincere and real, like me. Melodicaly, he incorporates many instruments into his songs which I love as well... Forever a DMB Fan! Forever a DM Fan!
does anyone know "Remember Two Things" or "Under the Table..." ? I really liked those albums, and have been pretty horrified by what happened ever since...even huge Dave fans have to agree there's been a massive make-over of Dave, no? :-s
Dave Matthews' music is like the American presidential race - it deeply polarizes the audience. I think it totally sucks. All of it, dammit! Sure, he can arrange songs and strum a bit of guitar, but that voice is truly disgusting! Yeccccckk! He's like easy listening music for Gen X and Gen Y.
Yep, weird. I definitely hated Crash and generalized negatively about DMB, now I look forward to most recent work from DM & DMB.
stubbsz wrote:
Is it cool to hate DMB on RP? I don't like a lot of his songs but I have to say that there's quite a few that really shine. I hope I'm not too uncool for you guys.
It's not cool to "hate." But RP is as good a place as any.
Is it cool to hate DMB on RP? I don't like a lot of his songs but I have to say that there's quite a few that really shine. I hope I'm not too uncool for you guys.
Wasn't so into this at first, but it's grown on me. I like the lyrics: about a car crash he was in. Pretty cool swelling ending.
Illustr8r wrote:
Oh my God indeed. Does this man have an ounce of testosterone in his body?
it's called "tenor" - you know; not quite low but not quite high, but very necessary in many types of music. not to mention extremely respectable. if all male singers sounded like phil anselmo, i think i'd get bored with them very quickly. ^_~
PattonFever wrote:
this one doesn't please me so much - but i've heard faaaar worse. and i agree on the "pseudo hip grad student" thing. don't hack on people for liking a band. it's so rude.
okay. i changed my mind. bill: 1 - pf: 0. this song, and dave matthews in general has definitely grown on me. i didn't realize it until i caught myself singing along, and then downloading the mp3s from kazaa. you win this time, dave matthews. you win.
wxman wrote:
No if you listen they are actually much different. Most noticeably, Boyd Tinsley is missing on the violin. Dave also expands more into the singer/songwriter genre than he typically did with DMB.
There's that --- Tinsley adds an amazing element ---- but I still don't see this as being a lot different. Maybe that's just a silly thought anyway --- it's still DM, after all. And I don't really understand what you mean by "singer/songwriter genre" ---- that the songs are more personal, or.... help me out.
phineas wrote:
So the difference between Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews is....um......."Band". Do I have that right? Signed, Not-a-Dave-hater-really-loved-Crash-wonder-what-happened
No if you listen they are actually much different. Most noticeably, Boyd Tinsley is missing on the violin. Dave also expands more into the singer/songwriter genre than he typically did with DMB.
johkir wrote:
Seems like Dave Matthews is becoming an artist that some people love to hate. I'm not sure why. Everyday look? Clashing lyrics vs song style? Too complex guitar work for many? Just over played (elsewhere, not necessarily on RP)? I like it when artists do something different, even if I don't always like it. I personnaly like his stuff, and this track.
I think you're right. I've never listened to Dave at all, I don't do commercial radio, never have. So the DM that I hear here is my first. I like most of it. But apparently he has been extremely overplayed on most FM stations. Unfortunately the kiss of death for a few artists.
Seems like Dave Matthews is becoming an artist that some people love to hate. I'm not sure why. Everyday look? Clashing lyrics vs song style? Too complex guitar work for many? Just over played (elsewhere, not necessarily on RP)? I like it when artists do something different, even if I don't always like it. I personnaly like his stuff, and this track.
OK, i didn't care for this to begin with; now, with so much airtime, it actually makes me want to when i hear it...
redeyespy wrote:
Apparently folks here took Charles' statement to include ALL grad students. When I read the statement, I would imagine only "pseudo-hip grad students" would be offended. Must be a lot of 'em! What is "pseudo-hip"? Look it up. Keep in mind it is only an OPINION, not the gospel.
There is a difference between "pseudo hip, grad students" and "pseudo hip grad students". It's a subtle difference, but a difference nonetheless. That said, this song's pretty good, Elvis is dead, reggae still sucks, and anyone who disagrees is not eclectic enough. Or maybe too eclectic. I don't know. Now I'm confused.
despite all the DM haters, he is a great guitarist IMO. I've tried unsuccessfully to learn many of his songs on the guitar.
So the difference between Dave Matthews Band and Dave Matthews is....um......."Band". Do I have that right? Signed, Not-a-Dave-hater-really-loved-Crash-wonder-what-happened
DM plays from the heart, he is a musician, he is not interested in making everyone happy, quite the opposite. His recient interview in RS showed what makes him tick.
And once again, it's time to turn on the mute and go do some errands down the hall. Thank you, DM, for taking the place of a commercial break.
On the flip side, I love this stuff.
Enough already!!! Please god make it stop!
RichardPrins wrote:
It seems we have to listen to this man... every day. Ridiculous.
I agree! why the hell is he so popular. there are a many men singer out there that sound like this.
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
I'm a college drop-out... a TECH college dropout. And I'm about as far from hip as you can imagine, but I love DMB. Are you gonna say Sinatra sucks too, because your grandparents listen to him? Ripping a band because of the people who listen to it is pretty ignorant. Maybe some people actually like the music and aren't following a band to look cool? I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense to you. That aside, I hope DM adds the B for the next album. I didn't like his new CD all that much. Of course, his live performances are always 100x better than his studio efforts, so maybe I just need to go see him perform these tracks in concert.
:headache.gif: :headache.gif: :headache.gif: :headache.gif: Make it stop!
Oh my God indeed. Does this man have an ounce of testosterone in his body?
drH wrote:
Yes, Dave, that screaming does come from you. Cut it out.
Good one... but I like this song anyway.
Yes, Dave, that screaming does come from you. Cut it out.
SMFV.
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
Easy now...I'm a pseudo hip grad student, and haven't been able to stand anything out of the man since 'Live at Luther College'.
It would be nice to hear this everyday for awhile.
Interesting. Thanks for playing trhis one. I've been hoping to hear more tunes off of this CD. Keep em coming.
The argument going on here is very entertaining. Here are my two cents. I'm a Radiohead fan who didn't go to college and has never liked DMB. However, I like this for some reason. I like what Dave is doing on his own and I like what he's choosing to do with guitar and piano . . . It's interesting and a nice departure from the horns and violins. But that's just my opinion. It seems that departure would disappoint true DMB fans?
It seems we have to listen to this man... every day. Ridiculous.
Byte_Me wrote:
I have to agree with Gypsy on this one. By the way, if you're looking for pseudo-hip, grad-students, you'll find a plethora of them at a Radiohead concert. Which, by the way, you've ranked every song of theirs in the top scale. While I agree that they're a good band, I refuse to believe that every song that they or any one artist does is excellent or godlike. It's nice to be a devoted fan, but it's even nicer to be open to all types of music or at least to not slam those that listen to something that doesn't move you the same way that Radiohead obviously does.
Yes, my ratings do tend to be a bit Radiohead-centric, but you'll see I've given high marks to everything from Patty Griffin to REM and am a devoted fan of both. I plead guilty to making a generalization based on some obnoxious DM fans I've known (my mistake), I've since done further research and found Dave fans of all levels of educational attainment (including some high-school drop-outs) who are very nice people to boot. I even got a few of my pseudo-hip, Radiohead-fan friends to admit they have a few DMB CD's lying around somewhere. Nevertheless, if I crossed the line into personal attack and unfair generalization, I apologize. One of the things that characterize the average RP poster is impeccable courtesy and decorum. Mea culpa.
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
Based on the laugh out loud responses to this opinion, some confirmations have been resolved: 1) When trying to defend a band/musician, attack the original poster's 10 ratings to create your own weak retort. And then turn around and use the same "insult" to boot!!!! 2) Call something a "sweeping generalization" when the original statement was CLEARLY specific--note the use of the phrase "pseudo-hip." Apparently folks here took Charles' statement to include ALL grad students. When I read the statement, I would imagine only "pseudo-hip grad students" would be offended. Must be a lot of 'em! What is "pseudo-hip"? Look it up. Keep in mind it is only an OPINION, not the gospel. 3) Assume because the poster offered an opinion contrary to yours, his taste is not "broad" or "eclectic." He MUST be narrow-minded because he states that ONE ARTIST is mediocre. Obviously that must mean he doesn't appreciate different genres of music. Amazing.
Platypus wrote:
i'm a grad student. and i personally dont know anyone who likes Dave Matthews in the least. no offense, but that's really a kind of goofy comment anyway. :P
Obviously not a grad student in English or you would know when to use capital letters. You should really broaden your associates and try and find someone with better taste in music!
i'm a grad student. and i personally dont know anyone who likes Dave Matthews in the least. no offense, but that's really a kind of goofy comment anyway. :P
this one doesn't please me so much - but i've heard faaaar worse. and i agree on the "pseudo hip grad student" thing. don't hack on people for liking a band. it's so rude. :roll:
I like this best of the songs I've heard from the album so far and am pleased to see it on high on RP's list of "top new songs". I can't see a really big departure from the "gentler" songs on the DMB albums here though?
I'm a hip (Tragically anyway) post-grad, and rediculous generalizations aside, I happen to dig this song. It's nice to hear musicians branch out and try new things, and DM has definitely been doing that. Judge the music, leave the judges out of it.
trancefussion wrote:
This doesn't even make sense! what the hell is a psuedo-hip grad student, and how does that have any relation to a dave matthews listener?
For those "not-so-broad-minded" here who like to make broad generalizations: I met an 80+ year old woman last week who likes Dave Matthews Band. Much as we like to pigeonhole people, music and bands, if the music's got "legs" a wide variety of people will appreciate it. Excepting, of course, those whose tastes are not really "eclectic." (Maybe they should go some place else? You know, we ARE advised up front that this station IS eclectic in nature!) ;-) steve PS: I'm 48 yrs. of age, and I like DMB...
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
This doesn't even make sense! what the hell is a psuedo-hip grad student, and how does that have any relation to a dave matthews listener?
There are some pretty offensive generalizations on this list so far. Are all DMB songs or all "grad students" really alike? Let's give Mr. Matthews a chance here. He's taking a bit of a risk going off on his own here. Why anyone would go off without Carter Beauford when given the choice is beyond me, but there it is.
Oh My God - This isn't very good!
charlesryder wrote:
More mediocrity from the favorite band of the pseudo-hip, grad-student set :headshake:
I have to agree with Gypsy on this one. By the way, if you're looking for pseudo-hip, grad-students, you'll find a plethora of them at a Radiohead concert. Which, by the way, you've ranked every song of theirs in the top scale. While I agree that they're a good band, I refuse to believe that every song that they or any one artist does is excellent or godlike. It's nice to be a devoted fan, but it's even nicer to be open to all types of music or at least to not slam those that listen to something that doesn't move you the same way that Radiohead obviously does.