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Greg Laswell — Days Go On
Album: Three Flights From Alto Nido
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:09
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I've tried but I couldn't find any warning of you, dear
It's hard to make any sense of what I feel here

All I know
Is that my days go on and on
Without you here, without you here
My days go on and on
Without you here, without you here

I beg your pardon, love
But you've interrupted me
And the sad song that's played
Like a drum inside of me

My, my, what a fool am I
For allowing this to be
But this fool cannot ignore
The light when he sees you

And my days go on and on
Without you here, without you here
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sounds like coldplay to me...
Nice tune. Thought it a  little Fink-ish too.
His CD Landline is magnificent.
nice
Excellent :)
 
 I hear...while my guitar gently weeps..   {#Idea}  stegokitty wrote:
Definitely has a Radiohead vibe going on here. Pretty good.

 

This is great stuff. Never heard of Greg Laswell, thanks RP!
Great song.  Thanks RP.
toes are literally tapping{#Dancingbanana_2}
Like this one more n more every time I hear it! 
 stegokitty wrote:
Definitely has a Radiohead vibe going on here. Pretty good.

 
And a Regina Specktor piano styling....
His Landline album is pure revelation.
He has a touch. Infectious.
 HipShooter wrote:
I seem to remember in the 80's - 90's sometime another Laswell. Something more jazzy (perhaps Avantguardjazzy?) who might that have been??

Family?

 
Bill Laswell is a bass player and producer, who has worked with jazz, funk, reggae, punk, metal, and ambient artists since the 1980s.  I don't believe he and Greg Laswell are related.
I seem to remember in the 80's - 90's sometime another Laswell. Something more jazzy (perhaps Avantguardjazzy?) who might that have been??

Family?
My absolute favourite song this year (i.e. I only heard it for the first time this year) :)
 
Definitely has a Radiohead vibe going on here. Pretty good.
I think normally I wouldn't like this song, but...

Just at the moment the lyrics are cutting me up.
I've figured out why this song is unsettling to me. Nearly constant quarter note bass drum and descending chord progression along with it's mournful singing in octaves. Just repeating these elements don't ring well in my ears.
 stunix wrote:
This is really starting to catch my ear.   Somehow remeniscent of 'Airport' by The Motors?

 
Fore sure !
love the drumming!
I hate it when songs peg your current status -EXACTLY
 mcleandesign wrote:
kind of reminds me of Difford and Tillbrook of Squeeze fame... ie, Pulling Muscles from a Shell.

 
Yes, well caught. Didn't notice till you mentioned it. 

"Farewell" from this album is really great.  
Reminds me of DaDa.  Like it.
 
This is really starting to catch my ear.   Somehow remeniscent of 'Airport' by The Motors?
I love this.
"My days go on and on without you here."  Yes they do; and sometimes I miss you a very lot, brother.
kind of reminds me of Difford and Tillbrook of Squeeze fame... ie, Pulling Muscles from a Shell.
 rootsy_collins wrote:
We bonded over a lot of music.  Years ago we went out to see somebody else perform and Greg Laswell is the opening act.  We showed up late and only caught about half his set, but we knew we were watching something special.  I had to buy his music.  Although it's sad and haunting, it's real.  It became more of a reality when we broke up and when the ghosts of our past would sneak up on me... a place, a song, the taste of a good red wine.  Laswell's music touches a nerve.  It's not right for everyone.  Everyone can't handle it.  It's a look in the eye and an arm around the shoulder or a hug.  It's somebody telling you they've been there.  
 
i really liked the way you told it, and totally agree!
We bonded over a lot of music.  Years ago we went out to see somebody else perform and Greg Laswell is the opening act.  We showed up late and only caught about half his set, but we knew we were watching something special.  I had to buy his music.  Although it's sad and haunting, it's real.  It became more of a reality when we broke up and when the ghosts of our past would sneak up on me... a place, a song, the taste of a good red wine.  Laswell's music touches a nerve.  It's not right for everyone.  Everyone can't handle it.  It's a look in the eye and an arm around the shoulder or a hug.  It's somebody telling you they've been there.  
 ziakut wrote:
Greg Laswell is unsettling to me. Can't put my finger on why.
 



..maybe trying to figure out how it unsettles will lead ya to the "why" of it..worth a try, anyhow.. :p

..also: 8!..
 Maybe because this seems kind of mournful?

ziakut wrote:
Greg Laswell is unsettling to me. Can't put my finger on why.
 


Greg Laswell is unsettling to me. Can't put my finger on why.
I just love this
 I thought it was Steve Miller...!
clwguy wrote:
ROFL. This is why I love the comments section. They are almost as good as RP music.

Proclivities wrote:


Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

    govna wrote:

thought it was snow patrol.


I thought it was Ethel Merman.{#Propeller} Good tune - nice cover art.This song does have a similar sound to those artists in some ways.
 


This song reminds me of Radiohead's Paranoid Android. Same tempo.
YEP!
ROFL. This is why I love the comments section. They are almost as good as RP music.

Proclivities wrote:


Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

   scrubbrush wrote:


i thought it was coldplay
   govna wrote:

thought it was snow patrol.


I thought it was Ethel Merman.{#Propeller} Good tune - nice cover art.This song does have a similar sound to those artists in some ways.

 Byronape wrote:
Ya know, I've heard this song many times and I like it.  But tonight it is just reminding me that I have not spent more than a couple hours with my wife in the last several days, and I'm not going to see her much for the next 4 or 5 either.  I so sick of working nights.
 
Man, that's old-fashioned.
Me too.
How's the album overall - anyone?
Ya know, I've heard this song many times and I like it.  But tonight it is just reminding me that I have not spent more than a couple hours with my wife in the last several days, and I'm not going to see her much for the next 4 or 5 either.  I so sick of working nights.
Grabbed this after hearing it here some time ago—LOVE it and can't stop listening to it. So much is right about it. Driving background.. Melody.. Dissonance .. Yes!!!
The descending chord progression is seductive to my ears. Always works for me. Yeah...the lyrics are a bit over the top for my tastes. Reminds me of a bit of Difford and Tilbrook in certain parts with the higher and lower octave unison singing.
 aspicer wrote:
Definitely growing on me; however a bit too close to Radiohead - a bit more originality would make it stronger.
 
How do you do that? How do you dip into that big pot of originality and make a song just that much better? 
repetitive, ain't it?
 sieversfam wrote:
Been there, done that... Radiohead>Coldplay>Greg Laswell..

WIth Englebert Humperdink > all above.  Come on Bill!! How about some "After the Lovin'?"
 
I'd go for some "Please Release me".

Currently singing my life......
Definitely growing on me; however a bit too close to Radiohead - a bit more originality would make it stronger.
very pleasant...
Not sure why but this one always perks me up a bit...tired of analyzing it...will just appreciate it...
 jkhandy wrote:

There are other streaming radio stations out there if you're not liking what is here....go for it!

 

Ah, but what is a forum for?  Love the variety..And made a suggestion for the addition to said variety.  Nah, I've already plopped my rear end on the couch, kicked off the shoes, opened a PBR..and a bag of Funyons.

 sieversfam wrote:
Been there, done that... Radiohead>Coldplay>Greg Laswell..

WIth Englebert Humperdink > all above.  Come on Bill!! How about some "After the Lovin'?"
 
There are other streaming radio stations out there if you're not liking what is here....go for it!

 sieversfam wrote:
Been there, done that... Radiohead>Coldplay>Greg Laswell..

WIth Englebert Humperdink > all above.  Come on Bill!! How about some "After the Lovin'?"
 
I hear Thom Yorke mostly, also Steve Miller and even Sting....!


Been there, done that... Radiohead>Coldplay>Greg Laswell..

WIth Englebert Humperdink > all above.  Come on Bill!! How about some "After the Lovin'?"
Yes, they do.
I hate this song. Too melodramatic. Well, okay - I'm not into melodrama these days - I have enough of it in RL. Maybe in five years, I'll be in a better place and this song will just be amusing.  Not rating it, because I've heard other Laswell songs that I really love.  This just isn't one of them...
 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 
 
I did too!
 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

 
A less interesting and talented version maybe.  Not that I dislike Greg Laswell, I just don't think he has near the chops of Radiohead.

Cross between Dave Matthews and Nick Drake.
Mostly good.
the drum machine detracts, tho :(

 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

   scrubbrush wrote:


i thought it was coldplay
 
 govna wrote:

thought it was snow patrol.

 

I thought it was Ethel Merman.{#Propeller} Good tune - nice cover art.

This song does have a similar sound to those artists in some ways.

Oh, so yummy...
{#Yes}
 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 
 
Thirded.
This song has grown on me for some strange reason?!
 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

 
In the intro definitely.

 scrubbrush wrote:


i thought it was coldplay
 
thought it was snow patrol.

This is good for the ears, right here.
...and the great music continues...on and on...{#Music}
 Wittgenstein wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

 

i thought it was coldplay
Thought it was Radiohead / Thom Yorke. 

Steve Miller-ish. {#Music}
 weevilkinevil wrote:
Listening I thought, "Hey, Coldplay has changed their sound a little. Like it!" Totally surprised it wasn't them.
Gotta check out this Greg Laswell guy.
 
ditto... liking it...

Listening I thought, "Hey, Coldplay has changed their sound a little. Like it!" Totally surprised it wasn't them.
Gotta check out this Greg Laswell guy.
good tune to do physics to
Just saw him 2 nights ago in Indy. He's just fabulous live. Love, love his tunes!
 Radio_Man wrote:
Check out Laswell's covers of "Your Ghost," This Woman's Work," and "The Killing Moon" on his Covers EP...stellar! 
 

Yeah, I agree. I bought "Covers" recently, after hearing Greg's cover of Morphine's "In Spite Of Me" (also on the EP). "Your Ghost" is probably my favorite cover on the album...just haunting.

All of Greg's stuff is really good. For those of you who are just hearing of him, I'd recommend checking his other stuff out. I haven't listened to his newest release ("Take A Bow") yet, but I have everything else he's put out, and it's fantastic.
 icemang wrote:

Fortunately for the world your book isn't published.
 
Bitter, Party of one!
One of the best CDs I've bought in the past few years. Really good stuff.

 soulcollision wrote:
love this more and more each time...
 
Same here! 8 > 9

 Forest267 wrote:
Sounds like Coldplay. Not a bad thing in my book.
 
Fortunately for the world your book isn't published.
love this more and more each time...
When your father is Coldplay, and your mother is Radiohead, this is what the baby sounds like.
Soulful. Sweet. A revelation.
Who the hell is this guy?
yes.
Another classic this-is-great-who-the-hell-is-this RP gem. We are beholden, Bill. Great work.
 Forest267 wrote:
Sounds like Coldplay. Not a bad thing in my book.
 
Way better!
I was pondering whether to listen to some Greg laswell or RP. Clearly I had no choice in the matter. Awesome, but.. scary.
 Raechel wrote:

ditto
 
thritto

Sounds like Coldplay. Not a bad thing in my book.
 rtrudeau wrote:
First time hearing this song, and I love it instantly.
 
ditto
Check out Laswell's covers of "Your Ghost," This Woman's Work," and "The Killing Moon" on his Covers EP...stellar! 
Love this!

First time hearing this song, and I love it instantly.
Thanks for adding this :-)