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Posted on February 6, 2012 1:55 AM
Cool cover--does anybody else's mind seems to want to drop/rearrange words in the title to come up with other titles/catch-phrases?
I'd buy it--as long it's a cross-label effort to put forth the best of the genre (instead of one of those single-label ripoff compilations that digs WAY back into the catalog to include at least half an album's-worth of "forgotten music nobody wants to remember" like MCA used to churn out).
February 7, 2012 12:42 PM
February 7, 2012 12:42
Yeah, T, me too, in a way. Good observation!
I think the grid format of letters that John uses for "down soul beat down" evokes in me a sense of word search games which leads me to think about rearranging and reconnecting the letters and words.
And because of that, there's also a bit of confusion I feel over whether I should read the words horizontally or vertically or diagonally, etc. While the confusion isn't fun, it also hints at a mystery. And with the clear words in front, perhaps this DVD clarifies the mystery of R&B.
The technique is practically a theme of John's, as we've seen.
For those who care to look, you always have interesting symbolism and emotional effects in your work, John!
February 7, 2012 2:09 PM
February 7, 2012 14:09
Thanks for the kind word.
There's a certain musicality in this one; the overlay of tones and interplay of letter shapes seems to mimic soulful notes and phrases that bounce along in a well-crafted tune.
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February 7, 2012 9:55 PM
February 7, 2012 21:55
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