Patterico's Pontifications

9/26/2006

New Glen Phillips Blog

Filed under: Music — Patterico @ 9:31 pm



Glen Phillips has created a blog about his family’s year-long trip to Europe. You can read it here. (Glen Phillips is the lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket, for whom we were front row center in Santa Ana recently.)

He has an amusing description of himself on the main page:

I am a singer/songwriter and father of three daughters. I had a brief moment of mainstream success as a young man which I am still in the process of recovering from. I love my family, friends, music. I think people are basically good but usually broken. I’m trying to learn how to make music for a living without it being at the expense of my family and community. I value simplicity. I create noise.

I have been listening to Glen’s last two albums quite a bit lately. It’s not “noise.” Repeated listenings are rewarded. My current project is to figure out how many of the songs on the most recent album (“Mr. Lemons”) are expressions of religious feeling. Arguably, most of them are. But I’m still not really sure.

One Response to “New Glen Phillips Blog”

  1. I’ve been finding I like his newer stuff less. I was absolutely enthralled by the music he was making, oh, five years ago or so, but he’s gone off in a musical direction I don’t like. I think that what I loved about seeing him perform live at that time was the raw emotion in his voice; and his albums have gotten more polished, leaving less room for that sort of rough edge.

    It’s a shame.

    aphrael (e7c761)


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