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Author Topic: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)  (Read 16456 times)

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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #75 on: April 21, 2015, 03:50:59 am »
It just occured to how beatifully "no lights on the stairs" works as a metaphor: They're young and eager, and there's a steep climb in front of them, but where exactly they're heading they can't tell, it's all in the dark, with just a couple of enlightened moments every now and then.

Mark surely is as good with words as he is with chords and guitars.
Yes!  Thanks Rail King -- it is a beautiful metaphor (and thanks Justme, for the right word here!).  There is so much richness and so many layers in MK's writing, that I think a lot often passes me by!  :think

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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #76 on: April 21, 2015, 04:02:44 am »
Just wondering about something...

I completely expected that the subject of MK's LaJaDaS would be of early band days!  I was certain that we'd hear about him and his bandmates hanging out, and was quite surprised that he is reminiscing about LaJaDaS with a girl.  Anybody else surprised by this?


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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2015, 02:08:59 pm »
Just wondering about something...

I completely expected that the subject of MK's LaJaDaS would be of early band days!  I was certain that we'd hear about him and his bandmates hanging out, and was quite surprised that he is reminiscing about LaJaDaS with a girl.  Anybody else surprised by this?

I was a little too.  It's a bit of a throwback to his earlier songs (ToL immediately springs to mind). 

It certainly means that the lyrics of these early songs are no longer an excuse for not playing them though.
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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #78 on: January 26, 2017, 09:27:21 am »
Mark is rhyming "Park" and "Dark" in this one again. Just sayin'  ;D

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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2018, 08:21:52 am »
Just listening to LAJADAS and remembering the first time I heard it, in March 2015. Do you know the overwhelming feeling when listening to a song that you didn't listen for quite a while? The feeling that a lot of things have changed in the last 3 years, the music that travels with you.. The memories. MK really is right about these milestones.
 
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Re: (1) Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (6:39)
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2018, 08:51:40 am »
Just listening to LAJADAS and remembering the first time I heard it, in March 2015. Do you know the overwhelming feeling when listening to a song that you didn't listen for quite a while? The feeling that a lot of things have changed in the last 3 years, the music that travels with you.. The memories. MK really is right about these milestones.
 
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