Category Archives: Songs & Such

Take look at my thoughts on various songs, their lyrics, and how those lyrics work with the music that backs them in this weekly series.

Songs & Such: “Revolve” by Poor Old Lu

This week, we bring to a close the music of Poor Old Lu with a track off of their last CD, The Waiting Room. Released just six years after what was suppose to be their final album, The Waiting Room easily contains some of the best Lu songs to be recorded and released. What is interesting is not that the songs are well written (they are) but the overall sound and feel of the record shows a band that moved out of their early twenties and was pushing thirty. Do not mistake this as something that is a bad thing. You can really hear that the band and the musicians involved have grown up. Continue reading

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Songs & Such: "Revolve" by Poor Old Lu

This week, we bring to a close the music of Poor Old Lu with a track off of their last CD, The Waiting Room. Released just six years after what was suppose to be their final album, The Waiting Room easily contains some of the best Lu songs to be recorded and released. What is interesting is not that the songs are well written (they are) but the overall sound and feel of the record shows a band that moved out of their early twenties and was pushing thirty. Do not mistake this as something that is a bad thing. You can really hear that the band and the musicians involved have grown up. Continue reading

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Songs & Such: "Hello Sunny Weather" by Poor Old Lu

We are almost done with this round of “Songs & Such” for Poor Old Lu songs. Soon we will move into songs from Aaron Sprinkle, Rose Blossom Punch, Fair, and even World Inside. But we still have a couple of “Lu” songs before we look at those. This week song comes off of what was suppose to be Poor Old Lu’s final album. Continue reading

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Songs & Such: “Hello Sunny Weather” by Poor Old Lu

We are almost done with this round of “Songs & Such” for Poor Old Lu songs. Soon we will move into songs from Aaron Sprinkle, Rose Blossom Punch, Fair, and even World Inside. But we still have a couple of “Lu” songs before we look at those. This week song comes off of what was suppose to be Poor Old Lu’s final album. Continue reading

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Songs & Such: "Bittersweet" by Poor Old Lu

Lets jump right in. This week will will be looking at the song “Bittersweet” from Poor Old Lu’s EP, Straight Six. The album Straight Six is interesting in that most of it was written in the studio with very little forethought into the songs other than generic ideas. The song “Bittersweet”, at the time, was probably the song that was most unlike Poor Old Lu had written (later came the song “Rail” which is kind of an offshoot musically from “Bittersweet”). Continue reading

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Songs & Such: “Bittersweet” by Poor Old Lu

Lets jump right in. This week will will be looking at the song “Bittersweet” from Poor Old Lu’s EP, Straight Six. The album Straight Six is interesting in that most of it was written in the studio with very little forethought into the songs other than generic ideas. The song “Bittersweet”, at the time, was probably the song that was most unlike Poor Old Lu had written (later came the song “Rail” which is kind of an offshoot musically from “Bittersweet”). Continue reading

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