Long Time, No Post
Well, it’s been a while. What a crazy bunch of months this has been.
1. The book is about 3/4 done. I’ll be glad when it’s done in March! I’m in the middle of the final Kierkegaard chapters, the last ones to be done are on Heidegger. It’s certainly been an interesting process, but it’s a lot of work.
2. Over the break I rediscovered two old Heart albums, Dreamboat Annie (1976) and Little Queen (1977). Although I was a big Heart fan years ago in high school, I lost connection with them through their pop-crap period in the mid-late 80s. Listening to these old albums, I’ve got to say — Ann Wilson has an amazing voice. The more I listen to them, the more I’m amazed at just how much the 80s style “big” production ruined Wilson’s voice by over-producing it with layering effects. You don’t need to over-produce a great voice — you leave that for the Britney Spears types who can’t sing. If you listen to the later Heart pop-oriented stuff and the earlier Zeppelin influenced stuff in the 70s, it’s too clear that Wilson’s voice is so much better on the earlier material. There’s no comparison. I’m tempted to say that Ann has the best female voice in rock and roll. Rock on, Ann!
3. Happy New Year!