And maybe this was always true to some extent, but I was listening to a CD played in its entirety online as I went about my household chores. (Now that I am in a ranch I can do that easily). And from what was usually a room or two away, the songs were way too similar. He could have been playing the same tune over and over. Same voice, of course, but also same everything (tempo, instrumentation, feel). If I am going to buy a CD I like versatility in the tunes. Some fast, some slow, some with different instruments. Like the Beatles used to do. Or even folk singers like Bob Dylan. This was really brought home to me when I listened to a Nina Simone CD last week. Great variation in all things.
What more recent CD has this sort of variation on it? I know of none other than a show tunes CD.
Polis Books, 2015-nominated for the Anthony and Macavity Awards
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Patricia (Patti) Abbott
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two ebooks, MONKEY JUSTICE and HOME INVASION and co-editor of DISCOUNT NOIR. She won a Derringer award for her story "My Hero." She lives outside Detroit.