Analysis and CommentaryAn analysis from a new fananalysis act i act ii act iii act iv casey the boy reprises story
Posted 29 November 2015 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 29 November 2015 - 10:34 PM
It took me about two and a half months. I would often listen to the acts during my workouts and jot down notes and then between classes write what I could. I keep finding more little things in the music but decided I had to stop (for now) somewhere. It's quite distracting from studying for finals
Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:22 AM
Now that is dedication! I'm assuming that you only discovered in the last few months? While I have lyrical revelations every so often, I often find myself hearing layers of sound that I'd never noticed before. I really love Casey's mind for production. I'd be interested in knowing how accurate your analysis really is, and if he really thought that far ahead—and that deeply—for the story.
Finals. You poor soul. What are you studying?
Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:50 AM
In 'The Bitter Suite V', the chorus says, "Don't you tread to close to the line this time! Don't get lead to close to the light this time! You went far to close to the line this time—line this time!" I assumed that was the Pimp speaking generally to the congregation, as in 'not to cross the line of sin' or they'll need to repent (requiring recompense).
Posted 30 November 2015 - 12:06 PM
I'm double majoring in music and business. I want to work in management and/or marketing of recording studios or the artists themselves.
I think I might somewhat agree with you for 'The Bitter Suite V', however, doesn't The Pimp and The Priest want the congregation to keep on sinning? So they have to pay for it? Maybe he's saying don't let the idea of religion actually correct your morals? "don't get led too close to the light this time" could mean "just make sure you don't actually start acting like a good Christian..."
Posted 02 December 2015 - 01:25 PM
Nice! Where are you doing this? I'm currently taking music in Nelson, BC, Canada.
To me, it feels like it could be the Priest's sarcastic monologue or words from the Oracles. That feels like it would be most appropriate.
Posted 02 December 2015 - 02:11 PM
I think my prof has known about them since Act III. If only he had played them in class earlier!
I go to the University of Rochester in NY.
Yes, I could definitely see that. I was originally leaning towards The Oracles.
Posted 02 December 2015 - 03:02 PM
I remember chancing upon Act I & II, many, many years ago, while I was browsing through iTunes. Still have yet to find an artist (I also listen to one other band that's as cool as Casey's, but in a different way) that matches his creativity and variety.
How is the music scene in New York? Still kickin'?
I hope they finish at least Act V before doing another project. Seriously. Mind you, all the experience he gained from The Color Spectrum, Amour & Attrition, and even Migrant, is what allowed Act IV to mature into what it is... ah, the conflict.
Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:41 PM
_The leaves and the trees remember me_
Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:01 AM
And, unfortunately, I'm about 5 hours from NYC so we don't get to benefit from the music scene. I hope to intern in either NYC or Nashville though this summer.
And absolutely! Now I'm finally giving myself the time to go through the rest of the Dear Hunter catalog and when I listen to certain songs from The Color Spectrum I'm like, "Oooh now I see where the shift happened. This is where these elements developed."
And thank you twotimesthedime
Posted 09 December 2015 - 01:30 PM
Kings Kaleidoscope - Dreams
Also, another really great band is The Reign of Kindo. They're, like... 'grunge jazz', ha hah. Really creative.
Nice! Do you have any places in mind? What would you hope to do as an intern?
I definitely wouldn't mind another symphony. Just sayin'. Something beautiful to listen to while I prepare for my finals...
Posted 10 December 2015 - 04:34 PM
And I just started listening to some Reign of Kindo. Wow, I think I found a new favorite band. What did they do, find a jazz drummer and pianist and an alternative/rock singer?
I've been applying to everywhere... but most companies won't get serious about applicants until around February. And since this will be my first music internship I am very open as long as it involves marketing or management of some sort.
How are finals going? Also, what instrument(s) do you play?
Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:51 AM
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