Liner Notes

Thursday, 9 August 2007, 0:36 | Category : Uncategorized
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I got new CDs today – Fergie because its good workout music, and Joss Stone because Tara recommended it. While I was adding the songs to my iPod, I decided to read through some of the liner notes. I hardly ever read liner notes – I just by real CDs because its easier to have real “backups” than to burn CDs from the tracks I purchase online. Now I’m starting to remember why.

When I was younger and got CDs, I loved to read through the lyrics to songs. I mean, how else was I going to know the words to the Barenaked Ladies songs?

These liner notes have the lyrics as well, but I keep finding lyrics like “Your pedestal is falling down da da da da da da da da da da.” I’m sure that the “da da”s are actually in the song, but do they need to be in the liner notes? Do they really add to the poetic quality that songs should have? Or are they simply to be a melodious enhancement to the composition?

Either way, now I remember why I don’t read the liner notes very often.

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