JASON WEBLEY: The Cost of Living: CD

Sep 30, 2008

I was listening to this in the car, analyzing it, wracking my brain to come up with a review as I wait for my wife to get out of work. I’m thinking it sounds like a low rent Tom Waits in a Leonard Cohen-type way, but nah, that’s not quite it. Next I’m thinking the use of dynamics and rhythm....No, no, no, that ain’t it, either. My wife gets in the car, and says, “What is this cheesy music you’re listening to? It sounds like the love theme from Rocky,” and in two seconds and sixteen words, she cuts through all the pretense I’d been trying to lay down and hits the nail right on the head.

 –jimmy (11)