Saturday, January 14, 2023

Ten Years After – Birthday


     This week, Indie Obsessive turned ten. The band Ten Years After released their hit “I’d Love to Change the World” decades earlier. We aren’t delusional – we recognize that our impact hasn't changed the music world. But writing about song discoveries has been a pleasure and we like to believe we did help some bands increase their fan bases. We are more confident that we helped some music lovers increase their libraries of favored music.
     We checked our first post in January 2013. Indie Obsessive featured “The Park” by These United States, a Washington DC band that has since disbanded. We still love the song. If we were to create a list of our top 20 songs posted in Indie Obsessive, “The Park” would be on that list. In 2013, we wrote:
During the first 1:42 segment of the song, the lead singer paints a picture that sets up the rest of the song.  Within that segment, there is a haunting, almost country feel to the vocals and the instruments come and go non-forcefully (other than the three notes by the guitar at the 1:16 mark).
Then the drum beat triggers the energy adjustment at the start of the next segment.  But the original energy level returns temporarily, during the lyrics
You get to this place in your life,
come across all these people who inspire,
and the trick is you can’t know who’s leaving,
left behind,
or just arrived.

     “The Park” by These United States

     “I'd Love To Change The World” by Ten Years After


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