The chord progression, mainly major chords of the same key, and the very up front rhythm of the chords, lend this song a strong feeling of celebration. The arhythmic (playing not WITH the beat, but on top of it, while still conscious of where the beat is) construction of the melody in what I'd call part B of the song, seems to me to give an air of seriousness.
Feb 9 + 1
I wrote this song the day after my son's so-called birthday. Part A is non-blues progression bluesy, I think Part B is beautiful and I really like the kick-up-your-heels ending. So all in all, I guess I kind of like this one.
Mean To Blues
Most things we do because we mean to do them. We go out, we do it, and then along with its benefits may come some negative payback. Some blues.
Partly vocal. The three defining notes of this song speak the 'Emmalene' to me. I don't know who Emmalene is, but if the singer was in love with her, this is what he might say.
First of all, this song has always reminded me of the way that Carlos Santana plays. Many of the notes are long and dramatic and expressive. Carlos is in my opinion one of the great guitarists of all time. And I'm not talking about his technical ability, but mostly his emotion. The few lyrics in this song point out the phenomenon in which people can dislike you for your confidence. And they point out the folly of those who don't realize their own worth.