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Quixote
by Anchor
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Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 9:35 AM

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essesq
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permalink   Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 10:05 AM
Yea, well I guess a lyric like “riding thru the desert,
on a donkey with a fat guy,
lookin for the enemy,
but finding only windmills” wouldn’t quite fit the instrumental…

Beautiful and gut-wrenchingly emotional as always Anchor, viva El Hidalgo De La Mancha…
 
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permalink   Anchor Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 10:20 AM
Thanks Essesq!
Naturally, this song is dedicated to any and all of us who have been knocked down and yet (perhaps damned fools that we are) remain hopeful.
Subliminal
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permalink   Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:14 AM
This is very beautiful. I love the way your vocals follow that wonderful piano piece. All very subdued (in a positive way ofcourse). Sometimes a voice and a piano is all that it takes to make something great.

I once have read Don Quixote in an 18th century English translation (don’t ask). The most striking thing about it was how relatively easy it was to read. Probably easier then 18th century Dutch. The book itself didn’t strike a chord though.
 
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permalink   Anchor Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 11:27 AM
Thanks Subliminal!
I knew when I used Quixote as a theme, that the lyrics risked a chance of not transcending the famed tale of the maligned hero. I had actually hoped the song would only resonate peripherally around Quixote and that he would remain only a symbol for anybody who has seen their dreams crumble and still hopes for some kind of optimistic future.
 
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permalink   Subliminal Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 1:37 PM
I realise that my association with my reading experience might have been a bit inappropiate. I can relate to the message you are trying to convey with your lyrics and singing. So I hope that you don’t think that you have failed in getting the message across.
radiotimes
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permalink   Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 6:32 PM
It is said by some that Herman Melville based his charachter Captain Ahab on that of Don Quixote.

And this is certainly another AM gem to whale about!!
 
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permalink   Anchor Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 6:43 PM
RT
thanks for the visitation. I’m looking forward to another romp through one another’s territory one of these days (in the manifestation of a collab!)…
PorchCat
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permalink   Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 6:38 PM
You have a unique artistic ability and perspective than shines through all of your work, both moving and endearing. This piece is by far no exception at all. Great work!
 
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permalink   Anchor Mon, Aug 11, 2008 @ 6:45 PM
PC!
what a treat to hear from ya’….
and many thanks for the kind words too.
TheJoe
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permalink   Tue, Aug 12, 2008 @ 12:59 PM
In my stumbling English, I don_t know what to write for a suitable review.

For me so beautiful yet sad, hopeful yet hopeless. A lot of emotion that I do`_t get from the lyrics immediately(my English!), but I think I do feel the track for the meaning.

Your lyrics are always that sort of touching for those who can be touched. As subliminal mentioned, you did a nice work to follow the piano with your vocals…..
MC Jack in the Box
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permalink   Tue, Aug 12, 2008 @ 6:03 PM
you always bring such an honest and heartfelt approach to all you do here, and this is no exception. the vocals really fit the mood of the mix, and i love the sparse piano arrangement and the way you approach it both lyrically and through your singing. great job!
zendada
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permalink   Wed, Aug 13, 2008 @ 11:09 AM
As I sit here with brandy-soaked hanky in hand (haha), I am transfixed by the beautiful alliance of words and music and the imagery, visual and emotional, which they evoke. Truly inspired. Cervantes’ work is one I’ve reserved to read in my waning years…as if we know when that will be!
duckett
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permalink   Fri, Aug 15, 2008 @ 11:15 AM
Well, you’ve done it again… more rich nourishment for the ears, mind and heart. Great work!
onlymeith
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permalink   Fri, Aug 22, 2008 @ 12:01 PM
A very pleasant surprise when I arrive after a few days travelling.
As always, great sensitivity in yours words, perfectly appropiate for music.
I love this mix.
Thanks Anchor, esquisite work.
 
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permalink   Anchor Fri, Aug 22, 2008 @ 12:25 PM
music, a joy to work with….
el gusto es mio!
Thanks again.
Scott Altham
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permalink   Fri, Sep 12, 2008 @ 11:00 AM
I honestly don’t have much to contribute or comment on here… I just really liked the track as soon as it started. I’m not really sure why yet, I’m sure as I listen to it over time, I will slowly but surely understand my initial instincts to add it to my itunes ccMixter playlist.

Seems to be greater than the sum of it parts.

Nice Job