This is a tiny, tiny coincidence, and I didn’t deem it terribly blog-worthy, but for the last couple of months it’s been nagging at me, with a little voice whispering in my ear: “Put it on the blog, Peter. Put it on the blog…”
So now I’m at the “Tell-Tale Heart” stage and think that if I don’t put it on the blog, I’m going to keep hearing that voice in my head telling me to. I don’t want to keep hearing that voice.
I’ll get to that Shoes song shortly, but I want you to hear this first. It’s the beginning of “Calling All Destroyers” by Tsar:
Tsar – “Calling All Destroyers” (2000) (excerpt)
The part of that I’d like you to have in your head is just the first three notes, and how their phrased (i.e., the rhythm of those three notes). Please play that excerpt as many times as you can stand, so that the combination of those first three notes and the phrasing get stuck in your head.
Now we get to the tiny, tiny coincidence. (Yep. All this for three notes.)
If you lower the key for the vocals, I think you’ll have something a little like this part of the Shoes song I mentioned all those paragraphs ago:
And that’s been nagging me for two months.
Here are the full versions:
Tsar – “Calling All Destroyers” (2000)