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Uncle walt's band, I must share this beauty.
Old 6th September 2007
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Uncle walt's band, I must share this beauty.

Let me start by saying that I,ve gone through many phases of music. I know all off you have as well. When I was a kid (i,m 36 now) it was rock and roll(van halen,motley crue,zepplin,Steely Dan,dicovered the beatles,prince,joni mitchell,etc.)when i was in my late teens I discovered "alternative"-darker music (cure,smiths,cocteau twins, the swans,butthole surfers,joy division,tangerine dream) man, that was my world! Found MY people!That got boring, then jazz snobery for @ 1o years, really to me, everthing just started suckin in rock (i liked soundgarden - pearl jam,STP, alice in chains,etc.), most of that stuff was cool, but most music just got boring and jazz was just repeating itself (although Brian Blade got me turned on again.) Then I discovered alot of the Thrill Jockey label stuff and feel deeply in love with music again. Singer songwriter stuff has always bored me for the most part, alot of it is good, and am always on the lookout for nice, simple music, but a couple of people with guitars singin their songs has always just been boring to me,even when it's good. Now to my post, I was turned on to UNKLE WALTS BAND a few years back, and man, these three guys from South Carolina bring tears to my eyes, it is the only "PERFECT" music i have ever heard in my life. Two guitars, stand up bass, and the most beautiful 3 part harmonies you've ever heard. All recordings done in mono, and if you've been thinking the word "warm" has really tuned into a vague , commonly thrown around term, here is the defintion.
This music is ripe with passion . I just had to let others know about it, if anyone is a fan, i would love to hear your opinions. The albulm I,ve been listening to is called "The girl on the Sunny Shore", Jesus, buy this! What do they sound like? If you've heard that Steely Dan song called" You're gold teeth part 2", theres a line in that song that goes "throw out your gold teeth and see how they roll,the answers they reveal, life is unreal",
unkle waltz band reminds me that life is unreal. That's as big as it gets for me.
P.s. I get a little chatty on the rum and ice.
Old 6th September 2007
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Walter Hyatt

Walter Hyatt was the real deal, no question about it. He was a first class songwriter, human being and good friend.
Old 6th September 2007
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Did you meet him in Austin? I lived there for about 6 years in the mid to late 90's, i never got to see them.
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