David P. Smith - Striving For A New Tomorrow
Canadian humor with a bite, which is to say, David P. Smith is both naughty and nice. Light techno and pop serves as the background for songs of bad jobs, bad bodily functions, and annoying friendships. The record never quite recovers from the impression that this is an adult getting giddy over telling pee-pee stories. Is it comedy? Nihilism? In any event, it is self-satisfied "boldness" masquerading as offensive. If you want to buy this during recess, cool. If you want to buy this after the prom, you're too old.
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on 2006-12-16 patchen Said:
I did listen to the record, and it just doesn't ring true as country and folk, trad or otherwise. It sounds like second-hand knowledge of both. You are entitled to your opinion, as am I. I wonder though, as an artist, why you are wasting time debating a reviewer? Take what you need from good or bad reviews--only you know what need, right?--and ignore the rest.In the grand scheme of things, both of us are here for minutes and so few are listening to either of us.
on 2006-12-16 dscanland Said:
David, this is obviously a case where bad press gets you attention. I went to your MySpace profile and had a quick listen. I liked what I heard. No techno but maybe you could force a pop reference if you had to. Regardless, as one Canadian to another, keep making the music.
on 2006-12-15 hstisgod Said:
Wew! I almost wanna run from the drama, its fairly contagious ya know.
I actually consider such above comments, bad taste. There's lots to say negative about someone's work in such a destructive way. I think a bit in both cases. Mike my man, while I enjoyed this review to an extent, i did find it to be uninvolving towards the record. And I've really come to think much more of you in recent months.
But either way, breaking out the middle fingers when someone beats you to a review, thats just unwelcome. Take that shit somewhere else, or get up your own opinion. But thats if you're just a fan or reader. You're the artist? Take some constructive criticism and throw that shit back in his face!
My rating of course reflects my desire for a much calmer atmosphere roun' here!