25 November 2006
Shannon Thomas needs a drummer
That's what it says on her MySpace Music page.
One thing she has in abundance, though, is perspective. I found this on her MySpace blog:
Here's the kind of stuff I'm constantly hearing:
PEOPLE!! What are you guilty of?? Enjoying yourself?
You should know that it's totally possible to write a song that's meaningful AND catchy. In my opinion, that's what makes a song GREAT!
I should point out here that I didn't see this until after I'd bought Shannon's self-released CD Brainstorms, which contains 11 songs that are at least slightly meaningful and definitely catchy. And she would have won me over just from the chorus of "Don't Be Beautiful":
And since I can't have you, don't be beautiful
And if I can't love you, don't be so right
And if I can't see you, don't be beautiful, no
Please don't haunt me if I can't hide
It probably doesn't help her cause that she lives "a drama-free, abnormally normal life," which is seriously déclassé these days: a surprisingly-large number of people seem to crave All Angst, All The Time. Not I. Shannon Thomas is way young I probably have dinnerware older than she is but she's made a fan of me.
(Oh, and on Brainstorms, the sticks and the other instrumentation, except for Shannon's piano are wielded by John Conrad of Self-Titled Entertainment in Tulsa. And Conrad plays a pretty good drum, even if it's digital.)Posted at 1:26 PM to Soonerland , Tongue and Groove