Sunday, January 1, 2012

NEW YEARS POEM and FIFTY FIVE WORDS

Happy New Year.

Today is the official release date of New Years Poem, which can be downloaded for free at www.oldssleeper.bandcamp.com.

 There were a few folks who decided to try the FIFTY-FIVE WORD album review offer I posted on Facebook. Below are the responses:

"Danger everywhere. Roads and ruin.
Lost lovers across America.
Twilight comes.
You dance your truth.
 And here are the low sounds.
Blue. Night violet. Amber. Stone.
Blossoms of the working day, evening flower.
Take your radio heart and echo through the airwaves.
This is a poem for Olds Sleeper. Olds Sleeper is singing for you."
-Jack Crimmins

"Olds Sleeper keeps one foot balanced between Guided by Voices and Steve Earle while pounding out a booming bass march with the other. Fuzzed out melodic grit folk. Nineties flavored indie rock riffs mixed with classic singer songwriter appeal. New Year's Poem is a choice blend of songs and sounds, revealing stories and tasteful style."

-Brad Fielder


"As I click, click, click and lines appear in color. Lines and colors that become copper. Fourteen songs enter and settle in my bones. The electric beats, acoustic instruments in the red, vocals piercing my eardrums like box cutters. Though sometimes melodic, easy, peaceful. Words that are speaking to me. This is New Year's Poem."- Joker, of Joker Cigarbox Guitars



"The new recording is a continuation of a journey olds
has been taking us on for the past year and
a half. Each offering has been complete and stands on
it’s own. This one is more accoustic in nature- Maybe
even a little more personal. Bigsky flatland is one of
the greatest songs ever! Reccommended-"- Jim Mitchell, Cigar City Cigarbox Guitars


"--- I’m not a music critic. I just like good music. When describing Olds Sleeper, I’ve often said his music is best when the listener has a warm fire and a full bottle. With the latter in hand and 'New Year’s Poem' playing loudly, I’m happy to say that I will not be changing my description. ---"
-Tim Lybarger


" You are walking alone down a country road on a starless, foggy night. You stumble over a unicorn. He's holding a six pack, smoking a Marlboro, and humming a Tom Waits' tune. This is the kind of crazy-ass discovery you'll make when you listen to Olds Sleeper. Country roads aren't always what they seem..."- Liz Anglada


" Only 55, ol’ 55, Heinz 57, 33 1/3,
found, lost,
homespun, homegrown, hangnail,
born to choose,
tracks of depression and hope,
today will be yesterday-sometime,
slipin’ and slidin’ backwards groove,
17!,
where's my greasy sausage?,
life and music are good,
I would say more but I only got 55!
Need a beer and a smoke."
- ted (korruptus)

" A genuine and well crafted musical storybook of life, lust, and sorrow. Musically powerful and dynamic, from the raw explosive energy of "You Gonna Run" and "Delusional" to the soft melodic texture of "Tomorrow". New Year's Poem, a wonderful journey through the imagination and musical talents of its creator. A Must Hear!"

-Jeff Wesseling



" Olds Sleeper writes and sings in a style like no other. He plays a Magically Swampy Blues mix full of color and illustration that infuses the ears of the listener. His songs will take you places that are nostalgic and contemporary. His prose are visually captivating and reflective of Lifes adventure to soul searching music!"- Michael Ballerini


"This record is a medium for raw emotion expressing the hardships of love and working class angst with primal sounds and poetry. It will take you down, but on the way there and back you’ll feel the dust being blown out of your postmodern commercialized soul."- Dave Lefever


If youre feeling inspired to try a fifty word review, send it to me at oldssleeper@yahoo.com or via Facebook.
totally appreciated.
hope your year is awesome.
olds.






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