Again and again and again
There's a band down the street rehearsing.
And every one of their songs sounds good.
But every one of their songs sounds the same.
And they don't really care about this.
They think they have a signature. They think they can create a brand.
They might be right. Music these days is more about branding than sound. Or music. Or instrumentation. Or singing.
They asked me what I thought one day.
And I listened. I considered carefully.
I scratched my chin like I'd seen wise men do when I was younger.
And then I told them they needed some Claymation.
They laughed. Told me there was no such word.
And went back to playing another ten songs that all sounded alike.
And they didn't even notice when I slipped out the back, walked down the alley, and stopped in at a local bar.