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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 14 May 2017 12:23 am     Reply with quote

..over fireworks and is not disposable" the singer from Portugal said, when he was awarded for the best song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXodL-oQGws
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Ian Rae


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Post Posted 14 May 2017 6:35 am     Reply with quote

It's great that a song has won on musical interest and not just gimmick (unless you count general flakiness).

The music itself is a curious medley of harmonic clichés, rather like a salad prepared by a Martian who has not actually tasted any Earth plants.

I have travelled little, but I have been to Portugal a few times and they seem like a friendly and deserving people. They are now saddled with hosting the next one.
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Earnest Bovine


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Post Posted 14 May 2017 8:14 am     Reply with quote

Ian Rae wrote:

The music itself is a curious medley of harmonic clichés, rather like a salad prepared by a Martian who has not actually tasted any Earth plants.


It seems less cliché-ridden than most pop music, and certainly more harmonically interesting than the rootsy stuff that steel guitar players are usually confronted with.

And it was cool to hear the male voice an octave higher than the female.
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Ian Rae


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Post Posted 15 May 2017 12:06 pm     Reply with quote

I agree, Earnest. Although they don't quite gel into a coherent style, the clichés are of a sophisticated order. I'm delighted that a song has won as a piece of music, not just as a feat of presentation.
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