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Patty Larkin — Anyway The Main Thing Is
Album: Regrooving The Dream
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6.3

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Total ratings: 1084









Released: 2000
Length: 6:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I took the train
Just for the view
I took my boyfriend's last name
For something to do
I took advice
Now I regret it
I took my time
Cause I could get it

I shook my head
And it woke me up
I shook a strange hand in my bed
And that was enough
I shook the truth
Out of the tree
It shook my faith up good
But it satisfied me

Anyway the main thing is
Regrooving the dream
Regroovng the

Love doesn't think
Love doesnt look
Love takes a flying leap off the brink
Love swallows the hook
Love doesn't sleep
Love is out of control
Love is only human it can swallow you whole
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Evolution
This has a great vibe, funky. And, I love the horns.
In a movie?  What movie!?!?!?!?
first time hearing, bumped from 8 to 9 for the last minute's excellence, diversity, integration, linkage and quasi-resolution of the first beats.  
Is it just me or do the first few notes of that horn in the background sound like a circus tune?

*Edit* - Just read the other comments... glad it's not just me. 
 bentonian wrote:
Love the music: the twang, the horns, the groove. Too bad the lyrics are trite and uninspired.
 
If you want inspired words read a poem or a book. OR play some Dylan.
ALL of the great artists have great songs with trite lyrics.
YOU  can never discredit a good tune just because the lyrics are shallow. ( see Beatles )
BUT,  great lyrics with a good story DO have the power to elevate a song to the upper STATUSphere of TUNEDOM.
WOW! Thanks once again Bill for a true GEM!
Love the music: the twang, the horns, the groove. Too bad the lyrics are trite and uninspired.
LOVE THE Horns...  and! Can you hear a little Tori Amos... maybe Kate Bush in there??   Adore!!!
The riff is fantastic.  It adds a level of confusion, deflation perhaps, to the story, it takes us on a ride, a journey.  Might not be for everyone, but I think I get it.
This song is about 3 minutes too long, IMHO
Very cool
Sympatrically weird :-)
Contrary to what most of you have written, the horn riff in Patty Larkin’s ‘Anyway, the thing is’ is superb. It’s an excellent jazz riff and the dissonant structure is really creative. Very nice song. Nice work Patty!  Who are the musicians in that horn section?
I'm sorry, that horn riff is too annoying.
 MM_Prague wrote:

As opinions go, that is one.

 
It is.  ;-)
 Hoosfoos wrote:
Abysmally deplorable.

 
As opinions go, that is one.
Weird! (In a good way!)
 Kassbomb wrote:
Couldn't think what the horns reminded me of—finally remembered the Peter Gabriel song The Barry Williams Show has a similar horn riff

 
Well, you're very close {#Cheesygrin}, but i think it's..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5Sa2Yq-2g

Or maybe.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVxx3HVW24
Groovy...
Couldn't think what the horns reminded me of--finally remembered the Peter Gabriel song The Barry Williams Show has a similar horn riff
Circus horns ... ha ha ha.

I like the groove, RIngling Bros and all ... 
nice groovy groove. works for me.
Abysmally deplorable.
 Nuance wrote:
all filler no killer....   background noise

 
yup...
great!
Who let the clowns in?
I have to say I struggled to get over the "pigs-in-a-blanket" comment. I do kind of like it myself.
 ziggytrix wrote:
doot-doot-doodle-oodle oot doot do do {#Roflol}
 
All that's missing is the squirty flower and spinning bow tie.
doot-doot-doodle-oodle oot doot do do {#Roflol}

 Beez wrote:
I just threw-up pigs in a blanket.......and I didn't even eat any.  Bad!
 

so funny...
 BigIslandBlues wrote:
I feel the earth, move, under my feet......
 
I never liked that song either.  I really liked the previous PJ Harvey song as a quirky, atmospheric piece, but to me this is just bland but dissonant.

 audiophelia wrote:
I can't get past the circus-like horns.
 
Seconded. That horn riff is like an annoying wasp flying around inside your car while you're driving.
I can't get past the circus-like horns.
I feel the earth, move, under my feet......
I can never get enough of this tune.
Whata rhythm and drums

all filler no killer....   background noise
How can one compare this to sledgehammer? just got the fast tempo??
Thats what i want for too

 
sirdroseph wrote:
I love the horn!{#Dancingbanana}
 


chopper likes this{#Drummer}
Cut and paste musak of the worst variety.
Really annoying :(
sledgehammer - i hear it
I love the horn!{#Dancingbanana}
Love it.
just awful



I am thinking Anne Lennex went to the circus?


Four big thumbs-up from the Buseys.
 Jelani wrote:

You just made me shoot milk out my nose!
And I didn't even drink any!!! 
 
I just threw up.  It came out my nose.  It was "Cream of Wheat" and it was green.

 Beez wrote:
I just threw-up pigs in a blanket.......and I didn't even eat any.  Bad!
 
You just made me shoot milk out my nose!
And I didn't even drink any!!! 
Boy, that horn player sure is a one trick pony.
I just love this one.  :quietlyjamminoutandchairdancing:
I just threw-up pigs in a blanket.......and I didn't even eat any.  Bad!
{#Sleep}
"Spill the wine and take that pearl . . ."

Oops.  Right vibe, wrong song.
{#Chillpill}
The music reminds me PG "Steam"
Overall the song is not bad.  Has a nice groove.  But that horn is driving me batty. {#Snooty}
that's horrible.
mmmmmmmmm, nice......
hmmm. I'm usually cranky so early in the morning, but this just went up from a 7 to an 8 - circus music or not.
This is somthing good
Woah, that was kool.
 joerw wrote:
I hear circus music!
 
I hear circus music all the time; I just don't listen anymore.  But where did those enormous, red shoes come from?  Good song anyhow.


circus monkeys would probably dig this.....but only the coolest ones

{#Music}
Patty is the awesomest!! And nice choice, taking most of her contributions to your playlist from this album.
No way!!!!!!!!!!!{#Stop}
I hear circus music!
One of those tunes that works well in the background - you know it's there but it's not trying to monoplise your attention.
Cool lyric:

"I took my boyfriend's last name
 For something to do"

Lots of odd bits and pieces thrown together - and I mean that in a good way.
Reminds me of Bashia.

I'm not a fan of this.
Turned WAY the &%$# up.  Yea, baby.  Re-groove the dream.
Kind of reminds me of Grace Jones... a bit... anyways, cool tune!
Hey this is cool ... turning it up ... 

"Regrooving the dream. . . "

element1 wrote:
I can't believe all the Pattys and Pattis and how similar they all sound.
Good observation.
MichaelEHorn wrote:
Working away being pretty oblivious with Radio Paradise playing. This song came on and brought me to attention! Loved it!
Exact same thing happened to me today. I love it as well!
I just love this one. Smoky and funky and groovy and anyway, the main thing is...
Working away being pretty oblivious with Radio Paradise playing. This song came on and brought me to attention! Loved it!
I can't believe all the Pattys and Pattis and how similar they all sound.
How did you know I needed to hear this? Well, thanks. :sunny:
Rarely do I get turned on by Bill's musical mantras, but this is kind of cool.
this tune makes me feel drunk
Disco still sucks.
theirishtickler wrote:
love those horns
:no:
love those horns
Cool and funky ... yet laidback. Whatta groove. Sweet and primal! Oh my. :-)
Lonestar wrote:
This song gets an extra point for that neat horn fill.
I have a hazy recall of a similar riff in a Frank Zappa tune - "Don't eat that yellow snow" - or maybe its just the dormant THC suddenly affecting my brain.
Newbie to RP but loving every moment..definitely funky funky funky :motor:
This song gets an extra point for that neat horn fill.
First time hearing this! LOVE IT! (Sorry for yelling . . .) Sexy, funky, yummy. RP does it again, broadening my musical horizons.
Smokin'! :yes:
Mewsique wrote:
OOOO YEH!!! GORJUSS! MORE, MORE...
I first heard this track through the auspices of RP. Thanks for introducing me to its beauty.
OOOO YEH!!! GORJUSS! MORE, MORE...
Bill..., I honestly think, you just have a gift!
Yeah what FlatCat wrote
Love it. This song takes me to a great place.
nice tune to drift off for a snooze on a boxing day afternoon. i mean that in a good way. repetitive, enchanting, not very demanding. (unless of course the horns hurt your ears)
:sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
FlatCat wrote:
Love this piece. What an great mood. And that horn riff is awesome! Short but intricate, tuneful, hard to learn, and leaves you hanging because it doesn't resolve. Yes, the bass is repetitive, but swings totally.
Not really loving this, but whatever, I can understand the attraction. Isn't the horn piece just a snippet from the circus theme we all know from childhood?
FlatCat wrote:
Love this piece. What an great mood. And that horn riff is awesome! Short but intricate, tuneful, hard to learn, and leaves you hanging because it doesn't resolve. Yes, the bass is repetitive, but swings totally.
:dance:
All these Patti's and Patty's sound similar to me.
FlatCat wrote:
Love this piece. What an great mood. And that horn riff is awesome! Short but intricate, tuneful, hard to learn, and leaves you hanging because it doesn't resolve.
Totally agree, but I can see how some would find it annoying. As for me, I love it.
Love this piece. What an great mood. And that horn riff is awesome! Short but intricate, tuneful, hard to learn, and leaves you hanging because it doesn't resolve. Yes, the bass is repetitive, but swings totally.
kaviksdad wrote:
It does kinda grow on you...like a fungus or something... :dancingbanana_2:
Yep, those counter-point horns in the offbeat background are very, ummm how should I say this? Very "interesting". It do grow on ya ... Cheers, Dave
tsw wrote:
I can feel my IQ drop ten points with every measure of that bass line.
Careful! You only have 10 left.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Good point. My PC speakers may be even crappier than yours. I don't ind the horns. This song seems to take a lot of heat so I'll stand up for it. 7
sorry. "I don't find the horns irritating" or "I don't mind the horns". Can't remember which. Someone came into my office and it seemed a good idea to work a little.
It does kinda grow on you...like a fungus or something... :dancingbanana_2:
The horns drive me nuts! And not in a good way!
cyzik wrote:
The mix on this is perfection (Even on my crappy PC Speakers.) Everything is audible and in its own pocket musically. Love it.
Good point. My PC speakers may be even crappier than yours. I don't ind the horns. This song seems to take a lot of heat so I'll stand up for it. 7
morganb2003 wrote:
It's amazing how different people's tastes can be. This song drove me up the wall and made me want to hit the desk while it was playing. And the horn solo that was repeating in the background was the equivalent of Chinese water torture. Guess it takes all kinds. I'm just glad I know the artist's name now so I can avoid buying it.
Truer words were never spoken
liztg wrote:
I may be crazy, but I think this same little horns "arrangement" was used at the end of Don Henley's "Sunset Grill."
Not even close.
I agree the horns are annoying, more so because these seem to be sampled from something old (60's?) that I can't place. (double annoying :-)
ZedLeppelin wrote:
If you're gonna add horns why have the first few notes exactly the same as that circus tune??
My wife agrees...she says "where's BoBo the clown?"
davin wrote:
this is trippy and weird i like it
... yea, great follow through from 'the wind', good one bill! :music:
Hannio wrote:
Could be it's like that by design? Duh.
Obviously - that's my point. Duh. Question remains: why?