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The Guggenheim Grotto — Wonderful Wizard
Album: Waltzing Alone
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I have been told
Not by one but two of my lovers
That I've got a heart of gold
But I'm unable to share it with others
They call me a poet who'll never have a poem
A tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful, wonderful wizard of waltzing alone
And I have been told
Not by one but two of my brothers
That a solitary soul
Is a thorn in the side of all others
Just like a homeless, that hangs around your home
Or a mother who'd give away her own
I'm the wonderful, wonderful wizard of waltzing alone
Haven't you been told
One man’s meat is the ruin of another
Your Edgar Allen crow
Is the very bird that holds me together
They call me a poet who'll never have a poem
A tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful, wonderful wizard of waltzing alone
We’re all of to see the wizard. The wonderful, wonderful
Wonderful wizard
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FORTUNATE ISLANDS SHIRT
First time hearing this song. It made me happy.
Wow!
 
Seven years since this tune played. I still like it!
True!
 
annersjen wrote:

Yes, but tastier than Cake. (Someone had to say it)

 


Great cover  but the music sucks, sorry.
 That_SOB wrote:
Is good song, and that album cover ? Well, I swear that thing lived under my bed when
I was a child. Is this a relitive demon ?
 
The song is uninspiring, but the album cover is terrific!    Hmmmmmmmmm.... maybe this is subjective after all....  Circles rule!  Squares are evil!
I knew this wasn't Cake right away...how? It didn't annoy me right away! That's how I knew. I like this tune.
 malvey254 wrote:

 
I thought it was a lie - guess I was wrong.

Is good song, and that album cover ? Well, I swear that thing lived under my bed when
I was a child. Is this a relitive demon ?

clearly not Cake cuz there are no horns and not even a little vibraslap!

but it's got the same sort of clever and almost lethargic vocal quality.

me likey.
 Jelani wrote:
Wow, why so many critics of these guys?
I've heard much more vapid and uninteresting music here that gets tons of praise.
I don't get it. 
 
I agree completely.  C'mon, Jelani and I can't be the only wonderful wizards who listen to RP.


 smilestoomuch wrote:
I keep hearing Cake...
 
A little more serious, though...Serious Cake? Bread? Ughh. Not Bread...>the spectre of David Gates looms up in my office doorway>...Aaahhhhhh......

C'mon Travelling Light!
 malvey254 wrote:

 
Woah, bring that over and I'll start a pot of coffee to go with it . . .


I liked the words..."a solitary man is a thorn in every side" or something like that.
Wow, why so many critics of these guys?
I've heard much more vapid and uninteresting music here that gets tons of praise.
I don't get it. 
Take a piece of Cake and go down Calexico way and somehow you end up in the Guggenheim Grotto. 

moved from a 3 to a 2. It's getting worse each time I hear it.


Kind of reminds me of Scott (VAST)

Except, VAST doesnt SUCK!

 malvey254 wrote:

 
Shoot want that!!!! {#Eek} {#Hungry}
 smilestoomuch wrote:
I keep hearing Cake...
 

100% right...
I keep hearing Cake...
 malvey254 wrote:

 
Cake?  I don't hear cake in this at all.  Their stuff is fun and has a swing to it that is totally mising here.

heeeheeeeeee (lol) I like this ...
 lmic wrote:
Leonard Cohen and John McCrea walk into a bar...
 


Leonard Cohen and John McCrea walk into a bar...

 bokey wrote:

Foolish comment from a non musician

 
Uh oh.  You have to be a musician to listen and comment here now?  Bill won't be pleased with this development. {#Snooty}
 joshfm wrote:
lackluster mediocre ego stroke
 
Foolish comment from a non musician

playtime is over!
 membeth wrote:
I like this song reasonably well, but it really does sound remarkably like Cake.
 
Yes, but tastier than Cake. (Someone had to say it)

{#Nyah}
 
pushkinjim wrote:
Mute, puke
 


I have missed the grotto on RP!
 membeth wrote:
I like this song reasonably well, but it really does sound remarkably like Cake.
 
I thought it was a more serious song by Cake, until I check the play list. Not
my fave.

There are much better songs from this group that we could be listening to!
I like this song reasonably well, but it really does sound remarkably like Cake.
lackluster mediocre ego stroke
I like it.
Not a bad tune, but very Cake-esque.
Meh.
coy wrote:
wonderful wonderful wonderful wizard
Saw these guys live in London a few months back (Camden Lock) and they're actually very good live. Sound Irish fellas from Dublin!
Jelani wrote:
better cake
It's not Cake, it's a Twinkie.
lionirons wrote:
Fake Cake!
better cake
I'M A WIZARD!...rating? 1.
Mute, puke :puke:
wonderful wonderful wonderful wizard
canz wrote:
Is it actually the singer from Cake? It's an extremely similar tone.
I agree - and his voice has a very "California" sound to me (whatever that means :think:) Wiki indicates that GG is from Dublin. (Kevin May, Mick Lynch vocals.)
Mmmmmmmmmm, nice.
MissAmy wrote:
You aren't the only one. I was sitting here thinking, "Is this a Leonard song I've never heard? Could it be?" Alas, no. Good song nonetheless.
Actually, they are self-admitted Leonard Cohen fans, and one of their songs on this album, "Koan", is a tribute to him.
i bought it i'm dancing :wave:
What a wonderful tune.
sounds like The Lost Boys
"Cakey"...he's going the distance. :motor:
Fake Cake!
canz wrote:
Is it actually the singer from Cake? It's an extremely similar tone.
Yeah, I always thought this was Cake.
Test
rachlan wrote:
I thought it was a LC song redone by guggenheim grotto
You aren't the only one. I was sitting here thinking, "Is this a Leonard song I've never heard? Could it be?" Alas, no. Good song nonetheless.
Its the singing that's Cakey.
Is it actually the singer from Cake? It's an extremely similar tone.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Cake don't do the upper midrange guitar licks, otherwise yepperdoodles fur shur.
Yeah. Its the singing that's Cakey. There's no mariachi trumpet...
I prefer other songs on the album, but it's a decent start. The album finally, came out stateside!
blundering lizard of boredom - just like cake :yawn:
Coppertop wrote:
Funny, I thought Leonard Cohen too.
I thought it was a LC song redone by guggenheim grotto
Gregorama wrote:
Cakey.
Cake don't do the upper midrange guitar licks, otherwise yepperdoodles fur shur.
Can't say enough great things about this CD. Outstanding!
I thought it was David Sylvian....
Denzil wrote:
Cohen + Cake is a good description. Looking forward to hearing more. While you're at it, how about some more Cohen and Cake. :)
:yes: :bounce: Love it.
Cakey.
Love the bass groove.
I was just thinking, this sounds a lot like Cake. This is why I love RP!!! mmm....cake.
Cohen + Cake is a good description. Looking forward to hearing more. While you're at it, how about some more Cohen and Cake. :)
SFBiscottiBabe wrote:
Interesting name... the weird part of hearing them was that I was looking at Google's artwork of the day (you know, where they change the standard google image to something else) and looking at Joan Miro's first piece listed. Interestingly enough, it was a piece from the Guggenheim Collection. Quite likeable tune.
where do you find that?
Interesting name... the weird part of hearing them was that I was looking at Google's artwork of the day (you know, where they change the standard google image to something else) and looking at Joan Miro's first piece listed. Interestingly enough, it was a piece from the Guggenheim Collection. Quite likeable tune.
ploba wrote:
Mmm Cake, yes, but his voice also reminds me a bit of early leonard cohen
Funny, I thought Leonard Cohen too.
Definitely remind me of Morrissey's You Are the Quarry. ... Ok, not so much during this part.
Mmm Cake, yes, but his voice also reminds me a bit of early leonard cohen
It sounds like they've been watching too much :eek: Dark Side of the Rainbow.
Better than Cake. But I'm not a Cake fan. Cake hurts me.
Bizzarefall wrote:
That is EXACTLY what I was just thinking.
I second that reckon.
Roverfish wrote:
Cake? P'raps. I was thinking they sounded a lot like Calexico, but without the brass backing and heavy Latin influence. Decent tune, anyway. Nice to hear some indies on RP.
That is EXACTLY what I was just thinking.
That was cool! I'd love to hear more of them!
Love the Hammond in it... :bounce:
I like this... Wonderful Wizard. :yes: Greatful Dead Next. :
Cake? P'raps. I was thinking they sounded a lot like Calexico, but without the brass backing and heavy Latin influence. Decent tune, anyway. Nice to hear some indies on RP.
MissMieke wrote:
Also, there is absolutely NO info on their album at all.
www.guggenheimgrotto.com
This sounds an awful lot like Cake without the trumpet . . .and I don't mean just the vocals - the songwriting style as well. Also, there is absolutely NO info on their album at all. So is it some kinda little hoax?
Gregorama wrote:
Sounds like Cake on 'ludes. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just a little melancholy is all...
It does! good call.
Sounds like Cake on 'ludes. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just a little melancholy is all...