Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch
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The Space In Between

I can hear "Landslide" through the walls right now. I love the song. Like most of mid-1970s Fleetwood Mac, it conveys what I like to call "grown-up" thoughts about life and love. Over the years I've had friends who can't believe that I will confess to liking something so mainstream. To be honest, though, I'm more likely to want to hear Rumors and its predecessor than the edgy music that might confirm my membership in alternative culture. As much as I might like art metal or ambient, I find it hard to imagine their impact being magnified by a barrier that prevents me from hearing them properly. "Landslide," on the other hand, a song about the construction and maintenance of walls and the stress that eventually leads them to crumble, is a song that brings tears to my eyes even more when I can only make out bits and pieces of it than when I'm in a pristine listening environment.
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