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Re: My "Pretty Song"...

At the risk of sounding very pedestrian, I liked "My Pretty Song." I  
don't quite understand why it has to be labeled "band-in-a-box" or  
"drivel." Sure, it may have under-utilized the sonic potential of  
Kris' rack, but I'd rather listen to a pretty song than an EDP  
version of Metal Machine Music. To my unschooled ears, far too much  
looping sounds like something that should have been done in the  
privacy of the "musician's" bedroom or shower.

In my opinion, playing music live is a lot like sex, the reactions  
and feedback from your partner (or your audience) make the difference  
between a good gig and a bad one. Tricky Kama Sutra moves are pretty  
unsatisfying if your partner isn't getting into it. Conversely,  
pretty straight up stuff can be a lot of fun if your partner is  
getting off. There's a lot to be said for groove and melody.

-Admittedly, the sex partner and audience analogy does break down.  
Where audiences are concerned, bigger is usually better.