composer and multi-instrumentalist Trip Dawkins
Get Out for many weeks was my choice to open The Dude That Is because it has a very strong opening that perks up the ears, but even though Im quite entertained by this song, I concluded after several listens that it is clearly angry and grungy sounding despite all Ive done to it to remove my screaming and distortion from the guitar sound. Despite all that, it still doesnt go well with the others on The Dude That Is; so, I decided to not include it in that collection. The others do have their own energy, and my new song chosen to open the CD, "Labels", is just as serious and almost as confrontational as Get Out; however, its not clearly as forthrightly angry and grungy. Get Outs negative energy is a touch disjunctive in relation to the other songs, and does not lend itself to many repeat plays. Thus, the decision to not include it in the collection but to feature it here. I guess I cant throw it away because Im too entertained by its driving energy (no pun intended - believe me). The topic of the song (left lane hogs) is quite obvious; I thought it worthy of attention because in a nutshell, nobody else is talking about it except in online rants. Obviously, getting home before I get too sleepy is a serious matter of safety. The DOT seems uninterested in addressing such issues. They seem more interested in making corny signs and adverts about registration renewal and fueling habits. So, this is my way to address the issue, but if it only ends up being good for a little chuckle, then ok. I present to you, "Get Out". -Trip
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