Post Tagged with: "Pat Metheny"

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

Metheny’s ultimate road trip song, this one always makes me feel like I’ve just escaped something.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Au Lait” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Au Lait” (1981)

Each song on ‘Offramp’ is so different from the next, and yet it all hangs together.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Are You Going With Me?” (1981)

This song has become The Anthem at live shows.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Barcarole” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Barcarole” (1981)

I had a guitar player friend who, when the topic of Pat Metheny came up, would say that he bought a copy of Offramp when it first came out, but didn’t like it all that much because he could never figure out when Metheny was playing the guitar.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Estupenda Graca” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Estupenda Graca” (1981)

“Estupenda Graca” is a rare entry in the Metheny catalog in that the title, Portuguese for “Stupendous Grace,” actually matches the mood of the song.

The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Angel – White Hot (1978)

So we were standing around the Something Else! water cooler the other day, getting a lot of laughs from an absolutely ridiculous article we’d read about guitar players.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “It’s For You” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “It’s For You” (1981)

While I do tend to think of music in terms of albums, there are certain songs that for a variety of reasons get pulled away from their original context.

The Friday Morning Listen: – Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979)

So a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about Neil Young‘s new Pono music system.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “September Fifteenth” (1981)

In interviews, I’ve seen Lyle Mays speak of how music has it’s own “language and syntax.” He wasn’t necessarily talking about music’s technicalities — harmony, melody, and the like.