What people said about wanderaimlessly’s jam The Swimming Song

32 Comments (since 23 Jul 2014)

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Really like it! Vaguely reminiscent of Neil Young's 'funny banjo stuff'. Never really listened to Loudon Wainwright III before but I've listened to this one three times already and whenever I return to this site and see your jam on top of my 'home' page I want to listen to it again!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

@roydesmet: Glad you like it! I have a "thing" for banjos, must be the southern in me! My mom was from Kentucky, so I probably heard banjo music from birth. Haha! This has been one of my favorite songs for a while. There are many different versions, but I think I like this one the best. Vetiver's version is nice, too.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Oh, I saw Vetiver opening up for Fleet Foxes in, err, 2012? Fleet Foxes weren't very memorable and neither was Vetiver, actually, but I listened to a couple of their records as preparation for the concert. Do you know Fleet Foxes? And do you go to concerts/see live music some times?

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

I really enjoy Fleet Foxes, but I have not seen them in person. I have not gone to a concert recently because of my school schedule, but I saw Roger Waters' The Wall, Neil Young , Kris Kristofferson, and John Prine two years ago or so. I REALLY wanted to see Fleetwood Mac's new tour, but knew my school schedule would not allow that, either. I saw Bob Dylan three times, but let's just say I prefer his older stuff.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Oh! And I saw Elvis Perkins. He was really good.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

And Justin Townes Earle. He was also good.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

DYLAN three times! Good golly, miss Holly! When was that? I saw him last October. Likened it to a very boring 3D movie, but I was glad I went. I also saw Roger Waters' The Wall. That must've been in 2011. I had the chance to see Neil Young as well but couldn't go in the end. Was in great shape, I heard! I also saw Fleetwood Mac in October. That night, John McVie's cancer was announced so I kind of feared I had seen their last show, but luckily he's recovered.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

I sincerely think Fleet Foxes were(/are) the best band of the moment, and unfortunately I do not know the other musicians you mentioned - except for Kris Kristofferson but I'm not really a fan of his. What's there not to like about Dylan's recent stuff, by the way? 'cos I absolutely LOVE it!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Seeing Dylan live was a disappointment. I have always been a huge fan of his, but the three times I saw him, it seemed as if he did not care. I could barely decipher which song he was singing as he was rushing through each song. His band was good, but they overpowered Dylan. I would rather just buy one of his CDs because at least he seems to try in the studio. I guess it was 2011 when I saw The Wall as well. Neil Young is amazing. I love him. I also LOVE Stevie Nicks, she is an inspiration.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

I have been a fan of Fleet Foxes for a long time. In 2008, I visited the Pacific Northwest and traveled from San Francisco to Seattle. I camped under redwood trees and slept in a yurt. I listened to Fleet Foxes the whole time. When I hear them now, they remind me of that magical trip.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

So he disappointed the first two times and yet you decided to go see him a third time? Were you prepared for present day Bob Dylan? cos when I went, I had been listening to bootleg recordings of hos last twp or three tours and was familiar with his live reputation. Consequently, I got exactly what I had expected. Doesn't mean it was still the worst concert I ever went to, though, but I'd go see him again :) His voice has recently become mich better again, btw. See youtube for proof (2014 tour)

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

I never embarked on such a trip but it must be amazing doing something like that in the beautiful American country! Riding a train (occasionally without paying to get a little bit of the hopping experience), setting up your tent in the forests and on mountains...... or am I romanticising it now? I started following Fleet Foxes since 2009. I listened to their second album a lot under the Spanish sun on holiday. "Good times!".

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Haha! For some reason, I thought to myself, "He is probably wondering why I saw Dylan three times if I think the concerts were so terrible." I love Dylan anyway, and anytime he came to Orlando, I saw him. But after the third time, I realized I should just save my money for Neil Young or someone like that. I am actually much more into early Dylan. Modern Dylan with a huge band and cowboy hat-not so much.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

No, you are not romanticizng it! It really was a magical trip. Although, people can't hop trains now like my grandpa did. Other than that, your dream of the Pacific Northwest can come true.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

My strategy to seeing Dylan was "Ok. It's not going to be good, but if he plays 2 songs well, I can forget about the other 13 and have fond memories still!". It worked! He played 2 to 3 songs in a way I really enjoyed! (She Belongs To Me, Long and Wasted Years, and All Along the Watchtower). I listened to Vetiver's version of 'The Swimming Song' and thought it was pretty similar to this one. I prefer this one, then.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Yes, I think Vetiver's version was inspired by this one for sure. As for Dylan, I appreciated being in the same room with him and with other Dylan fans. I was awe struck to see him. Still, it was clear to me that he was older and maybe tired of singing the same songs over and over. Also, at one show, there was a fist fight which marred the experience for me. I was surprised that a fist fight could occur at a show with a bunch of hippies, but that story will take more characters than I have left.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

'To be in the same room as Bob Dylan'. Beautifully put! That will be the thought I'll carry in mind next time I go see him!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

If you see him, say hello, he might be in Tangier. He left here last early Spring, is living there, I hear. Say for me that I’m all right, though things get kind of slow. He might think that I’ve forgotten him, tell him it isn’t so... ;)

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

I will, and should I get close to him, I'll kiss him once for you!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Haha! Tell him he can look me up if he's got the time!

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

I'm sure he will, since you're not so hard to find

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Well, he still lives inside of me, we've never been apart.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Now you're just getting too sensitive, or at least, too soft.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Haha! Well, what do you expect? I hear his name here and there as I go from town to town. I’ve never gotten used to it, I’ve just learned to turn it off.

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Surely you can't keep replaying the past: sundown, yellow moon, et cetera. I'm sure you know every scene by heart, but you must remember how he DID go away, and the bitter taste that still lingers with you because you tried to make him stay! If I can give you one final advice: don't go standing in the way of whatever makes him happy; it will pierce you to the heart!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Hahahaha! I could do this all day with Dylan song lyrics. :)

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Let's.

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

I am on my way out to buy pots to plant my guavas and avocados, but later on, we shall! :) He's only got 5000 songs to choose from (approximately).

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

In about half an hour I go walking by the sea for apx half an hour, so I guess I'll speak in rhymes with you later!

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

I had a more eventful day than I expected! I have been away from the internet all day. I hope you enjoyed walking along the beach!

5 years, 6 months ago

roydesmet

Oh, no, I didn't really go to the beach, and it wasn't the sea exactly, either. It used to be, but they built a dam and now it's a huge lake. Here's a picture, for visual aid: http://bit.ly/1xiTJxl . We, particularly the people who live in my town, still refer to the water as 'the sea', though. I did enjoy it, though. I ended up walking for an hour through the entire town. Did you have a nice day too?

5 years, 6 months ago

wanderaimlessly

Oh wow! That looks gorgeous! I would enjoy walking around at a place like that. I did have a nice day! It was just more productive and errand filled than usual. :)