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Tuesday, February 1   >>

AMBROSIA'S 'HOW MUCH I FEEL'



This song is in the key of E. E is such a sexy key. I am dead serious when I say I have not heard one song in E that was a bad song ("Nowhere Man," "Mercy, Mercy Me," "After The Love Has Gone," ...and so many more). I call it the Marvin Gaye key, since Gaye writes his best stuff in that key. I have a theory on the key of E: A lot of musicians gravitate to it since it's got both a familiar and foreign feeling to it, likely associated to an equal number of keys in the scale being both black and white.

White keys are beat up (familiar) and black keys (for the most part) are seldom used (foreign).

Oh, right, Ambrosia -- I got into Ambrosia sometime last year after I saw some infomercial for some AM soft rock boxed set at, like, 3 a.m. after coming home super drunk or something. Haven't looked back. '70s soft rock (Bread, Ambrosia, Hall & Oates, etc.) are lush with harmonies, jazz-inspired arrangements, and caked in melody. It's the ultimate I'm-a-pussy-but-have-chops genre.