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December 29, 2010 / John Sieger

The Flatlands

The Flatlands

A man, a guitar, a reverb unit and an old notebook with a song from 1999. This is today’s offering, fresh from the studio. There’s always a better performance to be had, a better production, something over the horizon, but in the meantime, a song you might like is gathering dust. I like sad songs; they become the listener’s problem rather than the performer’s. Like one of those iron on transfers. This is one, lay down on the board and I’ll apply it securely. The story: A flat-footed soldier returns from battle and occupies the corner booth of a darkened watering hole somewhere on the edge of the prairie. He has no companion or home and he’s beyond woebegone. Like I said, not my problem — I just like the reverb.

© 2010 John Sieger



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  1. Lisa York / Dec 29 2010 9:17 am

    I love John Sieger. He writes pretty songs. He sings to my soul. He also wears a hat really well. (Not an easy feat.)

    • John Sieger / Dec 29 2010 9:26 am

      Thanks, Lisa… what do I owe you?

  2. dave standridge / Jan 1 2011 1:52 pm

    Add a little touch of lonesome sax and I’d say Bob Seger would be jealous to have this one.

    • John Sieger / Jan 1 2011 2:30 pm

      Us Segers have to stick together!

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