Blue Black Sky (2003) – David Bridie

David bridie hotel radio

Blue Back Sky comes from Australian singer-songwriter David Bridie’s record Hotel Radio. It’s almost certain you haven’t heard of this 2003 record. There isn’t even a wikipage about it, but most of the songs from this record will feature in this music library project. I watched him perform live many of these songs and I listen to them regularly.

David is someone I’d class as a songwriting puritan. He doesn’t try to appease the masses by making formulaic commercial music, instead he does what appeals to his senses. You could say his music is very atmospheric and experimental. So it comes as no surprise he’s a composer of soundtrack music, with credits for over 100 feature films.

Like the majority of songs on this album, today’s song Blue Back Sky is very introspective and dreamlike. As a listener I just enjoy letting the images and music wash over me and see where it takes me. If you would like a more comprehensive description of my penchant for the music of David Bridie and his bio you can visit this post: A Midlife’s Tale – My Friend the Chocolate Cake (David Bridie)

Stay at home
Alone with your family and all that you own
Watch her play
She’s making the world up the best part of the day

The piano boy slumped forward head looking low
The bottom notes they ring out still nobody knows
He loses himself in his crouching pose till they’re gone
And nobody is listening, nobody’s listening.

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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7 comments on “Blue Black Sky (2003) – David Bridie
  1. Bruce says:

    Enja with oomph

  2. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Very, very atmospheric. It actually reminded me more of Radiohead’s The Tourist.
    The lyrics are very poetic and kudos to someone who’s doing his own thing and not what fat cat music corporations want. Not easy to get there…but more power to him.

    • Hey Stacey! I think you made a great comparison. I just heard ‘The Tourist’ and I love it. I like the instrumentals more in that song, than Blue Black Sky. Radiohead is a band I have heard so much about, but never dedicated the time to properly listen to their music. If ‘the tourist’ is anything to go by I must hear more. Thanks!

  3. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Hi, Matt!
    Oh, good, I didn’t know you hadn’t heard The Tourist before. Cool! The song is one of those that I came across at work by happenstance in a show I was doing. My usual way of discovering songs, one a year, at a glacial clip which would bore even a sloth! I haven’t listened to them extensively, but maybe you’ll like their other stuff too.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Radiohead seems to be beholden by really cool people haha. Oh you exaggerate a million times. One a year – por favor…hehe.. Their album ‘Ok Computer’ seems to be the most praised, so I’ll start with that. Cheers.

  4. selizabryangmailcom says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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