“Happy people don’t need you to say you understand. As an artist I don’t have much to say to happy people. And that works out great because they’re busy being content. For the rest of us, coming to terms with rejection, failure, death, and the fragility of love is very important. Some people are self-conscious about these things and maybe they don’t want to talk about them, but sometimes it just feels good to know you’re not alone. Books and music do this better than possibly anything else.”
Author Joe Bonomo explores the sadness, yearning, and warmth of the music of Greg Cartwright.
An abbreviated, chronological summary of Cartwright’s work starts with…
…followed by the bassless garage rock outfit…
…though the bulk of his work has been with…
Break Up, Break Down
I’m So Thankful, which is discussed at length in the article.
Time Bomb High School
Too Much Guitar
Love And Curses
Abdication… For Your Love
Never Coming Home (which has my favorite string arrangement in a rock song)