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Summer Of Fear

Author: David Menconi
03/11/2010 | Raleigh News and Observer | www.newsobserver.com | Live Show Preview
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson writes songs with lots of words -- a lot of words -- so many that it's hard to imagine he wouldn't have trouble making everything flow just so. And yet things cohere just brilliantly on "Summer of Fear" (Saddle Creek Records), Robinson's excellent 2009 album of classic-rock stylings.

"I suppose I could try to make the songs less wordy, but that comes together when I'm putting together the song," he said in a recent phone interview. "There's a built-in phrasing, and I just sort of utilize that to try and put down a narrative about what's going on with the song. I suppose it's more difficult to work with more words, but it's part and parcel of what I'm doing. I'm trying to write screenplays, too, that's my new area of interest. I'm in the middle of one right now. But I don't want to say what it's about. You start talking about what you're doing and someone else will knock it out. So I'll keep it to myself until I pitch it."

For more, plus details about his Saturday show in Chapel Hill, see the interview in Friday's paper.

Summer Of Fear

Summer Of Fear

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