ART FROM THE HEART

GREG TAMBLYN 

ART FROM THE HEART

With songs such as "My Life Is a Beer Commercial" and "The Shootout at the I'm OK, You're OK Corral" speckling his discography, Greg Tamblyn knows how to make people smile. His latest effort, Art From the Heart, has its share of funny stuff as well, such as "Underachievers Anonymous," a tune that Tamblyn suggest ends prematurely because, although he "fully intended to finish it," he took a break and never returned to the task. Another track, "The Night I Left My Body," uses such witty pop-song devices as the obscure product placement (Eggo waffles) and wacky wordplay (leggo my ego and the immaculate consumption are among the choice phrases). However, even if laughter is the best medicine, Tamblyn, who has toured internationally with his message of wellness and optimism, realizes that it's not the only antidote. Sometimes, it's best to lend an empathetic ear ("Stand Like Mountain, Move Like Water"), look to the heavens ("I Think of God as a Poet"), or take comfort in what a partner has to offer ("What We Want From Other People"). Musically, Tamblyn dabbles in several styles, with the bluesy ode to "Leftovers" providing the album's finest melody. There are a few catchy moments, but what listeners will remember most, and what has earned Tamblyn his acclaim, is his knack for writing insightful, often amusing lyrics.

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