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Spit, Sputter, Blow...

by Michael Plishka

Music from the Infinite Horizon-Experience...Michael Plishka
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Woke Up This Morning
2:31 $0.99
2. Seven Sisters
4:44 $0.99
3. Snowflake On My Tongue
2:40 $0.99
4. When You Love Me
3:48 $0.99
5. And The River Flows...
2:43 $0.99
6. Please Dance With Me
4:01 $0.99
7. Move
2:06 $0.99
8. Bernard's Waltz
1:18 $0.99
9. Einstein's Time
2:54 $0.99
10. Dance In The Rain
3:01 $0.99
11. Dream Of Light (Soar My Soul)
3:22 $0.99
12. Spit, Sputter, Blow
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Album Notes
Music from the Infinite Horizon...Experience: Michael Plishka.

"Spit, Sputter, Blow..." showcases the acoustic-aerobic, percussive style of Plishka, the guitarist, but it also traces the myriad musical influences of Plishka the songwriter. Jennifer Layton of Indie-Music.com says of Spit, Sputter, Blow..., "This CD is beautiful, (with Michael) singing earnestly and passionately of unrequited love, soaring through time, being carried along on the wind, and seeing angels dance in the sky. His lyrics paint mythology and romance. "

Scott Conary of Open Eye Café in Carrboro, NC says, "Powerful, and evocative in a very non-traditional way. I tend to hear Jim Morrison-ish phrasings, though more comprehensible, and in a way that makes you feel the tunes in your gut."

Fans describe Michael's music, as being melodic, entrancing and diverse. Spit, Sputter, Blow... is not a production for those who simply want background music. It is music for those that want to reflect upon, enjoy and experience life and love through aural experiences that touch the soul.

Plishka is currently recording his next full length CD while performing extensively in the Midwest.



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Spit, Sputter, Blow Soars...
Could you ask for more in one CD? My favorite song is Spit, Sputter, Blow. The title song is best listened to during the evening, with all the lights down low, so you can envision the dancing firelight on the bare cave walls. It is magical! The rest of the CD is filled with images from Michael's head, presented to us mere mortals in such a way as to allow us a glimpse into a space and time beyond our reality. He is truly a gifted songwriter/story teller. I will be the first one in line to buy his next CD!

Jay Mathes

Spit, Sputter, blow, blows me away!
several songs on the album just blow me away! The CD uses a non-traditional technique to add depth and room presence into the recording. His unique style of writing, encorporating airy harmonics with heavy strumming, is one that appeals to a wide audience.

Jennifer Layton, Indie-Music.com

The Beautiful Music of a Timeless Troubadour
There might be such a thing as reincarnation after all. I think that centuries ago, Michael Plishka was a wandering troubadour. He’s still playing his guitar and singing his poetry, but these days he lives in Chicago. I hope he turns up again centuries from now, because his beautiful music will always find an audience.

“Spit, Sputter, Blow” is Plishka’s first solo recording. Most of these folk songs consist of just him strumming his acoustic guitar and singing earnestly and passionately of unrequited love, soaring through time, being carried along on the wind, and seeing angels dance in the sky. His lyrics paint mythology and romance. From “Seven Sisters”: “Sunlit Sliver in an aqua sky, Greek God planet shines into my eye, high above immersed in char-blue sea, seven sisters looking down on me.”

Plishka throws himself completely into his stories. In “I Woke Up This Morning,” the story of frustration comes out in his rapid acoustic strumming and repetition of the line, “You don’t understand you don’t understand you don’t understand...” The frenzied strumming makes a more joyful sound on “When You Love Me,” one of the few happy love songs on the CD. Other songs, like “And the River Flows” and “Einstein’s Time,” are slow, contemplative and mystic.

One song surprised me with a concept completely different from the others. The listener takes part in the performance. On the CD, “Bernard’s Waltz” is only a minute-long, scratchy, old-fashioned recording of someone playing the harmonica. But in the liner notes, “Bernard’s Waltz” is the story of an elderly man Plishka met on a train. The listener reads the story of Bernard’s life while listening to the old recording. The experience has a bit of magic to it. It’s my favorite part of the CD.

These songs are beautiful, and I know Plishka’s audience centuries from now will agree.