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Love on the Line
PETER LEHNDORFF was once called skewed by the Springfield Union News. He considers that a compliment. — He writes stand-up folk: humorous songs about everyday life. His off-beat songs poke fun at things we generally overloo... more »
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PETER LEHNDORFF was once called skewed by the Springfield Union News. He considers that a compliment.
He writes stand-up folk: humorous songs about everyday life. His off-beat songs poke fun at things we generally overlook: our cars, what we eat, where we live and the things that most normal people are too afraid to admit they are afraid of.
LOVE ON THE LINE includes 'Yellow Datsun', a duet with Dar Williams. He gets studio help from some of the finest musicians in New England including mandolin wiz Kevin Lynch and guitarist Jeff Pevar (of CPR, David Crosby's band). His song 'East Longmeadow' looks at suburban life, commuting to work in a stationwagon and trying to get back home again. 'Paranoid' is an anthem to fear. He goes to heaven but gets lonely in 'I Wish You Were Dead'. The title track 'Love on the Line' is about a couple that marries during a conference call. He's a favorite of "Click and Clack" on NPR's CarTalk and 'Peugeot' was featured on their CD- 'CAR TUNES Volume 1: Disrespectful Car Songs'.
"Imagine John Prine type songs played with a Leo Kottke delivery. Lehndorff's songs are filled with the kind of wry humor that leaves you by turns, guffawing at life and nodding with recognition. Standouts are Yellow Datsun, featuring Dar Williams, and East Longmeadow, a suburban sendup that builds to a perfect punch-line. Paranoid will leave you saying "me too!" to at least some of the catalogue of fear." - Music Matters Magazine, Smithtown, NY
(All songs by Peter Lehndorff except Little Man You've Had a Busy Day -Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne)
Love on the Line by Peter Lehndorff
noteworthy review | CT, United States | 10/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Funny songs about every day life and getting through life in one piece. Features a duet with Dar Williams and amazing guitar work by Jeff Pevar of David Crosby's new band. Songs have been heard on NPRs CarTalk and other shows. "His lyrics are wry, but have an honest, lived-in, everyday quality. Lehndorff's not a wise guy, but a man with a keen sense of what is both weird and touching in our shared human experience." - WWUH-fm Hartford (CT)"