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John Doe: Dim Stars, Bright Sky

Devon Powers, PopMatters, 3 March 2003

JOHN DOE IS on a mission, albeit an undefined one. He tells us as much in 'Magic', a song that comes two thirds of the way through his recent solo release, Dim Stars, Bright Sky. He's searching for magic, for soul, and for self—for the sense of freedom felt only by a man who is on his own journey, who is the master of his own will. "Dim stars, bright sky / A lot like my life," he muses, the weathered timbre of his vocals spicing the lyrics with a believable flavor, the jaunty jangle of guitar and piano filling out the taste as they go. "There's magic in this state," Doe continues. "I can't wait."

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