A Silent Film - Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well
I love a song that tells a story. Actually, it’s my favorite kind of song. And this song tells an amazingly sad and beautiful story. Abso - freaking-lutely love this song.
…..and what a cool band name, yeah?
Mp3: A Silent Film - Danny, Dakota and the Wishing Well
Phosphorescent - Muchacho’s Tune
Another newish album out is Phosphorescent’s Muchacho. For me, this was one of those albums that at first I just liked a few tracks but kept finding more and more I liked until now where I pretty much love the whole thing. This is my latest find that I love on the album.
Mp3: Phosphorescent - Muchacho’s Tune
Greg Laswell - Salvation Dear
This is an older song, new to me, but man oh man do I love it.
Go ahead and stay but don’t sleep in too late
I’ve got to wake alone
It’s just that goodnight is easier than goodbye
I’m already sold on ending up alone
Don’t you dare pray for my salvation dear
Can’t you tell that I’m in love with you here”
Mp3: Greg Laswell - Salvation Dear
Glasvegas - Stronger Than Dirt (Homosexuality Part 2.)
I watched a movie last night(For Greater Glory) about the ban of Catholocism in Mexico by the government in the early 20th century, and the main character General Enrique Gorostieta( played by Andy Garcia) leads an army in rebellion. The part that grabbed me was a conversation between Enrique and his wife where she was questioning his motives for fighting when he was in fact an atheist. The general stated ” I may be an atheist, but I believe in freedom”.
Think about it.
I am not gay, but I do believe in freedom.
Fun. - Queen of the Slipstream (Van Morrison Cover)
Van Morrison reminds me of Summer and mountain tops and underage drinking, and adventure and Fun. reminds me of a summer when I found hope when pretty much everything around me was going to hell in a handbasket.
It’s a nice combination of thoughts, and Nate and Co. cover a musical genius and pull it off.
Mp3: Fun. - Queen of the Slipstream(Van Morrison Cover)
Juniper - Weatherman
Did you know Damien Rice was in a band before his pretty amazing solo career?
“Juniper were an Irish rock band from County Kildare, most widely known today as a precursor to Damien Rice and Bell X1. The band consisted of Rice (under the pseudonym Dodi Ma), Paul Noonan, Brian Crosby, Dominic Philips and David Geraghty. They released two extended plays, The J-Plane (1994) and Manna (1996).
The band’s only two singles, “Weatherman” and “World Is Dead”, charted in Ireland when released in 1998. Juniper also appeared on a compilation album, Natural Born Elvis (1998). They split over creative differences soon after, with Rice going on to have a successful solo career and the remaining members forming Bell X1.” - Via The Almighty Wikipedia.
With Guitars typical of the times ( Early 90’s) and Rice’s unmistakeable vocals at the helm, Juniper sounds like,……well, the kinda sound like a garage band with a ton of potential that would never make it without a shakeup.
From the ashes of the burning Juniper we get Damien Rice in all his glory and the pretty over all great band Bell X1.
Not bad. Not Bad.
Mp3: Juniper - Weatherman
Mimicking Birds - Cabin Fever
This isn’t a new song per se, but gosh, is it nice.
The simple, picking, pushing and pulling of strings. Calm, collected lyrics sometimes almost whispered by a, at times husky voice. All of which comes across like a warm fire in a cabin, on a lake, mid winter when it’s oh so very cold and stormy out and you’re snowed in with nowhere to go. Cabin Fever.
Mp3: Mimicking Birds - Cabin Fever
Rilo Kiley - Let me Back In
New Rilo Kiley?! What? What?
Well, Yes annnd No. This is new (*Kinda like what Postal service is doing), as in unreleased from back in the day. New to us, old to the band.
Buuuuuttt,.. it’s still Rilo Kiley and most likely most have never heard it.
The verdict: Like I said, it’s NEW Rilo Kiley.
Mp3: Rilo Kiley - Let Me Back In
*In February 2013 the band announced a collection of previously released rarities and unreleased material titled to be released in April 2013 on DeReeder’s own label The Little Record Company, “RKives” - Via Wiki