Sunday, November 05, 2006

Day 1 - Ellis Paul - Here She Is

Ellis Paul – “Here She Is”
From “Stories”

So I have decided to follow my sweet hubby, Glenn's lead and start a top 10,000 list of my favorite songs as well. Mainly cuz it is going to be a fun thing for he and I to talk about day to day, and also cuz I think it will be fun to look back on for years to come. :)

So, naturally, my first choice is an Ellis Paul song. My musical hero. The song "Here She Is" is not only one of the most well written and descriptive songs I have ever heard, but also one of the most TRULY romantic songs I have ever heard. Combine those elements with the passion of the vocal and the genius exposed in the music arrangement and you have one of my favorite songs in existence. I am a sucker for an acoustic ballad, which is no mystery. :)

This song brings special memories to me... dancing with my hubby in the living room for no reason... my hubby telling me this song reminds him of me... we girls love that mushy stuff! :)

I think this song is one of my favorites because I can relate to the story in a lot of ways... the description of the female in the song reminds you of why your significant other's imperfections are in many instances the very character flaws that make them perfect to you. THAT is a beautiful thing. :)

Go see what Andy chose today
Go see what Glenn chose today
Go see what Heuristics Inc. chose today
Go see what Hoffie chose today
Go see what Niveous chose today
Go see what Troy chose today

1 comment:

RJM said...

Dear Rachel,

As someone who’s written wonderful words about the great music coming from singer songwriter Ellis Paul – first I’d like to tell you thank you. I’ve been Ellis Paul's friend and manager since 1992 and his music, words and friendship are jewels in my life. Upon examining the state of the music industry, Ellis and I have realized that far and away the most important connections that we have are not at all on the business side of the equation – it’s the people that love Ellis’ music. They’re more important than the biggest retailer or the most powerful radio station - so we’re starting a campaign to empower the people. Ellis’ new album “The Day After Everything Changed” was completely funded by his fans and is one of the finest he’s ever recorded. Many of Ellis' fans and folks passionate about great songwriting don’t even know that it’s been released. So if you’d like to help support a truly independent artist – here’s how. The lead single track on TDAEC is “Annalee”, and if you go to you can download “Annalee” for free. Unlike so many other free song offers – you don’t have to give us your email, sign up or register for anything at all. It’s free for the taking. The small favor we would ask? Please share it with any and all of your friends that would enjoy Ellis’ music. This would help our efforts and help spread the music. This truly is a campaign about the power of the people in the support of independent music and artists.

Please stay in touch.

And thank you.

Ralph Jaccodine, Manager