Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 433 - Ellis Paul - "Chief Joseph"

DAY 433
Ellis Paul - "Chief Joseph"
From "The Hero In You"

Anyone who knows me knows my adoration for Ellis Paul. I have grown to truly love this song, "Chief Joseph" in part because of the memories I can recall from seeing Ellis perform it earlier this year at the 3 shows Glenn and I were fortunate enough to catch in Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wa., & Eugene, Ore., but this song has become a song I go to when I need to obtain peace. This song's gentle entry builds into a strong and hopeful pledge to always strive for peace in the face of adversity. It reminds me to also consider my problems more realistically... I can meet my challenges with kindness, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, and poise because what I face is so small compared to many of those before me. "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever, we will all remain together, from where the sun now stands." -Amen

Monday, July 09, 2012

Day 432 - Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You

DAY 432
Band of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You"
From "Cease To Begin"

I have been completely in love with this song almost to the point of obsession since I heard it. Band of Horses originally formed in 2004 in Seattle which always makes me smile to discover fellow Washingtonians with such astounding musical talent. Ben Bridwell's vocals are charming yet ethereal. The song's arrangement is eerie but inviting and is accompanied by very relatable lyrical content. I have a soft spot for heart breaking love songs and this songs fills every nook and cranny of that description. I love the slight switch in arrangement at the 1:50 mark in the song. It is music that speaks to your soul if you let it.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Day 431 - Cary Ann Hearst - "Hell's Bells"

DAY 431
Cary Ann Hearst - "Hell's Bells"
From "Lions and Lambs"

I heard this song at the end of an episode of True Blood and fell in love with it. I love that Cary Ann Hearst has an irreverent punk type vocal accompanied by a country style of musical arrangement with a killer rhythm. This song is ridiculously fun to blare in your car while cruising down the road. I am looking forward to hearing more from this artist now that I have discovered her!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 430 - Fitz & The Tantrums - MoneyGrabber

DAY 430
Fitz & The Tantrums - "MoneyGrabber"
From "Pickin' Up the Pieces"

Rad beat and arrangement. How can one not move around to this song??

It is fun and different. The arrangement of the music is so overwhelming that it is almost difficult to concentrate on the lyrics.

And it's awesome that way!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 429 - Darius Rucker - Come Back Song

DAY 429
Darius Rucker - "Come Back Song"
From "Learn To Live"

I never really thought of Darius Rucker as a country artist... maybe Burger King was ahead of the curve. (See the commercials he was in awhile back.)

Regardless Darius is a pretty phenomenal country guy. I fell in love with this song after the 1st listen. It's weird because it's not anything real special, just very catchy and has an awesome chorus. It hooked me straight up.

Even though some of the lyrics are silly, they still make me smile and I like a guy who doesn't take everything too seriously. Worth a listen for sure!

You can check out Darius Rucker's website here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 428 - Josh Ritter - The Curse

DAY 428
Josh Ritter - "The Curse"
From "So Runs the World Away"

I discovered this song a few months ago and have since begun an obsession of sorts with Josh Ritter's music. This song nearly brings me to tears as his lyrics are so overwhelmingly descriptive.

"The Curse" is an imaginative love story that draws you in. I highly recommend listening to this song with your eyes closed. Really focus on the words and the dynamics of the song. I dare you not to be moved or at the very least interested. :)

The musical arrangement reminds me of a circus or side show event. I adore the use of horns in this arrangement as well.

You can check out Josh Ritter's website here.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Day 427 - Ellis Paul - Heaven's Wherever You Are

DAY 427
Ellis Paul - "Heaven's Wherever You Are"
From "The Day After Everything Changed"

This song has become one of my favorite Ellis Paul songs in just a couple of days. This song MAKES me so happy. LITERALLY. I can not be unhappy when I listen to this song. It brings so much joy to my mind, body, and soul.

It is hard to even describe the effect it has on me. There are few artists that evoke that kind of emotion from me. But Ellis hits that button consistently. :)

The happy lil banjo at the beginning kicks this song in the right direction for joyousness! And the lyrics remind you to appreciate all the miracles surrounding us on a daily basis. We so often trudge in our own selfish sadness and depression and forget how much good there really is out in the world. Goodness knows in today's world we need to hang on to whatever miracles and happiness we encounter.

If you feel that stress than you need to do yourself a favor and purchase "The Day After Everything Changed.". This entire album is so amazing and crafted so beautifully. It was worth the wait as usual. I have been listening to practically nothing else. Guaranteed it will not be my last pick from this new Ellis masterpiece. :D

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