I wouldn’t usually pick this song above others but I have a new appreciation for the song as well as the artist. The end of the song, starting at 3:15 is a round between three parts. At her concert, Christina Perri split the audience into three groups and basically conducted us all to sing our own parts for over five minutes. It was so powerful. I have chills while listening to it even now. I was truly inspired after going to her concert last weekend in Cincinnati at the Southgate House. It made me want to be a music teacher even more. She was full of energy…and tats. An engaging performer and her songs sound much better live. I was also with a very special person which made for a cheesy romantic night; we embraced it.
February 21, 2014
Tell me this song does not completely suite the post-midnight storm weather this morning. Relief. On my walk to my 830 class, I didn’t care that my hair was blowing in my face or that I was slightly chilly from the gusts of refreshing wind. With Josh Garrels playing in my ear, I thanked God for the melting snow and freezing wind carrying my every step with a weightless plunge forward. The rhythm suited its mood and the crisp mandolin floated atop the invisible wind. And i was happy. A perfect way to start the day.
February 21, 2014
ok harmony. The minute I clicked on the link, the raw, tightly knit harmonies filled my ears and I was immediately hooked. Not sure what I love about it, but you’ll see a lot of acoustic music posted from me. The simple percussion and natural-sounding voices seem to bring out an organic rub against my ear drums that so often gets “looked” over in pop songs today in which auto-tune and electronic sound overstimulate. (not that I am against any technological advancement). Something about me: as I listen to the voices interlace, I imagine myself singing harmony with someone in a similar way…. as simple as it sounds, I have yet to find “that person”. My term for this definition is someone to have “voice sex” with. Pretty strong term, but as long as I’ve tried, I can’t seem to meld with anyone I’ve sang with, and it is a great goal of mine to find “the one”…ahahah. Anyway, I have never heard of the Little Green Cars before this song, but I appreciate the earthiness of their style in the midst of a not-so-earthy world. Maybe I’ll find a group like this one day.. that’ll take a lot of searching for partners ;)
February 24, 2014
Hate to admit it for a few reasons, but there are just some covers to songs that just blow the originals out of the water. Here is a fun one.
Some artists actually make art out of what the original song portrays. I love this vintage twist. I’d probably rater listen to this than the original. I usually don’t like the syncopated entrances to songs (especially in worship music, such as “hymn covers”), but this makes an exception. The people in this video seem like true musicians, uncovered by glitzy dancers and costumes and boobs. Enjoy listening!
thanks, hannah cox for showing me this. she said it is my future child. i just love passion
March 6, 2014
John Butler’s “Ocean” suites the amazing sun that God allowed to shine today. I couldn’t keep from sitting outside on the back porch with my face lifted to the penetrating rays of sun. My body remembering the distant memory of what organic warmth feels like. I never before in my life appreciate this gift as much as I do today. My entire chi seems to be aligned… like all is once again balanced. thank you, Lord. I am happy today. Here’s a listen to the clean, moving strokes of Butler’s guitar; as fresh as the rebirth of spring sun: