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:
This song by Hillsong represents my personal walk with God right now. LOVE. How could You pursue me, the least of these? Your ways are so mysterious. Following Your will is not the easiest thing to figure out. But I know that in doing so, I find joy and peace….some of the greatest treasures on earth. I read this poem in the book, “Passion and Purity” today:
steadfastness, that is holding on;
patience, that is holding back;
expectancy, that is holding the face up;
obedience, that is holding one’s self in readiness to go or do;
listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear.
this remix of “Avalanche” creates a depth to the words and an epic-ness to the power of God’s love. "Like an avalanche…"
This song. One of my top favorite artists. Think of the most epic movie you’ve ever watched…. This song embodies that feeling times ten. The slow, dragging march of the music behind the words carries the weight of what the end of the world will feel like. I had chills listening to this on the way to class this morning and, not kidding, felt overwhelmed so much so that I was short of breath. (or it could have been my heavy backpack.) ”Every eye was on one Man”….ALL creation will bow and worship Him. This is why I live. I have no choice but to live an abnormal life. God has not called me to fit a mold. “Like a lion; like a lamb”… How is this possible?? The complete contrast of these qualities fills me with such fear, yet such comfort. Why me, Lord?
Since I seem to be annoying people by blowing up FB with links to new-found songs that I am excited about, I decided to create a blog where I can fully discuss each song and would love to hear from others about their thoughts as well! I find joy in sharing music and understanding what makes a certain song “good”. I have a variety of taste and style. A “musician” as I am, there is so much music to unpack and much that leaves me feeling awe-struck… and there will be times where I have no words. And in the words of one of my favorite composers, “If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” ~Gustav Mahler. Soak it all in. This blog is for those who want to internalize what the artist is trying to say, because “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ~Leopold Stokowski…. or else they would not bother breaking that silence. So let this music be worth breaking your ever-seeking quiet for.