I came across this pretty rad video of the ultra talented Ben Marwood playing his song Toil to a pretty small audience in Lancaster at what they say is a library. Check it out below then start searching around to see some more of his music!
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After months of being busy I finally had some time to sit down and edit photos from Jack’s Mannequin at the 9:30 club! Below you can see one of my favorites from the night, then head over to the full gallery, where you can buy prints, by clicking HERE.
I can remember the first time I heard Stars like it was yesterday, I was sitting in my basement on my newly purchased MacBook way back in 2006 and their song Reunion was the featured song on a podcast that I followed. From that moment forward I have been head over heals in love with this fine group of talented Canadians, with their discography on stead rotation in both my home and car. Check out their stop by NPR and let me know what you think!
As the title says, here are two versions of the same thing. In this case it is the beautiful song, No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses, first we have the original version, followed by the Cee-Lo/Paul Epworth version. Check them both out below and let me know which one you like better!
The old saying, “you learn something new everyday,” really is true, for today I learned about a band called Silkie. They are from the UK back in the 60s and did this amazing rendition of one of my favorite Beatles songs, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, which apparently made it to America before The Beatles version did! Take a listen below and let me know what you think!
I am in love with the music of Kristian Matsson, who plays music under the name The Tallest Man on Earth. His songwriting feels very Dylan to me and that, when done right, is never a bad thing. Check out this song below then do some YouTube surfing to see some more intimate performances such as this one.
I sense a spy up in the chimney
From all the evidence I’ve burned
I guess he’ll read it in the smoke now
And soon to ashes I’ll return
There is really nothing bad to say about the band Fake Problems and I believe this song will put you in agreement with me.
I am made of mistakes
I don’t believe in fate
And I refuse to fail again
I will not let them win
I am much more than human
But just as insignificant
While we are on the subject of sampling I think it is a good time to share some other samples that I really enjoy. The best part of sampled music to me is hearing the original song in its entirety, it feels like a behind the scenes look at the production process. Check out a couple of my favorite original songs, followed by the song in which the sample was used.