one of us (can)not be wrong

27 Apr

This feels real MySpace-y/early 2000’s-ish. Not sure what the point is, but I’ve caved.

Guess which concert I haven’t been to? #theLIEfbgame

1. Paul McCartney

2. The Beach Boys

3. The Eagles

4. Eric Clapton

5. Elton John

6. Paul Simon

7. Backstreet Boys

8. Gregory Alan Isakov

9. Taylor Swift

10. Barry Manilow

11. Bon Iver

12. Vanessa Carlton

13. Shakira

14. Laura Marling

15. Mat Kearney

16. Kacey Musgraves

17. Chromeo

18. Brandi Carlile

19. Calvin Harris

20. Gwen Stefani

21. Jack’s Mannequin

22. The Fray

23. Mandolin Orange

24. Joshua Radin

25. U2

26. Shook Twins

27. Jack Johnson

28. John Butler Trio

29. The Piano Guys

30. Madi Diaz

31. Yeah Yeah Yeahs

32. Hellogoodbye

33. Lake Street Dive

34. Lord Huron

35. Harper Blynn

Answer: It’s Bon Iver. I really hope someday soon I get to see him play live.

music lately 

15 Feb

I’m in the midst of writing a song. A song I’m actually excited about. But part of me has this irrational fear. Someone is going to know which artists I’m stealing from.

I drive past The Paint Mixer | Paint and Wine Studio almost every day. Suddenly, I realize this weird concept. Imitating art and artists is a thing. People pay to imitate. They should Steal Like An Artist instead. But I realize this isn’t everyone’s ambition. 

In a strange way, I’ve come to an acceptance. An acceptance of the concept, steal like an artist. Remix and create from something that already exists. A multitude of case studies and works in progress.

Phones are my worst enemy, particularly ringing phones. Rings and notifications happen while I practice. There should be no disturbing, no distractions. I’ve learned to turn my phone on airplane mode during practice time. Otherwise nothing gets done.

2017: The Future is Female. Last year, I listened to Laura Marling’s Reversal of the Muse. This conversation of gender and women in music have left this definitive character and mindset in me. There needs to be more women in a man’s world. I need more women in my life. I need to listen to more female artists. I am a woman and I need to be a part of this.

I’ve noticed that I’m tired of listening to the same male artists I always listen to. And I’m sure the current political situation in America has created this internal stress in me. 

Lately, I’ve been listening to voices like Laura Marling, Laura Veirs, Brandi Carlile, The Staves, Shook Twins and Maggie Rogers. These women are everything to me. Through their music, I’ve found comfort and a spirit of sisterhood. Magic all worth aspiring to. 

top favourite music from 2016

7 Dec

Albums

  1. Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony by Gregory Alan Isakov
  2. 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  3. This Unruly Mess I’ve Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  4. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen
  5. La La La by Priscilla Ahn

Special Mention 

EP: Johannesburg by Mumford & Sons

Songs

  1. Drug Dealer (feat. Ariana DeBoo) by Macklemore
  2. Best Kept Secret by case/lang/veirs
  3. Ophelia by The Lumineers
  4. I Need a Forest Fire (feat. Bon Iver) by James Blake
  5. Call Me Out by Shook Twins
  6. Hell No by Ingrid Michaelson
  7. Side Pony by Lake Street Dive
  8. New York Is My Home by Dion & Paul Simon
  9. Nothing We’ve Seen Before by Kid Reverie (Unreleased)
  10. Keeping Your Head Up by Birdy

Concerts

  1. Gregory Alan Isakov with special guest, Ani DiFranco and Shook Twins | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre (9.4.16)
  2. Gregory Alan Isakov and The Ghost Orchestra | Seattle, WA | The Showbox (8.6.16)
  3. Brandi Carlile | Park City, UT | Deer Valley Resort (8.13.16)
  4. Paul Simon | West Valley City, UT | Maverik Center (5.22.16)
  5. Mandolin Orange | Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court (2.13.16)
  6. Lake Street Dive with special guest, Gregory Alan Isakov | Red Butte Amphitheatre (8.14.16)
  7. Kacey Musgraves | Salt Lake City, UT | Red Butte Amphitheatre (9.8.16)

sounds of summer #tbt

27 Oct

It’s been 3 months since I played a show. 2 months since I played at an open mic. I’ve been reminded I need to get back to practicing and get back on the road.

rambling brambling stone

4 Mar