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

favourite lyrics of lately

15 Feb

“I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me
But the room just filled up with mosquitoes
They heard that my body was free”
(Leonard Cohen, “One of Us Cannot Be Wrong”)

“We made some small talk. That’s where it should have stopped.”
(Bruce Springsteen, “Highway 29”)

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”
(Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin'”)

“If it ain’t fear that holds us
It’s fear that tears us down

Some grow weak in anger
Few grow weak in pain

Our Father loves you, always”
(Mandolin Orange, “Hey Adam”)

“You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening

Well, time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, ya know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

The song in my head, well was all that I had”
(Gregory Alan Isakov, “Big Black Car”)

moondust

18 Jan


I feel like some kind of magic moondust of David Bowie’s ghost is following me. I have no other explanation for how I suddenly started to strum “Space Oddity”. Or how I wrote a David Bowie cut up poem so confidently, with the calmness of thinking about Chinati Hot Springs. Maybe that’s what I meant when I wrote “The Ghosts On the Lake”. And perhaps it’s true and meant to be that spirits are borrowed from the dust of the earth (and the moon).

top favourite music from 2015

28 Dec

Albums

  1. Liberman by Vanessa Carlton
  2. The Firewatcher’s Daughter by Brandi Carlile
  3. Just Kids by Mat Kearney
  4. 1989 by Ryan Adams
  5. Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves

Songs

  1. Son by Sleeping at Last
  2. Sweet Nothing by Gabrielle Aplin
  3. Poison Tree by The Milk Carton Kids
  4. Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  5. She Used to Be Mine by Sara Bareilles

Special Mention

EP: Crescent St. Blues by Jake Klar

Favourite Found Artist: J Wagner

Concerts

  1. Brandi Carlile & Gregory Alan Isakov/Morrison, CO/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  2. Gregory Alan Isakov/Salt Lake City, UT/The State Room
  3. The Piano Guys/Morrison, CO/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  4. Chromeo/Salt Lake City, UT/Red Butte Garden
  5. Taylor Swift/Salt Lake City, UT/Energy Solutions Arena