Archive for the 'music' Category

14
Dec
13

More than friends

Not only is Maddi Jane a gifted young artist but a personal friend and wonderful young woman.  This video Dark Horse is her newest release.  The filmmaker is also a friend and incredibly talented young man.  To see more of his work go to theLensDarkly.  Enjoy.

31
Oct
13

The Fox

With over 177 million hits, what could be better for Halloween than the current viral video phenomenon – The Fox.  What is it exactly?  Just your everyday great electronic Norwegian comedy dance music that all.

21
Dec
12

The End of the world

If you’re reading this entry then obviously the Mayans were wrong. It’s December 21, 2012 and we’re all still here. But in honor of our ancient calendar making central american friends, here’s a tune that’s stuck in my head today!  According to my calendar, Life is good! 

01
Nov
12

The Avett Bros

Sadly, with the per capita murder rate in Chicago the highest in the country, I was wondering if the Avett Brothers are planning to move here?  If so, their song makes a lot of sense. “Murdered in the City”

24
Oct
12

a musical bias

For those of you who enjoy jazz and even those who don’t – here is one of my new favorite artists. Ok, so I’m a bit biased since Ann Alee is part of our Parkview family and is singing this upcoming Sunday. But with that being said, she’s a wonderful person and gifted artist. Judge for yourself….

13
Aug
12

The Low Anthem

This is not a new band, although they are new to me. The Low Anthem blends an indie folk hymn-like sound with beautiful harmonies. If I could sing falsetto this is what I’d want it to sound like. Through the lyrics of their song Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, it seems the group struggles with the “broken system” of our world and natural selection’s ultimate meaninglessness. My good friend Dave Swanson offers a thoughtful summary of the band in his review on Rednow.

Set the sails I feel the winds a’stirring
Toward the bright horizon set the way
Cast your reckless dreams upon our Mayflower
Haven from the world and her decay

And who could heed the words of Charlie Darwin
Fighting for a system built to fail
Spooning water from their broken vessels
As far as I can see there is no land

Oh my God, the water’s all around us
Oh my God, it’s all around

Who could heed the words of Charlie Darwin
Lords of war just profit from decay
And trade the children’s promise for the jingle
The way we trade our hard earned time for pay

Oh my God, the water’s cold and shapeless
Oh my God, it’s all around
Oh my God, life is cold and formless
Oh my God, it’s all around

19
Apr
12

Coming this weekend

You do not want to miss these two artists…All Son’s & Daughters coming Sat & Sun to PCC….




re: the random-ness

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