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New Bon Iver / Calgary

In What I am listening to on 05/16/2011 at 6:55 PM

New song from Bon Iver called Calgary.

HT: Reformissionary

Helplessness Blues: Fleet Foxes

In What I am listening to on 05/11/2011 at 7:51 PM

I was raised up believing
I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes
Unique in each way you can see

And now after some thinking
I’d say I’d rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery
Serving something beyond me

But I don’t, I don’t know what that will be
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

What’s my name, what’s my station
Oh just tell me what I should do
I don’t need to be kind to the armies of night
That would do such injustice to you

Or bow down and be grateful
And say “Sure take all that you see”
To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls
And determine my future for me

And I don’t, I don’t know who to believe
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

If I know only one thing
It’s that every thing that I see
Of the world outside is so inconceivable
Often I barely can speak

Yeah I’m tongue tied and dizzy
And I can’t keep it to myself
What good is it to sing helplessness blues?
Why should I wait for anyone else?

And I know, I know you will keep me on the shelf
I’ll come back to you someday soon myself

If I had an orchard
I’d work till I’m raw
If i had an orchard
I’d work till I’m sore
And you would wait tables
And soon run the store

Gold hair in the sunlight
My light in the dawn
If I had an orchard
I’d work till I’m sore

If I had an orchard
I’d work till I’m sore
Someday I’ll be
Like the man on the screen

Sojourn: The Water and the Blood / Video Promo

In Music, What I am listening to on 04/25/2011 at 5:08 PM

Watch the video promo for their newest CD HERE. (made again by Jeff Venable)

Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain

In What I am listening to on 04/23/2011 at 8:46 PM

Emmylou Harris’s new album is streaming at NPR’s FIRST LISTEN. Here is a brief write up on Emmylou.

Hard Bargain, the new album from musical icon Emmylou Harris, will be released April 26 on Nonesuch Records. The album follows Harris’s acclaimed 2008 release, All I Intended to Be, which received widespread acclaim—Newsweek called it an album that “shows that Harris is still the stalwart songbird at the top of the roost.” Hard Bargain, which comprises 11 new songs by Harris as well as two covers, was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Patty Griffin).

Here is one of my favorite songs from her last album.


In What I am listening to on 04/20/2011 at 3:47 PM

Okay movie, great soundtrack. Put those headphones on, sit in SBTS library, turn it up, and write an exegetical paper on Psalm 14.

Richard Ashcroft’s Spirituality

In What I am listening to on 04/15/2011 at 9:16 AM

I posted earlier about Richard Ashcroft’s spiritually themed songs and wondered where he stood. I found the following quote on Mockingbird.

I can’t pin myself on any fixed religion, really. I’m just one of those sad, early-century people who just drifts around and picks up a bit of this and a bit of that. Cuz we are a scanning culture. We are turning over local drug culture and we suck in as much as we can in that given time that we are given, you know. So really, I don’t know. It’s a celebration of Jesus Christ. But whether that means I’m with the whole [malarky] that happened after he died, or left us, who knows… But I’m intrigued by all that, by religions, I’m intrigued by Jesus Christ. It’s all fascinating.

This blogger maintains that pretty much all of Ashcroft’s solo work is criminally underrated, both musically and, yes, as a laudable example of spirituality done right in rock (he very well may be the rightful heir to Mr. Dark Horse himself). Instead, it’s overshadowed by haters who wish he’d record Storms in Heaven over and over again. Sigh…

Alison Krauss: Lay My Burden Down

In What I am listening to on 04/13/2011 at 7:16 PM

As the credits roll at the end of Get Low this song plays. It is on her new album with Union Station called Paper Airplane. The entire CD is streaming HERE.


Peter Bjorn and John

In What I am listening to on 03/30/2011 at 2:11 PM

Cool song called Tomorrow Has to Wait by Peter Bjorn and John.

Richard Ashcroft: The United Nations of Sound

In What I am listening to on 03/26/2011 at 1:35 PM

Over at Spinner they are streaming Richard Ashcroft’s (frontman of The Verve) new album The United Nations of Sound. A bunch of the songs have spiritual themes, and I was wondering if he became a Christian with songs like Born Again, Beatitudes, Glory, and Let My Soul Rest. Well anyways I like the way the CD sounds.  Listen to the full CD HERE. The opening track below sounds like an Oasis song.

Middle Brother

In What I am listening to on 03/21/2011 at 8:51 PM

Thanks to Reformissionary for pointing out that the lead singer of Delta Spirit has formed a supergroup named Middle Brother.  Here is their song Blue Eyes.

Oh Land: Sun of a Gun

In What I am listening to on 03/19/2011 at 8:14 AM

Something about her music is compelling:

Lupe Fiasco: The Show Goes On

In Music, What I am listening to on 03/09/2011 at 4:14 PM

I enjoy rap music. I like it for two reasons. First, rappers are word-smiths. Writers can and should learn from them. Second, because it is something that I could never do. Freestyle is simply unbelievable to me.

Lupe Fiasco’s new album came out yesterday. I like Lupe because he combines pop, rap, and clever lyrics. I have not listened to his entire new album Lasers, but the headline song is on YouTube. I also like him because many of his songs are clean (some are not).  Here is his latest (forewarning: at least two expletives if that will bother you)


Absent From Flesh

In Music, What I am listening to on 03/07/2011 at 7:48 PM

A good song to sing congregationally:

Absent from Flesh:

Absent from flesh! O blissful thought!
What unknown joys this moment brings!
Freed from the mischiefs sin has brought,
From pains, and fears, and all their springs.

Absent from flesh! illustrious day!
Surprising scene! triumphant stroke
That rends the prison of my clay;
And I can feel my fetters broke.

Absent from flesh! then rise, my soul,
Where feet nor wings could never climb,
Beyond the heav’ns, where planets roll,
Measuring the cares and joys of time.

I go where God and glory shine,
His presence makes eternal day:
My all that’s mortal I resign,
For angels wait and point my way.

Go HERE to watch some Sojourner’s sing it.

Radiohead: Lotus Flower

In Music, What I am listening to on 02/18/2011 at 9:20 AM

This is great (and kinda weird) No pattern of dancing whatsoever. Just having fun.

Other Music Alerts

In Music, What I am listening to on 02/15/2011 at 5:57 PM

The War & The Mercy Seat Preview

In Music, What I am listening to on 02/15/2011 at 5:33 PM

Jeff Venable put together a great video featuring Brooks Ritter + Jamie Barnes’ new EP.  Watch below.  And if you are in Louisville the release concert is February 19, 2011.

Oscar Worthy Songs

In What I am listening to on 01/27/2011 at 9:01 PM

I think the Oscar for Best Original Score is going to be a battle between Inception (Hans Zimmer) and The Social Network (Trent Reznor).  Here are two of my favorite songs from the movies.


Wanda Jackson w/ Jack White

In What I am listening to on 01/24/2011 at 6:52 PM

The old style is coming back.

HT: Reformissionary

Civil Wars: Barton Hollow

In Music, What I am listening to on 01/12/2011 at 7:24 PM

I just ran across this band called Civil Wars, both of them have great soulful voices.  Their new album comes out February 1st.  Watch their debut track below:


Passion Pit: Sleepyhead

In Music, What I am listening to on 01/12/2011 at 4:26 PM

A new band I have been listening to (and a video that will make you dizzy).


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