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Beautiful Song

I just discovered this song on Pandora and I’m obsessed.

While this song’s  lyrics can be depressing, I also find it deep and meaningful. I also love the video–it’s nice to know at least some artists put some creativity into their music and videos.

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Pandora Station: Paul Simon

To go along with the music theme of yesterday’s reblog post, I am posting 5 recent awesome songs that came on my Pandora Paul Simon station:

A feel-good song, Paul Simon, “Born at the Right Time”:

Upbeat and fun, Stevie Nicks, “Edge of Seventeen”:

Beautiful and mellow, Bruce Springsteen, “I’m on Fire”:

Real, honest, emotion, Fleetwood Mac, “Go your own way”:

Some of my favorite lyrics ever, James Taylor, “Fire and Rain”:

and speaking of Paul Simon, I hear Simon and Garfunkel are touring this year?

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March 18th – Life Goes On… (via My 2011 Music Diary)

I was browsing some blogs this morning, and stumbled upon “My 2011 Music Diary”. I love discovering new music…so this blog is like a gem to me. Some of these posts are music I am familiar with (he blogs about Bjork…one of my favorites! and also mentions that, try as he might, he can’t get into Radiohead..thank you for agreeing with me!) but the most recent post made me happy. This song is catchy and upbeat but also nicely mellow. and I’m not gonna lie, I need these lyrics right now. Check out the link below to listen to Noah and the Whale L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

March 18th - Life Goes On... Those of you who follow this blog, will recall me taking part in the 30 day song challenge. I’m no longer going to continue doing that challenge. I don’t really want to repeat myself, so if you want to know more about why, then read yesterdays post. It’s nice to be able to go back to blogging like before, and sharing a song I want to share with no limitations, instead of being bound by some guideline. [caption id=”” align=”alignleft” width=”252″ … Read More

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Trains

"Trains in Scotland" by Brian Forbes

"Amtrak Departing Prince,WV" by jpmueller99

I went to visit a friend this weekend, hence no update all weekend. The fun weekend with a friend made me happy enough, but I also love train rides!

I travelled via amtrak for this trip. It was a short hour-long ride, but enjoyable. On my ride down to visit, the sun was setting, and so I had a beautiful view of a “moving” sunset, especially on the parts when the train crossed the water.  I listened to music, and attempted to read my homework (Rousseau), but I couldn’t help but simply stare out the window. On the way home, it was the following  night, and it was dark out. It was beautiful watching the night lights blur past me.

I love taking trains. I also like waiting at the train station and watching the trains speed past. There is this sort of rustic/nostalgic feel to being by train tracks that always makes me happy. -ST

"train" by dccorneilus

 

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Review: John Mayer

Today when I was walking to class,  John’s Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland” started playing on my Ipod.  Even though the song has some hidden (or not so hidden) dirty lyrics, I can’t help but love it.  It’s such an addicting song.  I love Mayer’s voice and how  soothing and sensual it is. And yes, I know–John Mayer is a bit pretentious and his ego has grown “Bigger Than His Body,” shall we say. But whatever, because he’s a phenomenal guitar player!

For those who find Mayer’s mainstream music too “pop,” I recommend checking out his blues/rock band called the John Mayer Trio to really get a taste of his talent.  The song below is called “Vultures.”  While this song was released on Mayer’s “Continuum” album, and is one of my favorite songs on that album, I personally prefer the JMT version.

The John Mayer Trio is amazing. The band founded in 2005, and the Trio released a live album, Try! in that year.  The album covers two songs: “Wait Until Tomorrow” by Jimi Hendrix, and “I Got a Woman” by Ray Charles. The JMT also covers John Mayer songs,  “Daughters,” “Something’s Missing,””Vultures” and “Gravity.” Finally, there are three original songs that are written by Mayer and/or the other band members.

The other two band members are bassist Pino Palladino(amazing…) and the legendary Steve Jordan on drums.

I usually get annoyed when artists go “mainstream,” and create pop music that is “below” their talent or not true to themselves . However, I like the mixture of JM’s “poppier” acoustic stuff with JMT’s blues sound. It creates a variety and gives me  different, but all amazing, sounds to listen to when I’m in different moods. I guess John Mayer has a right to be egotistical….

Want to know more about John Mayer? Check out his website at: http://www.johnmayer.com/

Here is JMT’s last.fm site: http://www.last.fm/music/John+Mayer+Trio

-ST

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