“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 […]
Category: Genre: Folk
Tuesday Tunes – “Christmas At Sea” by Carbon Leaf
Can you believe Christmas is three days away? Between the lack of a Christmas tree in our house and the crazy, unseasonably warm weather, it doesn’t feel like December where I am. Still, I’ve sent […]
Tuesday Tunes – “11 Miles” by Songs of Water
Do you believe in soulmates? The gorgeous music video for “11 Miles,” directed by Ben Stamper, explores this idea using the “red string of fate” concept. The red string of fate is a belief originating from a […]
Tuesday Tunes – “Before Our Time” by Jon Foreman
It’s been a busy week for Jon Foreman. The Switchfoot frontman celebrated a birthday on Thursday, released Dawn, the final EP of The Wonderlands project, on Friday, and over the weekend, he played more shows than hours in […]
Tuesday Tunes – “There Is No Hourglass, Only Sand” by Builder of the House
Weather-wise, not much has changed since last week’s Tuesday Tunes post. In fact, I’m not sure it ever truly stopped raining. This weather doesn’t bother me too much, but I can tell it’s starting to wear on some people around me. For this week’s song, I figured if we can’t get sunshine outside, we can at least get some in this music video – literally.
Tuesday Tunes – “Sign” by Runabay
Today’s tune comes from Runabay, a six-piece band from Northern Ireland. In just over one year as a band, Runabay has developed a sound that blends elements of folk, pop, and rock. In June, the […]
Tuesday Tunes – “Heart Is A Drum” by Beck
Whether or not you watched the Grammys on Sunday, if you’ve visited any social media websites since then, you’ve probably read about Beck Hansen’s Morning Phase earning three Grammys for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year. You may have also seen celebrities’ reactions to his Album of the Year win or heard Kanye West’s comments about Beck “disrespecting artistry” – comments I find rather nonsensical and ironic.
Tuesday Tunes – “Lucky” by Mychal Cohen
*Listening with headphones is recommended
Mychal Cohen is a film and television composer who also serves as the lead singer and guitarist of Seattle-based band The Weather (formerly known as Campfire OK). Just before this video was filmed, Cohen and cinematographer Christian Sorensen Hansen shot the music video for Bryan John Appleby’s “Cliffs Along the Sea.” As they rowed back to shore, Cohen began playing this song. Hansen captured a beautiful, spontaneous moment and the ambient sounds only enhance it. As much as I believe that some spontaneous events are best experienced without documentation, there are certain times, such as this one, that I’m grateful a moment was captured on video. I have some additional thoughts on documenting moments, so I’ll expand on this topic in a future entry. Anyway, I hope that we’ll get a studio version of “Lucky” on a future album from The Weather.
Tuesday Tunes – “King Street” by Stu Larsen
I’m pretty new to Stu Larsen’s music and I’ve really enjoyed listening to his EPs and his debut album, Vagabond. Released in July, Vagabond is a beautiful collection of songs about traveling, love, and loneliness, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite albums of 2014.
Tuesday Tunes – “Running” by Austin Basham
I’ve surfaced from the depths of midterm week studying to bring the first of a new weekly series – Tuesday Tunes. I’m shifting the blog to contain a mix of music and film content, so I figured that sharing some of the music I’m listening to each week would be a great way to begin.
First up, here’s Running, a new single from folk musician Austin Basham.