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Thursday, February 26, 2009

can you only trust the music now a days?

This is week has been very chill. Boring at points, but chill none the less. And that's not always a bad thing, some weeks you overly consumed with things to do or finish and it can get stressful, while other weeks end up SO boring that your struggling for something, anything really to live rather just exsist. If that explanation was at all confusing, I apologize now. I tend to just kinda talk and usually end up confusing not just you, but myself too. Kinda funny sometimes, most other times, just kinda sad. I recently found a new cd I HAVE to finish buying tomorrow. I bought a couple songs off of it on iTunes, but I need to buy the whole thing. The sound is totally up my alley when it comes to the music I love to listen too. It's a melting pot of some pretty amazing talents, the most recognizable and favorite of the bunch would be mister Ben Gibbard [of Death Cab for Cutie fame]. There are plenty of other musicians on there that many would recognize, and from the couple songs I bought and the other one I have heard before, I'm really excited to listen to the rest of it.

Have you ever wanted to listen to a certain cound so badly, that when you finally find it, that it consumes you? That is what I think will happen to me for this album. So, really excited here to buy it. WOW. I'm going on and on about this amazing new release, yet I have yet to drop a name. Dark was the Night. I put the widget on my other blog, but I'm gonna put it here too. But when you buy the album, the money will go to The Red Hot Orginization which is the leading international orginization dedicated to fighting AIDS. The album was is two discs, so if you buy it on iTunes it's only $15.99, or you can buy it stores or on Amazon. If you buy it on iTunes though it's not DRM free or something, which some people have a problem with [click here to read more about Apple and DRM free music]. But I have been told if you go to the Amazon MP3 store, that you won't have that problem, and I just looked, it's only $11.99 there.

Here's the track list for both discs:
1 Knotty Pine – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) – The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) – Feist + Ben Gibbard
4 Brackett, WI – Bon Iver
5 Deep Blue Sea – Grizzly Bear
6 So Far Around the Bend – The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7 Tightrope – Yeasayer
8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) – My Brightest Diamond
9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet
10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) – Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 Big Red Machine – Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 Sleepless – The Decemberists
13 Stolen Houses (Die) – Iron and Wine
14 Service Bell – Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 You Are The Blood – Sufjan Stevens

1 Well-Alright – Spoon
2 Lenin – Arcade Fire
3 Mimizan – Beirut
4 El Caporal – My Morning Jacket
5 Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
6 With A Girl Like You (The Troggs) – Dave Sitek
7 Blood Pt 2 (based on original song “You are the Blood” by the Castanets) – Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8 Hey, Snow White (Destroyer) – The New Pornographers
9 Gentle Hour (Snapper) – Yo La Tengo
10 Another Saturday (traditional song) – Stuart Murdoch
11 Happiness – Riceboy Sleeps
12 Amazing Grace (traditional song) – Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
13 The Giant Of Illinois (Handsome Family) – Andrew Bird
14 Lua – Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
15 When the Road Runs Out – Blonde Redhead + Devastations
16 Love vs. Porn – Kevin Drew

There were a couple other things, but I kinda like how this one went and I'm also thinking it's long enough, so I'll be back later. Till then I leave you with this...

1 comment:

Rebs said...

I love your choice of words here "to live rather just exsist"....

ALSO! Absolutely looove the tracks listed - Lua- Bright Eyes *amazing*, truly beautiful.

Also by the sounds of it you might liiike...


Don Mclean - Vincent

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