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Good Music Monday

When I was 18 I went to my first concert ever. It was at this old church in Detroit that had been converted into a concert venue. I went with my friend and it was the coolest thing I had ever done and I immediately fell in love with live music. Who did I see that night? None other than the lovely man with a lovely voice:

Paolo Nutini

You might have heard of him – he has this one song, “New Shoes” that is in like 500 different movies and commercials. But, he’s more than that. His lovely scottish voice can be heard on two albums – and, yay, he’s making a third! Hopefully he comes back to the USA soon so I can again stand in the front row directly in front of him and the speakers and become temporarily deaf. Ah, the fond memories.

Now, on to the music!

When listening to this song I like to pretend he’s singing to me.

The lyrics in this are beautiful:

“And the children all smile as the boats suffle by them
Trying to pretend that they’ve got some space”

One more! Here’s a newer song.

 

Paolo’s music is the kind that will never go out of style, and you’ll never get tired of listening to. His lyrics are fantastic and his voice is unique and beautiful. Don’t you think?

 

Happy Monday!

 

Get you some pretty Paolo music here.

It’s Monday! A late Monday… but, still Monday.

“Monday” is sort of a bad word, isn’t it? Ugh, it’s Monday.

So, to help with the international Monday blues, I thought up

Good Music Monday

This catchy title has been bobbing around in my head for awhile, and on this lovely Monday night, I thought I’d add in a little good music. Oh, and I’m also going to use this opportunity to study up on my roman numerals.

So, without further ado…

Father John Misty

I found this guy mostly on accident. I’ve been a big fan of Dallas Clayton and his Poetry for a while now, and from him I stumbled on to Alexi Wasser and imboycrazy.com, a website which happened to feature a music video by the guy whose name is up there above, big and bold; I hope you didn’t miss ┬áthat.

His actual real name is Josh Tillman, who apparently was a member of the band Fleet Foxes before he began is FJM gig. I’d heard of Fleet Foxes before, but I had never listened to their music until I “discovered” Father John Misty. I was surprised to find that I didn’t like the music of the Fleet Foxes. It just wasn’t my style. Good thing Josh left the band (or whatever – I didn’t Google it), because Father John Misty, is, well, beautiful.

Aside from the fact that every time I say, “I’m listening to Father John Misty”, it sounds like I’m at a church service. Freaky. Man, I can dig it.

Ok, here, listen.

If you’ve got a spare 45 minutes, Father John Misty’s new album “fear fun” is avails to listen to entirely here via YouTube.

If not, here’s the song that got me hooked.

I think Father John Misty is a very interesting creature. His song “I’m Writing A Novel” makes me want to dance, “Everyman Needs a Companion” makes me curl into a ball and cuddle my Ipod, while with “Misty’s Nightmares 1 & 2”, I enjoy screaming along to “Gonna take my life back one day” as I drive to work at 5AM.

You can get some Misty for yourself here.

Go forth, and enjoy your Good Music Monday.

The man can howl.