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Archive for August, 2008

I want a little sugar…

Nina Simone
“I want a little sugar in my bowl”

A few weeks ago I was in the Dominican Republic second-shooting a wedding with Dallas Wedding Photographer Stacy Reeves. We had an absolute blast!

During the reception, a lot of great music was played. One of the songs I had never heard was this one by Nina Simone – “I want a little sugar in my bowl”. I just thought I should share it with everyone here. Sit back, grab your loved one, and dive into this tune.

I hope you enjoy.


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From the Album: The Very Best of Nina Simone

Sigur Ros
“Góðan daginn”

Don’t ask me what they’re singing about – I’ve no idea. I do know the title means good morning or good day. I’ve been spending a lot of time listening to this album and others of Sigur Rós lately. It seems to help counteract the current stresses with work. Something about the falsetto here is soothing. Sigur is like the Radiohead of Iceland. I really love their music.


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From the Album: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust

Bon Iver is Blindsided

Bon Iver
“Blindsided”

I first listened to this back in February 2008. I’m not sure who directed me to this music, but I’m certainly glad for it. There’s a subdued sensitivity not only in the vocal timbre, but also in the instrumentation here. If you want to feel sad, you should listen to this. If sad music makes you happy, this song will probably make you really happy.

Enjoy, and please buy their CD!


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From the Album: For Emma, Forever Ago

Ben Sollee
“Panning for gold”

This site wouldn’t be what it is today without you – the listener. I occasionally get emails from people who love this website and want to share artists they’re sure I’d love. This is one such case. A big thanks to Krystal for introducing me to Ben Sollee. If you know Krystal, pat her on the back for me.

I love this song. There’s such a flutter of goings on in this song. The soft high-pitched trills add an amazing depth to this song. It gives rise to a sort of tension that ends up resolving into the bridge. This song builds nicely and seems to end on a softer, more thoughtful note.


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From the Album: Learning to Bend