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Emiliana Torrini
“Today has been ok”

Icelandic. Organic. Exotic. Atmospheric. Acoustic. Melancholic. These are all words that aptly describe Emiliana’s music. This is a song made for closing-credits. It is also one of those songs perfect for personal reflection.

Soft, carefully-chosen piano chords along with xylophone cues and a non-intrusive bass line create a very soft foundation onto which she weaves a carefully-planned, soothing melody. Listen before you go to bed tonight, and you will sleep like a baby.

From the Album: Fisherman’s Woman

Iron & Wine
“Naked as we came”

As we come into this world naked, so too shall we leave it in similar form. This song is about as sad as anything I’ve ever heard.

As Mat Kearney put it, This song is a “haunting and beautiful love song that make death seem pretty.”

I tend to agree. Thanks to Jordan for introducing me to Iron and Wine.

From the Album: Our Endless Numbered Days

Regina Spektor
“Apres Moi”

This isn’t the first time I’ve featured a Regina Spektor song. I had a talk with a buddy of mine yesterday who mentioned Regina. It served as inspiration for today’s posting of this song, “Apres Moi”. Her classical training really burns through this song. I can’t get enough.

From the Album: Begin to Hope

Justin King
“Your Black Hair”

I’m not sure what this song’s title really is. I can’t seem to find any mention of it in any form. If you know, please do tell me. I’m told from a very reliable source that the name of this song is “Your Black Hair”.

What I do know is that Justin King is an amazing guitarist. If you don’t believe me, check out this video. (tip: skip ahead to the 45 second mark)

His skills on the guitar are undeniable.

A friend of mine (Casey) asked me about a song I had once sent her — this song — just as I was looking for a song to post today. It was reason enough to stop looking for a song. Serendipity was working overtime.



Josh Rouse – Sad Eyes

Josh Rouse
“Sad Eyes”

I’ve delayed posting this song twice already. I like the first 2/3rds of this song. The latter bit of it is too loud for me. If there exists an acoustic version of this song somewhere, I want it.

You should listen to this CD. It’s pretty good — then listen to 1972. It’s good as well.

From the Album: Nashville

Andy Davis – Black keys

Andy Davis
“Black Keys”

I really do play on the Black Keys. C# major is my favorite key in which to play on the piano. That’s all I really have to say. If you like this tune, check out “Chinatown” and “Laugh so you don’t cry”. This whole album deserves a listen. Go buy it.

I hope you enjoy. Cheers, mate.

From the Album: Fine China

Josh Fix
“Pretty Things (Always break your heart)”

I love the composition and the melody in this song. Josh is coming out with another CD this year. Be sure to check him out.

From the Album: Steinway the hard way

Rufus Wainwright
“Across the Universe”

I love the Beatles. I love Rufus. When he recorded this song for the “I am Sam” movie, I was ecstatic. This is the the perfect song for this week. This cover from the Beatles is quality work.

From the Album: I Am Sam – Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture

Feist – Park


It sounds as if she recorded this song in a park. I love it. This CD is available tomorrow. You should certainly pick it up — it’s worth it.

happy Monday =)

From the Album: The Reminder

Wilco – Either Way

“Either way”

Soft, soothing and so new. It came out this month – go buy it.

From the Album: Sky Blue Sky

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