Sunday, April 27, 2008

Catching Up

Well...I'm back.

I apologize for the my lack of posting. I was gone for two weeks in Cupertino California training to be a Mac Genius. It was a great experience.

Now that things are back to normal, I can hopefully get back to posting more.

Emolyn's iPod continued

Lost Soul - Bruce Hornsby
One of my favorite musicians. This guy could add music to the ingredients of Lucky Charms and I would buy the album. A wonderful duet with Shawn Colvin. Beautiful song. This version is off of the Hornsby's "greatest hits" album Intersections.

After the Curtain - Beirut
Just found out about this group while at training. Very few lyrics but the instrumentation is outstanding.

Don't Slow Down - Copeland
I love these guys. There is something about a song being powerful with a full band and being as powerful if not more with just two acoustic guitars.

Take Five - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
I had to put some jazz in this mix. The tone of the saxophone just cuts into me. 5/4 at it's best.

Show the Way - David Wilcox
These lyrics are amazing. My church's worship band played this song one Sunday and I was lucky enough to play lap steel on it.

My Lady's House - Iron & Wine
Simplicity always wins

Clay Vessels - Randy Thompson
I struggled with wanting to put all of his radio hits in the mix but I settled on some of his deep cuts. Emolyn loves to fall asleep to Gramie and Pop Pop singing.

I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
I can't decide if I love their music or their band name more. A beautiful song that again proves that a voice and a guitar can create more than an orchestra. I'm still searching for a singer that annunciates better than Ben Gibbard.

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
They named their band after the bassist and drummers last names. Come on!

Strangers In A Car - Marc Cohn
Another amazing song off of Cohn's first CD. If I could write chord progressions like this I probably wouldn't be writing this blog. I would have my Blogbot doing it for me. Maybe.

Emolyn is crying and I think it might be Maurices fault.


Miranda said...

I am liking you list thus far... some awesome hits! I LOVE Lost Souls by Bruce, and had no idea about it being done with Shawn Colvin... I'll be needing to steal that. I also love the song Show the Way, but strongly believe Amy does a better version. And you made me get a little misty about Grammy and Pop-pop singing.

I have a playlist started for Emy... when I come over you can take a gander at it and pick which songs you'd like.

linda t said...

Oooh, you done made me all weepy...
Oh and get this... I was pregnant with YOU when "Clay Vessels" was recorded! So your daughter is hearing her Grandparents sing the very recording that you were actually there while it was all happening!! How cool is that!

linda t said...

Happy 26th Birthday Shawn!!!

Have a wonderful day with your dear wife and darling daughter!
You are a wonderful, blessed Daddy and we are sooo proud of you and your little family.

Love you,
your Mom