Hello stranger, can you tell us where you’ve been? More importantly, however did you come to be here? Though, well stranger, you can rest here for a while, but save your energy, your journey here is far from over.
25 Songs, 25 Days :: Day 25 :: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of.
“The Cave” by Mumford & Sons
Since the first day I heard this song on FNX in Boston it locked in to some part of my brain and it has yet to let go. It’s a song I listened to over and over and over again when I was visiting family for Thanksgiving. There’s just something so simple about the song as a whole and yet something so complex about the vocal and lyrical components.
One other song that never gets old to me is every version of Puscifer’s “Momma Sed” but since I utilized songs of theirs already in this little project, I thought it best to highlight Mumford & Sons. But here anyway are three versions of “Momma Sed”:
And that concludes my version of 25 Songs, 25 Days. If anybody has paid any attention to anything I’ve shared over the last 25 days then perhaps you learned something about me. Or maybe you’re just thoroughly annoyed by all of this.
25 Songs, 25 Days :: Day 21 :: Your favorite cover song.
“Blowin’ In The Wind” by Bob Dylan (as performed by Jay Brannan)
There are certain songs that exist in the human catalog of music that resonate on an indescribable level that encapsulates a rhythm, a message and an emotion. Concurrently there are a handful of voices that exist on a harmonious echelon that transcends the idea of voice as instrument. The combination of the song Blowin’ In The Wind met with the vocal ability of Jay Brannan is something so simple yet so astoundingly beautiful; as is the case with all of the cover songs on his album, In Living Color.
There are a number of cover songs that I think deserve as much praise as the original versions of the song, not the least of which is the ukulele cover of Bedroom Intruder: http://youtu.be/gE5geu0NOUs. Here are four more cover songs that I think you should listen to and adore as much as I do.
25 Songs, 25 Days :: Day 09 :: A song that makes you hopeful.
“The Humbling River” by Puscifer
Hopeful. Inspired. Aware. Humbled. This song sends chills down my spine. The build of the music, the vocals, the lyrics… every piece of this track is gorgeous. This song makes me recognize that music still has an intangible power, an adverse ability, it is brilliantly clear by the end of this song that a message can still be delivered and received in an art form that transcends any singular idea of who we are as a people. I’m getting too heady. This song resonates. Enjoy.