Archive for January, 2017

King Washington :: Evelyn

Posted: January 25, 2017 in Music, Songs
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King Washington :: Evelyn
(Coming soon but catch them on tour here!)

It’s been ridiculously difficult to get rid of this song once it’s in your head, particularly when it syncs with your current state of mind. The song itself is sweet, catchy, with unexpected but very welcome harmonies, and a bridge that could go on forever.

Tyson or George (vocals, guitars), possibly both, once described this song as inspired by someone they met once, somewhere, and never saw again (I think). At least that’s what I got out of it. For someone who falls in love at the drop of a hat, it’s bittersweet and validating all at once.  (more…)

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Colin Meloy :: The Crane Wife (Pt 1, 2, 3)
Available on Amazon: MP3 (Pt 3) | Album (The Decemberists)

I love those moments when a song falls in your lap, seemingly out of nowhere, and has a profound effect on how you feel, where you are, how you process those few minutes in life. This one landed in a text message I was too busy to properly appreciate yesterday.

Now, sitting on a couch with a fresh cup of coffee, watching the rain outside before I start my day at work, it seems a perfect balm. Almost a meditation. It’s bittersweet in that these moments are so fleeting. You want to hold on. Recapture that feeling during times when you’re not quite at peace with the world.

The song’s quiet, crisp guitar and clear vocals clear the space around me. Allow me to step back from the stress, the numerous worries, the little things that tend to trip me up in a day. It lets me just be. Perfect.

The Karma Killers :: Domino

Posted: January 3, 2017 in Music, Songs
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The Karma Killers :: Domino
Available on Amazon: MP3, Album

For good or ill, this seems to be the song I’m starting 2017 with. Its innate pessimism contrasts with the messages of “hope” and “dream” I’ve been receiving over the holiday weekend but perhaps this is what grounds me from taking those messages and running away (into trouble) with them.

Super catchy, with a sing-along chorus and punk/rock edge, it’s the perfect track for a long car ride, parked in traffic. The entire EP is that actually. And something that will be in heavy rotation as I start this new year’s commute.

I want to find love in 2017, not for the sake of it, but to actually have a partner, a person who can ground me as well if not better than music. Someone who will be a tether, not a ball and chain. A shelter, a place for support, for comfort, to share laughs, and joy, and light. In that sense, I’m not exactly a “non-believer,” but I want to take these lessons from the past and turn them into something good. I may not be ready yet but I want to be.

“I pulled the trigger and it threw me right back
And now I’m feeling like a non-believer
Bullet through my heart
Dancing in the dark
Ohhh I fell like a domino.”


xx