To express feelings that can’t be expressed in words

A Winged Victory for the Sullen is the name of an ambient music duo consisting of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. They met backstage in 2007 in Bologna, Italy, and agreed to form the duo. They are based in Brussels.

The intro runs to 1.35 min of this video and then is followed by a selection of their music: Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears.

Stick with this to the finish.

Find this tune on their album on iTunes or Amazon. Their site can be found on Facebook.

Source: Thank you DeepSauce

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones is a six-piece soul band based out of Birmingham, Alabama, which formed in 2012.

“Paul, according to all the reviews and stuff that are written of the band, he looks like your high school history teacher, or he looks like Drew Carey,” Phillips explains. “Bottom line is that we’re a bunch of kind of nerdy-looking white guys, and when this sort of earth-shaking soul roar comes out of his mouth for the first time, you can always hear the air being sucked out of the room.” Janeway wasn’t raised to be a soul singer. He grew up in rural Alabama in a strict religious household. “I could only listen to, like, gospel Christian music,” Janeway says.” And he got most of his musical chops from church. He even trained to be a preacher. “I learned more from preaching than I did singing in church,” Janeway explains, “because you learn a little bit more about how to interact with the crowd — feeling momentum, just feeling that intensity — and it’s not a whole lot different than what we do now.”

(NPR Music: From Preacher To Grass Cutter To Earth-Shaking Soul Singer)

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Find the group’s 2016 album Sea of Noise on iTunes

A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart.


In a way you want to stretch yourself into other people’s hearts. You want to plant yourself there, or at least get a resonance, where other people become a bigger instrument than the one you’re playing. It becomes almost an obsession to touch other people.

To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart. Sometimes I think songwriting is about tightening the heartstrings as much as possible without bringing on a heart attack.

And you listen to some of that meticulous Mozart stuff and Vivaldi and you realize that they knew that too. They knew when to leave one note just hanging up there where it illegally belongs and let it dangle in the wind and turn a dead body into a living beauty.

~ Keith Richards, Life



Who’s Better? Nobody.

Rag’n’Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man (born Rory Graham) sings “Human“. He’s a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, near Brighton.  At 15, he started he career by testing his rap skills at open-mic hip hop nights.  At 19, encouraged by his father, he sang at a blues jam in a local pub and doors started opening for acoustic gigs. His career has since taken off.  You can find his pages on Facebook, his web site and on iTunes.


White Flag (Three Sisters Closner)

Joseph is a band of three sisters – Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner – hailing from Portland, Oregon.

“Joseph was formed in the small town of Joseph, Oregon and is comprised of three sisters, twins Meegan and Allie, and their older sister Natalie. From playing in living rooms to playing at Red Rocks in Colorado with David Gray, they’ve been making waves across the US with their genetically perfected harmonies, raw lyrics, and artistically distinct style. Through their music, these three women have a way of finding their way into the depths of your soul where they uplift and remind us all that we are not alone.” (Source:

Liked this? Don’t miss: Joseph with Come in Close.

Find the band on Facebook and iTunes.



Gloam·ing (n) twilight; dusk. Just One More Listen

Shelley Rainey: A beautifully relaxing album. Lie back, close your eyes and let the music wash over you.

Ian CrippsSometimes music stops you in your tracks, sometimes you have to listen, sometimes nothing else matters. Moments that stretch time…This is traditional Irish music played with emotion, with joy for the most part, with sadness occasionally, with beauty always…this is simply music that moves you…Twelve tracks, over an hour of listening but it’s not, you get to the end and hit play again. And again. And time passes, the day has gone and still you are mesmerized. At times reflective, haunting, peaceful, happy this album runs the full gambit of emotions. You don’t want it to end. It doesn’t have to. Just one more listen.

The The Gloaming’s second album can be found here: “2”

Source: Thank you Hammock Papers

Young As The Morning, Old as The Sea

180 secs of your life. Pause to watch.

and don’t quit until the finish…

Source and read more here: World Renowned Pianist Performs Concert Floating on the Arctic Ocean


Anne Sila, 26, is a French singer and cellist. She came to prominence in 2015 in season 4 of the talent show: The Voice, the most beautiful voice.

Inspired by a share by Memory’s Landscape:

“A photograph is a fragment–a glimpse. We accumulate glimpses, fragments. All of us mentally stock hundreds of photographic images, subject to instant recall. All photographs aspire to the condition of being memorable–that is, unforgettable.”

~ Susan Sontag, from “Photography: A Little Summa,” At the Same Time: Essays & Speeches

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