Before you leave

Josh Farrow is an Illinois-born kid who played punk rock music as a teenager, eventually headed to Nashville in his early 20s to chase after his future wife — pulling triple-duty as lead singer, songwriter and ringleader.  He is inspired by the New Orleans funk of Allen Touissant and the Chicago blues of his hometown — chasing down success on his own terms, bringing with him a sound that’s smoky, soulful, and signature.

“Before You Leave,” was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.  

This old house feels empty
There’s nothing I can hear
But the sad and silent echo
Of better years

I feel something breathe
In this dead and hollow room
It’s just this heavy old heart
That’s hanging on you

So before you leave
Darling, won’t you le me down easy?
Before you go
Won’t you help me ease my achin’ bones?
So before you leave
Darling, please, won’t you take what’s left of me

Living like it’s dark out
And the breeze is running cold
It’s moving through me like a haunting ghost
A photograph by the beside, it’s all that’s left I own
It’s a picture of a woman and all I’ve known.
So before you leave
Darling, won’t you let me down easy?
Before you go
Won’t you help me ease my achin’ bones?
So before you leave
Darling, please, I’m begging
won’t you take what’s left of me

~ Josh Farrow, from “Before you Leave (Atwood Magazine, Oct 26, 2016)

but for someone who was kicked out of music school it sure makes you wonder what you’re doing with your life

“If you’re looking for some extra groove in your life, young Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant needs to be added to your playlist ASAP. Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson, who plays under the Júníus Meyvant moniker, creates songs that get your body moving. Maybe it’s his voice, or the brass accompaniment that makes these songs epic, but for someone who was kicked out of music school it sure makes you wonder what you’re doing with your life. Although he released his LP Floating Harmonies back in July, this is definitely an album to check out now. The songs work perfectly with the changing weather, whether it be the leaves dropping, rainfall or just basking in the sun of mild temperatures while you cling to your pumpkin spice latte. If there’s one thing for sure, his voice will bring the warmth to your day.

~ Matthew Fisher, 5 Icelandic Artists You Need to Know (CBC Music)


Notes:

Critics’ Consensus: “Engrossing and affecting”

8-part miniseries.

I started and didn’t stop until it was over.

Yes, that good.  

Find it on Netflix or Discovery Channel.

Rotten Tomatoes Review: 95%. Critics Consensus: Engrossing and affecting.

Sunday Morning (38 sec)

Bison at the American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana.

For international viewers, find link to video here: CBS Sunday Morning, Nature: Bison

 

Morning Commute (Pretty sure I could be either driver; < 24 Sec)

VOLUME UP!

VOLUME UP!

Good times never seemed so good!


Moirai


Singer-songwriter Lucy Rose, 28, from Warwickshire, England releases her new single ‘Moirai’, the fourth track from her new album ‘Something’s Changing’. This rendition was performed live with her band for Burberry Acoustic in St James’ Church in Islington. London-based Rose chose the venue herself, having discovered it when, passing by, she heard people playing music and singing inside.

Ancient Road / Fallen Heart

I struggled picking a favorite – his Solo (Ancient Road) or the Band’s performance (Fallen Heart)  – so here’s a 2-pack.  Jeremy Enigk, 42, a singer-songwriter from Seattle. Find him on Facebook and iTunes.

A Sparrow Alighted Upon Our Shoulder

Jóhann Jóhannsson, 47, was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. He has been composing music for a wide array of media including theatre, dance, TV and films. His stately, slow-building and hauntingly melodic music, frequently combines electronics with classical orchestrations, has been quietly bewitching listeners since he released his first genre defining solo record Englabörn in 2002. (Find him on Facebook and iTunes)

Just Breathe

I’m pretty sure that this was going to be up there with one of the best nights of my life

Harry Styles likes to bring out surprise guests during his shows—and when he performed a secret show at Los Angeles’ Troubadour on Friday night (May 19, 2017), concert attendees were especially starstruck when he brought out none other than Fleetwood Mac singer and good witch Stevie Nicks. The two performed duets on both Styles’s single “Two Ghosts” and Fleetwood Mac’s ballad “Landslide.” Styles began by playing a few songs from his new album at the event before introducing his special guest. “I’m pretty sure that this was going to be up there with one of the best nights of my life,” he said, according to Billboard. “If there was any doubt, I’m pretty sure I’d like to confirm, in my entire life, I never thought I’d be able to say this. Please welcome to the stage, Stevie Nicks.” The two sang one more song together—Nicks and Don Henley’s “Leather and Lace”—before Nicks left the stage.


Source: Vanity Fair

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