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Songful Sundays: 11-27-16 Relaxation

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Songful Sundays: 11-27-16 Relaxation

This week’s Songful Sundays theme is relaxation: the state of being free from tension and anxiety. Relaxation is a good thing and a state I like to experience on Sunday evenings before the chaos of the work week sets in again.  Also, maybe this is the relief you need after a potentially stressful Thanksgiving holiday.  Whatever the reason (or lack thereof) these songs will take you to a happy place. Enjoy!

“Varðeldur” – Sigur Rós
“Tomorrow River” – Square Peg Round Hole
“You Walk Around… Shining Like the Sun” – Hammock
“Ambo” – The Album Leaf
“The Ecstatics” – Explosions In The Sky
“Aperture” – The Sound of Rescue
“Two Rights Make One Wrong” – Mogwai
“The Mighty Rio Grande” – This Will Destroy You
“Neighborhood” – The American Dollar
“Fading Sky” – Halcyon Chamber
“Telegram” – Amiina
“‘I Will Be True…’/ Reign Rebuilder [Head]” – Set Fire To Flames

Do you have your own set of songs for relaxation? Please comment with your suggestions.

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Songful Sundays: 11-20-16 Gratitude

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Songful Sundays: 11-20-16 Gratitude

This week’s Songful Sundays theme is gratitude: : a feeling of appreciation or thanks.  A theme chosen because Thanksgiving is Thursday and it seems appropriate.  Please give this playlist a listen and enjoy several songs that literally say “thank you”.

Ben Arnold – “Thankful”
Dido – “Thank You”
Val Emmich – “All I Ever Wanted from You”
Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Give Thanks & Praises”
The Avett Brothers – “Nothing Short of Thankful”
Boyz II Men – “Thank You”
Wilco – “The Thanks I Get”
Paul McCartney – “Appreciate”
Ella Fitzgerald – “Thanks For The Memory”
Natalie Cole – “Be Thankful”
My Morning Jacket – “Thank You Too!”
Andrew Gold – “Thank You For Being A Friend”

Have a song of gratitude to add?  Please comment with your suggestion.

Lyric For Lyric

Lyric For Lyric: Mondo Cozmo – Plastic Soul

Mondo Cozmo - Plastic Soul

Mondo Cozmo – “Plastic Soul”
Didn’t I see you fighting in the war
Back in nineteen forty two
Every time I shape shift into form
I’m standing there right next to you
I keep searching all these dying stars
Just to get a glimpse of you
And all I have to do to drift away
Is close my eyes and think of you

Whenever I think of her (x5)

Didn’t I see you tearing down the wall
Back in nineteen eighty nine
Didn’t you feel my hand against your heart
When I told you you were always mine

The best days of all my lives were spent dreaming of the afterlife (x3)

Whenever I think of her (x5)

The idea behind the song: “you know my wife and I always joked about if we would meet up like in the next life. If we’d keep meeting up. I just thought that was a cool way to think about things.” – Mondo Cozmo. Wow, cool indeed and it makes for a truly phenomenal song.  This song is so good it haunts me.  Especially the line “the best days of all my lives were spent dreaming of the afterlife.”  That was stuck in my head and part of the reason why I decided to post the lyrics for “Plastic Soul”.

[GREAT NEWS] Mondo Cozmo will be at Boot & Saddle on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Tickets go on sale this Friday (11/18) at 12PM EST.  I’ll see you there!

Did I mishear any lyrics? Please comment with corrections.

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Songful Sundays: 11-13-16 The Sound Of Solace

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Songful Sundays
is a Spotify playlist with a new theme each week featuring an array of genres and songs (new and past faves).  This is a new take on music curation for me although trying to focus on a theme might make it a little easier to update each week.

11-13-16 The Sound Of Solace
I wanted to start this series off with a playlist of bright, shiny tunes but solace prevailed.  Comfort, support and relief are encoded in these songs whether it’s lyrical or musical.  Maybe hope and solace go together because this playlist gives me that feeling too.  Give it a listen—you be the judge.

Hold On To Me – Mondo Cozmo
The Light – The Album Leaf
Yeshe & Horus – Hezekiah Jones
Heartless – Adrien Reju
Call It Off – Val Emmich
Ulysses – Son Of Dov
Safe & Sound – Chris Kasper
Thinks Are Gonna Be Ok – Illinois
I Belong – Mason Porter
Forgive and Forget – Andrew Lipke
God Only Wants You – Ours
One Heart – Ben Arnold
Better Days – Amos Lee
Better – The Good Names Are Taken
My Mind Was A Fog…My Heart Became A Bomb – Hammock

Is there a song that embodies the feeling a solace?  Comment with your answer.

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