tuesday music bliss

I had a weird day yesterday. The weather was gloomy and foggy. It made me want to crawl into bed and listen to music. It's been a long time since I wrote about what I'm listening to. I've been listening to two kinds of music lately: folksy almost country indie stuff and female songwriters. Here's some of what you should check out:

The Hymns and specifically their song "Train Song." I can't quite put my finger on what it reminds me of but there's something kind of familiar about it.

My friend, Tijay who lives in Atlanta told me about a band he saw in Clairmont one random night two years ago. I kept trying to locate some of their tracks and now they've been signed to Virgin records which means you can enjoy their music, too. I love the spirit of "Love is a Murder." Tijay said the last show he went to of theirs, they had a group of "clappers," as backup, which is so completely hilarious it makes me love them even more.

I've liked Nellie McKay off and on for a while, since her duet with k.d. lang. But then she covered some Doris Day songs like "Send Me No Flowers," which is simply lovely. I have a secret affection for Doris Day. I love her in films like Love Me or Leave Me and Pillow Talk. I blame my mother. :)

Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons are a new fave. I love Chisel's lyrics: "We're far too young to be dying now," which is a line from "Tennessee". I also love "A Curious Thing" and much acclaim has been given and rightly so to "Born Again." Lyrics Below:



Born Again

I’ve been feeling like my old self again
Because mama didn’t raise me to be no Christian
I’ve been drinkin’ to my own health again
Well, raise another glass for you’re unforgiven

You know I will, you know I will

I’ve been livin’ in a motel of sin
But I wouldn’t trade my life for the one you’re livin’
I’ve been walkin’ that long mile again
‘Cause I’d never fit the shoes like the ones you were given

And we all lose ourselves in the end
And we all just wanna get high, won’t you help me friend?
And did you ever see that sun come shinin’ in?
Well, then get born again
Get born again

I’ve been livin’ in the old cell again
I wanna spend the day in the cold and freezin’
I’ve been talkin’ about my own hell again
‘Cause I’ve never met a soul like the one I was missin’

And we all lose ourselves in the end
And we all just wanna get high, won’t you help me friend?
And did you ever see that sun shinin’ in?
Well, get born again
Get born again
Get born again

And we all just wanna get high, won’t you help me friend?
‘Cause we all may lose ourselves in the end
Have you ever seen that sun come shinin’ in?
Yea, get born again
Get born again
Get born again

I’ve been feelin’ like my old self again
Because mama didn’t raise me to be no victim