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Fruitcake and Cookies – The Messiah Will Come Again

May 10, 2014

Hey. I'm sorry that it's been awhile, for those who care. Things are busy here this time of year. Since it's been such a long time I've decided to write about two songs in this post. I've been meaning...

Sweet Lei Mokihana

April 27, 2014

Hey. My song today is a Hawaiian hit from approximately 1973 called "Sweet Lei Mokihana" performed by Hui Ohana (which means, "Family Group"). Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJH7ImmP-A I don't...

The Seventh Wave – Sailing Away

April 20, 2014

Hey. Here's "The Seventh Wave" from synth/sound effect-making pro Suzanne Ciani's debut album Seven Waves. It's pretty nice. Listen below and read the Ciani biography in the "About" section (and ignore...

That Summer Feeling

April 14, 2014

Hey. Here's a brilliant song called "That Summer Feeling" by Modern Lovers founder and lead singer Jonathan Richman. It's from his 1992 album I, Jonathan. Listen to it below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQv8gfJjAVI Modern...

Foreigner Suite

April 6, 2014

Hey. I hope everyone had a solid spring break. Today, I'm posting one of my all-time favorites: "Foreigner Suite" by Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam aka Yusuf aka the Roadsinger. Check out the song in its...

Águas de Março (Waters of March)

March 14, 2014

Hey. I'm done with midterms. It's officially spring break. I hope everyone has a great one and here's a song to kick it off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qle1OrunKnE It's called "Águas de Março"...

Stay Another Day

March 7, 2014

Hey. My song today is so emotional that I might not even be able to make it through this post without having to walk the streets in solitude in order to calm down. My hands quiver on the keyboard as I...

Atmadja Duma Strachilu

March 3, 2014

Hey. I came across this gem about a year ago during the summer. The song is called "Atmadja Duma Strachilu", sung by a women's choir called Le Mystère des voix Bulgares, or, The Mystery of the Bulgarian...

La Pluie / Rain

February 24, 2014

Hey. It rained today for the first time in awhile, so here are two songs about rain. The first is a lushly orchestrated, atmospheric track from Frenchman Jean-Jacques Goldman (a family favorite!) called...

Smokey Roads

February 20, 2014

Hey. My song today comes from Tommy James and the Shondells classic album Crimson and Clover. The song is called "Smokey Roads".  Check it out below (sorry for the poor quality rip): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07y8Xk7eQVM&list=PLF5ED06CCC4D4EC8D&index=31 I...

State of the Union

February 16, 2014

Hey. I've been busy reading hundreds of pages for my classes so I'm going to keep it short (for the sake of getting to bed relatively on time). Today, I've been listening to a cool ditty written and sung...

Take Off Your Cool

February 11, 2014

Hey. My song today is a sweet little ballad called "Take Off Your Cool", performed by Outkast's Andre Three-Stacks and the lovely, ultra-chill jazzpop vocalist Norah Jones. It's simple, yet arrestingly...

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