Study to be Quiet 2
Now for the second list. Even though I would prefer to listen to any music with proper headphones, sometimes it’s just not in the cards. The songs I’m going to list now just have production quality and attention to detail, for example harmonies that deserve to be listened to in the right way. They have some aspect to them that just get’s lost if you don’t have the right gear.
Now the band has given me derision for being the guy that stays up in that last part of the early morning. Who waits until everyone else is asleep to crack my last beer, to enjoy the silence and solitude, and sometimes put my headphones on and get lost in whatever music I’m feeling at the time. I remember being on tour and this happening several times, where the rest of the crew would go to sleep and I would remain outside looking at the stars and thinking about the people I loved and missed (I found sleeping (or passing out) on top of the van was a great way to do this, until a thunderstorm or random tweeker wakes you up). Even now at home a similar routine takes place (No tweekers fortunately). Proper headphones, a favorite illicit substance and a cigar might be some of the most selfish indulgent moments I have ever had, I almost feel guilty sometimes, ALMOST. A window opens to my consciousness that just isn’t there in my normal waking life. Things that seem so complicated can be explained in a telling fleeting moment, only to be interrupted soon after by an uninvited negative wave of thought. The type that brings reality back. For that incredible moment though, music can bring you there. To that first concert, past lovers, that game you won. It can remind you of certain seasons, movies you cherish, memorable parties, family and of course for me summers on the lake. Music and singing has been a powerful force in my life, that has had a profound affect on the way I view the world. And more importantly for me a way to express myself and feel some sort of worth and contentment.
I am very proud of our new album and it’s message. Liberty, Life, Death, Family and Love.
So this second list is comprised of songs that should be listened to with some good audio equipment if possible, you will thank me later.
-Can’t say no
-Right in Two
(This album has Stevie Ray Vaughn (SRV) on guitar!)
-The sound of Muzak
-Strip the Soul
-The Sky is Crying (live)
-Leave my little girl alone (live)
-Walk of Life
-Last time I let you down
-This Broken Heart
-What a Crying Shame
So I have been listing lyrics off to my favorite songs from these lists, but I felt that was a bit boring. So I have some clips of me SINGING parts of the songs. You can check out the lyrics for yourself if you really want to.
The Mavericks -Missing You
Just found out about this band. They are amazing, the singer Raul Malo has one of the most talented voices I have ever heard, as in Roy Orbison incredible. Here is my attempt at this beautiful, somber tune.