Posts Tagged ‘marcus foster

11
May
11

Day 6: Farms and Facepaint in London

Today. Such a conglomeration of happenstance. I don’t even know how or why it came together, but it did.

A simple tweet alerting us of a Marcus Foster performance, a few more tweets later we got confirmation of where and when. Then… Walk the Moon was already on the agenda. Was turning out to be quite the day, lemme tell ya.

First, we lounged around til about 3 and then finally got up and headed to Hoxton. The farm was in the area, so we decided to grab some food nearby. We ran into this small little cafe, which coincidentally is a recording studio. There were pics of artists up on the walls to prove the point. Meghan and I both got the eggs florentine, and for the first time eating that, it was super delicious! Then we sat talking for hours and finally ended our brunch with some slices of chocolate cake, in honor of Meghan’s birthday of course.

Strolling a little bit down the way, we managed the find the farm where Marcus and Chris were to perform. Just one problem…. It was invite only. *cue horror music*

Meghan explained how Chris said we could come down, and they finally let us in, thank goodness. It wasn’t packed at first, but it did quickly fill up eventually. Free booze, and free food nonetheless, lol. We relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere and appetizers until it was time for Marcus to sing.

We made our way into the little barn like area, and lo and behold…. A cozy couch for us to sit on and watch. Odd thing is, the total number of people that actually came into the barn to watch the show was only 12. 12 people! So odd. I guess the wanted their free booze more than a gig… More for us then, because it was like a private party! Woo!

They did only 5 songs, but hey, after 2 years, that was more than enough to make it worth my while.

  1. I Don’t Mind
  2. Shadows of the City
  3. Don’t Need to Lose You To Know
  4. Tumble Down
  5. Kiss is a Knife

I recorded 2 of the 5, but the files are too large to upload now. Will have to do it when I get back home 🙂

Those guys certainly make a great team, and so happy to see Chris playing a cajon! Thats an instrument that needs way more love.

After the show, Meg and I chatted with them a bit, but we had to be on our merry way to see Walk The Moon!

Finally making it to the venue, there was about and hours wait until the got on. I had to partake in some facepaint. Sadly it was so hot in there, Meg declined… Maybe next time?

Finally the boys got on! The crowd is nowhere near as energetic as the last time I saw WTM in Brooklyn, but still a fun time. My favorites are Quesadilla,I Can Lift A Car and Anna Sun, of course.

Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett even showed up to the gig. I wonder if Ben already knew about them from Communion NY or if they are gaining a following in London… Ah well.

Afterward, Meg talked to Kevin, and mentioned Bushstock, and the exclamation of remorse for it getting rescheduled was instant, lol. Considering everything that has happened in place of it, I am not mad about anything at this point!

So now, sitting here in my facepaint, blogging. With the feeling that I don’t wanna wash it off, lol.

What a day.

Who the hell knows what tomorrow will bring.

Til then,
– L

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26
Dec
09

My Top Albums of 2009

Of course, this is in my opinion.. 🙂 And by top albums of 2009, I mean the top albums I’ve listened to and have dominated my itunes/ipod. They don’t necessarily need to have come out in 2009. So let’s get started!! I really tried to narrow it down to 10, but it was virtually impossible. So, in no particular order…

  • The Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind
    When this album came out, I can’t even remember what else I was listening to, but I know I loved this one as soon as it came out. Guest appearances from Darien Brockington and Phonte made it all the more worth while. Favorites: “Daykeeper”, “House of Cards”
    Foreign Exchange - Leave it All Behind
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows
    I remember when this one came out, I didn’t pay it much attention as I wasn’t a huge Radiohead fan. I know, blasphemy. But I listened to this one and it instantly drew me in with Thom Yorke’s sometimes mumbling incoherent lyrics and the haunting melodies. Always one of my favorites to listen to on a crowded subway ride. Favorites:  “All I Need”, “House of Cards” “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
  • The Fray – The Fray
    I’m not even sure how I stumbled onto this band. I think it must have been someone on Twitter who blipped a song or something, but nevertheless I became obsessed with them after a short while. Favorites: “Vienna”, “How To Save A Life” “Hundred”
  • Ray Lamontagne – Gossip in the Grain
    1st time I came across was in a romantic comedy with Katherine Heigl called “27 Dresses”. A song called “Be Here Now” was included in the film, and I set out to find out who the hell was that man singing with a voice like raspy silk?? I had to find out, and that’s when I fell under his spell. Favorites: “Sarah”, “A Falling Through”, “I Still Care For You” “Winter Birds”
  • MUTEMATH – Armistice
    This band has been my favorite for a while and I was anticipating this album for so very long. Of course they did not disappoint. While the frantic drumming and complex rhythms remained, there were new sounds such as violin and trumpets included. Adding another layer of genius onto an already genius band. Favorites: “Lost Year”, “Burden”, “Odds”, “No Response”, “Pins and Needles”
  • Mayer Hawthorne – A Strange Arrangement
    Perhaps the most soulful and refreshing album released in 2009, Mayer Hawthorne came out of nowhere for me. I was thoroughly surprised to hear what I heard after seeing major musicians like Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys and John Mayer all say how impressed they were by this. Curiosity got the best of me, and I bought the album on iTunes. So glad I did. Favorites: “The Ills”, “Green Eyed Love”, “I Wish That It Would Rain”
  • Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
    Once again, I stumbled upon a song called “Cold Desert” online that I fell in love with immediately. Before then I had no idea who KOL was or heard any of their music. Then I heard “Sex on Fire” and I knew this band was worthy of me giving it a deeper listen. The whole album was great, IMO, so then I listened to all their old stuff and I’ve been hooked ever since. Favorites: “Cold Desert”, “Sex on Fire”, “Use Somebody”, “Notion”
  • John Mayer – Battle Studies
    Ok, I admit when I heard the 1st single “Who Says” I had very low hopes for this album. It was lackluster, boring and so unlike John. I thought it was an all out lazy song, and I was so pissed because I knew he was better than that. Then I heard the snippets of the album, and one song called out to me right away called “Edge of Desire.” That song alone compelled me to purchase the whole thing and I was so glad I did because it’s become one of my favorite albums this year. Such an easy listen all around. Time can only tell if he will ever surpass the genius of “Continuum”, but this album is brilliant in its own right. Favorites: “Edge of Desire”, “Assassin”, “Heartbreak Warfare”, “War of My Life”
  • Black Milk – Tronic
    Yet another talented artist from Detroit, Michigan. I remember when I first heard this, I had to put all my other albums on the back burner,lol. It’s just hip hop done extremely fucking well. That’s all I can say about this. If you haven’t listened to this and you call yourself a hip hop fan, you’re a damn liar. Favorites: “Give The Drummer Sum”, “Losing Out”, “The Matrix”, “Long Story Short”, “Bounce”
  • Marcus Foster – Marcus Foster
    So, I’m not sure if he classifies this as an extremely long EP, or an unofficial album.. but it says EP on the cover… hmm. I dunno. There are 11 songs total on this, but it was only sold at his shows while he toured. A shorter, 6 song version was sold on iTunes. Lucky for me, I got the long one and I find myself coming back to this over and over again. Beautiful melodies, excellent songwriting. Just pure music. Pure as it can possibly get and that’s why this is a brilliant album. Sometimes something so simple can be so perfect, and there’s nothing about this I would change. Congratulations Marcus. The only artist to make me shed a tear this year,lol. Favorites: “Tumble Down”, “In Your Head”, “Movement”, “Circle In The Square”, “Make It Easy”
  • Coldplay – Prospekt’s March
    Being the complete Coldplay fan I am, I was always searching for unreleased music of theirs online, because they are the type of band to have all that kind of stuff floating out there, you just have to dig around a bit to find it. I found out about this one in my internet travels, and was so excited about it. While there were a few reworked versions of a few of my faves on “Viva La Vida” , there were a few new tunes added into the mix. A lovely little compliment for the full length album. Favorites: “Glass of Water”, “Prospekt’s March”, “Rainy Day”
  • Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
    Last time I fell for Maxwell and his damn crooning ass voice, I was shelling out $180 dollars for tickets to see him at Jones Beach and I didn’t think twice about it. Maxwell is one of those artists that I would blindly buy anything they put out because I know it’s gonna be damn good. And this album was good! If I had a boyfriend at the time, no one would ever see me because I’d be having tons of sex to this album. It’s one of those albums. Unluckily for me I’m single, so all I could do was save up ideas of what I will be doing to whomever takes that boyfriend spot next. He’ll be back next year with the second installment, and I can’t wait. Favorites: “Cold”, “Pretty Wings” “Bad Habits” “Fisful of Tears” “Stop The World”
  • D’Angelo – Voodoo
    I’m not sure what possessed me to pull out a nearly 10 year old album and have it become one of my 2009 faves, but I suppose it’s just a testament to how talented he is and how timeless this album is. I still have faith that one day D’Angelo will be back out again, giving us another album that will go over everyone’s head who isn’t ready for his type of genius yet. I can only hope… Favorites: “The Root”, “Untitled”, “Spanish Joint”, “One Mo’ Gin”
  • As Tall As Lions – As Tall As Lions
    I admit I had no idea who this band was until I looked them up. I saw they were opening for MUTEMATH, and I wanted to at least listen to them and decide if I liked them before I had to endure their opening set. So glad I did, because this band gave me one of the most touching songs of 2009. A tiny acoustic song called “Kicking Myself” found its way into my heart and buried itself there. How convenient that song came along at the exact time I could relate to it so perfectly. And oh no, they aren’t all about heartfelt ballads. These guys can rock out like nobody’s business. The lead singer has one of the best voices I’ve heard all year. Damn near perfection, really. Favorites: “Kicking Myself”, “Ghosts of York”, “Stab City”
  • MUTEMATH – MUTEMATH
    I think I can honestly say this album has been in my favorites for almost 2 years straight now. It never gets old to me. I really can’t say a bad word about this album at all to be honest, it’s pretty muct spot on perfect, LOL. Favorites: “Noticed”, “Stall Out”, “Picture”, “Typical”, “You Are Mine”

And that’s all folks. Why don’t you tell me a few of your favorites. I’m always interested in adding more to the bunch 🙂





25
Dec
09

The Top 10 Live Performances of 2009

So, it’s finally Christmas, and what better gift that my picks for the top shows I’ve seen this year. I’ve been to quite a lot of shows considering I’ve been out of work and I figured what better what to stay stress-free than to go to live shows. Music is a passion of mine, and even though I can’t play or sing, I thoroughly enjoy a great show. BTW, I’m working on the playing thing – just got an acoustic guitar thanks to my lovely brother. THANKS DEV!! Without further ado….

Performances: Any artist/band single song performance during 1 song. Artist/band can be listed several times.

10. Joshua Radin – “No Envy No Fear” at Webster Hall, NYC
When I went to see Joshua Radin, I wasn’t expecting him to really belt out a tune like this since he’s known for his “whisper-rock”, but he really impressed. Such an impressive set of pipes on this guy.

9. Sam Bradley – “Fucking Lights” at Webster Hall, NYC
I had previously seen Sam live at Joe’s Pub, but it was without a band. This time he had his band with him and put on the most energetic, rambunctious and lively performances I’ve ever seen him do. So much fun! *NOTE*- Video clip is not from NYC, sorry! But the song is always awesome wherever he performs it, so enjoy!

8. Bobby Long – “Two Tone Lover” at Mercury Lounge, NYC [On Tour Soon Overseas]
I admit, this song was ok for me, not my favorite and not terrible by any means, but when he sang this the other night, he really breathed new life into it. I’ve heard a lot of versions of this song, and this was hands down, the best one he’s ever done.

7. Marcus Foster – “Bus Song” at Mercury Lounge, NYC [On Tour Soon Overseas]
I think I briefly watched Marcus sing this song via YouTube videos a few times, but it hadn’t really clicked with me until I heard him sing it live. The video really doesn’t do it justice. Such a gorgeous song!

6. Mayer Hawthorne – “Green Eyed Love” at Brooklyn Bowl, BK,NY [Performing with John Mayer Trio in Las Vegas, NV- New Years Eve]
Now, when I first met Mayer Hawthorne, bka DJ Haircut, he was a DJ and Producer. I had no idea the man could sing and play a plethora of instruments that would put people to shame. He made an incredible album in 2009, full of the most soulful tracks I’ve heard this year, and embarked on a full blown tour in support. I caught him perform in Brooklyn, and I was awed that this was the same guy I met so long ago in Los Angeles. He became a superstar overnight. Such stage presence and charisma. Truly great performer. You should see him when you have the chance. And this song in particular had the ladies eating out of his hand. Believe me, it’s a lot more sexy in person. LOL *NOTE* Video clip is not from NYC, but please enjoy!

5. Marcus Foster – “Kiss is a Knife” at  Arlene’s Grocery, NYC [On Tour Soon Overseas]
Now, this was the 1st time Marcus was in NYC touring, and when he whipped out this song, I knew I’d be in for a treat. Everyone enjoys when he performs this song! Always a good time, and he throws his whole self into it. You’ll see what I mean.

4. Kings of Leon – “Trani” at Nassau Coliseum, NY
So I trekked all the way to Long Island just so I could see these guys play and I was not disappointed. I remembered this song in particular being the one that blew me away that night. Caleb has an incredible voice on him, I was just awed. Not much else to say about it.. Just watch!

3. John Mayer – “Edge of Desire” at Music Hall of Williamsburg, BK,NY [Currently On Tour]
When I first heard John’s newest album “Battle Studies” I knew that this would end up being my favorite on the album. Never did I expect him to play it live, and at a random free show brought to you by Myspace either! I don’t think he even planned it to be honest, the mood just hit him and he decided to bring it out of hiding.. When he released this as an acoustic solo weeks later at a thank you to fans, he did it on an acoustic guitar. I’m not sure if we will ever get this version again, so enjoy. (Sorry about the sound, and whoever was singing… everyone was singing at that point, and it was impossible not to record it.. 🙂

2. Bobby Long – “Penance Fire Blues/ In My Time of Dyin’/Hoochie Coochie Man” at The Bitter End, NYC [On Tour Soon in Overseas]
I had heard tales of Bobby singing these songs in a medley like this in other cities across the country, but when he did it live, it was a sight to see. Grown women were yelping and hooting for him like they didn’t have boyfriends and husbands at home! Bobby could have told every woman in that place to strip naked and give him $20 and they gladly would. That’s the kind of control  he had over the audience when he sang these songs. Bobby does the blues exceptionally well, and this particular performance cemented that fact into my brain forever.

1. MUTEMATH – “Burden” at Nokia Theater, NYC
Before this I had only seen MUTEMATH one time and just from that one show alone, it cemented them as my favorite band of all time. Their music is phenomenal, but their live show…. completely otherworldly. I’ve never seen a live show quite like this and I highly doubt anyone would be able to top it. Point blank period. You see Darren on drums in the back.. Favorite drummer ever. And FML, Paul is playing a goddamned keytar! When’s the last time you’ve seen one of those onstage?? If I could relive one show, it would be this show. EPIC! I urge everyone to go see them on tour when they go back out again, I really cannot stress this enough. Once again, the video/sound here does not do it justice, but please believe by the time this song was playing, I was a hot sweaty mess and completely spent from jumping around so much.

So folks, that’s all… It’s been an great year for live shows for me, and these people have cranked out some of the best performances this year. Of course, I’m just one opinion out of many, but before you form your own opinion, you should check them out live.

24
Dec
09

The Brits Brought It Home…

One last time that is… and by home, I mean my home, NYC.

Friday, December 18th was a night I’ve been waiting for for months! The return of the incomparable Marcus Foster to the States. Last time I raved and ranted about how amazing he was, but.. if it’s even possible, he surpassed that. He was funny, endearing and so talented I just wanted to run up and hug him, seriously! This man is my favorite out of the 3, of course Bobby Long and Sam Bradley being the other two. Something about Marcus makes me feel as if I’m witnessing something monumental each time he strums his guitar and opens his mouth.

marcus foste

But that’s also what is so amazing about Marcus. Although you feel as if you’re witnessing something monumental, you also get the feeling that this man has yet to truly show us everything that he’s capable of. Like he’s on Level 6, a damn good Level 6 to be honest, astoundingly good actually. I’m so curious to see what Level 10 will bring out of him. Like who the hell knew he could play piano like he does? I didn’t find out until he returned and did his first few shows over on the West Coast. Makes me wonder what else he can play. Knowing him, he’s probably one of those guys that can just pick up an instrument in a few hours.

Yes, I know. I look overjoyed don’t I?? LOL. I dunno what it is about Marcus, that man makes everyone happy as all hell. I can’t even explain it!

Enough about that, back to the show. Like I said, he brought out his piano skills for “Demons”, which was stunning BTW, and we begged and pleaded for another song, which he obliged us with “WayWayWay” on the keys as well. Throwing in Merry Christmas wishes and “It’s my birthday” plugs of his own, it was one of the most entertaining and lively songs of the night!  He of course made his way through crowd faves such as “I Don’t Mind” and “Tumble Down”, which was one of the most requested of the night – and also one of my top songs of 2009. 🙂 But, I was completely unprepared for the magic of a song simply titled “Bus Song”, because he wrote it on a Greyhound bus. The melody was gorgeous, the lyrics captivating and the way he sang it brought tears to my eyes. No joke, actual tears. I had said in the weeks before the show that he might make me cry and that was the song that did it. I got all misty because it was just soooooo beautiful. It’s like every song he writes is more heartbreakingly beautiful than the last. He’s a brilliant songwriter and musician, dare I say the best I’ve come across in a while.

I remember after the show was over, standing outside with him and his friends, they were casually chatting, as was I with my friends, and I glanced over at him – he looked so happy and carefree. Like a man who was finally getting everything they had ever wanted. He’s so on his way, and I couldn’t be prouder to have witnessed that moment.

Speaking of a man getting everything they ever wanted… Bobby Long was in town the next night to cast his spell on NYC. Apparently part of his spell also included a full blown blizzard, which he admitted he was happy about because he loves snow! LOL.

bobbylong

I must say, without a doubt, this was the best Bobby Long show I’ve ever seen to date. I’ve talked to a few people at the show and they all agreed that he seemed to play each song so deliberately, and with so much emotion and feeling that it was like I was hearing them for the 1st time. And being that this was my 11th show, that’s saying a lot. He launched into what I would say is the most beautiful version of “Two Tone Lover” I had ever heard in my life. I was completely captivated by him in that moment, and so was the audience, he silenced the room with the beauty of his playing and singing. It was a moment I won’t ever forget.

bobbylong2

Another thing that Bobby does exceptionally well is tell stories. Insanely funny stories to be exact. One about how a naked woman threw themselves at him and how it wasn’t a joyful experience for him at all. Also, another story about why he couldn’t unbutton his top button because it’s his “chastity button”. Both tales had the crowd erupting into raucous laughter. Even Bobby couldn’t maintain his composure and let out a few chuckles. Throughout this tour, I’ve seen Bobby become more at ease on stage and the elaborateness of his stories now is a telltale sign of just how comfortable he’s gotten.

Although they won’t be back for a while – Bobby in March of 2010 and Marcus in Late June/Early July, they have left us with a plethora of music to tide us over. Expect a full length studio album from Bobby and some new compositions from Marcus as well. Also, a full length album from Sam! 2010 is going to bring so much more for this talented group of Brits, I just can’t wait to see what it is! 🙂

For more information on Bobby, Marcus and Sam, visit:

http://www.myspace.com/musicbobbylong
http://www.twitter.com/bobbylongnews

http://www.sambradley.com
http://www.myspace.com/sambradley
http://www.twitter.com/samueltwitt1

http://www.myspace.com/marcusfoster
http://www.twitter.com/marcusfoster1

For full photosets, visit http://www.picasaweb.google.com/tynie626

06
Sep
09

Marcus Foster lyrics… finally!!

So i had the bright idea to listen to all of Marcus’ songs and write out the lyrics because there is a need for them!! LOL

My first version of the lyrics were riddled with mistakes, so my friend Meghan helped me clear most of them up.

Buttttt, it would be awesome if Marcus could make sure we got em right.. So if you’re reading Marcus, please help!!

thanks for the editing help meghan!!

“circle in the square”

got a hungry noise inside my head
knows the flavor of the timeless night
ive dreamt the sky but when its gone to bed
never manage to taste the light
i can never manage to taste the light

i lay feeling on the grassy ground
spits and shakes and tries to hide
i can barely feel but i won’t stay still
you can hear her laughing on the other side
you can hear her laughing on the other side

a feast that’s fit for a thousand kings
is laid out for my waiting eyes
thirst could quench 100 wolves
make the circle in the square
make the circle in the square

so i follow the track to the one outside
but crept in my burnt, useless sky
through narrow words and hidden sound
trace my footprints on the ground
i trace my footprints on the ground

beats the feet of a million dreams
slaughtered savage as it seems
if i throw my bones into the sea
pace the shoreline waiting for me
pace the shoreline waiting for me

whooooooa ohhhhh x3

————————–

—–
“tumble down”

in this life there’s only one man who is born, who is torn into the night
he has lived and he has died and he’s the only one who’s tied to the night

he will walk
through pointless danger
he will go
through twisted sorrow
he will know
that if he really saw the wall it would all just tumble down

have you ever seen the haunted ancient morning sweep the stars out from the sky
have you ever seen the dust wiped from your heart so clear that you can see it shine, see it shine

as you walk
through your pointless danger
you will go through
twisted sorrow
but you will know
that if you really saw the wall it would all just tumble down

cuz it could hold no more truth..oh
it could hold no more dreams
it could hold no more people… people
they would know what it means
it could hold no more sky
it could hold no more sea
no more.. no more sea
it could hold no more time
cuz it would all, it would all
just tumble
downnnnnnnnnnnnnn
it would fall
it would fall…ooooohhhh yeaaaaahh yeahhhhhhh
ayyyeee down down down down down
tumble down..(adlibs to end)

——————-

“shadows of the city”

oh the streets bleeding out for a real dream that’s not filled with unmarked bills
when the moon turns its back to let off steam you’re faced with a cold chill
there’s a bird at the window, smoke in it’s eye, singing off key
there’s a wounded girl with her heart shaped shoe in the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

well the trains are half empty with faces that try to break off their chains
bound by the sound of the screaming dawn that is all their name
there’s a madman throwing stones at the streetlight coming through a torn out shade
there’s a small river by the fallen tree in the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

you can feel the air breathing down your neck like a ghost standing by your side
flashing white teeth by the silent road he’s looking for a place to hide
rain cold woman with a knife in her hand and a shovel on the grassy ground
catch a left eye you can hear the sound of the shadows

in the shadows
in the shadows
of the city
in the shadows
of the city

yeahhhhhhhh

in the shadows

(adlibs to end)

——————–
“in your head”

if you try to measure time
it’s gone before the twinkle of an eye
burns out like a candle
blacks out like the sky

can you remember all the skins that you’ve shed
all the dreams stained on your bed
words that your feel
feelings that you’ve said

think of all the things we break
the gifts that you might take
you embrace the silence of the night until you try
to fill it up with silence

in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head
in your head

do you invent your history
and brave enough to steal the memory
can you get a failure to think you are free

can you remember all the times you tried to teach
the arms you’ve tried to reach
i still don’t know the difference between what we accept or believe

think of all the times you’ve lied
places that you’ve tried
do you think that in your heart that it’s all true
just not fair… oh

in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind
in your mind

fallen like a soldier
risen as the same
do you think that you are graceful

you really jumped the gun
you think that you’re the one
are your hopeful you can leave a trace of yourself

when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
when you’re dead
in your head

i say..
i say..

in your head
—————–

“i don’t mind”

if i had the time to solve the mystery of your crime you know i would
if i had to shape the form of your mechanical design you know i could
well i’ve been up and down the lanes to lose
the memory of your name, the sword is taken from the stone, put it in the lake
but i mended up my heart and i’ve got nothing more but bones to break

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
i don’t mind

if i had the hand to take the blood out of the sound to make it dry
and if i knew the burn for the secrets of the earth i won’t ask why
well i’ve been in and out of windows just trying to find the doorway i have broken off the marble that is weighted upon my shoe
but i’ve mended up my heart and i’ve nothing more but time to lose

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
but i don’t mind

if i could look within the endless tears upon your skin would i go blind
if i could carve your face upon and unfamiliar place would i be kind
well i’ve seen visions of a ghost that stands upon the ragged sleeve of all my faded dreams that i’ve broken at the seams
but i’ve mended up my heart and i’m nothing more but salt on the breeze

but i said i do believe
on the endless roads you weave
you may climb
you may fall
you can spend your lifetime on the wall
but i don’t mind

i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind
i don’t mind

——————

“the room”

pace yourself and
take it slow
nothing here can change us now
the rain may fall and shadows grow but
time has stole the world somehow

the moon is on the rise
im frozen in your eyes

the room is wrapped in dust and silence
keeping out the night
keeping out the night
keeping out the night

the gate may rust and the tide may turn
friends may go their separate ways
fathers trust their child to learn
how to spend their dying day
dying day
dying day
dying day

taken by your hand
like stones set in the sand

the room is charged with ghosts of voices meeting our demands
meeting our demands
meeting our demands

ohhhhhhh yeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i said… i….
the sky may crack
world may tumble
streets may see your endless gaze
time keeps traveling
cities crumble
i was born to call your name
call your name
i said call your name
call your name
i said call your name
gnawing of the dark
gnawing of the dark
echoes of the dream
echoes of the dream

the room is folding in your arms a sight i’ve never seen
sight ive never seen
never never seen

(adlib to end)
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“chase the blues”

the room is filled with darkness and the streets are filled with pale, white light
the silent sky is folding up the evening with the same old sigh
the dream that i’ve been chasing i’ve been waiting for so long to see
all i have are pieces and they just seem to trample on me

cuz i don’t wanna see the moon go down
and i don’t wanna feel the cold ground
and i don’t wanna think about tomorrow

for today
i wanna chase the blues away
for today
i wanna chase the blues
blues away

well it’s late in the morning and the feeling got me haunted right now
the shadows in the doorway well they always make the same old sound(same old sound)
if i’m not hearing voices then i know i’m bout to go insane
by the time the sun comes up i know the devil has my name(has my name)

cuz i don’t wanna see the moon go down
and i don’t wanna feel the cold ground
and i don’t wanna think about tomorrow

for today
i wanna chase the blues away
for today
i wanna chase the blues away

cuz i… i’ve been waiting for so long
yes and i…feel a change is gonna come
yes i feel it in my bones
i said lawd
i said lawd
i feel it in my bones
in my bones
in my bones
in my bones
in my bones

don’t wanna see
don’t wanna see
don’t wanna see

moon go down
moon go down
going down

(adlib to end)

20
Aug
09

…and we march on…

That’s what a very wise man said once, LOL. So where did I leave off last??? Ohhhhh right, yes.. my life taking a downward spiral. Yea, sorry I was having an emo day. I’m feeling much better now, thank you very much!

Still haven’t found work, but I’m keeping my eyes and ears open. Really trying to get a firm grasp on what I want to do with my life! Seriously, I’m one of those do-it-all types. I have so many interests that I fear if i settle on just one I will be bored to tears… This makes for quite a quandary. Ehhh.. guess I’ll mull over it later, with a beer of course. Cuz beer makes it better.

Hmm what else… oh right! The guy. Or should I type “THE GUY” cuz he’s that big of a deal,LOL. Eh, nothing happening. I think I’ve been mentally preparing myself to let it go because I can’t even fathom it. Really, it’s completely farfetched to imagine it… soooooo… marching along….

What else… yes! The Sam Bradley and Marcus Foster shows!

Sam Bradley played 2 shows here at Joe’s Pub, and the venue was just as  I remember. Insanely small, and they had the nerve to have dinner service! Standing room was only for about 25 people, no lie! We were all crammed next to the bar, while the wait staff shuffled by us with food. If i was smart I would have stolen some fries off some of those plates, right??

Anyway, yes Sam sang quite beautifully and was 10 times funnier than I imagined. Tall too! Dare I say more attractive in person as well?? Yep, he was thoroughly entertaining. Of course, my faves of the night were “Sea Blue”, “Too Far Gone” and a new song called “Wide Open”, which I did capture on film, but he threatened to break our kneecaps if we posted it on YouTube, so sorry folks, u won’t get it from me! (He didn’t really threaten us, but could you imagine? LOL) Yes, night 1 brought us a very chatty, comical and vocal Sam. Really.. he talked for at least 5 minutes in between each song. Thank goodness he’s not dry and boring.. (Bueller, Bueller??)

Anyway, night 2 brought us a far more subdued Sam. He was all about his music tonight, and I think it had something to do with his lack of rest, as I had asked him after the show and he did admit to being tired.

Now, onto Marcus. Let me mentally prepare myself to tell you about the greatness of this man. *clears throat*

He exceeded every expectation I had of him. It was to the point where I watched him in awe, mouth agape, camera hanging limply at my side. Just dumbfounded at how deliciously good he was. I can’t even put into words the awesomeness that man left on that stage this past weekend. Yes, it was that amazing!! GAH! Dare I say he was my favorite of the 3. (Sorry Bobby, I’ll always ❤ you! LOL) How can I explain… It’s like the music just explodes out of him. One minute he’s so shy you just want to hug him so tight and never let go, and the next minute he’s working the stage like a music legend. I’ve never seen anything like it!!

Yea, so if you ever have the chance to catch Marcus live, DO IT!! He is AMAZING!!!

Hmm, what else… the documentaries?? Still dead in the water.

I suppose that’s really all that’s been going on! Next things on the agenda are- 3 Bobby Long shows, Kings of Leon,  in September. It’s gonna be an AMAZING month!! Cannot wait!

And I’m in the process of updating my YouTube channel with all the video footage that I take. Go subscribe!!

11
Jun
09

Damn Good Music!

So yea.. i’m still unemployed. So what better thing to do than catch up on my music!! You’ve already heard me go on and on about Bobby Long, which by the way still is my favorite from the “Brit Pack” lmao. But I digress…

So, one of the lovely blip.fm dj’s blipped this one song by Marcus Foster, who coincidentially is a part of the “Brit Pack” as well and i just absolutely fell in love with the song! It’s called “Tumble Down” and here is the video:

Also, while in my music travels I came cross this young lady who covered Robert Pattinson’s song “Never Think” and OMG i loved her version… so here it is:

I wish i could sing half as good as that girl!

As for me.. the shows continue: Bobby Long, Sam Bradley, Kings of Leon, and hopefully Marcus Foster. This is one hell of a summer!!




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