Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol. 15: Aoife O’Donovan

On this hot summer night, I bring you the cool, soothing voice of Aoife (sounds like “effie”) O’Donovan. I heard her in New York at the Prairie Home Companion Show, and she was phenomenal. She also recently played on the Mountain Stage (hear the recording here).  She has been in the band Crooked Still for some time, but this is her first solo album. Sit back, drink something with clinking ice and beads of condensation dripping down the side of the glass, and have a great night.

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol 14. Josh Ritter… plus… Painting Through Prosek

To kick your weekend off, try out some of the great tunes from Josh Ritter. I had heard of him a couple years ago, but never really gave him a try until February. So good. oh, and after the music are some pics of the most recent James Prosek attempt. I’ve decided to give the project a name. 
Painting Through Prosek.
It will be slow going, but I’ll get there. 
Only like 60+ more fish to go. 
And now, the Quebec Red Trout.
Prosek paints this deep lake trout with greens, blues, and grays along the back.
The pattern is different than a brookie, but there are many similarities.  

I feel enjoyed trying to get the belly right. 

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol 13. Vampire Weekend

Vampires are still relevant, right? Edward Cullen and stuff? Great.

For this Friday night, I want to share with you another set of songs I truly enjoy. Vampire Weekend is who? Let’s ask Wikipedia….


Yes, David.

Who is Vampire Weekend?

Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, that formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings. The band has four members: Ezra KoenigRostam BatmanglijChris Tomson, and Chris Baio. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which produced the singles “Mansard Roof“, “A-Punk“, “Oxford Comma” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa“. The band’s most recent album, Contra, was released in 2010.” 

Wow. That was easy. Now we are all up to speed.

When it comes to which album is better, I’ve heard great arguments for each. However, I think whichever one you hear first is the one you’ll end up liking the most. This is also the case with the movies “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch.” It just so happens I saw Lock Stock first and listened to Contra first, so these are the ones I like more.


White Sky  – I love this song. It makes me smile 🙂

Taxi Cab – let’s slow it down a bit

I Think Ur a Contra 

now go to bed kids. 

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol 12. Saturday Night Edition

That’s right, I acknowledge that it is not Friday, but I just stumbled upon such an awesome video that I had to make an exception.

I give you “Three White Horses” by Andrew Bird.

Reasons I like this video/song:

1. Andrew Bird has a cool voice.
2. Andrew Brid can play the violin and sing at the same time. That takes coordination.
3. The change in tempo at 2:15 is nifty.
4. Andrew Bird has a nice scarf.

5. Bald bass player has a nice sweatshirt.
6. Guitarist has a nice plaid shirt like the one I got for Christmas.
7. I like songs that express melancholy in a fast-paced manner.
Happy New Year!

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol. 11: New Video Edition

Breaking the rules a bit for the Rest Easy, Friday Night post, but I hope you’ll excuse me. Tonight, instead of group of songs from a selected artist you’ll find just one video with one song. This is the video I put together from the recent trip to Harkers Island in search of False Albacore. How’d it go? Play the video and find out.

Have a great weekend!

“Harkers Island 101”

The folks who fish from the shore of Harkers Island, North Carolina are lovingly referred to as the “Sand People.” Just like the Tusken Raiders from those movies that one guy (George Loomis or something?) made, little is known about the Sand People and their lifestyle. I present to you a short expose about the elusive fly fisherman and their obsessive quest to hook up with a False Albacore from the banks of Harkers Island. Was this trip a success? You’ll just have to watch and see for yourself.
Filmed with my iphone and goproHD
Music by me.

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol 10: Flight of the Conchords

There are few words to describe the awesomeness of this band. All I can do is implore you to listen.  If you are strapped for time, just watch “Business Time.” It is the best. I can’t wait for you to listen. I’m so excited for you.

“Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”


“Issues (Think About It)”

“Business Time”

“Something for the Ladies”

Rest Easy, Friday Night: Vol 9. Mason Jennings

My life is like this table in front of me. Full of to-do lists, books, bills, clutter, a trout unlimited calendar…. Just have a lot on the plate right now. Is that bad? No. Not at all. It just means, I’ve had less time to interact with this blog and you all that happen to swing by from time to time. I also haven’t been able to visit your pages and read the great content you’ve been putting out these last couple weeks.

I thought the least I could do until I finish editing down the latest fish footage (finish? I have to start first) is to give you another Friday evening with some good tunes. Enter Mason Jennings. 

He has a distinctive voice and thoughtful lyrics. Born in Hawaii. Started his music career in Minneapolis. Enjoy.
Two slow songs below. I’ll warn you so you can skip them if that isn’t your thing.
“Fighter Girl”


“Be Here Now” **Favorite**
“Ballad for My One True Love” ** the slow one **

“Bitter Heart” ** the slow one **