I first saw/heard Brad Hoshaw and the Seven Dead Lies at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Ne. We listened for about 45 minutes and I bought their self-titled CD. It is outstanding. Here is his newest project. It is the “rough draft” of his upcoming CD. He will put the sales money from this rough album towards a fully produced studio album.
A slower sound. A step away from the light hearted. Calming and refreshing.
Tonight I bring to you the musical equivalent of Peanut Butter and Jelly. Both are strong independently and deserve their own spotlight, but when combined, it is a fusion creating an entire new entity.
I came across the album “Raising Sand” by Allison Kraus and Robert Plant a litter over a year ago.
The eerie qualities of Led Zeppelin’s front man are evened out by Kraus’ perfect pitch. Oh, sooooo good.
Let’s start slow with a song that has one of my favorite lines…. “Leaves were falling, just like embers. In colors red and gold, they set us on fire…”
Next we will pick up the pace with a cover that just plain rocks. I must have listened to this song 30 times. when I checked out the CD form the library.
We’ll finish it up with this softer whisper of a song. “Stick with me Baby.” Think of it as desert. A smooth chocolate mousse or the creamy, slow-churned pumpkin ice cream I picked up at the store tonight.
Enjoy the weekend everyone. Hope you get outside. We’ve got rain planned everyday.
Tonight, I bring you Regina Spektor. I discovered her one morning before work. A “new” music video on VH1 called “Fidelity.” That was probably her biggest hit, but she has put out so many good songs. Sara and I saw her live in Omaha at a small venue. She was spectacular. Enough words. Time for Regina.
Now that you’ve been introduced to her eccentricity, here is a cover of someone more familiar, John Lennon’s “Real Love.”
That song was a contender for our wedding song. I’ll finish with one of her popular tunes. A beautiful song slower. If you want to finish on something more upbeat, look for “Fidelity”. it won’t disappoint.
Have a great weekend everyone. I’m hoping to tie a few shrimp this weekend. I’ll get back to you with the results.