This weekend, I had the opportunity to see this wonderful 19th century pipe organ in action. I was actually there to listen to a lecture on the restoration of the church’s stained glass windows, when the organist started playing. It was all too easy to sit back and imagine the church full of worship peers all decked out in their period attire.
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Don’t you hate it when the man with the least amount of rhythm on earth still has more rhythm than you? And, since when did David Byrne get so old looking? Still, got to give it to him. He and St. Vincent sound great together and of course his videos are always on the quirky side of the curve.
To me, perhaps even more than my camera, music is an important part of my life. In our home, in the car, and even in my office, I have music plaing all the time. Here are a few songs that have been buzzing in my ears this week:
I have always been and will always be a folkie. This week, the new wave of talented folk artists have had my attention. One band from the UK, one from Iceland, and one from the Goold Ole U. S. of A..
It has been a good week, indeed.
It's been a while since I shared a great music video with all of you fine people. Here is a particularly beautiful one. Wait for the change at 2:50 and be prepaired to have your trippy little minds blown away. Good stuff.
A young woman named Kennedy introduced my to this incredible duo about two years ago. Last year, Sweet Mama and I went to see them and had a wonderful night.
Is it my imagination or is Joy williams pregnant? She's still moving pretty amazingly. Actually, sometimes her hand gestures seem a little too much for me and I often find her easier to watch with my eyes closed. that's not to take away from her beauty, I just don't want to be distracted from her wonderful sound.
Here is a bonus for you, another one of my favorites from their first album. See how generous I am to you?
Everything that I have heard from this album is fantastic. Looks like I need to add another artist to my download list. So much music, so little time.
I arrived at the farm this morning to find my friend Debbie practicing her mandolin by the light of the window. What's a photographer to do?
Debbie and her friend Rob have a concert tomorrow night and she was fine tuning her performance. In case you are wondering, she is playing a nineteenth century mandolin. The instrument is gorgeous and in Debbie's hands, it sounds wonderful.
I had the 70-210mm f2.8 mounted on the camera body & had to back up against the wall to get these shots in. Still, I ended up cropping a little closer to make them feel more intimate. I hope you like them.
I've been listening to this band from Iceland for a couple weeks now and they have really proven to be a great play. Seems to be a lot of interesting music coming out of Iceland these days. Is this a new trend or have we just discovered the music of the little island?
Brandi Carlile's new album comes out in early June. I thought you might like a sneak peek. IF you aren't familiar with her music, I think you will love her voice. So, give it a try!
When I'm in the mood for pop, I really like a polished sound. Ten years ago, I might have kept my love of good pop to myself. However, at fifty years old, I think I've earned the right to come out of the pop closet.