Tag Archives: folk

Day 276: Lille by Lisa Hannigan

17 Mar

For the third post, I want to feature one of my all time favorite songs.

“Lille” by Lisa Hannigan is a different kind of song to come out of the decade, but it’s so wonderful and I love the video. I feel like I’m dreaming when I listen to it, and it inspires me to write.

I hope you enjoy Lille by Lisa Hannigan, and have a wonderful, dream-filled night!

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Day 233: Ostinato Del Caminito by Black Prairie

3 Feb

This song is incredible! It’s a combination of bluegrass, folk, french music, and a little bit of avant-garde dark material that makes it completely epic!

I love Black Prairie, and I’d say more but I have to get back to my homework.

So enjoy “Ostinato Del Caminito” by Black Prairie

Day 86: White Daisy Passing by Rocky Votolato

14 Aug

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Today is the last day of Paste Mag video week, and I’d love to end it on a beautiful note with Rocky Votolato’s “White Daisy Passing”.

I can’t say much about this song, but just listen to it because it is gorgeous.

Day 81: Young Bride by Midlake

9 Aug

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

To continue Paste Mag Video Week, I bring you another great band from the DVD sampler!

Hailing from Denton, Texas, Midlake is an indie-rock/folk band just waiting to be listened to. The band initially started out playing jazz music (inspired by the likes of Herbie Hancock), but soon transitioned into their current genre over a few years. While they may not be extremely famous here in the US, they make quite an impact in Europe (especially with their label “Bella Union Records” in London, England).

The year the sampler came out, they had a very sweet song called “Young Bride”, accompanied with a video, which made it onto the DVD. While the vid is a bit sad, it is sweet and gentle and something easy to listen to. On a side note, I particularly love the violin part. So gorgeous!!

If you’re a fan of the likes of Fleet Foxes and Blind Pilot, be sure to check out Midlake!

So here you go! Enjoy “Young Bride” by Midlake!

Day 6: Wheres Your Love Go by Slimpickins

26 May

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Good news everyone! I just found out that I get to write for an online magazine called “Sick Of The Radio!” I’ll post the link at a later date when I actually have writing online…

Apart from that, I had a fantastic moment today…

As I was walking to my Jazz history class, I noticed how bright and sunny it was, considering the impending rain storm on the way. I carried my canvas bag instead of my backpack, and I left my sweatshirt lying gracefully on my bed.

However, as I exited my class around 5:20, I noticed that it had not only begun to rain outside, but it was pouring. And by pouring, I mean pouring.

My classroom is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from my dorm, and I was stuck with a canvas bag, bare shoulders, flats on my feet, and a skirt. And as I took the trek home I not only practically destroyed my shoes, I got completely and utterly soaked.

But instead of freaking out about the situation, I laughed.

I laughed and laughed.

What a weird and glorious world this is that I would underestimate the power of Oregon weather! But at least it caught me ready and willing to walk home in the rain.

Anyways, on my way home, I put on my favorite little weird band that I heard over spring break. They’re called Slimpickins, and apart from playing in front of Starbucks, they are known for playing festivals and pubs around the Seattle area. They are so adorable, and their songs always make me smile.

So enjoy their song “Wheres Your Love Go”, with a slideshow of pictures!