Thursday, April 7, 2011

Songs for working, working, working... (Langhorne Slim, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones)

I've been super busy at work, sidelined with the flu, and still trying to learn to play a song on the guitar (errr, I seriously suck). I have been listening to way more music than normal, spending a lot of time back in the roots of my music tastes.

Langhorne Slim - Land of Dreams

Ever since I saw him live, I have been listening non-stop to Langhorne Slim. He's makes me oh-so super swoony. This is a seriously beautiful song and I can't help but be so drawn in by his lyrics. He tells these amazingly detail-rich stories that tempt my imagination and suck me into a dreamy state. It is fun to get a little lost and dreamy sometimes.

Everyone becomes invisible in the land of dreams...

The Beatles - Yesterday

Each time I hear this song, I am more and more floored by just how beautiful, emotional, and honest it is. Paul McCartney captures emotions in a way that can both unbalance and steady my heart. I lovingly joke that music is my religion and I can say that with 100% certainty that all I ever needed to understand about love came from Paul McCartney (ok, maybe a few others too, but Paul definitely tops that list).

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be, there's a shadow hanging over me...

The Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper

What a drag it is getting old... When I want to rock out, dance, and just have a good time, I always turn to early Rolling Stones tracks. Jagger’s spirit is so amazing and infectious that it makes me dream and wish that I was back in England in the 60's. Growing up, I would put the A-side of Flowers on the record player and listen over and over again while I painted. Even now, when I listen to the album, it gives me that feeling back. I'm always amazed at how good it sounds.

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