An old friend.
Posted on January 29, 2009
Justin Vernon's vocals on, Skinny Love really do something to me. Raw and rough, real, simple and completely unpretentious. I'm itching to get to the store and pick up the album, For Emma, Forever Ago. I read somewhere that less intelligent people listen to music emotionally, while more intelligent folks listen intellectually; i.e. the dummy listens to music and it helps him cry while the smarty pants notices how the bass line slips into the killer drum solo, while the vocal drone carries it. However true this might be, I was so annoyed when I read it. I mean, seriously, I'd rather be dubbed a musically mum idiot then only hear music technically. How BORING!?!! I thought of that this morning while shamelessly playing Skinny Love on repeat and feeling blessed by the wealth of ideas running through my brain---an old friend reminding me to go and go and go. ***And then I thought of this song which will be the song of the moment: Oxygen, by Kotogoto. One of the few songs written for me--my favorite. If I couldn't see past the strings in this song, it never would have been written in the first place. (nothing beats a live performance of this one. it's one of the best times when my heart goes on display.***