My family and I first found Rising Appalachia during our first First Friday Art Walk and I was hooked. The energy and vision of their music is invigorating, but it’s their soul and their joy that really makes it beautiful. I found this and had to share.
I’m also a sucker for trains (and am long overdue for a train ride) and jam sessions.
PS – I also took this video while we were there. I had a longer one on my GoPro, but it seems to have eaten it. If I can recover it I’ll post it.
I cannot live without music. I am very eclectic in my taste in tunes, just as in every other category, so I will listen to just about any kind of music depending on my mood. I keep a notebook of the songs I like, and any time I write there is music playing. In fact, if you look through any of my writing, you will often find songs titles jotted in analog margins or notated digitally.
Over the years, I have progressed from LPs to 45s to cassettes to CDs and, more recently, to internet radio.
When Pandora first emerged I geeked out. The idea of being able to create my own radio stations and share my music, even with the occasional ad, was fabulous. There were a few copycats showed up not long after that, but it wasn’t till my husband started using Grooveshark that I took notice.
Grooveshark has had its fair share of issues, but has still provided us with hours of listening for free. Unlike Pandora, though, it doesn’t suggest new music based on what our likes and dislikes are. That is something that has introduced us to some incredible music we would never have found otherwise, like Beats Antique.
Anything listed below that has an actual song title next to it is on my current playlist. I may like some, all or none of the artist other than the ones listed, but I’ll leave that up to you to investigate.
Soundtrack: The Secret Life of Arrietty – Arrietty’s Song, Our House Below, Spiller, Sho’s Waltz, An Uneasy Feeling, The Wild Waltz
Soundtrack: Ghost n the Shell: Standalone Project – Lithium Flower, Run Rabbit Junk, Inner Universe
Soundtrack: Record of Lodoss Wars – Niji
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
the MYST series (Myst, Riven, Exile)
Newsboys – I Am Second, Shine
Rob Dugan – Clubbed to Death (Matrix)
Linkin Park – Burn It Down
Depeche Mode – Lie to Me
Ellie Goulding – Lights, Human
Hilary Grist – Right for You, City of Green and Blue
Onra – Last Tango in Saigon
Alex Clare – Too Close
Katy Perry – Wide Awake, Firework
Willow Smith – I Am Me
Prodigy – Firestarter, Breathe (my web design music)
Rammstein – Feuer Frei!, Du Hast
…and too many to list from a list that is constantly growing.
We surf around on YouTube a lot and have come across some pretty incredible things, one of which is ConcreteBeat.
Backstory. Years ago, early 90’s, I got to live close enough to NYC to be able to drive up for the weekends and hang out. It is a whole ‘nother world there. You see and hear stories about New York all the time, major motion pictures, the news. Being there, though, is an incredible experience and one that you’re not likely to forget.
Shiver me timbers! ‘Tis been a year ashore already since the last International Talk Like a Pirate Day floated past. Funny how time flies when y’ur busy pillaging art supplies and plundering the daily work load. Despite havin’ it in me planner, the one covered in Mooole skin, I overlooked it and had to be reminded by an ARRR’tful IM this mornin’.
Here is a quick collection of piratey goodness I plundered for y’ur enjoyment…