Monthly Archives: August 2010

Monday’s Sure Are Swell

I’m not a huge concert goer, but I went to another one Saturday at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. with my music lover. Many bands performed at the No Depression Festival, which has a huge following. Reej and I both thought The Swell Season were the best and they really were fantastic.

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Here is a bit from NPR that I love listening to. I love Glen’s Irish accent, don’t you? The last song in the above video is one of my favorites. And their voices together are perfect harmonies. I don’t think you can find another two that sound more perfect together than they do.

{image via Kirk Stauffer} and {notice that Marketa got her hair cut!}

This is a photograph taken at the concert that night. Take notice of Glen’s guitar and how worn it is. This guy can jam and when you see him live, it’s no wonder that he wears holes in his guitars! He even broke a string on his guitar that night and instead of switching guitars he just involved the audience in a sing-a-long while he performed a busker (a new word I learned that night) trick getting his string knotted and tuned once again. They are absolutely awesome…highly recommended…and if you get the chance to see them play, do not pass it up.

If you’re not familiar with The Swell Season the second song in the above clip, Low Rising, is one of their newest releases and may sound familiar to you. Here is the video for the song below.

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And if you’re still not familiar with The Swell Season, go rent and watch the movie Once. It’s sort of a modern day musical of two characters recording songs for an album and falling in love.

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They both won an Oscar Award for best original song, Falling Slowly, which they both wrote for the movie.

Enjoy the music everyone!


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Music Monday: Sara Bareilles Love

I went to go see Sara Bareilles and a few other artists Saturday in concert. I really, really liked her performance.

Heaven above it was so hot! At least 95F/35C! And we were in the thick of it.

Sunday it actually registered 97F! I’m very ready for some cooler temperatures, so bring on Thursday please! Summer in the Seattle area has just been odd. Cool some days and roaring with flames the next!

Anyway, Sara Bareilles is so talented and I love her voice! She also has a new album that will drop September 7th called Kaleidoscope Heart.

Here’s another video from the actual concert. Enjoy!

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Congo News Story Link

As promised in my last post, here is the link to the piece I spoke of below about the Congo.

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