When the middle third of Annie McQueen's Take Me Home comes on--it's stepping out of the comfort zone and melding independence and dependence into an anthemic combo. The independence of doing something just for yourself, the dependence of needing love.
It's such a fascinating contradiction, one that probably could be written about for the next million years without any definitive answer, and one that I can guarantee goes way above my experience and writing here.
So I won't try to be pseudo-profound, I'... Read More
Took a few days to enjoy the weather (and honestly not do anything, which included not writing about music). The break was enjoyable but I tremble at the thought of going through emails as I start the process. Nevertheless, I've been sitting on this gem for over a week and I can't any longer.
Eb & Sparrow released a 3 song EP makes me wonder what country would sound like if it stayed on a traditional track instead of today's pop-leaning style. I've listened several times to In The Harbour, trying to place... Read More
These are hazy days.
There are fires burning thousand of acres of land down south in Colorado. The smoke has crept up to Denver and it caused an eerie haze over the city streets yesterday.
The fires are amplified by high winds and high 90's temperatures. The heat has also thrown a wrench into my sleep--in that, it's taking me forever to fall sleep because it's so hot. And when I do fall asleep, I'm having this recurring dream. It's a dream about a girl--a girl that I've known for awhile and never have thought o... Read More
Be mine, be my DNA, don't want to fade away.
I have to readily admit that the lyrics aren't Dylan-esque here, but for whatever reason, I really like that line. I guess as someone that is writing about music, I should be able to better articulate why I like something, but in this case, it eludes me.
Empire Of The Sun is the Australian electro duo that's been together 5+ years (I can't believe that it's been that long since that Walking On A Dream was released). I also can't believe that I haven... Read More
Wes Carr released a new video for his song Amsterdam this past week. The song should be shared on its own strength, and the video is an added bonus. It's a foot stomping gem from Australia.
Buffalo Tales is the the project for Sydney-based singer-songwriter Wes Carr. I've featured a song from his Buffalo Tales moniker previously on the Oz mix. Here's the Buffalo Tales Facebook page.
You can watch above or just listen below. Enjoy Amsterdam.