Savour That Glance We Had

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For those of you that like Frank Turner or other like-minded music, I want to share Whale Eye and his song Tiny Bodies. This folk diddy is not quite 3 minutes long but packs quite a punch. The lyrics are a goldmine, particularly the refrain progression of “scowl and move along” to “scour the room a while” to “savour that glance we had.”

I have been listening to it for a couple days on pretty heavy rotation and it has not worn on me. In fact, the repeated listens reinforced the idea that I should be writing about it and sharing it.

Whale Eye is Dylan Turner. The Canadian released his debut EP, The Good Die Young, at the end of May and you can purchase it on Bandcamp.

Like him on Facebook and enjoy Tiny Bodies.

  Whale Eye - Tiny Bodies by 1146miles

Leave Tonight Or Live And Die This Way

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I don’t make any effort to hide that I am a sucker for nostalgia. It’s not an absolute that I think that the past is great and the future is not. In fact, I am probably irrationally hopefully for the fates that lie ahead. But as I continue to contradict myself, the nostalgia I have is the yearning for that feeling that was fleeting and I haven’t had since.

The sentimentality is almost certainly an attracting force of nostalgia. Give me enough stories about the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation and I will well up (just give me just one story of someone giving a damn about the wellbeing of someone less fortunate without an ulterior motive, actually). As time passes, I think about the time passing and I am afraid that I am not making the impact that I once was.

This is one of those things that I think about too frequently…

Yesterday, Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car came on the radio. The song is almost as old as I am. I didn’t hear it when it came out or much since then, but I didn’t need to until it came on. I have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles on roads and runways and the ways that the crows fly. I could have run into that intersection that had Fast Car on the radio many years ago, but I turned left and it came on yesterday.

When you are there, listening to this alone with your thoughts, you gain a glimpse into your outlook. This is one of those Rorschach tests of a song. It can be a hopeful ode to overcoming or a sobering check that this is all there is. I don’t have any intention of swaying anyone’s perspective or revealing my own, but take a listen or take a drive in a fast car.

  Tracy Chapman - Fast Car by ladyrosa

Will You Love Me When I Die

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There are some small and big differences to 1146 miles. It should play nicer with mobile devices and there were some caching and database fixes that I won’t bore anyone about. Let me know what you think about the changes if you notice them.

With all of that said, I am publishing a song that I’ve had in a draft since January. It’s about time that I profess my love for it. RAJ’s Will You Love Me When I Die is an intimate song that gives voice to all our insecurities. It strips it all away, tells it as you feel, and bares it all. It’s somewhat fitting for a Sunday morning.

Enjoy.

  Will You Love Me When I Die (Demo) by RÁJ

What We Do In The Darkness

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A supremely catchy new song from Arkells.

Come To Light seems to be short; it plays so quickly that I’m left to play it again because I just want to hear it again. It still sounds good on the ninth listen as it did on the first or third.

The Arkells fill nicely into the 21st century void of alternative pop bands. The fractured music consumption environment just doesn’t seem to be favoring the genre right now and instead the race to the bottom of some of today’s EDM (which was rather brilliantly skewered by SNL’s Daavinci digital short). Regardless, there’s a bunch of awesome music being produced if you like the genre. Just take a listen of the new Arkells material for an example.

Their Record Store Day Motown split is also awesome if you haven’t heard it (I’m such a sucker for any cover of Get Ready).

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  Arkells - Come To Light by Arkells