Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math

I don’t know why I’m just now seeing this video.  Wow.

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Fairytale of New York

This song has been in my head for literally 3 weeks. I think it is the best Christmas song ever, followed by River by Joni Mitchell and Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon. I’m obviously excluding traditional Christmas songs – my personal favorite is Carol of the Bells.

Here is the video of Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. I love the Pogues. Shane MacGowan’s voice is so gritty and real. I want to sit down and have a drink with him.

Even though this is a Christmas song, its sentiments carry over to New Year’s too, and I’m still in a reflective mood. The final verse is just beautiful.

Stuck

I’m stuck listening to the same music.  Not that it’s bad or anything.  I think it’s the best, that’s why I listen to it.  But I just spoke with a friend who told me that there is a band named Deerhunter, and I thought he was talking about the movie, The Deer Hunter, starring Robert De Niro.  Great movie.  Came out in 1978, like most of the music I like.  Wake up call?

So, for anyone out there who wants to expand my horizons, let me know.  Please note, Robert Smith, I am not forsaking you.  You come to me when my glass is full of wine.

With that, here’s something I found that I like.  Crystal Fighters, At Home.

Jonsí

In keeping with my obsession with all things Icelandic, here are some video clips from Jonsí. He’s amazing.

I recently purchased Jonsí’s new album, Go. It’s more upbeat and faster than the Sigur Rós albums but just as magical.

And here is some footage of his live show. I really need to see this in person!