Thursday, July 31, 2008

My New Favorite

I enjoy music. There was a point when I knew just about every song on the radio. That's not the case anymore. I do like some popular music. And everyone knows that I love Jack Johnson. But, I also really like the music that not many people know about. There's this satisfaction of knowing a group before they get big...and then they get big...and sometimes they change, and it's different. The magic for me is gone. Until I find a new band. When I was teaching, students would always give me cds to listen to, "Mrs. Green, I think you'll really like these guys. Tell me what you think." I loved that part of teaching! What a perk. My brother-in-law, Scott, has also been known to introduce me to some new music. A few years ago, when Marcus got me my iPod, Scotty shared some of his musical taste with me. We do have some, if not a lot, of the same musical taste, so I was grateful. Honestly though, I didn't give all of it a real listen to right away. But, lately, I stumbled across Ben Kweller -- one of the artists Scotty tried to introduce me to years ago. When I came across this song, Falling, I didn't go on. I listened to it over and over and over again until I memorized all the words. I tend to be a little obsessive when it comes to songs. And it's a great activity to do while I'm running. It keeps my mind focused on something else while my legs just go. Anyway, for the next little bit, I'm going to expose you all to the genius of Ben Kweller's Falling -- as it will be the only song running on this blog for a couple weeks. I haven't moved on from this song, so I don't really know too much of Kweller's other lyrical jewels. One day, though, I assure you, I will listen and see if he's my own one hit wonder, if there are other songs that I love.

One day, I hope to be able to learn to play this on the guitar. How cool would that be?! So, enjoy the tunes. It's catchy, don't you think?


AJ said...

It sounds like a good running song, a good steady beat to keep your feet going at a good pace. I like it too. Thanks for introducing me to something new.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I heard this song on a TV show or movie recently and I really liked it. So, thanks! You play guitar!?!? So do I!! We should jam. Do you need visitors when you are in Washington? I visited Peg and Lee and the boys when they lived there. Bryan was a baby so that means Marcus was about six or so. Christopher had total road rash all over his face (it looked like freeze dried root beer) from a spill he took on his bike. Fun times with those little guys! Though, I have to say, it was FREEZING there, and it was spring! Yikes! But, you're used to it.


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