Posts Tagged 'today’s tunes'

today’s tunes: the gloaming – the Booley House (live at the NCH)

this is a beautiful instrumental song by the group known as The Gloaming (I’ve posted previous songs from them here).

the video is a brilliant time-lapse of a pen and ink with watercolor sketch by Donegal-born Limerick-based illustrator Jacob Stack.

the Booley House will be on their upcoming album: Live at NCH (will be released on Real World Records on March 2nd 2018.)

 

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today’s tunes: Spark – by Niklas Paschburg

I heard this song the other day on “All Songs Considered” on NPR with Bob Boilen, and just loved it.  I found the video later and love the nautical theme as well! the song is an instrumental, an ambient soothing blend of piano and synthesizer.  from the NPR site:

Niklas Paschburg is a German composer woven from a similar cloth as Nils Frahm, Daniel Wohl and other artists who stand at the intersection of classical and electronic music. The gorgeous, wayward “Spark,” from his debut album, Oceanic (out Feb. 9 on 7K!), captures the atmosphere of the Baltic Sea coast where he recorded it.

today’s tunes: ain’t that a shame

Fats Domino – may he rest in peace.

today’s tunes: nineteen hundred and eighty five

a sailor on the Sunfish Forum was looking for help determining the age of his Minifish, and posted this hull ID number. 


the last 2 digits indicate the year the boat was built: 1985. 

makes me think of this groovy number by Sir Paul, himself no stranger to the Sunfish sailboat!

today’s tunes: a hand to take hold of the scene

I learned about this band Okkervil River from the old independent radio station WOXY out of Cincinnati.  as is often the case, I prefer the live, and in this case acoustic, version of this song to the original album version.

 When we’re so far from right,
When we’re losing the fight,
When we are letting the light weaken its beam
Oh, oh, Is there a hand to take hold of the scene?

today’s tunes: the system only dreams in total darkness

the 1st single off the upcoming new album from The National.

am I excited? yep, maybe just a smidge.

the new album will be released September 8, 2017 and is titled “Sleep Well Beast”. you can pre-order the album here.

Tracklist:
  • Nobody Else Will Be There
  • Day I Die
  • Walk It Back
  • The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
  • Born to Beg
  • Turtleneck
  • Empire Line
  • I’ll Still Destroy You
  • Guilty Party
  • Carin at the Liquor Store
  • Dark Side of the Gym
  • Sleep Well Beast

today’s tunes: luck of the Irish?

well this was a slightly misleading title for the blog post, but timed well with St. Patrick’s Day.

today’s tunes is from the band The Gloaming, an incredible piece called “The Pilgrim’s Song” from their 2nd album.

the band has just a great overall sound, a nice mixture of classical and folk music, with fantastic violin/fiddle strung throughout all of their songs.

here are the English translation of the lyrics:

The land spoke like a temple
The Rivers journey was winding
to their knees the valleys genuflected
the sign of he cross on the branches

I heard the gospel on the wind
and holiness was upon the earth
This was where my first love lived
I’d not been this way for so long

I saw life like a tale from the Fianna
Long ago when it was morning
The way a magic wand takes the sword’s shape
In the hands of children

There is a vision, that I know well
Simmering in the womb of my imagination
A bright flame without substance, a breath,
Pleading for an appropriate shape.

more information on the song and the studio album can be found here via their label, Brassland.

I’ve posted one song previously by The Gloaming: “the sailor’s bonnet”


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