First off, sorry I missed the "Discover" post this past Monday. I was out of town... Now on to our regularly scheduled post:
I first heard Paolo Nutini about 5 years ago. They started playing his catchy "New Shoes" song on one of our local radio stations. It was fun and I liked it... Then I kind of forgot about him. Well, five years and two albums later, I am rediscovering him and I'm glad that he's still putting out music. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it's still good.
Learn more about Paolo Nutini here.
“We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.” ― C.S. Lewis
If you've gotten off course, turn around. It's okay.
This week, it's time to discover some Georgia music. I've been holding onto Reptar for a little while because I couldn't find any footage that I liked. But they recently did a gig at Audiotree and I always enjoy their videos. Reptar is pretty fun and energetic music to listen to (not to mention, horns are usually a plus for me). The only thing I don't like is the lead singer's tongue seems to keep falling out of his mouth while he sings. I don't know why little things that are weird to me, but there you have it.
On New Year's Eve, I watched the New York Philharmonic perform a bunch of Gershwin songs... Which got me thinking about Billie Holiday. I've been in love with Billie Holiday's voice for years. There's just something magical and lovely about her. Her phrasing is exquisite. She embodies the blues so very well. I wish there were more live footage of her performing.
Learn more about Billie Holiday here.
I've been sitting on this one for a while for a few reasons:
1. I haven't taken the time to check them out.
2. I'm not sure if they're hipsters or not.
3. I kind of like them, but I'm not yet blown away so I don't know what to say.
4. Bombadil is not one of my favorite Lord of The Rings characters.
I know that those are all shallow reasons for not listening to a band (except for reason 2.). Anyway, I like some of their songs and I'm glad to see that they are multi-instrumentalists. Don't let me cloud your judgement of them though.
Well, we've made it to 2015! We might not all be driving around in flying cars or wearing sci-fi-influenced clothing, but maybe we will be! Who knows where this year will lead us... No matter where you find yourself, I hope that this year will be better than the last (even if last year was amazing for you)!