maybe this’ll be a holiday song christmas countdown? this was the first starflyer 59 song i ever heard, and i’m pretty sure it actually changed my life. i was 12 years old, heard this song (probably on a 7-ball sampler?), then asked my parents for sf59’s americana, damien jurado’s waters ave s, and pedro the lion’s it’s hard to find a friend for christmas. like good parents, they got me exactly what i wanted. and, like a good person, i stopped listening to so much dc talk.
yesterday, i sang this song in the shower. this morning, i woke up with it playing in my head. right now, it’s playing in my ears. (well, it’s playing on my ipod, which is connected to my stereo, which is connected to air waves, which are connected to my ears, which…you get the idea).
i figured out yesterday that i haven’t seen him play live since february 3rd, 2004. that’s all kinds of wrong and ridiculous. hoping to change it soon, but some changes are hard to make when you live in the great white north.
(truth time…i was originally gonna upload on the way, but the file was too big)
(truth time, pt 2: angel has been on every mix i’ve ever made for a girl ever)
i’ve been listening to this album all morning, and i never want to stop.
in a related story, i’ve figured out that the only things that ever really get attention on here are the things that people already know and love…which really isn’t fair to the world, if you think about it.
anyway, this is like everything you love, but better. it’s got the front porch feelings of iron and wine or bonnie prince billy, with a little of the creepiness of cary ann hearst. it also has feelings. and banjos.