One of my favourite times in church is when we sing the Doxology. It’s beautiful. We sang it at our wedding.
I’ve spent the morning listening to a new-to-me band called Gungor. I’m blown-away by their passion and musicality. I stumbled upon the lead singers acoustic version of the Doxology and it’s awesome. Have a listen. I may just have to take-up classical guitar again.
After you’re done that, you should listen to this one. If you don’t feel like listening to the whole thing, skip ahead to the 4:00 mark. Amazing.
(For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Doxology, the words to it are, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.” You can listen to a more traditional singing of it here.)
I was introduced to these guys a few months ago and while I really enjoy their unique style I find her eyes a bit bothersome. Too piercing. Anyways, have a listen and let me know what you think!
I figured it was about time I did a few more music posts. I just heard this song by Florence + The Machines for the first time last week. The video is a bit…weird, but if you can get past that then I’m sure you’ll be able to enjoy the song. She’s got a beautiful voice so have a listen and tell me what you think.
(you’ll have to follow the jump over to youtube because it’s a vevo video…or something.)
I’m taking the kids and heading up to Victoria Beach for a few days of blissful cottage life; bakeries, ice cream, beaches and lazy napping afternoons. What more could you want in life? Nothing. Although, come to think of it, it would all be made just that much better by listening to The Black Keys while doing it. I’ll leave you with an amazing song from them called Tighten Up. If you haven’t heard of them before then you should fix your horrible run-of-luck right now by listening to this song. Their newest album, Brothers, is absolutely, start to finish, perfect. If you’re not into the whole Blues-rock thing then…well…I just don’t know what to say. My heart goes out to you I guess.
One of James close friends got me hooked on Arcade Fire, a husband and wife indie rock group from Montreal. I can’t get enough of them. They’ve got a different sort of sound, using obscure instruments that you normally don’t find in today’s music; glockenspiel, French horn…ripping pages of a magazine for percussion. Very interesting stuff. Have a listen.
I’ve heard this song on the radio a few times and while it’s a catchy tune and all the thing I like most about it is that I just can’t sit still while it’s playing. Inevitably my head starts bopping, my fingers start drumming, my shoulders start rocking from side to side. I’m sure I look like a total fool to the person in the car next to mine but you only live once right? Why not enjoy the music of the French group Phoenix while you still can? There’s a number of songs that’ll do that for me and this is one of them. Enjoy!
Lisztomania or Liszt fever is a term used to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward Franz Liszt during his performances. This frenzy was first occurred in Berlin in 1841 and was later coined by Heinrich Heine in a feuilleton he wrote on April 25, 1844, discussing the 1844 Parisian concert season. The word is a portmanteau of “Liszt” and “mania”. Lisztomania was characterized by intense levels of hysteria demonstrated by fans. (Taken from Wikipedia)
James and I had the privilege of listening to some amazing music last night at the West End Cultural Center. The show was inspiring to say the least. The songs painted pictures and told stories that were so easy to get lost in…I could have sat and listened for hours more. Take a second and head over to Del Barber’s MySpace page and have a listen, I’m sure you’ll be pleased with what you hear.