How Lucky We Are….

July 27, 2009 at 10:52 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

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*Warning….this song contains the s-word

Meiko – How Lucky We Are

First off I apologize for the S-word in the song. I really do. This song has honestly been one of my favorites since I heard it. It’s melancholy feel sings to me on a rough day. We can work so hard to achieve something and still fall short. Our timing doesn’t usually line up with the Lord’s timing; well in my case it never really has. We’re always thinking about “Someday.” This has been my trial as of late. I have truly worked as hard as I know how to achieve that next step. I’ve loved our crummy little apartment more than anything in this world. I’ve made friends here that will be friends forever. I have grown as a person here more than I could ever have imagined. Most of all I have had my sweetheart with me here the entire time. Her support for me has been unwavering. I can’t help but think how lucky we are…even though we’re still in this crummy* apartment. I dream of offering my girl something more, and when it seemed to be in sight….it seems God may just have different plans for us. We might just have to take 5 steps back in hope that eventually we’ll move 8 steps ahead…or something like that.

Everyone who knows me knows I’ve had health issues over the last…well 7 or 8 years that I have allowed to hinder my progress. I’ve managed to keep a job and, in my opinion, excel at what I’ve been assigned given the circumstance I’ve had to fight through. Now, when my health is finally where we have been hoping it would be, it’s disheartening to think of starting over in a way. Though I love this crummy little apartment, I want to make that next step, and when my health finally allows me to progress, I might just hit a wall and get to start over again.

One thing is sure: I have an amazing wife, one who, no matter what the situation, makes it easy to say “How Lucky We Are!” though, I can’t wait till that morning comes where we can get in the car and go anywhere we want to go 🙂

I promise a happy post is to follow.

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Indie Music (Female Singers)

April 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm (Music, New Artists (new to me)) (, , , , , , , )

I’m certain that one of the counselors in our bishopric would immediately take away a man card from me for this next post. He gave me a hard time for liking American Idol, so I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be impressed with a post all about Acoustic/Indie-type female singers. We’ll go for it anyways though. I’m not sure what it is but there’s just something about music that is more about the lyrics and mood, than all the production and dance floor ready stuff. I’ve never been partial to (though part of me enjoys) the typical female pop star. It all sounds the same, they just plug in a new powerful voice and pretty face and there’s your new pop star. These artists don’t fall into that category for me. They all have unique and recognizable voices with character. They have the kind of voices that you hear for a couple of second and can say, “Oh (insert name here) sings this!” Let me know who your favorite is.

Katie Herzig

I only recently came across Katie Herzig, and she’s grown on me fast. Her music feels like summer, and is bound to relax you.

Priscilla Ahn

I had a buddy introduce me to her, but that was over a year ago. She has a clear voice and her songs are smart. She’s releasing an album her in the next month or two so look for her to become popular soon.

Tristan Prettyman

Karie and I saw her about two years ago when we went to see Ben Taylor in Park City. It doesn’t translate on her albums but when we saw her live she sounded like Joni Mitchell was singing Jason Mraz type tunes. Her new Album comes out this week, and I think it will be her coming out party. She’s great and is primed for pop success.

Feist

A bit different, but I love it. Her lyrics are creative and her sound is unique.

Debra Fotheringham

She’s a local artist here in Utah, and we discovered her music when we went to see Benton Paul (Who also is amazing) at a house show in Provo. She’s very skilled on the guitar, and again is awesome live. She has a song called “You Are Truth” that in my opinion would be a hit if Norah Jones had it on an album. Debra sings it well, the only reason I say that is Norah already has a following so people would pay more attention to it.

Missy Higgins

Watch out for Missy Higgins. Again it’s only a matter of time before she pulls a Colbie Caillet and is all over the radio here.

Ingrid Michaelson

She’s already made it, but you should check out some of her other tunes, because she’s actually pretty good all around.

Regina Spektor

She’s had a period of success already. She, like Feist is very unique, and her lyrics are amazing. She’s extremely creative you won’t be disappointed.

Nellie Mckay

She’s another Norah Jones type singer. Only most of her tunes are very sarcastic and dark. You’d never know it unless you listen to the lyrics though. She has a couple good positive songs, but for the most part her songs are cynical.

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