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LIVE: Ben Howard

“Only Love”

Last night, Ben Howard and his band totally killed it on Jimmy Kimmel. This guy has such a unique voice and it really shines during this performance. The tune shows nice range too, starting and ending slowly and softly, but also getting a bit rockin’ towards the end.

Ben Howard

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Song Of The Day

Feist – “The Bad in Each Other”

While I haven’t been listening to it as intensely as I did a few months ago, the latest Feist album is still in my rotation and whenever I do listen, I hear even more. When the album was really starting to resonate with me, I decided it would be incredible to see these songs done live, so I’m going to try my best to get tickets for her show this spring. I woke up to the news that she’ll play House Of Blues on May 7th! Pre-sale starts tomorrow.


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Song Of The Day

Girlyman – “Supernova” [LIVE]

Tomorrow night I’ll be seeing Girlyman live in concert for my second time. Since I last saw them, one of the band members was diagnosed with Leukemia and the future of the band was pretty uncertain. I’m so happy to say that since then, she’s made a full recovery. About two months ago, they announced she was in remission. In this video, she talks a bit about her diagnosis, and they perform a new tune…the title track of their new album that’s slated to come out sometime next year. I’m really psyched to hear some of their new material, and see the band perform with an undoubtedly renewed spirit.


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Lyric Of The Week

The Tallest Man On Earth – “King Of Spain”

Kristian Matsson always grabbed my attention with his incredible sound and voice, but I hadn’t watched a video of him performing until today. Now I’m in love! He’s got such a vibe up there…such great facial expressions and energy… he’s downright playful during this performance on Jools Holland. Besides developing a new crush, I was also moved to really listen to the words of this tune for the first time. And they are brilliant.

“I never knew I was a lover,
Just cause I steal the things you hide,
Just cause I focus while we’re dancing,
Just cause I offered you a ride.

Still I am not from Barcelona,
I am not even from Madrid.
I am a native of the North Pole
And that can mess up any kid.

Well if you could reinvent my name,
well if you could redirect my day,
I wanna be the King of Spain.

And I will settle in Pamplona
And I’ll provoke the bulls with words
And then I’ll send a man to meet them all
Blood is fake, so I have heard.

And all the senoritas sighing,
Will be the fountain of my lies.
But while we’re floating in siestas
You search for bottles and for knives.

Well if you could reinvent my name,
Well if you could redirect my day,
I wanna be the King of Spain.

And I wear my boots of Spanish leather
Oh while I’m tightening my crown.
I’ll disappear in some flamenco
Perhaps I’ll reach the other side.

Why are you stamping my illusion?
Just cause I stole some eagle’s wings
Because you named me as your lover
Well, I thought I could be anything.

Well if you could reinvent my name,
well if you could redirect my day,
I wanna be the King of Spain.”

The Tallest Man On Earth

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