Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm wasted on you.



Why can't I stop listening to this album called A Book Like This by Angus & Julia Stone? Don't answer that. Please. I'm not one who looks for concrete reasons when it comes to love and music, especially when the latter deals with my heart ... especially when it has the singular power to transform my thoughts and feelings and character. So I suppose I'm not really looking for an answer here. Maybe there isn't one. I'm just wondering why them? Why the Australians? Why now? What kind of understated power do they yield that Creed never did? (Okay, so I know the answer to that.) But I can't stop listening to this song (or "Wasted" or "Private Lawns" and alla the rest) and their voices and the simplicity of it all. Today, there's no push to move on to something else. I may have had a touch of insomnia last night, this is true. I may have been palling around with Brad Pitt and Jon Jensen in Missouri in my subconscious about 20 minutes before I woke up, showered, breakfasted, made a lunch and rushed off to work for a meeting that went and got itself canceled. I may be stopping and starting the writing of a speech where I have to envision myself as someone else. But this music? It continues. Forever. Or at least until 4:59 PM. It's the best fuel around.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

Maybe it's because the Australians denied you the chance to live with them.

Cindy said...

I just bought this album. It is pretty nice.

Dainon. said...

Good girl. I get half a penny for each person that does so after reading my blog entry on them. Way to start a trend!

jess said...

they opened for brett dennen a few weeks ago and were fabulous. i told spencer he would have fallen in love with julia if he was there. i think you would've too. they're great live. i heart her voice.

Dainon. said...

That same tour is headed this way shortly. Brett, for me, is fairly "meh," but I'd like to sneak in for that opening act. For sure.

TC said...

This stabbed me. And when that happens I need a bandage. I'm buyin the CD today (but doubt the local music store will have it, at least the healing process can begin). This is beautiful in its simplicity, and for some reason, in my mind's ear, I hear the faint sound of a banjo.

jess said...

brett is better in person than his newest album. i guess i like "meh." :)

Sherpa said...

I've been going back and forth on buying this album for a couple of weeks. I should just buy it, I guess.