A Better Way
I'm blissfully (at times) over-employed now, so I don't have time to ramble, but I want to keep this blog thing up, so I will post a short list of "things I want to share but Tomoe is getting sick of me sharing with her - so I will share it with you". These are some things from today or over the weekend.
My latest iTunes purchase is Isobel Campbell: After Belle Comes 'Ballad'. From what I heard on NPR as I rode my bike home from work tonight, it's gonna be played a lot around here. Check it out.
On a similar note, Ben Harper has his newest album out (which I purchased a few days ago and recommend). Some songs will take a bit of getting used to, but some are instant hits (for me), such as A Better Way, which can be heard in it's entirety at All Songs Considered. I put it up there with his great "With My Own Two Hands" (Windows Media | Real Player | various) as a great inspirational song for anyone who wants to make what they do have some value in the world but, like me, just doesn't have a clue how. The videos for both songs can be seen at rolling stone. CHECK THEM OUT!
Ben Harper is the only artist I have ever paid money to see more than once -and I will pay again the next time he is ever in my area. CHECK THEM OUT.
There was one more group/singer that I had on my list to buy, but I can't remember now, and Tomoe's bugging me to clean the table or something or other now, so I have to go.... Maybe cleaning the table is the extent of the value I can create in the world.
UPDATE: Wait, wait... After writing that, I realized that I had also payed to see Maceo Parker twice.