i have no photos for this post.
a lot of times i lament on being alone.
sometimes it’s not such a bad thing.
right now i am sitting in a hot bath bookmarking every blog i’ve ever been interested in on my laptop.
i’m drinking a mocha frappuccino.
and i’m singing an old song very loudly and badly, with no backup music.
and no one is here to raise an eyebrow.
did i mention i had a bag of potato chips for dinner?
when you are home alone, no one cares how quirky you are.
and the kids aren’t home for another hour.
I first heard Brushfire Fairytales in 2003 when my girls were just wee ones. and jack was just a surfer who had made his first record. today i still love to start my day with these three songs, here, here, and here. they hold absolutely no significance to me personally, i just like the way they make me feel and i love hearing my children running around the house going le,de,de, de,da,da,da-dah,da-da, la da, da da da, da-hah, da-dah.
i didn’t like “to the sea” at first but now i realize how close those songs are to my beloved Brushfire Fairytales and now everyone knows who jack johnson is. i used to feel that his songs were the background to my life. now they are the background to a lot of people’s lives.
but to me he will always be the surfer singing songs about love and the goodness of this earth and if a lot of other people get to enjoy that too well then all the better. to me i’m just happy he picked up a guitar and opened his mouth and decided to share his thoughts with the rest of the world.
and for carrying this reminder in my head all day:
move like a jellyfish, rhythm is nothing, you go with the flow, you don’t stop
“champion the idea of one love, all people the same, one beautiful race, making a home of this beautiful place……”
–Jason Mraz, “Anything You Want”
my daily happy song, love his words.
Good morning! Or trying to make it be so. One of the great things about having children is being introduced to wonderful music and books and illustrators that capture an innocent, sweet, kind vibration to the house. We need that today, so I am starting this morning out as I do sometimes with this sweet song. Thought I would share it here as well, though I may have before
It makes me smile and starts the day off right. Even if you don’t have children you may enjoy…………Dan Zanes and I say, Hello, Hello, Hello.
It’s going to be about the spiritual this week, I am afraid.
I’m balancing two worlds in one. Two halves to a whole.
And I love this song.
Meet three of my favorite guys…
p.s. it’s me again. do you think Matt Costa is tired of holding his mouth open like that?
Or otherwise subtitled “I Don’t Think Brushfire Records Has Ever Produced Music I Don’t Love”.
Even when I am an old 94 year old woman I will still have a mad crazy crush on Jack Johnson and his beautiful music and besides being talented and lovely and proactive he has this great company that bring me more talented, lovely and proactive musicians I come to love. Case in point, Zach Gill, who has performed with Jack, and I thought this song a bit fitting today (besides which I’m too lame to put up a real post). But no really, I love to share music about as much as I love to share books and I haven’t posted any music in awhile since I tend to listen to the same six people over and over.
If you are having one of those crazy frustrating days like I had today, or your family is getting on your last nerve, or you like men who play the accordian, or you just appreciate a good Jack Johnson cameo, enjoy this!
If I could have one artist write the soundtrack for my life I would not need even one second to decide, because this man’s music defines my heart and soul.
Jack Johnson‘s music pops up on my ipod again and again and again….
Apparently there is an Ambient radio station on Itunes called Birdsong Radio.
That’s what it is.
It’s like a little bit of heaven after a rough day.
Now to find one called Rain.
Oh no, that’s what I had last night…outside.
Thanks to everyone for their wonderful emails and comments about my horrid day yesterday and am feeling much better about myself today.
In the meantime, since it’s late and I’m promising myself sleep tonight (one goal), here is a quick list of what’s playing in the car and on the itunes this month. I’m in a bluesy, mellow, reggaeish (word?) mood this month.
Lizzie, got some itunes cards yet?
“Out Loud” Dispatch
“Big String” Corey Harris
“Constellations” Jack Johnson
“Beautiful World” Colin Hay
“I Love The Rain The Most” Joe Purdy
“Calling All Cars” Sean Hayes
“Collie Man” Slightly Stoopid
“Desert Sunrise” Brett Dennen
“Everlong” Foo Fighters
“Three Little Birds” Bob Marley
“Darkness Between The Fireflies” Mason Jennings
“These Streets” Paolo Nutini
“Island In The Sun” Weezer
“Dragonfly” Ziggy Marley
I am in a really fine place this morning. So I started out my day this way.
Need some love? Need a little booty shake? C’mon. Michael Franti may be the best thing I’ve found this year.
In case you missed his gloriously touching video ”Hey World, Don’t Give Up”, I posted it here. But watch it first then come back here to get your joy on.