Monday, March 26, 2007

st patricks day

st patricks day is more than just me being irish and getting drunk
Current mood: cold

amazing music really makes you sit and think and your mind races.

in light of the most recent holiday, which is by far one of my most favorites due to the partying nature of myself and the holdiay and my heritage, i would like to acknowledge one of my favorite tunes of all times. st patricks day by john mayer. the last song on his debut album room for squares, this song is beautiful. there is nothing that isnt perfect about this song.

here. comes a cold. break out the winter coats, and find a love. to call your own.

this love song starts at the ending of fall and goes on through untill st pattys, one of my favorite sections of the year, winter and all the holidays.

something about the way the blue lights on a black night can make you feel more.

john mayer is my favorite musician of all time, john mayer then ben folds and then plenty of others after that, but mr jm, amazing guitar player, amazing person, amazing writer. he is inspirational on levels i dont think he will ever be able to know.

it was warm out today, really warm for being march still, but i have a chill running down my spine that shakes me back to the temperature of st patricks day.

the velvet underground

the velvet underground
Current mood: dreamy

the velvet underground has been one of the most influencial bands of all times. perfecting what is known as "shoe gaze rock" they formed in the 1960s in new york. just like every great indie band these days. lou reed was the guitarist singer and songwriter and the main creative force behind the velvet underground. also with john cale, sterling morrison and maureen tucker the velvet underground is indie rock at is finest and most original. beautiful brash and bewildering, the velvet underground went on broke new ground untill their break up mid 70s, leaving lou reed to start his succesful solo career. ambulance ltd is one of my favorite indie rock bands to date and there is no doubt the velvet underground is their biggest influence, as well as to my other favorites such as the black keys and the strokes. the kaiser cheifs lead singer ricky wilson said "the velvet underground is one of the best shit bands of all time" and i would have the agree. the velvet underground are shitty, but they amaze me and take my thoughts to cloud drifts where my mind remains deluded and at peace while i listen to their music. if you havent listened to the velvet underground you are missing out. to really understand the mechanics of this band you need to go through them record by record, the mistake i made was only listening to their greatest hits at first. its hard to single out a song you should download. some of my favorites are "candy says" and "some kinda love" both off of their self titled album from the 60s. dreamy, for sure, but isnt that what everyone wants to be? listen to the velvet underground

-adam fitzgerald