Indefinite Hiatus

I am saddened to say that I will have to put my blog on an indefinite hiatus due to the fact that I currently have more than I can handle on my plate. I want to thank everyone that has ever visited this blog. I hope I have pleasured your eardrums.

You may continue to follow me on Twitter, where I will still post song recommendations and links to any other cool music related news/songs/etc. I will also continue to be a guest-blogger on Pretty Much Amazing! The Music Blog.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Beirut - Postcards From Italy

When she will marry me outside with the willow trees
And play the songs we made

What I love most about
Beirut is that all his songs seem to take you to different places around the world, mostly Europe though. More specifically, Eastern Europe. This is no surprise considering the fact that he (Zach Condon) dropped out of high school to travel throughout Europe where he picked up a lot of his musical influences. This is especially apparent in his debut album, Gulag Orkestar. "Postcards From Italy," from what I can tell, has nothing to do with Italy and more to do with nostalgia and marrying a girl (perhaps one he met in Italy?). Who knows. But listening to this song, I can almost picture myself floating through the canals of Venice on a gondola while Zach serenades me with this song. If only ...

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