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.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Jack Johnson - The News

A billion people died on the news tonight
But not so many cried at the terrible sight

Am I the only one that feels they can't listen to Jack Johnson unless it's sunny outside? Or a warm day? I'm sure many people listen to him rain or shine, but his music is so bubbly and warm that I never consider listening to him on a cold day. Interestingly he's made quite the name for himself for writing such simple songs.

The News" is an example of one of these simple songs. Also an example of how he can put you to sleep with his singing. I don't mean that in a bad way though. He just has an extremely soothing voice. But I'd like to take a moment and point out how I find it really odd that he sings "the unobtrusive tones" in two different songs from the same album--Brushfire Fairytales. Did he think I wouldn't notice!? Anyway, I've always really liked "The News." I always felt the quiet guitar and vocals were a perfect combination for such a sad song.

Favourite Part: How the song sounds like a lullaby. If it wasn't for the lyrics I might not find this aspect so great, but I can just picture him as a boy with his head on his mom's lap while she sings him to sleep and the TV flashes with the news. It makes for an interesting listen.

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