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Sad Bastard Songs: Folkies

I say folk, but I’m sure someone will correct me, but it’s close. I guess in a perfect world we’d have a better term for folk/rock/pop/blues-ish music…
However, in a perfect world, my mom would have realized that I was a massively mature 16 year old who deserved to go to Lilth Fair and Austin is NOT too far for me to go for a concert…. But it’s not perfect, is it, mom? IS IT?!?
But I’m fine. It’s fine…I’m over it. It’s fine….*sniff*

Train Song – Mindy Smith
I get the feeling that when he gets off that damn train, she’s gonna stab his a**.

The Chain – Ingrid Michaelson
Who doesn’t love a good round? It’s like being at a very sad Girl Scout camp. (Also, this is live. Now you’re more impressed…)

Does He Love You? – Rilo Kiley
The sweeping violins, melancholy lyrics and a shocking twist…it’s like a hipster opera!

The Wind – Amos Lee
True story**: I had Amos Lee’s “Sweet Pea” as the song on my MySpace page when Jethro first cyber-stalked me before we started dating. He’d just heard Lee do a PBS special late one night like the week before, so it had to be fate. My taste in music just added fuel to the fire in his heart started by my snappy wit and big boobies.
Second true story: We saw him play at a venue a friend of mine works at and apparently he’s a dick when things go wrong. Sad Face…

What Can I Say – Brandie Carlile
I heart Brandi Carlile. I had this CD on repeat on a REALLY long drive to Florida with a friend. He HATED it, but by the end know all the words to every song…
Also, this is a Grey’s Anatomy fan video. Remind me to talk to y’all about my friends Amanda, Amber and I and the summer of the Buffy fan videos. It was a problem…

Moses – Patty Griffin
I could do an entire post on Patty Griffin and how much I love her and want her to write beautiful songs forever and ever amen.
Except it would just be me gushing for paragraph after paragraph and then posting every single song she’s ever written. So how about you guys just admit she’s amazing and save me the trouble, okay? Okay.
Glad we got that settled.

Angel from Montgomery – Bonnie Raitt
This is my favorite song of all time. I can’t find the live version with John Prine that I love, but this one is worth it for how adorable and young Bonnie Raitt is.

**Anyone else always hear the country singer from Real World: L.A. singing “Trruuee Sttoorrryyyy!!!” whenever someone says this? The FIRST Real World: L.A.? No? Is it just me? Did I just date myself again?? DAMMIT…

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7 comments on “Sad Bastard Songs: Folkies

  1. goodtastehealthyme
    July 22, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Ahhh, love that Rilo Kiley song! It is one of my favorites!

  2. savychachasavychacha
    July 22, 2011 at 7:33 am #

    I hear the country singer Truuee Stttoooorrryyy in my head too, it’s not just you. It doesn’t make me feel old though, it makes me feel like I was around for the only actual show that was a real “reality” show before the bastardization that’s on TV now. (Ok, I think I just lied, because as I typed that statement, I realized how long ago that actually was…CURSES!!)

  3. esposetta
    July 22, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Mmm…”Does He Love You?” gets me every time. Something about violins and drama…it’s a lethal mix.

  4. ErinErin
    July 22, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    You’re my new favorite music person. You appreciate all the good stuff. I mean, John Prine, too? (What comes next time? The anticipation will kill me!)

  5. Meighface
    July 22, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    Gah, love. Angel from Montgomery is one of the world’s perfect songs. Excellent choices.

  6. Vee
    July 22, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I choose to still like Amos Lee, because I’m a real dick when things go wrong too. Some of us a-holes just can’t help it. LOL!!! =D

  7. Ceej
    July 22, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Maaaaan I hate the EXACT SAME pleading conversation with my mom about why I was the-most-responsible-and-worthy-16-year-old-ever and how I should TOOOOTALLY be allowed to go to Lilith Fair. Knowing that it would only be around for 3 years and not going was like being pushed down the stairs. What? No it probably wasn’t. But it felt like that. Just because I couldn’t go doesn’t mean I couldn’t be angsty at home.

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