Holy cow, another seven days behind us! I feel like I was just writing one of these posts yesterday. I've got something really special for you this week. Also, instead of just embedding the Youtube video I am also going to include a link to it.
It sounds like some people were having issues playing the videos last week. That makes me sad, because I feel like I shared some really awesome stuff last week. I want everyone to be able to take advantage of this awesomeness.
So here we go, I told you I had something special for you. I spent no less than 8 hours on the phone with AT&T through the course of this week. As you can guess, that means the majority of the music I listened to this week was something like what you see above.
I have never heard of this guy, but hats off to him for nailing it so perfectly. I see this video is from quite some time ago, but the tune he played was oh so familiar to me. It struck me to the depth of my soul and reminded me of the hell that I have been through this past week.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a company like AT&T could "misplace" an account with more than 250 lines on it. They have no problem finding us to send the bill!
If you have been following me for a while or even somewhat know me, you know that I love Counting Crows. They are one of my all time favorite bands. I have seen them three times in concert and those shows are some of the most memorable I have ever been to.
After my giant fiasco with AT&T I needed a bit of calming down. Good think I know myself, because I quickly knew that some Counting Crows was in order to change my mood.
I get some people may not care for Adam Duritz's voice. For me, that is one of the reasons I enjoy their music so much. That and the way that he can seemingly string random words together into a lyric that speaks to your soul (in a better way that the AT&T music).
This song is off their latest album and it is by far one of my favorites of theirs. In my opinion, Adam is pure poetry and you will never convince me otherwise.
Alright, this one might be a little controversial. This song and video was just released today. There seems to be a theme this week, because in addition to Counting Crows, I have also seen Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles (as Sugarland) two or three times in concert.
I don't want to make this political, I have my opinions, other people have theirs, lets just leave it at that. As far as the song goes, I think the lyrics are a bit on the nose, bordering on being "hokey". That is a really hard thing for me to say about a Bon Jovi song. Our dog is named Jovi after all.
I think the hook and chorus is great and sends a good message, but again, the verses leave me a bit underwhelmed. Jon Bon is definitely getting old, as expected his voice isn't quite what it used to be in terms of range, but he still has that gravelly tone that the ladies (especially my wife) love.
Jennifer knocks it out of the park as far as I am concerned. There is a point about three quarters of the way through where she holds a note like she stole it from the bank and took off to Mexico with it.
She is absolutely amazing.
So there you go, if you have been listening to something awesome this week let me know about it in the comments. Better yet, write your own post and use the #whoareyoulisteningto tag!