Strange Acoustics: The Night We Met

I am always looking for acoustic covers of my favorite songs, and Cimorelli's ethereal cover of Lord Huron's The Night We Met is perfect. The dreamy vocals and sun drenched video leave me with a nice warm glow, despite the melancholy tone of the song. https://youtu.be/KSUvZDtteJQ

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Strange Events: Southern Snowstorm

A major snowstorm is a pretty rare event here in Charlotte, NC. Typically we only see a dusting of snow each winter, but this past Wednesday we were hit with a surprise winter storm. Of course, when I say major snowstorm, I mean the 2-4 inches it takes to completely shut down the city, weather... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

What makes most people comfortable is some sort of sense of nostalgia. I grew up in a small town, and I could count my friends on one hand, and I still live that way. I think I'll die in a small town. When I can't move my bones around a stage any more, you'll find... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. -Robert Smithson, Artist

Muse of the Day

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. Frank Zappa, musician

Strange Acoustics: Olsen Olsen

No band personifies winter more for me than Sigur Ros, and not just because they are from Iceland. Their sound is an atmospheric mix of dreamy vocals and avant-guard sounds just remind me of falling snow and winter landscapes. This clip is part of a documentary, Heima, that features footage of the band from two... Continue Reading →

Muse of the Day

When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are... Continue Reading →

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