Joseph E Bird

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we americans

someone said in the comments, if they don’t play at my funeral, i’m not coming. i agree.


the boys are at it again.

from their upcoming album Gleam III.

my father will say they need a haircut and a shave. and it’s a shame they can’t finish out that garage. but wouldn’t you like to be hanging out with them while they sit around and play?

i can see clearly now

remember the johnny nash song from way back when?

here’s a different take by joshua radin. hopeful, but really kind of sad. it’s that minor key thing.


if you see these dudes walking down the street, you’d pay no attention. berklee bois doing a cover of ace of aces by the feerless flyers. tight, bois, very tight. youtube comments are pretty good.

you’re gonna make me lonseome

Never been a Miley Cyrus fan, but I love this version of Bob Dylan’s classic, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome.

melancholy morning

it’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there.

Every nerve in my body is so naked and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Songwriter Lesson:

take a look at the second line of that verse.
it’s too long. the rhythm is off. it’s grammatically incorrect.
and he has to drag it out to make it work.
so what.
he’s just telling the story. the way it is.

colter wall

saturday morning music. actually, this is better suited for a lonely friday night.

all you need is a loose-stringed guitar and a kick drum. and that voice.

hey, nate

my latest obsession. where da beat go?

somebody stole my car radio

speaking of twenty one pilots, i love this song and video.

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