One of these days

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I love the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl is a terrific musician on everything he performs, and the Foo never fails to disappoint.

One song on their “Wasting Light” album always gets my blood pumping: These Days. I heard it on the radio again this morning and remembered how much I enjoy it. The message I take from the lyrics is that, in the face of overwhelming pain and suffering, it’s “easy to say” that everything will be “alright,” but that doesn’t make the pain go away any faster, or make it hurt less, and anyone who thinks different has likely never suffered the same way.

The premise of the lyrics reminds me of the argument that, “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” In some cases, I wonder if, instead, “ignorance is bliss.”

Great song, great build, classic Foo Fighters. The abbreviated lyrics are below.

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Once again, I’ve gotta hand it to the Amarillo College radio station. They introduce me to new music nearly every week.

I’ve heard this song a couple of times, but this morning it hit me how much I loved how it sounded. It just makes me happy. I like music that makes me happy. 🙂 I grabbed the mini-album it’s on and checked out the lyrics today. What a cool and beautiful tune.

I have to post this song, and I have to say, I think this one should go out to my wife, Cynthia. After nearly 20 years, she’s stubbornly stuck by my side. Being married, having kids, running a household – it turns out these things can be really tricky, and sometimes flat-out hard as hell. Sometimes it’s not fun. Often it’s a lot of work. I’m just lucky I found someone who isn’t afraid of that, even when sometimes I am.

Here’s to you, babe:

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No, I didn’t forget

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I haven’t forgotten to post, I just haven’t done it. Honestly, I just didn’t have anything to say.

I came across a song that struck a particular note with me. Today seemed like the perfect day to post the lyrics (especially since I haven’t posted in over two years). The song is called “Right As Rain,” by Courrier, a band out of Austin. I have no idea why I haven’t heard this song before. It was apparently released last year. I grabbed the rest of the album, “A Violent Flame,” and there are some other great songs in there, “Between,” in particular.

Sometimes a song just finds you at the right time, I guess. There are some really beautiful lines in there. For me, it has a beautiful usage of the “right as rain” passage as a double entendre. It’s a fantastic song. The lyrics, and a link to the song on iTunes, are below.

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