I’ve got a few things to mention regarding the world of music.  A few albums, artists and songs I think you should check out. 

Album: “Evolver” by John Legend
He’s great.  Everything he touches is perfect.  His first two albums rock.  And his third is definitely no different.  I think my favorite track is “Everyone Knows”.  But, its also worth noting that on “I Love, You Love” he borrows a guitar riff from one of my bands, Dire Straits (“I want my MTV…”).  I was listening to the song for the first time and knew the tune was familiar.  I’m so proud of myself for figuring out where it came from… in probably 5 seconds.  Their song is “Tunnel of Love” and if you listen around the 6 minute mark, you’ll hear it.  Verbatim.  One more thing, if I could have Legend sing “Good Morning” to me everyday as my alarm, there probably wouldn’t be a day where I woke up on “the wrong side of the bed”.  He’s good.

Artist: Jesse Malin
Doug introduced me to this guy because there’s a song in which my man, Bruce Springsteen, appears on.  “Broken Radio”… give it a listen.  Malin also just released a covers record.  “Operator” is my favorite track, perhaps because I love the twist on Jim Croce’s original.  He also covers Paul Simon and a few others.  His voice is very interesting.

Album: “Easy Tiger” by Ryan Adams
This guy is so incredibly versatile and I love it.  This record has been out for a while, but I recently came to appreciate it.  Might take a listen or two, but definitely worth it.  And its a good soundtrack to the Fall.  My favorite tracks are “Two”, “Everybody Knows”, “Rip Off” and “Two Hearts”.  And if you ever find yourself extremely depressed and would like a theme song, “I Taught Myself How To Grow Old” outta do it.

Album: “Summerteeth” by Wilco
This album came out a few years ago, but again I’ve just recently come to appreciate it.  Its also a good listen for this season we call Fall.  Or a lazy day.  Favorite tracks: “A Shot In The Arm”, “Pieholden Suite”, “How To Fight Lonliness” (twin, this was in Girl, Interrupted), “When You Wake Up Feeling Old” and “Summer Teeth”.

Anywho, just some food for thought.  I like my taste in music and think you should, too!

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