Born a white-boy of all white boys in Mesquite-or Squite- texas. I have NO rhythm.
A few months ago, I tried to learn dance at a “hip-hop” class and literally laughed myself out of the class. By this I mean, I kept looking in the mirror at the 13 ladies dancing around me, and the one dood in there- that I’m not sure was batting from the same side of the plate- and myself and I couldn’t help but laugh. I’m no more coordinated at dance, then the 3rd grader in gym class that was the first one out in dodge ball.
I think I saw a direct image of myself last night on “So You Think You Can Dance”, it was not a positive image. The judges insulted him, spat on him and kicked him out of the theatre. I must say, the exercise in humility at my Hip-hop dance class will never be forgotten.
Even with a lack of rhythm, inability to play any musical instrument and no ability to sing- a blessing my life, music is – as Yoda would say.
Though not musically inclined, I love a good band and I have found a new one- Augustana, Here’s the CD Review for Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt.
A few of the song reviews:
Hey Now.- Great song, Great intro with an almost celtic feel, into a rhythmic hit about fools, doubts, hurts and what matters. What are you bleeding for? Would you kill yourself to find freedom, or anything at all? Great questions.
Dust.- reminds me of a Grammy winner, called Devils and Dust by Bruce Springstein.
Fire.- Short, but sweet little tune. Piano-riffic.
Rest, Shame Love- Great song, with a Tom Petty feel, worth a listen.
Sweet and Low- is the famous one.
Twenty Years, Still Ain’t Over You, and Either Way I’ll Break Your Heart- are all worth a listen as well.
Must say that this CD is one of my favorites of late… A few Artists have revived my listening experience over the last few years- Nizlopi, Ray LaMontagne, Mat Kearney, Foy Vance and of the late, I’m considering adding One Republic and this band- Augustana.
BTW, Just got 4 tickets to them next Thursday night at HOB. C U There?
Really excited, go take a listen and lemme know what you think.