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"It is a mystery why we fall in love. It is a mystery how it happens. It is a mystery when it comes. It is a mystery why some loves grow, and it is a mystery why some loves fail. You can analyze this mystery and look for reasons and causes, but you will never do any more than take the life out of the experience.
Love is more than the sum of the interests and attractions and commonalities that two people share. And just as life itself is a gift that comes and goes in its time, the coming of love must be taken as an unfathomable gift that cannot be questioned in its ways.You need to treat what love brings you with kindness. If you find yourself in love with someone who does not love you, be gentle with yourself. There is nothing wrong with you. Love just didn’t choose to rest in the other person’s heart.If you find someone else in love with you toward whom you feel no love, feel honored that love came and called at your door, but gently refuse the gift you cannot return. Do not take advantage; do not cause pain. How you deal with love is how love will deal with you, and all our hearts feel the same pains and joys, even if our lives and ways are very different.If you fall in love with another who falls in love with you, and then love chooses to leave, do not try to reclaim it or to assess blame. Let it go. There is a reason and there is a meaning. You will know it in time, but time itself will choose the moment.Remember this and keep it in your heart. You don’t choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away. Give it back to the person who brought it to you. Give it to others who seem poor in spirit. Give it to the world around you in any way you can.Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons for coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or reason it into staying. If it chooses to leave your heart or the heart of your lover, there is nothing you can do and nothing you should do. Be glad that it came to live for a moment in your life. If you keep your heart open, it will surely come again.
- Kent Nerbern"

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2 free songs. leave a tip if you love it. it’ll be much appreciated and put to work on other musical projects. 

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My new album Silence Worth Breaking is only $6.99 on iTunes now! 

 

(here’s the direct link) http://bit.ly/tja0tn 

 

This is a great chance to grab the album if you haven’t already. It won’t be $6.99 forever, but certainly long enough to spread the word to your friends, family and fellow music fans! 

 

NOTE: It’s a BRAND new iTunes page. That means all of my reviews and ratings will soon disappear, along with the $9.90 version of the album. So, I’m asking all of you for a huge favor: even if you’ve already rated, reviewed, or liked my album on iTunes please visit http://bit.ly/tja0tn and do it again if you have time! 

 

THANK YOU and I hope you will enjoy the album!! 

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hey folks -

i’ve been writing about a few songs that i like each week but this artist is deserving of the whole album. Robert Francis’s “Before Nightfall” album was released in october of 2009, but I shamefully only just discovered it about 2 weeks ago when KT Tunstall came to Pittsburgh with Robert as her opening act. I bought the album to listen to before the show and was blown away. All of the songs sound like hits, at least in my heart.

Highlights: Junebug - which i mentioned previously, has a chorus of “Ooos” that will never leave your head. Darkness - from the hauntingly beautiful piano part in the beginning (and throughout) the song, to catchy “darkness be my friend tonight,” this song is just plain beautiful. Keep on Running - wow. now, i love listening to music in the car, but this song is just a driving song. just try not to drive too fast. gorgeous. Nightfall - chorus sounds like a classic hit. but it’s all his own. Mescaline - may sound a bit down in the beginning but wait until he hits the note going into the chorus (and sounds like michael buble…strange but incredible). 

i really could go on and on about each song on this record but i will stop there… i just recommend you get the record: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/before-nightfall/id333548894

enjoy!

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"the afterlife" - paul simon. i’ve never been an avid listener of paul simon’s music, however, i heard this song (and not even realizing it was paul simon), couldn’t get it out of my head for days. once i realized who it was, i immediately grabbed it on iTunes. the lyrics in this song are original and catchy beyond belief.

"junebug" - robert francis. i bought tickets for KT Tunstall’s show in PGH (which is tonight!) and noticed the opener was robert francis so I checked out his stuff for the first time. junebug stands out but the rest of the record is sounding pretty great as well. excited to see both him and KT perform tonight.

this old dark machine - james vincent mcmorrow. i told you about him a few weeks ago and his song “if i had a boat.” since purchasing the whole record, this one has really become a favorite of mine. 

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So i drove out to Akron, OH last Friday night to catch a performance by The Civil Wars at Musica in Akron. The venue is pretty cool. No seats for this show, which always bugs me. I get tired of standing! BUT the venue was a full blown music venue, coffeehouse, art gallery, art shop, wine bar and food/restaurant-ish thing all under one roof. For someone in from out of town, it makes passing the time before the show a little easier. Anyway, on to the performance…

The Civil Wars harmonize like I have never heard before (possibly). It’s pure. It’s simple. It’s gorgeous. On a side note, John Paul White looks like Johnny Depp. Has anyone else noticed that? They saved “Poison and Wine” for last and I had to head out after that song, so I’m not entirely sure if there was an encore. They covered “You are my Sunshine” which was maybe the best version I’ve ever heard (though I haven’t heard many people cover that song). They also covered the Smashing Pumpkins, if you can believe that. Truth is, their voices are flawless and powerfully gentle, if that makes sense. The control they have over their vocals is astonishing. I would go see them if I were you. But act quick, your local show may be sold out!

thecivilwars.com

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"If I Had A Boat" - James Vincent McMorrow. I heard this on NPR (via my handy little NPR Music app, which I HIGHLY recommend), and I’m still getting to know it but it’s just beautiful. purchased the record on iTunes for $5.99! 

"Poison and Wine" - The Civil Wars. This is by far the best song on the record, but the entire record features heart-breakingly beautiful harmonies. The way the acoustic guitar is sounds on this record melts me, especially combined with the piano accents. I’m going to see them perform live tonight. 

"Tide Pulls From The Moon" - William Fitzsimmons. Haven’t purchased this whole record yet, but it just came out about a week ago. This song is great. Fitzsimmons soft voice is purely soothing. 

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I’m going to start doing this regularly: Pick a few songs I’m in to this week or so and share them with you. 

"second chance" by peter bjorn and john. listen once and you’ll have it in your head ALL DAY)

"rococo" by arcade fire. just cool. and super catchy.

"rolling in the deep" and "rumour has it" by adele. this girl can SING.

more to come. :)

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