Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Music Week - Day 3 of 5...Greg Laswell


Artist of the Day
Greg Laswell

Album of the Day
Through Toledo

Song and Lyric of the Day

High and Low
"I'm going to see some friends from out of state
the very trip that you were supposed to take a while ago
but it fell through
like all of you
like all of you

Thought I'd make the drive but a free plane ride is in the air
and just like that, my fear of it disappeared
like all of you
like all of you

And I look high and low for yesterday
high and low for you and I
high and low

Once I can see straight I might move somewhere cold
Seattle or the Bay Area, to see your ghost
what's left of you
what's left of you

And I look high and low for yesterday
high and low for you and I
high and low

Found a letter from a man I might have met,
addressed to you
and I'll steal the words he ended with:
I miss you
and I do
miss you
and I do

High and low for yesterday
high and low for you and I
high and low"

Music Story of the Day
Greg is my favorite artist at the moment.
High and Low is my favorite song of the moment.
It all started with one track on the Paste Magazine sampler a few months back. One simple little track called 'Sing, Theresa Says' that set the whole thing in motion for me. Yes, the lyrics of 'High and Low' speak to me but it really is all about the way he sings them. The palpable ache and longing in his voice. The 'oh-my-god-something-is-breaking' thing that it tugs from me. Turns out he wrote the entire album after his wife unexpectedly left him.
Stupid girl.
Lucky us.
This guy should be known.




p.s. VV! He is from San Diego! Go see him play and report back, yes?

3 Comments:

Blogger Teri M. said...

Holy Cow, I'm so behind!! And HOLY COW, I'm lovin' this guy... thanks for the introduction... I will definitely check him out live and report back.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Teri M. said...

p.s. Oooo, I can see him at the House of Blues on Nov. 7th. Woohoo!

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Malibucitron said...

I heard the song in a TV program and try to find on google what song it was
I found "High and Low" because of your Blog Thanks :)

James (Paris)

4:05 PM  

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