I love this man
Stuck in my head all day:
I discovered Incubus way back as a freshman in high school and they quickly became my favorite band throughout those four years (my room was FLOODED with Incu-posters) Of course, that was 1999 and it was cool to like rap-rock or bands with DJ’s (or so I thought!). Today, even though I don’t listen to them as often as I used to, there will always be a special place in my heart for Brandon, er…Incubus.
Meagan, Devyn, and I are actually gonna see them next Monday at this event in LA, which I think is pretty cool. Check it out and join us if you’re interested! Hopefully Meagan will post up some pictures in a future “Paxie” post ^_^
Hi everyone! Martin (the boyfriend) here, for this week’s MM.
Sæglópur Sigur Ros
This is one of my all-time favorite songs. The video’s beautiful, but I’ve always felt a connection with the musicality of the song. I feel like it takes you on a journey, from its quiet opening piano melody to when the rhythm section kicks in (as the focal character fully submerges into the water), finally into it’s orchestral, contemplative final section. Sometimes you don’t need to know exactly what the lyrics are – they sound like words, feel like words, and given how Sigur Ros’ singer just takes each melody and somehow connects its notes into their proper place within the arrangement, like a musical jigsaw puzzle – it just, fits. It’s in these rare kind of songs where the music comes first and it’s not just someone talking to you about their opinions or beliefs or even poetry – this is rhythmic poetry, and you just can’t argue with its beauty.
Hi Paxie-readers – today’s maaaannnic monday features John Mark McMillan, Christian musician and the songwriter of How He Loves (such a beautiful song). For more behind the story of the song, go here.
“The love I’m singing about in that song is…really, not a pretty claim, not some Hollywood hot-pink love…it’s a kind of love that is willing to love things that are messy, and willing to love even the difficult and sort of, you know, ‘gross’ kind of things.” -jmm