Sights and Sounds: May 17, 2015

Bristlecone Pines, some of the oldest organisms on Earth, at the Base of Mount Bross near Kite Lake, Colorado.

Bristlecone Pines, some of the oldest organisms on Earth, at the Base of Mount Bross near Kite Lake, Colorado.

Sights and Sounds: May 17, 2015

Sometimes I travel. Sometimes I write. Sometimes I take photos. I’m always listening to music. Here’s what I’ve been listening to.

After the death of B.B. King, this week’s playlist is a bit of a downer, but here it is:

B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone

RIP to the best bluesman there ever was. I had the privilege of seeing him at Fiddler’s Green/Coors Amphitheater, or whatever they were calling the venue, back in 2005, in a concert with Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. It was amazing. This has always been my favorite song of his.

Mumford and Sons – Snake Eyes

Mumford and Sons is back and this song reminds me of someone… It’s hard to get it out of my head.

Nothing More – Jenny

This is an incredibly powerful, personal account of mental illness in a family, from one of the best up-and-coming bands in hard rock. Everyone knows a Jenny. #iknowjenny.

Hands Like Houses – A Fire on a Hill

I love the lyrics: “I don’t know where to begin, begin again.” It’s kind of how I’ve been feeling for a very, very long time. Keep an eye on this band from Australia. They’re going to be big.

Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand

It’s weird that this song magically played on my iPod while driving home on Thursday night. It contains a sample of B.B. King’s 1964 hit “How Blue Can You Get.” The lyrics “I’ve been downhearted baby, ever since the day we met.” were first recorded by Johnny Moore in 1949, perfectly played by B.B. and lent to this 90s one hit wonder which those of us who grew up in, well, any of those eras will never forget.

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Hellyeah – Hush

Red – Take Me Over

X Ambassadors – Renegades

Seether – Nobody Praying For Me

INXS – Don’t Change

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