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Friday, November 14, 2008

fall music | MISC.

just wanted to post up some sweet tunes that I’ve been listening to over the last month or two.  some different styles, so there’s a little something for everyone.

 

Greg Laswell – Three Flights From Alto Nido

definitely one of my fav’s of the whole year.  intricate, atmospheric, fantastic vocals.  my top tracks are:  #4, “Comes and Goes (in Waves)”; #8, “I’d be Lying”; and I think the best song on the album: #11 “And Then You”.

 

Common Market – Tobacco Road

besides Optimus Rhyme, these guys are my favorite seattle hip-hop artists.  check them out if you like hip-hop with a message beyond cash, big wheels, and women of ill repute.  super talented.

 

Joshua James – Fields & Floods

james is someone I never get tired of listening to.  thoughtful storytelling, a unique voice, and a truly gifted musician.  all his albums are great, but this one has some Christmas tracks on it, which makes it THAT much cooler.  good folk music + Christmas = sweeter than santa.

 

Joshua Radin – Simple Times

generally happy music, but not saccharine-sweet like some music.  just right.  I like track #1, “One of These Days”.  i think it hits home for people who’ve loved and lost.

 

Matt Pond PA – Last Light

not really a new album, but it never gets old.  the guy can write some brilliant lyrics.  he does a great job at avoiding clich├ęs, and really evoking some emotions and tangible imagery.  if #2, “People Have a Way” doesn’t get your head bobbing and your feet tapping … you’ve probably flat-lined.

 

William Fitzsimmons

thanks to Kristy’s blog, I checked this album out, and promptly became obsessed.  and that was before I heard the banjo.  incredible hushed, urgent vocals, with lyrics that are obviously held close to fitzsimmon’s heart.  sort of a somber album, but in a very good way.  this is music for your soul.  #4, “If You Would Come Back Home”, does it for me.

 

Underoath – Lost in the Sound of Separation

probably too heavy/hard for most people, but this album is a perfect evolution of Underoath’s music.  I like how they’ve fleshed out their sound, and managed to grow their message, too.

 

 

Friday, November 07, 2008

Forrest and Erin | wedding

Getting back to blogging some sweet weddings from this past summer and fall.  Forrest and Erin got one of the hottest days of the summer for their wedding day ... I have to say, though, it was a totally awesome day.  Lots of fun people, tons of sweet images.  

Forrest is a great photographer in his spare time, and it's always cool to shoot for people who "get it".  It was cool to watch these two begin their lives together ... it couldn't be more obvious that they were meant for each other.   plus, they like good microbrews, which just cranks up the cool factor.












i love these next couple from their first sight of each other.  it's always sweet when couples do this, as it gives you more time for photos (good), and a intimate moment for them to connect.



































gotta love superfast lenses for low-light receptions.  f/1.2-1.4 and ISO 6400 baby.