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Do you love music?
This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someone does find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Now that makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.

Monday, 7 September 2009

An Uncommon Man.

I totally love this man.

Justin Vernon also known as Bon Iver. His album 'For Emma, forever ago...' is still, nearly two years later, on my daily playlist. I think it's probably one of three or four album's that I never get tired listening to. Definitely one of my Desert Island Discs.

How many men can write a song about falling in love at the local blood bank, and make it a totally romantic experience?

If you haven't heard him before, do check out that very song, 'Blood Bank' from his new EP, along with a couple of songs from the 'For Emma...' album over here.

I think the reason his music gets under my skin the way it does is because it is so heartfelt. Here's a guy who is not just writing clever songs because he can. You can tell he's giving us a bit of his very fiber when he writes these beautiful songs.

And I love that his blog and his flickr is just full of his family and friends. So sweet. And you can feel it in his music.

All that love!

Edit: As I've been going through yet another obsessive-listening-on-repeat phase of his work, I was inspired to write to Mr. Vernon and tell him just how much I love his music. So I wrote him a note the other night... and he wrote back....

How amazing and sweet is that?

I can't stop smiling!


Aden Meyler said...

Hi Ciara, I had never heard of this guy, but was listening to him through the link you gave and I think he sounds wonderful. Of course, I'm biased to anyone coming out of the Midwest, especially Wisconsin.

Pssst! Once Ruairi and I went camping at a lake (Sailor Lake) in WI and I think it was not long after we realised we came home with more than just our sleeping bags, but also another little bundle was on the way.

Emma said...

Wow! How wonderful!

Shan said...

Hi, I stumbled upon your blog from your link from your other blog. Anyways, love your writing, and absolutely love your taste in music! I've been listening to Bon Iver on repeat on my iPod for the past couple of months, and you're right...I haven't gotten sick of it yet. It's cool to know that he is so down to earth.