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August 22, 2016
First Name: Karen
Age: Around 20’s
Occupation: Post-Bacc Student
Mixtape Name: An Unpredictable Lyrical Miracle
1) More Than a Woman by Gregory Porter
2) I Get Along Without Very Well by John Proulx
3) Julia by The Beatles
4) Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye by Ella Fitzgerald
5) Esperanto by Sean Jones feat. Carolyn Perteete
6) Move Me by Sarah Watkins
7) Sedona by Houndmouth
8) L’illusionniste by Karen Ann
9) Quiet by Rachael Yamagata
10) Tiger Tattoos by Laura Veirs
11) Wayside/Back in Time by Gillian Welch
12) I Don’t Want to Change You by Damien Rice
Hidden Track: Gangsta Walk by SNBRN 😉
Liner Notes: Ahh those lyrics that you just can’t get out of your head: “Half of what I say is meaningless..” “Baby says I can’t come with him and I had read all of this in his eyes..” “Do dreams live in apartments?” “Back baby back in time..” “J’oublie dans la lumiere orange où je tutoye des anges, je suis illusionniste..” “Water races, Water races down the waterfall”
Point out a songwriter and a singer that is masterful at writing lyrics and/or singing them and I will automatically fall in love with them. It doesn’t matter what type of music it is. That’s what this mixed tape entails. Where words fail…lyrics and music come in. Do you know what a miracle your own voice is? Maybe you don’t.
The physics behind each and every person’s voice is complex—relying on a combination of mechanical vibrations and a molecular environment. Seems that science can explain it all, yup everything…well all except, the undefinable and undeniable emotional attachment to the human voice.
Take Gregory Porter. Man o’man..his voice is truly one-of-a-kind and you can hear his soul shine through his singing, in literally every song he sings. Name me another singer that does this so well…I guarantee you they are one of the greats. But hey I’m not saying all of these singers can compare to the greatest lyricists and singers of all time but they are all songs I enjoy…and maybe you will too.
Here’s to more great music. I wish you peace my fellow music lovers.
YouTube Playlist Link: An Unpredictable Lyrical Miracle
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