Saturday, January 24, 2009

Canciones que calman

Certain songs and sounds reach me in a way that is difficult to put in words. I've found that, were my life a movie or a play, specific melodies would have to be in the background. When I replay the events of my life, they come accompanied by songs.

While I was having one of those weeks at school, I discovered Fleet Foxes, thanks to "Ms. Cornelius" at A Shrewdness of Apes. I'm finding an indescribable kind of comfort in songs like "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song", "Mykonos", "Blue Ridge Mountains", and "White Winter Hymnal".

You can see Fleet Foxes' January 17 performance on Saturday Night Live here. And here is a short but beautiful video for "White Winter Hymnal". I loved it the first time I heard it.

3 comments:

The Fearless Blog said...

I listened and watched all 3 videos but this one here on your blog is my favorite. The melody is soothing but the video is "chilling" in more ways that one. I am well aware of how "time flies" and leaves us confused and wondering where our life went. I ponder these thoughts often. Now all I need is a wheel I can spend in the other direction and gain back a few lost years. :)

Stella said...

Oh...this is good Cassy! I like it! First time I am listening to this...

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

I am glad that you liked this! I hope you enjoy!