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Because 'Every River' just says Esca/Marcus to me.

Partially an excuse to make people listen to Runrig.  This band are in my genes. I remember being held aloft at an outdoor Runrig gig when I was five or six, getting really into it! Plus at every family wedding they always play this version of 'Loch Lomond', because it's five minutes from my house and you can see Ben Lomond from my window, true story.  

I love when I get an excuse to get all teary eyed and nationalist. The Romans never managed to put us down for long, bbs!  They did manage to get up there, but the Emperor kept dying at York. Scottish people are genuinely still proud of the fact that they built walls to keep us in. Or out, whichever way you want to look at it. What do you expect from a country that chose it's national flower based on the fact a Viking once stepped on it?

p.s please do not mention Braveheart to me unless you want a lecture about walls and seige engines. I wish that movie would DIAF.

1. Loch Lomond Live

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines on Loch Lomond.
Where me and tea tree my true love spent many day
On the banks of Loch Lomond.

2. Siol Ghoraidh (the geneology of Goraidh)
(English trans.)
Eighteen teams of horses
On the field of Aird a Mhorrain
the young men were ploughing
On the day the Sleat people came
Black was the colour of the blood
That flowed like a flood to the land
The arrow, the long sword
Through the generosity

3.  News From Heaven

By the mountainside, by the ocean blue
Where the struggle broke my heart in two
River of millions flow downstream
A golden highway to the sea of dreams
Morning comes, turn on the light
Deceive the day, delay the night
Ideologies come, ideologies go
A waste of words, and endless flow

4. Skye (live)

How can't you see
The wilderness growing free
Time wounded and scarred
Stroking away the years
It's hard to believe
But memories are old ghosts
Mountains of black and gold
Sunsets falling over the moor
Oh take me there

's na horo eile , horo bho
's na horo bho , hillean o
's na horo eille ho , Take me there !

5.  Rhythm of My Heart

Oh, rhythm of my heart
is beating like a drum
with the words "I Love you"
rolling off my tongue.
No never will I roam,
for I know my place is home.
Where the ocean meets the sky,
I'll be sailing

6. Hearts of Olden Glory

Like wind through your hands
There must be a place
Under the sun
Where hearts of olden glory
Grow young


Word came like a hammer
Night fell down like a shroud
And it's caught me drinking, trying to turn back the clock
Through this industrial ghost town

I've known graft and I've voted well
Trying to keep the Lowlands red
But all I gets control in foreign hands
Other colours instead

8.  Every River

But you came to me like the ways of children
Simple as breathing, easy as air
Now the years hold no fears, like the wind they pass over
Loved, forgiven, washed, saved
Every river I try to cross
Every hill I try to climb
Every ocean I try to swim
Every road I try to find
All the ways of my life
I'd rather be with you

Ugh, Scotland, I will never be able to quit you. 

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All uploaded to Mediafire. If you love it, support the artists:)

All of these are on my inception writing playlist. Enjoy.

Christian Falk feat. Robyn - Dream On

Biffy Clyro - Bubbles

Ellie Goulding - Guns and Horses

The Gossip - Love Long Distance

Bat For Lashes- Pearl's Dream

The Be Good Tanyas - When Doves Cry

Twin Atlantic- Time is The Enemy

Please give Twin Atlantic a go, they are awesomesauce


Sep. 20th, 2008 01:51 pm
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You know what? I love bandom. I love scene bands and punks and tiny emo boys.

But I love other things too.

This morning I have been listening to my other great musical love: Americana. By which I mean that lovely fusion of bluegrass, country and folk that groups like Calexico and Iron and Wine do so beautifully. It's the sort of sleepy music you would listen to in a tiny bar while you nursed your broken heart over a beer in some nameless midwestern town.  The music you'd play as you drove away from your life in the failing light of day. If you lived in a tiny cabin in Maine.

It is so amazing.

So here are my favourites. I call it my 'broken hearted in maine mix'.
  1.  Love and Some Verses - Iron and Wine
  2. Your Rocky Spine- The Great Lake Swimmers
  3. All The Trees of The Field Will Clap Their Hands- Sufjan Stevens
  4. Antarctica- The Weepies
  5. Beauty and The Mess- Nickel Creek
  6. Reservoir- Hem
  7. Winter- eastmountainsouth
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Procrastination- the sport of Kings. Remember that episode of Sabrina that was all about procrastination and they had a beanstalk and everything?
Anyhoo, here's some random music.

Marty Casey and The Lovehammers- Hold OnLovehammers?!! Who named this band? It sounds like a porno. Or a bad supernatural romance, I'm not sure. This song is good though. It's kind of a Daniel/Jack song in my head for some reason.

Killswitch Engage-My Last Serenade: This song goes soft, lalala, to OMG HARD. I kind of like banging my head along to it shiftily. Someone should make a Dexter vid to this song. Someone who is not me.

The Killers-When You Were Young: I unashamedly adore this song. I just DO.

Erin Mckeown- Queen of Quiet: A quirky little song that I got from a Teyla fanmix.

Poe- Could Have Gone Mad: My favourite female artist, possibly ever. 

Maybe some more later.


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