Walking In The Green Corn - Grant Lee Phillips

from the album Walking In The Green Corn (2012)

For better or worse, my life runs at a blistering pace.  This year, I will spend another 150+ days on the road.  Multi-tasking has given way to mega-tasking.  I dream that someone develops an app for me to smell the roses.  This morning I am blogging from Los Angeles ... I think.

When you are moving this fast, it is almost impossible to slow down.  This affects the music I listen to.  I run on songs with a fast tempo.  It is audio caffeine.  Tempo has become a driving force in my life.

But on occasion, I manage to close my eyes, exhale, put on the noise-canceling coconut shells, and get lost in a peaceful, melodic tune.  It rejuvenates me.  Then its back to the rave.

Walking In The Green Corn is a song I really dig when these moments of zen strike.  The song is pure and simple.  Acoustic guitar, violin, and a beautiful vocal.  The lyrical imagery is liberating. It is as refreshing as a swim in a cool, northern lake.  Thanks to Grant Lee Phillips for helping me escape.

Click Here to view a live version recorded a few weeks ago at City Winery in NYC.  This is one of my favorite music venues in America.

Comments

  1. Nice post. I enjoy the sentiment. I enjoy some of Grant Lee Phillips stuff quite a bit. Especially his old band Grant Lee Buffalo. Have you heard their disc Mighty Joe Moon? It's excellent from beginning to end. I'll drop them into the Fuzz Factory once in a while.

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  2. Hey Brett, that sounds great.

    Everyone should listen to The Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero at 8PM Thursday nights on www.scadatlantaradio.org . It is the best internet radio show I know.

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