I just spent the last hour or so watching and listening to music and performances that really get me fired up. I’m not sure the connecting trail that led from one to the other, but I thought I’d share nonetheless so that you could get your head bobbing and your toes tapping.
Started out with The Lone Bellow and their brilliant performance in this tiny little barn thing. Seriously, no idea what is going on there but whatever, they kill it anyway, as always.
From there I moved to the Alabama Shakes and their funky song Always Alright played to perfection in Australia.
That in turn lead me to Wilco shredding the song Hoodoo Voodoo complete with shirtless roadie killing it on the symbol (wish I had moves like that dude).
Next came Damien Jurado losing himself in the song Let Us All In as he and his band absolutely hammer away at it.
After that I watched John Mayer and company make Jimi proud by taking on Wait Until Tomorrow.
And I finished things off by watching The Gourds take apart and put back together the Snoop Dogg song Gin and Juice (along with a few other songs mixed in) but the lyrics are pretty rough so I’m gonna let you find that one for yourself…
Well, at least I thought I was done until I started looking through my iTunes to see what else might work for this little post…and so I then added in The Avett Brothers doing At the Beach with what can only be described as joyful glee.
And it went on from there but I’ll just leave it with that…
I can’t exactly put my finger on what the unifying thread of all of these songs are besides the fact that I can’t listen/watch these performances without being totally and completely caught up in all of them, bobbing my head, tapping my toes, and knocking my desktop. So maybe you got some enjoyment out of it like I did and just maybe these fun songs all brought a smile to your face.