Some questions to get you started:
Do you have a favourite song? Why?
At your funeral, what do you want to hear people say about you?
Where do you wish you were two days ago?
How are you?
Muse is known for “energetic and extravagant live performances”, but this track is sublime and contemplative.
// A live performance, a cover, and tabs.
“I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited, but I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it.”
// Live at Royal Albert Hall, live at home, and tabs.
One of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar. A decade later, it has yet to wear me out.
// A cover, and tabs.
“Everybody cries, and everybody hurts, sometimes.”
// A great cover, and tabs.
True talent is when an artist’s live, acoustic performances are better than their studio recordings.
// The original music video, a live duet, and tabs.
This is an old favorite by another Irish great. “Warmer than warm” gets me every time.
// A live version, a music video cover, and tabs.
Why We Fly, Reason #2
At about 4:45, the choir is asked to “sing it by yourself”, and I am overwhelmed. Happy Valentine’s Day.
// The album version with scenes from the movie, a recent live performance, and tabs.
“Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry, you don’t know how lovely you are”, thought every lonely soul of the early 2000’s.
// A better live version and tabs.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
A study in heartache and desperation.
// The original version, an impromptu cover on the street, and tabs.
The best part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics opening ceremonies.
// The original version by Leonard Cohen, a cover by Jeff Buckley, and tabs.
“Hanging on, with the faithful.” Glen is the definition of passion in music.
// A few more videos of this song, the album version, and tabs.
I first saw this video back in high school, when Flash was still big. Times have changed, but not this song.
// The original version, a great cover by a homeless guy, and tabs.
Why We Fly, Reason #1
Sadly, The Civil Wars parted ways in 2014.
// Tabs, and another good song from these two.
I like the mime. Especially when he does the “doesn’t exist” bit.
// Original version, a really good cover, and tabs.
Let’s start with my all time favorite artist, Glen Hansard. This video deserves more views.
// Tabs for Love Don’t Keep Me Waiting, This Gift.