Hello, H. Nice to see you. What have we in store for today?
Yes, I know. This isn't a Buckley original. Yes, I know the original is from Leonard Cohen. But this is one of those unique situations where the cover is better than the original. Yes, that's my opinion. :) Any fans of the show West Wing out there? Do you remember the episode where they used this song? Or the Yo-Y Ma holiday episode? Man, that show was fracking brilliant. If you haven't ever watched it, do yourself a favor.
2. "The Highway Man" by Loreena McKennitt
A beautiful and tragic love story set to an amazing score. But the real gem in this piece is Lorenna McKennitt's voice. She's often confused with Enya (whom you already met back in E), but this Canadian songstress is different. She's the musical equivalent of walking into an ethnic foods store where everything smells so strange and wonderful and the colors and vibe are unique and inspiring. At least, that's what she is to me. Hence, she's solidly queued in my writing playlist. The song is just over 10 minutes long, FYI.
3. "Hold on Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra
I saved the best for last today!
The chorus says it all: Hold on tight to your dreams. Listen. And dream.
Okay, bloggers. What say you? What H's did I miss?