What I’m Currently Digging – March 1-3

breaking ice

A friend who reads this blog suggested I post about things I’m digging lately. The past few days I’ve finally come across some stuff worth posting. If that friend is reading this, I sincerely mean to write you back by the end of this weekend.

WHITEY – SEVEN EP – I’m on song 3, and already obsessing. The second track is called Dog and Wolf for crying out loud. Also Why is it that my favorite artists release all their tunes for free, and let you choose to pay? I paid. Talented people gotta eat, and (hopefully) make more tunes.

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – CHASING YESTERDAY – I’m in for a lovely evening with this Oasis rockstar in a few months. I did a first run of the new album today, and starred a bunch of the tracks. One in particular, but I forget the name right now, is particularly haunting, and I can’t wait to turn it into some kind of photograph. Only one negative-ish-comment: Pretty much every song is lovey-dovey. I miss my Digsy’s Dinner days.

SIGNAL TREE – A local band working on a new release. I listened to some songs they have been working on a few days ago. And you know what? Tonight one of them randomly popped into my head, so I had to listen to it again. The singer’s voice is unlike anything out there, at least in my opinion, and the music that goes with it is rather intricate. They put Native American ties into the songs, which makes it have a neat story. More on these guys later.

I don’t have a relevant photo at the moment, so I slapped on an ancient picture of ice. Fitting for the current weather.

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Whitey – Great Shakes Volume 1

Last night I ran out to my local thrift store to grab a suit 10 minutes before they closed. I knew I was going to be making a post on The Velvet Underground today, and it only felt fitting to publish a Whitey post on the same day.

Just hours after the passing of Lou Reed, Whitey composed and released a cover of Waves Of Fear, along with a story of the writing process and how much Reed means to him. His words are so incredibly real, raw and well-written, and the song is amazingly, beautifully haunting. I listened to Waves Of Fear multiple times every day for weeks after it was released.

Whitey’s cover blew me away. I deeply admire his honesty and how he chose to share it with the world.

Regarding my Whitey-inspired image, I had never worn a mens suit before, and found it pleasantly comfortable.

Disclaimer: Every piece of music-inspired artwork on this site is an original new creation. I am not affiliated with nor do I own the rights to any of the Original music artwork that has inspired me to create the new artwork found on this site.

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