Got Your Back with Matt The Electrician and free tickets!!

Ah, the sappy, over-commercialized ‘holiday’ of Valentines is upon us. I’ve never been fan of the day. I am not a hater, but it seems to me that we should be showing our loved ones how much we love them on a daily basis. And why should one day matter more than all the rest? I think flowers on a random Tuesday would be so much more fun that the pressure to pick the most perfect Valentines gift. Plus, “Saint” Valentine, isn’t even on the Catholic calendar of saints (they removed him in 1969), because nothing is known about him other than his name, birthday and day of death (Feb 14). So, there ya go!

That said, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a song that isn’t overly gushy or sappy. It just has solid lyrics that describe the kind of love I hope everyone can experience, whether that is through family, a spouse or a friend. Love is love no matter where you find it! And my Valentines wish is that every one of you has someone who has “Got Your Back”, as Matt the Electrician so eloquently sings about.

In the universe you’re a molecule
In my eyes, you’re a great big deal
Bigger than the moon
You’re the only tune I hear
I’ve got your back, we’re on the same track

And if we’re moving then we’re moving together
And if we’re standing still then it’s still forever

And guess what?! Mr. The Electrician is coming to Louisville soon and you can win (2) tickets to the show at Uncle Slaytons!! He will be performing on Feb 22. Just got to the last bit of sanity facebook page, like it and tell me that you want to be entered to win the tickets! The winner will be picked on Monday Feb 20!  I have been  blown away by his latest release, as I wrote about here. Hope you jump on the chance to see this amazing singer/songwriter!

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new music overload, but in such a good way!

We all know how this time of the year brings in the insanity like no other time. We all acknowledge it and whether or not we accept is irrelevant. It’s going to happen we just try to brace ourselves for the crazy ride. But, thank goodness, music has stepped in and saved me.(fear not…I will have more on the holidays coming soon with a nice little playlist for you!)

As you may (or probably not!) have noticed, I haven’t had an update in a while. It took me some time  to process the closing of ear X-tacy and I couldn’t write anything. Then we got into full on holiday mode and I found myself in bed at night with fun topics swirling around in my head, yet they kept getting interrupted by boring thoughts like, ‘where am I going to find a Jesus costume’, ‘how can I make up the missed speech therapy due to the holidays?’, ‘wonder where my car scraper is?’

I have barely had time to look for music much less write about it. And that is when the universe steps in and takes over! Yay, universe! WFPK has been playing this new musician, Matt The Electrician. Well, come to find out he isn’t so new.  He has released a lot of stuff, but not sure many had heard of him.  Well, get on it! His latest release, The Accidental Thief, is the real deal. WFPK plays a couple of the songs, which are amazing, but I wanted more. I searched spotify (a great tool for checking out  artists), but couldn’t find his new stuff there. I had put off buying the CD because I didn’t know where to get it…I felt like a musical orphan (I soooo miss ear X-tacy already). So, I did something I haven’t done in years…I bought it off Amazon. Don’t worry-it isn’t something I plan on continuing to do, just in the meantime while I figure out the best independent record store to frequent.

Matt The Electrician equals awesomeness. I want to post all of the songs from Accidental Thief…everytime I think I have it narrowed down to 2, I change my mind. Ah, the pressures. But, how can you go wrong with lyrics like “i will do the breathing until  you are able to come up for air”? This is a very powerful, moving song.

And Accidental Thief is one of my absolute favorites!

And because this video is from a house show and Matt tells a great story…I couldn’t leave it out (I’m such a sucker for house shows!)

But I’m not done yet!! I had the absolute pleasure of being unexpectedly charmed by the Kopecky Family Band when I saw them open for my favorites, Walk The Moon (who exceeded my expectations, but I’ve already raved about them!!).  Wow.Wow.Wow. I know WFPK has played them and they were in town recently, but I am going with I was too swamped with the foursome and my head was stuck in the sand or more likely laundry! I couldn’t stop smiling! Any group that pulls out horns, cellos and accordions to go along with ‘regular’ instruments wins points in my book!! But I am certain that without any instruments they would have still impressed me. Their voices are unique, strong…perfect!

This is from a recent WFPK Live Lunch (that I so regretting missing!!).  Howling At The Moon:

Angry Eyes was one of my favorites from seeing them at Headliners (it starts slow and builds, so watch the whole thing!!). It was awesome when they threw the instruments into the crowd!

Another bonus video, because it takes place on my favorite corner in Louisville! Holy hell…wish I could have stumbled upon that!!!