Monday, November 1, 2010

"And my head told my heart, 'Let love grow...'"

Today marks the beginning of National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo if you enjoy pointless tongue-twisters. The goal is to post something on your blog every day. While I have a couple friends who are participating, I'm a little ambivalent about this for myself - I'm just not convinced that I have something interesting enough to bother posting every day (my friends, on the other hand, never fail to have interesting things to say). So instead, I'm pledging to blog more without letting the quality of my posts decline.

Mumford & Sons is my favorite band of the moment, and it just so happens that they're coming to Austin in two short days. I am totally excited, to say the least. To prepare for the concert, I will be listening to their music non-stop for the next 48 hours or so. Today their song "Winter Winds" felt especially relevant to me, and these lines really struck me:

"And if your strife strikes at your sleep
Remember spring swaps snow for leaves
You'll be happy and wholesome again
When the city clears and sun ascends"

If you're not familiar with Mumford & Sons but you like the contemporary folk rock scene, I highly recommend them. Think of The Avett Brothers, but darker and Britisher. Here's a little sample of "Winter Winds," just to give you a taste of their awesomeness.


ilovebabyquilts said...

Liked it, kind of Irishy, and I do enjoy a banjo! However, the way he's carrying the shovel at :30 is a little scary considering I just watched the premiere of a new zombie series.

Jess said...

I love them! I need to get their album again, I gave mine away to my brother when he was all sad about a girl.

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