There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.
Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.
Maybe you will find a new favorite.
I’m going to go back ten years. Bands such as Mumford and Sons, and The Avett Brothers were making music that was kinda country, kinda folk, kinda rock, and kinda adult contemporary. Music was in its streaming infancy with iTunes leading the way in the purchasing department, but Google play was compiling playlists that could be personalized.
I remember a playlist called “Sweet Mumford Melancholy” which featured them and other bands that fit into that odd mix. Most of them I liked and have fond memories of listening to them while camping, campfires, and maybe too much tequila, which we had designated the official camping drink (after beer of course).
It started with cheap tequila margaritas, then as we smartened up, we graduated to sipping the good stuff (no salt, no lime, no retching) straight up, to the point where we were had quite the collection of Anejos, Reposados, and Mescals, since each trip to the liquor store became a quest to find a better one.
Alas, life always changes your path (with and without your permission), and sadly, those days are long past but fondly remembered, usually when I happen to hear one of those camping songs.
These songs are off their first or second album.
Milo Greene is an American indie pop band that formed in Los Angeles, California. Milo Greene is a quartet, with three lead singers. Band members Robbie Arnett, Graham Fink, and Marlana Sheetz share lead and backing vocal duties
I hope you enjoyed my selections today.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
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