For the first time since I started this project, I am only posting ONE musical act today. Mainly because I feel like my stress levels at work are causing me to hate everything I come across… and that’s just not fair. I will give them a better shot tomorrow… assuming I haven’t killed one of my students by then.
Oh… and just so you have an IDEA of what it’s like to teach the science fair process to learning disabled middle and high school students… here is the worst event of today. A student who has ONE week to complete his entire project (because he slacked off for 5 weeks) was supposed to bring in some things to attempt to cook in a solar oven, easy enough. No. He brings in COOKED BAGELS AND COOKIES FROM THE BAKERY!!! My head exploded and it took everything in me not to throw him somewhere. Anywhere.
Needless to say the SxSW list had a big task in front of it today as I needed an artist that would mellow me out… again.
I found that in a Mr.Chris Bathgate and his folk loveliness… sprinkled with a tinge of sex appeal. His voice is instantly soothing and one that I am excited to add to the collection as I find myself lacking in good male folk that isn’t either backed by a band or in my old rotation (i.e. Iron & Wine). It has a vocal rawness that I can’t describe only to say that it’s haunting AND sincere… I adore it.
So congrats to him for being the only person that I’ve never met who could almost bring me back to normal brain functioning today. Yay.
Listen and adore the plinkety-plink (yes.) of guitars and a voice that will demand your attention.
Also, grab the CD on April 26th… I bet it’s worth it.