11/27/10

Folksparation part 1

I'm ill, laying my lazy a...body in a bed all day and drinking tons of tea, then started to think why shouldn't I do something useful and write a blog post after being so silent for a while. Kching.

Those of you who know me well and sometimes like to steal my Iphone from me to listen to some of my amazing music may know this, but those who haven't been so lucky(very sorry for you all) - I'm a big folk rock music freak.



As you may understand - the genre combines both rock and folk. Talking about folk, my mums 101% guilty for that one. She's an artist and a folk dance teacher and all my life I've listened to folk music. So no matter what I do, there will always be a folk song that my mum will have to listen because of her job over and over again. About the rock part...well, I don't think I really have to explain that one :D



It became a genre during 60ties(of course) and the ones that made it popular were the great, great, great Bob Dylan and The Byrds. Later awesome Simon & Garfunkel, Pearls before swine, The Beatles, Joan Baez and other great bands and solo artists started playing folkrock, as it became more popular in USA and some parts of Europe.
The folk rock has a very live sound, it's very calming in my opinion(maybe because they all smoked weed... :D), has chiming guitar sounds and harmonies and in general is sounds real and always moves me in a very weird way.

I can surely say I am not a big music expert and writing about music for me is always hard, because that's something you have to listen and feel, not write and read about so... here it goes, the list of songs I totally adore.
By the way, it's actually longer, this is the shortened list :D

Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust



Joan Baez - The Last Lonely and Wretched



Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair



Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren



William Fitzsimmons & Priscilla Ahn - I Don't Feel It Anymore (Song Of The Sparrow)



Mumford & Sons - White Blank Page



The Avett Brothers - The Ballad of Love and Hate



I think, everyone will agree with me that music inspires us no matter what, it can be an up lifter for the bad days or a calmer for the stressful ones, sometimes a song can explain the way we feel better than ourselves. Ouh, and for me it is also a huuuge inspiration on my wardrobe.

I have to only regret being born in times when Miley + strip pool or autotune is called a sensation. I do wish Santa brings me time machine on Christmas, because I'd be ready to sell my soul, just to go to one of the old festivals when Joan Baez & Bob Dylan played liveeeee.

Anyway sweeties, take care and enjoy the snow outside.
Always Yours,
AgitaV.

3 comments:

  1. Neviens neapšauba mocarta izcilumu bet bez virzibass talak nebutu roka un visa ko miilam.. Puse no taa kas bija pa visu bija pilniga *****, BET laiki mainās. tu neesi tava vecmāmiņa un māksla ir neizsmeļama ir jārada kaut kas jauns un Bobs ir burvīgs bet klausoties viņu tu varbūt nekad neuzzināsi par 21 gs folkroka superstariem
    Tomer kopuma nice

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  2. Pilnībā piekrītu tavam komentāram un varbūt kā pamanīji, posta virsraksts ir Folksparation part 1. Katrs žanrs, ko mēs zinam, tomēr ar kaut ko ir aizsācies, tāpēc šoreiz vairāk par vecajiem un labajiem. :) Vienam bloga postam man nepietiktu vietas, lai aprakstītu to, cik vispusējs, daudzveidīgs folkroks ir bijis un pastāv tagad, un ja kārtīgi apskatīji dziesmas no mana saīsinātā plejlista, tur nebūt ne nav tikai vecie "mocertīgie" folkroka superstāri. Un vispār, liels prieks, ka patīk :)

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  3. I'm so sick of "slut pop." A girl in my class went through my ipod once and she was really surprised: "Where are all the Lady Gaga tracks?" she asked. I told her that Simon & Garfunkel had replaced her, she didn't knew who they were, which surprised me. FOLK ROCK FTW!!!

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