Monday, November 16, 2009

An open letter to Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova on #MusicMonday

I said I'd have themes... and here's the first one: #MusicMonday.

Dear Glen and Marketa,

Your music is incredible. I fell in love with you guys when I saw Once. I mean, didn't everyone? The beauty and simplicity of that story and the songs made it very easy to connect to you both. Cheesy, I know, but so true.

I immediately found as much of your music as I could get my hands on. I fell in love with Glen's band, The Frames, but it could never beat you both together. I've played the soundtrack for Once and The Swell Season's first album countless times. Just when I was ready for more, you guys release Strict Joy. Thank you.

I haven't decided what my favorite song is yet, but I love "Feeling the Pull," "High Horses," and "In These Arms." The whole album is sad, passionate, intense, beautiful music that goes perfectly with gray, cloudy fall days. It's a great mix of new songs and live recordings.

Just thought you might want to know how awesome you are. I think I'm going to go listen to the album now...

P.S. For everyone else's listening (and viewing) enjoyment:

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