Reading this made my heart ache. I almost wish I could go back to the moment I first received a copy of “The Execution of All Things” for my 14th birthday.
As cliche as it sounds, my world changed that day. I began to listen to the album religiously, dissecting each song and trying to pick apart the instruments used as well as the lyrics. There were things I didn’t understand because I was yet to experience them, but as a 22 yr old, the album only continues to resonate with me.
More on this later. Maybe.
SAME. my life totally changed when I first started listening to them and I’m desperately emotionally attached to most of their songs.
More Adventurous is my favorite RK album, and I still find something new to like every time I listen to it. I loved this.
Cateura, Paraguay’s residents live on top of a landfill that gets 1,500 tons of solid waste each day, exposing the impoverished communities to unhealthy conditions. Most of the town works in the dump as recyclers, including many of the young people.
When local teacher Favio Chavez decided to teach the town’s children to play music using his own instruments, he soon had more students than instruments. The solution? He started teaching the students on instruments upcycled from trash and the Recycled Orchestra was born.
This trailer for the 2014 documentary, Landfill Harmonic, introduces the story of this youth orchestra and their community’s inspiring resourcefulness. The filmmakers also hope to bring attention to Cateura’s need for improved living conditions. You can follow them here: @landfillharmoni and facebook.com/landfillharmonicmovie
Lindsay Mendez singing Regina Spektor? Yes please.
Also, this arrangement (which is awesome) is in 7/8 which is a total mindfuck.
THE STAVES//In the Long Run
come spit off bridges with me
keep quiet, nothing comes as easy as you.
for anyone who was interested in the song creed played in the final scene of the office finale, here it is, courtesy of the lovely person who answered my previous post! =]
Sara Bareilles | Manhattan [download]