*I’m moving Music Monday to Sunday. I would like to concentrate more on writing during the week. I thought of giving up playing music on my blog but that only lasted a few seconds. 🙂
Glen Hansard – What Happens When The Heart Just Stops
Since I was young I have loved all things Irish and hope to go to Ireland someday. Several years ago I discovered an Irish musician that is still one of my favorites, Damien Rice. One of the times my hubby and I went to see him in concert, he had an opening act called the Swell Season (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova). The music they played that night was so beautiful and the stories Glen told were captivating.
I hadn’t heard of them before but they seemed awfully familiar. I later found out they were promoting their movie Once (which is excellent). I saw the movie trailer before that night and really wanted to see the film. Looking back I thought it was funny because during their set they never mentioned the movie.
I don’t want to come off as some “music snob” but I really gravitate towards true musicians that just need a guitar and/or their voice. Don’t get me wrong, I love pop songs, but I really love musicians that don’t use autotune and who don’t need to lip-synch. 😉
Glen Hansard is one of those musicians and his music is so pure and true. When he sings, I can feel the emotion and know this is what he was put on this earth to do. He is also in the Irish band The Frames, who I love, and was in another movie, The Commitments, back in the 90’s.
I will never forget when Glen and Marketa won an Oscar for the song Falling Slowly. It was such a great moment for two very deserving musicians.
I hope everyone has a great week!
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova- Falling Slowly
The Frames – Finally