Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm cold today and that's a lovely feeling. It must be that crazy-alaskan in me =) But oh how I've missed the simplicity and comfort of my sweats *sigh* I'm not sure if that too is the crazy-alaskan in me, or just that I grew up playing sports! Either way, I think it's lovely to spend my last day of summer in sweats with a nice cup of tea and the undying lyrical magic of Hana Pestle, Erin McCarley, and Joshua Radin. I love Portland for a number of reasons and one is that people who sing and write beautiful music perform here.

Hana just turned 19, her voice is absolutely amazing. She only has a few songs out right now, but my favorite has to be her rendition of Hallelujah.

well there was a time
when you let me know
what's really going on below
but now you never show that to me
do you
but remember when i moved in you
and the holy dove was moving too
and every breath we drew was hallelujah

well, maybe there's a god above
but all i've ever learned from love
was how to shoot somebody
who outdrew you
it's not a cry that you hear at night
it's not somebody who's seen the light
it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Erin just lights up when she gets on stage. Her and K.S. (he's the pianist who has his own album- Dead Language) were so in tune with each other is was hard to watch. They didn't just play the music, they were apart of it. *chills* Her first album comes out in September and Pitterpat has to be my favorite.

Dug the moon into the ground,
Turn this bedroom upside-down tonight.
I took my faith and I breathed it out,
Walked right through a cloud of flashing lights,
Bright light.

Pain takes my heart's place.
The love we made, we can't erase it.
Don't want to face it.

I've lost my sense of right and wrong,
When justified, my soul to carry on.
I feel so damn good to write off the rules,
but when a new day breaks, I'm left a fool.
I'm such a fool.

Pain takes my heart's place,
Your sweet, sweet love,
I can taste it,
But still can't face it.

Pitterpat, the angel on my shoulder is haunting me tonight.
Tick-tock, the clock is getting louder, ready for me to decide.
The angel on my shoulder is haunting me tonight.
Tick-tock, the clock is getting louder, ready for me to decide.

And then Mr. Joshua Radin. Oh my soul, I thought Whitney was going to have a heart attack. He wrote songs about the girl he loved. Then she broke his heart. And now he sings about her every night, ouch. He had to buy himself out of his record deal because he didn't have enough pop songs on his upcoming album. He's real, he sings about life and love and heartache. muy bueno.

Look down from your tower on high
And take in the night
Look her right in the eye
She’ll listen

She’s moving on without you
The tide breaks
You watch the stars fade
They gather you back to their home
I guess it’s better than being alone

So, we're alone again
i wish it were over
we seem to never end
only get closer
to the point where i can take no more

nothing to say if theres still time
but you are the one
i've been wating for today
and here comes the sun that's been baiting on today
lately i've lost my tongue
today you found the sun
oh no not long has grown
well i thank god u came along
you are the one i've been waitng for today
and here comes the sun that's been baiting on today
you looked right through me when there was no one else
side beside you and there came myself
today today

I should know
Who I am by now
I walk
The record stands somehow
Thinking of winter
Your name is the splinter inside me
While I wait
And I remember the sound
Of your November downtown
And I remember the truth
A warm December with you
But I don't have to make this mistake
And I don't have to stay this way
If only I would wake

I wonder if you'd miss me
When I'm gone
It's come to this, release me
I'll leave before the dawn
But for tonight
I'll stay here with you
Yes, for tonight
I'll lay here with you
But when the sun hits your eyes
Through your window
There'll be nothing you can do


Anonymous said...

What a fun show! I LOVE Josh too...

Erin is good, but she sounds a bit like my absolute NEW fave, MEIKO...

As a matter of fact, Meiko is going to appear on Josh's new album!

You should check her stuff out --

Whitney said...

I think I almost DID have a heart attack. His must is just beautiful. Bottom line. That's it. Beautiful.

It was a great show. Thanks for introducing me to Joshua and then going with me to the show. You = my favorite person for atleast the next month. ;)