My latest post-gig come down happened at a festival when my band finished playing I ran over to the main stage at Greenman to catch the last part of the set by The Shins. James Mercer introduced the song and suddenly I was transported to such a calming place with such an incredible string line and gorgeous melodies built up around it...
I'm not shamed to say that I cried realizing the beauty in front of me.
This is one to recognise things that were problems don't have to be, and you can let go of a few things.
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About the Curator: Sam Murray
Sam Murray is a liability when it come to music, he harbours a secret passion for cheese but most of all actually believe the Eurovision Song Contest has good songs, and that if he played them to you without knowing it was from the contest, you would love it too!
It is said if you cut Sam open out will fall a punch card for a music box and a drum for a heart powered by every step he takes. He is a professional clarinetist and plays in several bands in a variety of style. He also holds a Masters Degree in Popular Music, so you would hope he knows his stuff, and is currently working towards a Popular Music PhD exploring the music scene in Portland Oregon.
Sam holds three fundamental truths in life:
- Everyone can make music
- Music is best made when answering questions and solving problems
- There is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’, own your dark music secrets!!