Monday Music Mention – PassEnger (Michael Rosenberg)

Well, I know everyone has been sitting around in foot-tapping anticipation for this week’s artist mention…(snort!), so without further ado and delusion, let’s get on with it!

This artist has been on my YT play list for years, and I remember when I first heard one of his songs on prime local radio.  I was so proud.  Following an artist when they are unknown, recognizing that they have talent, and finally seeing others recognize it too, is a very sweet feeling – the feeling of knowing someone else that stuck with their dreams, is realizing them.

Michael David Rosenberg (aka Passenger) has been busking around England and Europe for many years now on the folk circuit.  If you don’t know what ‘busking’ is, it is when one plays in streets or parks for donations. While it is probably apparent by now that I have a strong preference for acoustic guitar, what drew me over and over to this guy is his abilities as a lyricist.  The words of his songs have really touched me, so choosing what to refer you to for a great experience might be tough.  I’ll probably link to more of his songs than the normal three I do, just because there is so much meaning in many of them.

Without further yakking on my part, I hope you enjoy Passenger.  I employed the older spelling variant in the title that was used when it was a full band, and I hope no one confused it with the rock band.

The first song is a new one out, and the irony of the fact that I’m sharing it with you via online probably won’t be lost on you 🙂  Funny thing is, I’m knocking out time behind a computer hard-core, so that I can go live in nature.  Irony there too…

This tune is called “Scare Away the Dark”.  Warning: there is some nudity in the video, in a ‘naturalist’ kind of setting.

Next up is one that starts a bit oddly, “Walk in the Rain” but the words are just , well, give it an ear and see for yourself.

The following song got a lot of play by me after the death of my husband.  I think the title is probably self-explanatory 🙂  “Life’s for the Living”

I’ll wrap up with one that sits near my heart “What You’re Thinking”:

I could go on, and on, lol! Ask, if you’d like further recommendations 🙂

Enjoy, and I hope that Passenger joins your playlist, and that you’ll support the artist by purchasing their work.

Oh, and in line with “M” and Monday – quick movie recommendation if you’ve not seen it. It’s older, and I’m always wayyyy behind on movies. “The Magic of Belle Isle” is just a feel-good movie, and it’s about a writer, played by Morgan Freeman.

Have a marvelous morning/evening/day, wherever you are reading from, and thanks for stopping by!  Please leave comments or feedback or queries about the musician if you have them.


EDTA: And I FINALLY figured out what was ‘breaking’ my YT links.  Bolding  the text wrecks the link for some reason. Thought I’d add this in case anyone else has struggled with that 🙂  Benefit from my struggles, lol!

  6 comments for “Monday Music Mention – PassEnger (Michael Rosenberg)

  1. July 8, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    I ran into a technical problem between You Tube and AOL but got a chance to hear two songs but would have liked to see the lyrics. He sounds very good. Thanks. >KB


  2. July 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Thanks KB. I’ll try to remember to link to videos that display the words in the future, for those of us who love to play around with words 🙂


  3. alfredsalmanac
    July 8, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    Wow! Scare away the dark. What a wonderful song. The irony is incredible;) “slowing dying in front of computers”. Makes me want to go live in a forest and throw my MacBook in the bin. Yikes! Great song, great artist. I have heard him before but in a friends house, with too much going in to take it in. Now I’m converted. Thanks.

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    • July 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      I’m so glad you got a second, aurally uncluttered listen to him.

      It’s been a game for me for a long time, years, to pick an unknown artist that appeals to me, and track their progress. I used to do it with songs too, on new CD’s – try and pick what would be the next ‘oft played’ song to hit the mainstream. Probably the result of growing up in a highly musical family, and rebelliously rejecting that road for the intellectual one. Latent musical desire perhaps…!


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  4. alfredsalmanac
    July 8, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Reblogged this on alfreds almanac and commented:
    Highly recommended. Check out “scare away the dark”

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