Today Today I visited Shanghai in the rain, circumnavigated the mass of people and the vibrant colors of parasols sheltering the dreams dreamt only perhaps in Mandarin, beyond my comprehension, but their beauty I can interpret without a translator. I then traipsed from there to Lebanon, where wearied field workers rested against stacks of wheat…
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!
I discovered this group via an ongoing love for YouTube, and a penchant for original music. While this group (primarily one guy) does do covers, in the original music the talent really shines through in my opinion. Matt Hutchison is another fab product exported from the U.K. Perhaps it is the single-minded pursuit of a dream that endeared me to this guy. Dreams are important.
And if you find those a bit too folksy, here is one of my personal favorites, with a bit harder of an edge.
As always, I encourage you to support the artists by purchasing their art via your preferred method.
Enjoy the music!
I am a music junkie, I confess. I have music on my phone, on my computer, CD’s still stacked high. I own no functional television, but have multiple types of music players. Each Monday, I’ll point out a song or artist that particularly reaches me and perhaps introduce someone or something new to you. Musical…