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100 Songs: 1/100 - Welcome Home

So I've been inspired to take part in the 100 Things blogging challenge - yeh, yeh, I know, another thing that I probably won't commit to. :P Whatever. Hey, at least it won't involve me talking about my bloody mule!!

Long term friends may remember when I used to do Folk Metal Sundays, or my weekly Songs What I Does Like post. I've been thinking about starting them up again because I love music and I love sharing music. So when I saw this challenge, I figured I could combine the two.

This list is going to be entirely random, non genre specific, and will just feature songs/bands that I happen to be enjoying at the moment or really want to share.


Song One: Welcome Home (Radical Face)

Ships are launching from my chest
Some have names but most do not
If you find one, please let me know what piece I've lost

I consider myself a metalhead, and yet I think this little indie folk project is probably my favourite band at the moment. It was really hard to choose a song to share with you, but I figured I'd go with their most well known one, and the song that introduced me to them; if you recognise it, it's because it was used on a Nikon advert a few years back. I fell in love with the music and my little brother tracked down the band for me.

I love how the songs are a mixture of hope and sadness; I love the gentle melodies; I love the quietly clever lyrics. The cool thing about Radical Face is that all of their albums are interconnected - each song is about a member in this family saga that spans generations. They've recently - as in the during the last month - uploaded a family tree map so you can trace the stories and see which ones are connected. I've had a lot of fun checking to see if my theories were right!

I've bought tickets to see them in London in April and I can not wait. :3 Also, I can't garauntee that this will be the only Radical Face song I share on this list - they have a new album coming out next month, after all.


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Feb. 12th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm... One of my favourite songs. When I first brought this album home, my boyfriend at the time kept putting this song on repeat, and I had to ask him to stop, bc it was going to make me not like it anymore.

Another time, a friend of mine started crying when I played it for him.

It's a great tune. I never did follow-up on RF to see if they got up to anything after this album, tho.

ETA: I didn't know they had been used in an advert. I found out about them bc I used to shop at this awesome little indie record shop, and the shop keeper would put stuff aside for me based on my musical tastes. I got all the killer new hard-to-find tunes by way of this arrangement.

Edited at 2016-02-13 01:51 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
Cool, that reminds me I used to do a "Sunday night blues" post, usually with a gothic/doom song or otherwise melancholy song.
Feb. 13th, 2016 06:44 am (UTC)
I had a similar thing ging on my early days of LJ membership and I'm still liking the idea very much. When I've finished the Rome Travel Log, I'll take a whack at this ... probably something along the lines of a mixed bag full of music, books, tv episodes, film, fictional characters, etc.
Feb. 14th, 2016 10:58 am (UTC)
Awesome! I've always loved your song posts! I was contemplating posting at the end of each month on Facebook for people to tell me their favorite song of the month, but never went through with it.

Speaking of songs pulled from an advert, I did the same thing with the song "Lucky Today" by Cloud Cult. I heard it in an E-surance commercial and loved it, so I needed it. <3

I think I may do this with you!
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