Saturday, May 27, 2006

And You Stood At Your Door With Your Hands On My Waist. And You Kissed Me Like You Meant It. And I Knew, That You Meant It. You Meant It.

Emotional scars and music are a funny thing aren't they? Like partners in crime. Even though years may have passed, you can hear a song and in an instant be transported back to a place you had long thought erased from your psyche. I guess that's why I like Dashboard Confessional. Packing enough passion and angst to fill a stadium, Chris Carraba has, over the years, honed a songwriting style that eerily taps into a wide range of emotions in a way that 99.9% of the population can relate to. No easy feat, I assure you. With a new album due next month entitled Dusk & Summer I thought it only fitting to revisit one of my favorite DC collections A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. Even if you don't dig on Mr. C's music; considering him too twee-mo, (even though the likes of Gil Norton & Daniel Lanois have produced his records) you at the very least have to agree with me on one thing: the guy can sure title his albums well. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Dashboard Confessional: Ghost Of A Good Thing

Dashboard Confessional: Hands Down

Dashboard Confessional: Hey Girl

Dashboard Confessional: Carry This Picture


Blogger Eric said...

Great post! I too have a soft spot in my heart for DC. His songs are pretty much universal. I recall seeing him at the Fireside Bowl back in the day in Chicago play to 600 of the punkest kids around. The crowd was singing (myself included) was singing along to every word so loudly that we could barely hear him sing. Amazing.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Isn't that the craziest thing? I saw him last year at Street Scene in San Diego and the crowd was so loud that the band playing at the stage over to the right started bitching that we were overpowering them!

3:33 PM  
Blogger Eric Grubbs said...

I love Mike Marsh's drumming. Kinda off-the-wall and off-the-beaten path, but it works.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

I agree. He's def. a drummer I admire. Great live too!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi-thanks for posting, but the links seem to not be working. could you please repost them???

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Viagra Discount said...

I have never listen this guy, well i hope he sings good because I'm download this now haha

9:48 AM  

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