Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Morning Music Break ~ Passenger! OMG, Where Have I Been?


Recently my favorite radio station
has been playing a certain song a lot.

It has to be a lot,
because I mostly drive short distances,
and that's about the only time
I listen to the radio.



Source:  Wikipedia



The first time I heard the song and the singer
a few weeks ago, 
I thought the singer had an odd voice.

Okay, I'll come clean ~
I thought he had a weird voice.

But he sure made me sit up and listen!

The song was so powerful, so unforgettable!
I started hoping that it would come on again (and again) 
and that the DJ would say who the singer was.



Source:  Wikipedia


I have a nineteen year old Saturn 
with windows you roll down by hand.
No Sirius with helpful song identification.
No luck with a DJ either.

Finally I just typed 
"and you let her go"
into You Tube.

Bingo!
Passenger ~ Let Her Go.
Don't you just love You Tube?



Source:  You Tube ~ passengermusic



220,525,546 views 
of Let Her Go on You Tube
as of a few minutes ago!

That's almost one quarter BILLION!

Where have I been?

I'm sure I've added a couple of hundred hits
to the count over the past two weeks!


Better late than never!
Mike Rosenberg's voice and music grow and grow on you!



Mike Rosenberg
Passenger
Source:  Wikimedia 


He has a number of songs with millions of hits.
Here's another, just in case you want to hear more.


Source:  You Tube ~ passengermusic




Mike Rosenberg
Passenger
Source:  Wikimedia 

Both songs are on Passenger's
All the Little Lights CD.

Source:  Amazon.com



"Said we've got holes in our hearts, 
yeah we've got holes in our lives
we've got holes, we've got holes but we carry on."
~ Mike Rosenberg

Ain't that the truth.

I think Rosenberg may be 
the new Dylan for our times.

32 comments:

  1. Glad you figured out who is was. Without the Internet, you would've never know.

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    1. Hi Alex! How did we all ever get by without the Internet? It's amazing. Have a good one!

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  2. Hi Louise! The girls and I really love that song and get excited when it comes on the radio. I love his voice. I'm not surprised that you also love it!!! :-) Hope you had a nice weekend.... XOXO

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    1. You and I and music are too funny, Audrey! I love his voice too; it so grows on you! I had a happy weekend ~ hope yours was too! XOXO

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  3. Great singer songwriter, this is the 1st time i'm hearing the second song and didn't know of the album so thanks.. I like this a lot - he has a very unique sounding voice :)

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    1. Hi Dawna! I wrote this post a little over a week ago, so I'd have it ready to go early this morning. I played his songs over so much on You Tube that I ordered the album from Amazon. The album is great! His voice is definitely unique. I hope that your week has started well!

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  4. Wonderful. The internet can be a great source for finding things.

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    1. I'm glad that you enjoyed Passenger, Linda. I spent part of my childhood west and inland from James Bay. No electricity or running water. No communication with the Outside, except by the nursing station radio and the weekly mail plane. Float/ski planes weekly ~ but not during freeze-up and break-up. Fuel and supplies delivered once a year over the frozen muskeg and lakes by tractor train. OMG do I love the internet!!!!! Have a good one!

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  5. haha I just looked the let her go song up a while back, as it was used in a super bowl commercial. Good thing we have the internet

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  6. Hey Pat! I never would have met Orlin and Cassie without the internet! And you! Have a good one!

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  7. What did we do before the Internet.

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    1. Right on, Donna! Especially we writers! We have the world literally at our fingertips! Knowledge is no longer for the fortunate few near great libraries. In Newfoundland I had to order library books one at a time through the mail. Kudos to the NF library system that funded mailing library books to and from remote outports that couldn't be accessed by a bookmobile and might be several hundred difficult miles from any kind of library. Take care!

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  8. Bela música...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos....

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    1. Obrigado, Chana!
      Que prazer de ouvir de você!
      Tenha uma semana feliz!

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  9. Thank goodness for the internet. I can't go on YouTube at the moment as I'm on safe mode on my computer - it's on its last legs. Never heard of him, but I'll listen out for him. It must be a good song to have so many hits. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. I know what it is to have a computer on its last legs!!!!! I hope a new one is in your near future and that you can plug along with your current one as long as you need to. You would enjoy Mike Rosenberg's lyrics, I think, because he is a poet like you! Take care!

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    2. PS! I found your icon among my followers this morning. Thank you so much!!!!!

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  10. The internet has its down sides, but it's an awesome invention!

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    1. In oh so many ways, Keith! Too bad privacy is largely out the window! Sometimes I think I've made a deal with the devil!!!!

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  11. Thanks Louise. I have heard this before but never 'listened' to it or knew anything about it. really like his voice.....stays with you. Oh yes, those 'holes' we all (mostly) learn to deal with and fill in.......

    OK. You have a 19 year old Saturn!!?? I/we knew how good they are/were (we each had one in the late 90's and early 2000's)....indestructible! We loved ours.

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  12. Hi Jim! I broke down and ordered the CD last week. I so love it! Mike R. is a true poet ~ which is partly why I compared him with Dylan. I'm playing "All the Little Lights" like I played "Nashville Skyline" when I first heard it. I have a swiss cheese heart after X decades ~ LOL! But I keep on walking. The heart has an infinite ability to heal and to expand. Tell Ron I said so!
    I'm going to have to part with my faithful Saturn in the near future. It's issues are multiplying, and I'd probably feel a little safer in a new car ~ well a car that will be new to me anyway. I hate driving off the dealer's lot in a brand new car. So much sudden depreciation! I'd rather spend the depreciation money on hotel rooms in Iceland! Got that Google? LOL ~ Google's been tempting me with Iceland ads for weeks now! I like to type Rum Rum Rum every so often just to see how long it takes for Captain Morgan to pop up! BOLL!!!!!
    I just made that acronym up when I was putting a comment on Pat Hatt's blog. It means "Busted Out Laughing Loudly." Probably I read it somewhere and forgot ~ Then it popped up out of the muskeg pretending to be my creativity. Oh well, BOLL! Have a good one!

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  13. That's funny!!! I had a similar 'what is it with a Groove Armada song when I used to work at a gym. I loved this song but never knew what it was! I found out it was Groove Armada after ages but I still don't know the title to this day! X

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    1. Hey Kezzie! Sorry I'm just answering now! We have flown to Honolulu for a little break from winter! Hope all is well with you!

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  14. It took me a while, but now I do like this song. You Tube is great, especially for those things that you can't quite remember. My daughter didn't believe me about the Oscar Meyer wiener commercial from many years ago. I found it on You Tube and needless to say I embarrassed her by singing along. :)

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    1. LOL Michelle! Mothers can be so tough on daughters! My apologies for a late response. We flew to Honolulu, and this is the first time I've had a chance to get on-line! Take care!

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  15. I love that song. =) (The first one.) I tend to stay away from the radio, more inclined toward youtube and pandora, but my husband makes sure I never miss an awesome song. He's great like that. =)

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    1. Hi Crystal! Sounds like you have an awesome hubby! We flown way south to get away from winter, and we are having lots of sunny fun here in Hawaii! Have a good one!

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  16. I've never heard of him either, but I'll give him a listen as soon as I leave here.
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Rick! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the song. We left Denver for Honolulu to get a little break from winter! I hope that you and yours are doing well!

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  18. When I stop and listen I am transfixed......I've heard this song so much and it never grows old.....it has a great feeling / lilt .....thanks for letting me experience it again!

    Oh you are probably in HAWAII now ~~~ smiles!!!

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    1. Yup! I'm in Hawaii now. We are staying at an old family hotel (not the Royal Hawaiian!), and we can get the internet in the lobby. So here I am! I can only handle so much sunshine! Think positive thoughts for me tomorrow! At 8:00 a.m. I'm hitting the paddle board. I'm hoping all my balancing work and tough exercises will pay off! I hope you are feeling better every day!

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