Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Obsessive much?

I have a confession to make.  Kind of a big one.  I'm kind of ashamed, but not really.  

I'm in love, and it has nothing to do with food.  His name is Jimmy Gnecco and for the past month or so I have been watching youtube videos of him perform in the time that I normally reserve for baking.  He's part of the band Ours and their new album was just released today.  I've loved them for years, but they haven't put out an album since 2002, so for a long time they were kind of on my musical back burner.  But I recently rediscovered them and fell madly in love.  I wasn't going to post about this, because... well, it doesn't have anything to do with food.  But then I realized that I hadn't posted about anything for about 2 weeks, and then I realized that besides my being incredibly busy with film stuff, Jimmy Gnecco was the reason why.  

So, for exactly this one post, I will use this blog as a way to say "OMG GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN NOW AND GO LISTEN TO THIS FREAKIN BAND! cause cake can wait for this."  

Yeah.  Honestly, I could write pages and pages on why they are so amazing, and am intentionally restraining myself from doing so.  So I'll just say that their music is very melodic, beautiful, and powerfully emotional.  In fact, it's powerful in general, which is what I love most about it.  

Also, if you like them, I can not stress enough that you should go watch youtube videos of them performing live.  I am of the opinion that, in many cases, the live recordings of their songs are actually way better than the album mixes.  Also, Jimmy is such an incredible performer (for many reasons) that I don't even consider the experience of listening to their songs complete unless I can see him singing (because it's so wonderful to see someone put so much energy and emotion into a performance).  

So go check them out!!

And don't worry, I promise I will post more dessert soon.  =)


Anonymous said...

Oooh I love them so much!! And your right, if you put cake on hold for anything it should be this band.

Astra Libris said...

I'm always eager to learn about new bands, and if this one can trump baking, well, that's definitely high praise! Thanks for the tasty melodic tidbit!

Tempered Woman said...

THANK YOU! This is totally my kind of music. Really liked what I have heard so far~ it's reminding me of somebody but I can't put my finger on it yet. hmmmmm