I’m stuck in Folsom Prison


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDbAxhV2ofM

I wish most of my friends had as much talent as this 5 year old. Here’s an interesting tidbit: Rick James, Suge Knight, Timothy Leary, Charles Manson, Erik Menendez and Duane “Dog” Chapman all spent time in Folsom!

“Folsom Prison Blues” performed by Wesley, 5 years old, at the 2009 Spring Coffee Shop Jam, at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA. The Jam’s a chance for Heartwood Guitar Instruction students to showcase their talents.” – srmaximo

In case you don’t already own the original Johnny Cash version of this song go get it: click here (iTunes link)

Have you ever been to jail?

via Laughing Squid

Sunday sounds: Sad Songs I Understand

I think Sundays will be a good time to share music playlists with you. Today is a collection of sad songs I adore. I really didn’t like this kind of music until I was in my early 30s when I really started to understand how hard life can be. I’m a happy person but if your eyes are open and you’ve lived/loved at all there’s no escaping the truth in these songs.

I remember in the 80s hearing Bruce Springsteen on the radio with songs like “Born in the USA” and thinking to myself, “Wow this is so cheesy I could never like this artist”. Fast forward two decades and I stumble onto the song “My Fathers House” and Mr. Springsteen makes me cry. Funny how that works. In fact, if you told me I would have to pay $5000 or I could never ever hear these songs again I certainly would pay.

It may surprise some people who know my own music that this is the stuff I listen to the most. The truth is I have recorded hundreds of my own songs like these albeit more synth heavy. Slowly they will start making there way onto my albums.

If this is all too sap for you don’t worry I plan on sharing more upbeat stuff too. Next week I’ll put together an Electronic Body Music playlist.

I created this playlist using Grooveshark. You can find me there at: http://listen.grooveshark.com/user/thingstocome/

If your the kind of person who shouldn’t be drinking alcohol I don’t recommend pressing play.