I am completely and utterly exhausted.

First day of swimming. I loved it. I missed it and it feels good to get back in the water and be alone with my thoughts and push myself to go farther and farther. I find I push myself more swimming than any other aerobic activity. I have been doing pretty good staying on a routine, I could do better. It has been difficult working out in the morning due to the fact that my body has gotten into a horrible habit of waking up at 4am and not being able to fall back to sleep for hours… So annoying. By the time I finally do get back to sleep it is already 6am and I have to get up at 6:30am to be on time to work. This schedule seems to be working out nicely though, getting off of work and going directly to work out. It works for me.

But whew, I am tired. Seriously, I have not been this tired since I started working out. This is a good thing. Hopefully I will be able to sleep through the night without any 4am sudden wake up moments.

Ok enough with all this banter, on to the music. I went into my bag of tricks and just pulled something out. There are a couple of albums I am listening to and digesting but for now lets just do a little music mix up. I am kind of falling in love with Andrew Belle’s music. His full length album which was released back in February is filled with a delightful mix of singer-songwriter pop songs, delicious catchy melodies and dreamy lyrics. I can’t say I loved every song from beginning to end but I can say that he is a new and upcoming artist that I am keeping my eye on.

mp3:  The Ladder

The Ladder 2010 (1L Music)

Available at eMusic

I think it is really quite interesting that it has been miserably dry here in the West for the better part of 2 weeks now and since the holiday new music releases have been scarce… Then today the clouds rolled in and the temperature dropped about 10 degrees, there is rain in the air… I come home and check emusic and I officially have no more downloads for the month… That is correct I used all of my 75 downloads all in one sitting. It is not uncommon but still never so fast… Andrew Bird, Antony and the Johnsons and Bon Iver all have been some of the first to release new music for 2009 and I am excited to listen and absorb.

While I am doing that please do have a listen to an EP from this UK based duo, Slow Club. Their EP was released in 2008 but has just come available on emusic about a week ago. Charles And Rebecca create delicious folk that is a delight… I love them.

mp3:   Dance To The Morning Light

Lets Fall Back In Love 2008 (Moshi Moshi Records)

Just for shits and giggles… And because there is a lot of good stuff out right now and I want to highlight some of the tracks, which have tickled my fancy. Cheers!

mp3: The Ark

mp3: The Beach

Two of the tracks that have the most soul… I love it!

Fate 2008 (Park the Van Records)

Dr. Dog on myspace


mp3: The Takers

mp3: Change No Change

Migration 2008 (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Takka Takka on myspace


mp3: Cape Canaveral

mp3: Lenders In The Temple

Conor Oberst 2008 (Merge Records)

You may know Conor Oberst better as the frontman for Bright Eyes.

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