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The struggle to save the family farm rages on, leaving me with little spare time for just about anything and everything. I will tell you this, the focused pursuit of money never fails to leave me with an empty, desperate feeling, strengthening my belief that we humans go about this business of living all wrong. We are missing the point, I am sure of it, but I have yet to find a way to live, or even survive, outside of the norm. The answer would seem to lie somehow in communal existence, but then, this has been tried already many times, tried and failed. There have been limited, short-time successes, yes, but overall, even that system seems to have lacked the necessary backbone.
How about a few songs before I push off to work? The first you will no doubt already have heard in one form or another, perhaps either the Rufus Wainwright or John Cale version. Many might associate it with one of the <i>Shrek</i> movies, although which one exactly escapes me this morning. The second, I think. The song I'm talking about is Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, as performed by Jeff Buckley. I'm even throwing it up here in a lo-fi version, so that the dial-up visitors might have a chance to listen, although I'm not sure the lo-fi version does it justice.
• Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah
And then, just as a reminder (mostly to myself) that language isn't everything, a couple of non-English songs capable of moving me, in spite of not knowing what they're about.
• Sapna Awasthi & Sukwinder Singh, Chaiyya Chaiyya Bollywood Joint from The Inside Man soundtrack
• Seu Jorge, from The Life Aquatic, Studio Sessions
No time to write, but why not share a few more songs. Some nice slow guitar and mandolin plucking. [links removed]
• Jens Lekman, Your Arms Around Me
(You've got to love anyone who can work the lyrics "oh honey, you've cut off your finger, I bet that's got to hurt" into a song.
• Kevin Long, I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out (Elliott Smith cover)
• Kevin Long, Haunting My Hallways