I guess this week should be deemed Music Week on this blog, but I can’t help it. My mind is just tilted toward the other half of my soul this week.
Anyway…a few days ago a friend of mine posted this question on Facebook while watching the Grammy’s: Who the heck is Arcade Fire?
Of course, I responded with a gasp and then a sigh and then a “I must school her on this realm of music.”
And I realized….I am probably in the minority of people who listen to more than what is played on the radio.
I’ve always liked music that leaned toward what other people consider ‘odd’, but over the last few years my musical library has expanded….(I’m giving a shout out here)….with many thanks going to a friend of mine (Dan the Man), who I thank with every fiber of my being for making me all those CD’s thus sparking my interest in the indie world of music.
Now…as for Arcade Fire…and those of you who still have no idea what this post is about…I’m going to fill you in.
Arcade Fire is a little indie band that snagged a Grammy…a big one…Album of The Year. With competition like Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Lady Antebellum, who are on the radio almost every time you turn it on, this is an enormous feat.
From Montreal, Canada, the band is led by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, both of whom sing for the group. Five other members include Will Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufield, Jeremy Gara, and Richard Reed Parry.
They released their first album, “Funeral,” in 2005. In 2008, they came out with “Neon Bible.” Both were nominated for Grammys in the Alternative Album of The Year.
Suburbs, their latest album, was the tour de force.
However, I like their older music a little better….SO…I am posting videos for two of my favorite songs by the Fire.
I know…the videos are a little weird, but if you like alternative/indie music, you need to know this band.
For all of my writer friends who write Paranormal stuff…Check out the first song. It usually fits perfect with the wounded-hero-freak who struggles to be loved because of what he is.