Around Christmastime last year, I found myself mesmerized by a commercial on TV. You probably saw it too - one of the "A Diamond is Forever" for De Beers. It was unusual for me to see any commercials (DVR, woo!), but it happened to be on for some reason and I immediately stopped whatever it was I was doing to watch. I don't remember the content of the commercial itself, because that is not what grabbed my attention. It was a song.
Landon's music has been featured on commercials as well as TV shows. He writes most of his own songs. His latest album, "LP", features a blending of smooth vocals and breezy acoustics. "Can't Let Go" is the first track from that album.
The official videos cannot be embedded, but here is the audio with lyrics for "Falling in Love in a Coffee Shop".
I get so many compliments on my monthly-changing desktop wallpaper that I decided to share my resources list. The list is in alphabetical order, with my top three picks starred.
I like to have a calendar on the desktop, so if the one that I pick for a particular month doesn't have one, I create one for it using PhotoShop, as I did to the VladStudio Art above. I don't advocate modifying the artwork of other people, but I do this for personal use only.
- crestock - 13 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images
- crestock - Another 17 Fantastic Free Wallpaper Images
- Enslaved Light (infrared photography)
- Flickr Designer Wallpaper Pool
- Flickr HDR Wallpaper Pool
- Flickr Wallpaper & Backgrounds Pool
- I Love Typography
- Kriegsnet Desktop Wallpapers
- Smashing Magazine * - Each month, Smashing posts a new collection of the best of the web
- Smashing Magazine - More Creative & Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers
- Smashing Magazine - (Really) Stunning Desktop Wallpapers
- Smashing Magazine - Selected Wallpapers for your Desktop
- Social Wallpapering *
- Stuck in Customs (HDR Photography)
- VladStudio *
I had the priviledge of hearing Lucia Micarelli perform "Kashmir" live in concert last year. Lucia is a violinist that tours with Josh Groban, and that performance was A. MAZ. ING. So, immediately after that concert, I began an obsessive hunt for the track of that song. It is not on her album, but after quite a bit of tracking, I found it. She recorded the track as a duet with a pianist I had never heard of - William Joseph - on his "Within" album. I really love that track - I even grabbed a clip from it as my ringtone.
Eventually, I went back bought the entire album, and I highly recommend it if you enjoy piano music.
William's "Within" album contains "Kashmir" as well as an incredible cover of "Dust in the Wind", but it contains a host of other great songs. Here is the track listing:
- Stella's Theme
- Butterflies And Hurricanes
- Ave Maria
- Kashmir (Featuring Lucia Micarelli)
- Homeward Bound
- Piano Fantasy
- Se Si Perde Un Amore
- Dust In The Wind (Featuring Garou)
- Standing The Storm
- Once Upon Love [Featuring David Foster]
- Sweet Remembrance Of You
- Return With Honor
- Cinema Paradiso
- Asturias [Featuring Jesse Cook]
- A Mother's Heart
- Block, Lawrence - Hit and Run. (6/24)
- Child Lee - Nothing to Lose. (6/3)
- Connelly, John - The Reapers. (6/3)
- Deaver, Jeffrey - The Broken Window. (6/10) - A Lincoln Rhyme novel
- Koontz, Dean - In Odd We Trust. (6/24) - Comic
- Patterson, James - Sail. (6/9)
- Preston, Douglas - The Monster of Florence. (6/10)
- Richmond, Michelle - No One You Know. (6/24)
- Rollins, James - The Last Oracle. (6/24)
- Sedaris, David - When You are Engulfed in Flames. (6/3)