Thursday, October 1, 2009

Take a Vacation

I recently moved to downtown Portland to begin college. The one thing that I have noticed most while living in a big city, is the constant noise. There is always a low humming of distant traffic on one of the 3 major freeways in downtown. Living in a building that houses a fire station certainly is not a quiet nesting area for a relaxing nap. To add to the confusion there is also a max (tram) line that wraps around my building and multiple buses. If that isn't enough to make you cut your ears off, it's also a student housing building, so you have loud neighbors and yelling young adults on the streets. I love it... really.

Sometimes though with all this hustle and bustle, my ears need a vacation. Silence doesn't exist in my world, so I need to find an euphoric substitute to silence. Guess what? I FOUND IT!

I have became a faithful listener to Jon Schmidt while I spent two years living in England. Recently, Jon has again put me in a musical spell with his creative and fresh music.

Jon Schmidt's new CD is, 'Bonus Tracks'. If you like Taylor Swift, there is a special song for you. A rock inspired track, and even a little peanuts on the CD. It has it all.

Schmidt's style of piano is unlike anything I have heard, but my ears love it! I think one of my all time favorites is 'Winter Wind' from his 'Walk in the Woods' album. I would listen to this while in England everyday and play the air piano while in the passenger seat of the car. I dreamed of the day when I got home and got the sheet music to play this masterpiece.

On the new Album 'Bonus Tracks' there are a couple songs that might rival 'Winter Wind'. The 'ROCKmaninoff', or even 'Love Story meets Love Story', which you can watch a video of.


Jon Schmidt is pretty much the coolest guy EVER and wants to give away one copy of his newest album!

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23 comments:

Memmotts said...

love story meets love story LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

Memmotts said...

P.S I'm a subscriber, a fan on facebook and I have your button on my blog.

Stacey said...

I subscribe....and would LOVE to hear these selections!

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Jacky said...

I have never listened to any of his stuff, bit I'd love to! I {heart} piano like crazy! =)

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Jacky said...

I tweeted about it here:

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Jacky said...

Well, look at that, I'm already a subscriber!

{ONE}

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Jacky said...

Well, look at that, I'm already a subscriber!

{TWO}

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I have the Simple Finds button on my giveaway blog: petuniasaysgiveaways.blogspot.com

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PattiH05k said...

Love 'Pachabel meets U2'

PattiH05k said...

I tweeted about it too...
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PattiH05k said...

just became a subscriber

Amber said...

Love Pachabel Meets U2
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Amber said...

I have your button!
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Amber said...

I subscribe!
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Susie said...

I just found out about him. AMAZING

Memmotts said...

I'm a nerd didn't leave my e-mail address... when I win you can e-mail me at memmottd32 at yahoo dot com ;)

mverno said...

lullaby is nice mverno@roadrunner.com

maryp said...

pachelbel/U2 song. i play the air piano to that one all the time! best song ever! or his little girl singing i will by the beatles

chaipo said...

Wow looking forward to his new album here -- 8:42 at Red Rock Canyon sounds great -- I love red rock canyon, so it takes me back there.

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subscriber!

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subscriber! 2

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"Death of Dumbledore"!

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