Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Miss KT Tunstall


Tracing influences from Pete Doherty and Red Hot Chili Peppers and blaming Ewan McGregor(!) and Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Macdonald, a pasty Scottish songstress enamored my euphony obsessions. If you may want to know, I was stuck on KT Tunstall' songs for a long time. Besides being Scottish, Amy also brings forth skillful folk-rock songs with substantive lyrics blended with powerful vocals. Check her out, 'This is the Life' will give you 3 minutes of exquisite thumping moments.+/-

Amy Macdonald

Inspired, adolescent Amy picked up one of the guitars her dad had lying round the house. He never played them; he'd never been in a band and had only 'mucked about' on the instrument with his pals when he was younger. And Amy just taught herself how to play the thing. There were no genetic influences, nor even lessons. Just a good ear and few chord patterns found on the internet. And a huge, burning, raging desire to write and play songs.
And you're singing the songs
Thinking this is the life
And you wake up in the morning and your head feels twice the size
Where you gonna go? Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna sleep tonight?
This is the Life
Poison Prince
Mr Rock and Roll

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