It’s Tuesday guys and gals and on this particular Tuesday, there was only one thing on my mind when I woke up. Perhaps you caught last week’s post about new music I think you should check out. Well, I’m back and boy do I have a suggestion for you. Instead of giving you some top five list, I’m only giving you one option today. I’m making it so super easy for you. Eliminating the frivolous options and presenting you with the main course. Find the new Alex Clare album “Three Hearts” and put it on full blast.
If you’re not sure who Alex Clare is or why I adore him, you should probably start by reading this past post. I’ve been patiently waiting for this new album. And by patiently I mean checking his website relentlessly, watching his Twitter feed like a hawk and keeping up with the lives of his bandmates on Facebook. And it’s here. The day is finally here.
I needed to hear every track and in a small, intimate environment. So I drove around Wake Forest aimlessly, cranking it full blast in the car. The ridiculously long line at the Starbucks drive-thru didn’t disturb me at all because it meant I had more time to explore each and every track. My first listen favorites? Check out these tracks specifically.
- Never Let You Go
- Just a Man
- Not in Vain
- War Rages On
- Holding On (You stole my heart the first time I saw your face / It was the start of a never-ending love never knew I was worthy of / And I knew that when I told her I could see us growing older / From the confusion in my head / It was the truest thing I’ve said / I keep holding on. Holding on. Holding on to you.)
Have no fear. My stalker-like tendencies toward Alex Clare will continue even though the new album is finally out because let’s be real, listening to an artist perform live is even better than listening to the tunes in my car. If you don’t heed my advice today, you’re really silly.
Know what else would be really silly? Missing my yard sale this upcoming Saturday. Seriously guys, please come buy my crap. I’m learning so much about myself during this moving process and we’ve only just begun. For starters, my OCD is at all-time high. I have a dry erase board in the living room with each day listed and a coordinating room to sift through. Plus assigned tasks like picking up cash and arranging tables. Every sticky price tag has to have my handwriting otherwise I go mental. And the items are organized like a department store. I probably need professional help.
And even though I’m sharply focused on prepping for this yard sale and working on my weddings, I’m doing some other really stupid stuff. Like trying to fit a diesel gas nozzle in a car obviously not meant to run on diesel. Or forgetting to pay the water bill, having it disconnected, “bathing” in the community pool after hours and getting caught by a State Trooper. I was certain I was going to be hauled off to county for trespassing although I warned the officer that while the top half of my body was covered, the bottom portion was only protected by the towel around my waist. I suppose it would have made the whole “bend and cough” process a lot easier.
It’s time to get back to business while Alex provides me with a working soundtrack. But I do hope you’ll give his album a listen and I also hope to see you at 20 Larkspur Court on Saturday from 7am – 12pm for the best ever, life-changing yard sale. At least that’s what the posters I made say.