Friday, October 16, 2009

For Halis. And You.

Dave Matthews is constantly writing up songs that speak to me or for me. I even told him so once. I met him. I chatted with him and even shared some coffee. Its true. I wish I could say that we are friends ... but that chat was our sole connection. At least so far :) And it was wonderful.

Again - his new album speaks to me. I can't imagine a song written by him that wouldn't. Even Isaac is tuned in to Dave (though his favorite song is Gravedigger - he even loves the video ... which is a whole other story ... as he came to love this song after attending his first funeral and learning about death from Mommy ... its actually a healthy thing ... I swear).

Well - I found this video today (don't know why it took me so long) and realized that it makes me feel happy ... like ... I want to sing it out loud to Halis. It is a love song to be sure ... but it is also greater than that ... the video shows something more ... and I love it ... ENJOY:

(I wish I could embed it, but YouTube won't let me ... brats).

Enjoy the song, video and your weekend. And remember, leave a comment on any post from this week (my birthday week!) and you will be entered into a giveaway for a Bday gift from me.



Jen said...

What a fantastic song! I got goosebumps just listening to it. Watching the chairs fill up, feeling that excitment. He's an awesome song writer and musician. Thanks for sharing.

Tim Kerr said...

Gravedigger is awesome! Heavy, but awesome. Can't view the other clip tho, restricted access in Australia... wt...

Dave Matthews continually comes up with the goods.

Sarah said...

Hi Jodi - A friend passed along your "blog" to me. Have been enjoying your observations and photos. Especially enjoyed your scenes and text of Belfast Harbor this past summer. Belfast was very different when I grew up there. Am happy for it's transformation. Thanks for sharing your eye for beauty with the rest of us!

Jenne said...

Grave Digger is my favorite Dave song too! never had seen the video, thanks for sharing. What a contrast between that and you and me. :)

Jodi Renshaw said...

Sarah --- you are the winner of my Birthday giveaway! congrats & please contact me with your address asap!