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Kiss a sunset pig – why singer-songwriters dream about home


I’ve been wondering why so many singer-songwriters want to go home. Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King – these are just a few on the current rotation of notnicolajames who sing about home in one way or another.

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Mixtape #1: Where love lies waiting – best songs about home

Have you ever been sitting on the train feeling lonely? Too many strangers? Do you just want to head home? Love the life-on-the-road self-pity by singer-songwriters? Need a gift for friend who travels a lot?
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Dream on, James Morrison

If you don’t like James Morrison, his new album The Awakening is not the one to change your mind. If you’ve enjoyed his previous albums, like I did, please only listen to the deluxe version of The Awakening. Read on to find out why James’ quiet songs are the best, and what his song “Up” has to do with the anime tv series Ghost in the Shell.
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Wrong t-shirt, James Morrison!

The Guardian has an excellent interview about James Morrison today. It’s about how he started out being called a romantic singer, and how he tries to get rid of that image. He says he wants to make real music, and tells how losing is father has shaped his new album.
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Turn Around Jonny Lang!

When I came to the Maryport Blues Festival stage to see Jonny Lang, all I could see were roughly 20 senior citizens hanging out and eating sausages. Good thing is, by the time Jonny’s gig started, there were 400+ people and I had the perfect spot in the front row.
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Trouble with Ray LaMontagne

Ray LaMontagne makes my heart melt. Does this sound too cheesy?
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Falling Leaves in New York

At my gig in New York my legs were shaking so badly that I nearly dropped the microphone.
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Ane Brun, go get them!


The wonderful singer-songwriter Ane Brun is one of 10 candidates nominated for a Scandinavian music prize – but unfortunately she’s up against Bjoerk who also had an album out this year.
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Gig in Tit (not Tits) Hall

There are no tits in Tit Hall.

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Great young singer-songwriters

So this is how “old-ish” feels like. I went to a concert and the only ones older than me were the parents of the musicians on stage. And Science Boy, who is luckily a few months older than me.
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