October 6, 2010

Tunes for Fall

104_0363 In 2007, I was invited to help chaperone a trip of recent high school graduates for 9 days in Europe. Never being one to miss a free trip, I quickly agreed. Our travel arrangements split us up into two parties, causing my group of hoodlums (which happened to include my younger brother) to be delayed. After spending an extra night in Nashville (where we started), then being rerouted through Toronto, we finally arrived in London for the first leg of our trip. Never in my life had I felt so responsible for the well-being of ten other people even if some of them happened to be 18. All I kept thinking was if I lose a child, his parents will never forgive me! Our touring company sent a guide to Heathrow to pick us up and escort us to meet the rest of our group who had already been in town for 1 day. I remember the guide who picked us up, a young hipstery British chap, but mostly I was so relieved that all my kids were still alive and with me that I spaced out for the duration of the bus ride.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when a video was playing on MTV. "See that guy? The lead singer?" my brother asked. "He was our first tour guide on the Europe trip. The one who picked us up at the airport in London." Apparently our first tour guide was a guy named Marcus Mumford whose band Mumford & Sons has really made something of a name for themselves. There really isn't any point to this story, except I love some of their songs. And it's pretty cool to have met the guy way back when.

{for every kiss your beauty trumped my doubt}

I’m such a sucker for brooding musicians. For some reason this type of music feels perfect for fall. I tend to find a couple of songs, get them stuck in my head and listen to them on repeat for days at a time. What song are you playing on repeat right now?

12 comments:

  1. swoon. i love brooding musicians, too!! i especially love that quote!

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  2. Love Kenny Chesney's "The Boys of Fall!" Been wishing to hear some good ol' Southern Rock from Molly Hatchet...Love "Flirtin' with Disaster" and anything by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Also like the sound track from The Big Chill. Sometimes, though, it is just nice to hear that cool north wind making its way through the falling leaves and pines.

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  3. That is really cool! I saw Hootie and the Blowfish at a small bar in SC a few years before they became famous. Kind of cool how things change in life.

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  4. Fun trip, great music and entertaining video. Sounds like a good time was had by all.

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  5. How fun! What a cool experience!

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  6. So neat.

    The song I'm repeating over and over in my head this morning is NewWorldSon's There is a Way. No idea why. But you asked. : )

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  7. I don't know if i like this infatuation with brooding musicians.
    Can't you just be infatuated with round faced, scruffy guys instead? love, philly

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  8. A free trip to Europe? Heck to the yeah!

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  9. hey, I just stumbled on your blog and saw this post! I'm really interested in the South of America and I cannot believe that you met someone from Mumford and Sons! I hope you liked it in England, I'm from up north though, only been to London twice!
    xxx

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Lay it on me y'all!