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Friday Fix 7/6/12 – “The Trapeze Swinger” by Iron and Wine

I’ve been on an Iron and Wine kick lately, although not for the first time. It seems to happen when my life is most chaotic, the soft melodies and acoustic strummings lend themselves to a feeling of calm within that lacks outwardly. With such a huge catalog of music it’s hard to pick just one song to obsess over… but this one is it, for this week anyways.

“The Trapeze Swinger” by Iron and Wine: Sang like a whispered prayer, this song tenderly touches my heart strings. Sam Beam’s lyrics always paint beautiful imagery and I find my mind wandering between the lines and creating a picture in my mind of what his songs might look like on a canvas. This is one of his longer tunes and I love every second of it. Has the phrase “fuck the man” ever sounded so lovely? The song meanders on with soft vocals and a vivid masterpiece is made. I seriously love this song.

Summation of Sounds:

Sounds from San Diego & Beyond: Cathryn Beeks Homegrown Showcase featuring Talk Like June, Jerry Olea and The 805 Drifters, King Washington and More – another Homegrown Showcase leaves me with more local bands to love.

The Summer We Raised You: July Show Preview – another month makes for more musical magic in San Diego. Natch.

For more interviews, song obsessions, and musical musings with Sounds in San Diego follow along on Facebook or get tweety with me on Twitter.

About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

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