Amy Hill – Place of Mind

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I have to be honest – I’ve always had a weak spot for female acoustic folk type music. I think it began in the early 90’s with the release of the first Jewel record, Pieces of You. I bought the CD well before any of the songs were played on the radio (what a hipster thing to say) and fell in love with almost 3/4 of the record. So began my pursuit of following female artists that followed that mold – folk based with insanely catchy melodies and lyrics that resonate. To be honest, this is a hard position to straddle – what works for some artists can easily come off as boring music paired with bad poetry (no names, it is all in the eye of the beholder). Amy Hill hails from Brighton, England and her debut album, Place of Mind, is an album that recalls early Jewel while retaining its own unique charm.

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Jeffrey Gaines – self titled

Part 8 of a series that will run every Friday throughout 2012 as I discuss records that have affected me throughout the years – Flashback Fridays

My post high school days were days filled with confusion about what to do when I grow up (still have that angst at times to be honest). I settled on attending an associates program at a local technical college along with a friend who was about 10 years older than me. The program was tailored towards business, but the real highlight for me was hanging out with my friend since we took all the same classes (in those kind of schools, the classes were vaguely similar to high school). The future was pretty much the furthest thing from my mind during those classes (a pity, really. I STILL want to be an astronaut when I grow up)

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