Takin’ a stab at it

gunfightDo you believe in love at first sight? The other day while driving my friend to the airport, my ears caught this song on his fancy premium digital radio system. I was like, “What the? This is awesome. Swoon!”

Overcome by emotion I swerved and almost crammed into a concrete barrier.

It was one of those moments where you’re floating along, from moment to moment, and not even realizing it, kind of like a feather floating on a breeze. Then, almost in self defense, your thought bubble suffers an intrusion and you become aware of something. Really aware.

That’s what happened with this song. It reached out and grabbed me. Far too quickly the moment was over so I fiercely committed the name of the musical artist to memory. Sick Puppies. I have got to get me some more of that.

You don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.

Old wisdom we’ve all heard before. The Sick Puppies take such a simple idea and turn it into a transcendental experience. And it’s got a toe-tappin’ beat. The interpretation offered by this video selection is a runaway stagecoach ride of fun.

Enjoy!

12 responses

  1. That’s EXACTLY how I felt about Firewater (except I didn’t crash into anything, but there’s still hope)- especially this song –

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I love hearing new tunes. The song reminds me of a cross between Mumford & Sons and Cake. I’ve never heard of Firewater before. I’ll check ’em out.

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      1. I do love me some Cake – I’ve heard a bit of Mumford & Sons.

        Tod A from Firewater used to have a band called Cop Shoot Cop as well.

        The Golden Hour is a fabulous album (Firewater) – but I’ve not heard an album that I’ve not loved. Songs We Should Have Written is great too – excellent covers ~

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  2. Boy, howdy, that Tiananmen Square oughta rattle the social conscience.

    I’ve heard the name Sick Puppies but hadn’t checked them out. I’ll do that.

    Glad you missed the concrete barrier.

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    1. I doubt the song will get a lot of airplay in China.

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      1. I downloaded the album. That song was in my head first thing the morning after. The verse about Congress is so true it makes me want to cry.

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  3. I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. The suspense is killing me!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the song!

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      1. If I had to plan a wedding I’d definitely have this one performed somewhere during the ceremony.

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  4. LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you for sharing … I love finding new music. 😀

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    1. You’re welcome! Me, too! I thought about a weekly post to feature new songs but I’m generally not hip enough to find them.

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      1. You’ve got to be hipper than I am …. Shared the tune on FB BTW and everyone loved it. Right now I’ve just discovered the Pogues. Better late than never I guess!

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