If I may Bogart my husband’s MM theme for a moment…
A little over a week ago now, I picked up Jason Mraz‘s CDs Waiting for My Rocket to Come and We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., the latter actually being 2 CDs and 1 DVD, which I haven’t had a chance to watch yet. But, when I’ve listened to music in the last week, I’ve listened to nothing else but these 3 discs. (I already owned his CD Wordplay.
My husband will back me up (rat me out?) that, in the past, I have had that annoying tendency to buy a disk for one song and never listen to the rest of it. With age, I’ve mellowed — and will usually wait until I like at least 2 songs on the disk before I’ll buy it and never listen to the rest of it.
Actually, I’m pretty good now about listening to the whole thing, at least once. Since I’ve been listening to these quite a bit while painting, I’ve now heard them all the way through repeatedly. My new favorite songs are not the ones I bought the disks for in the first place, and I’ve been wanting to share them. When I came to You Tube to check them out though, I found a fantastic song of his that I hadn’t heard before and another that I’d seen on You Tube before, forgot about, and loved that isn’t on any of my disks. (Note: Yes, Honey, that means I’ll be buying more Mraz in the near future.) And while I originally wanted to share a particular couple of songs from the CD, I think these 2 from You Tube show more about the range, depth, and the obvious multiple influences of the man.
So, by all means, head to You Tube and find a decent version of The Dynamo of Volition (great song for a dance workout, by the way) and Details in Fabric (an amazing song of life will go on, even if the last line is hysterical in a total guy way). Note that Jason loves having people enjoy his music however they want, so there are more than a handful of various flavors of all of his songs on You Tube. If listening for the first time or looking for CD quality, you may want to just find one that has the lyrics with it and avoid all the live stuff; though some of it is amazing, there’s a good bunch of cellphone-type stuff too.
In the meantime, enjoy below, based on your mood of the moment — and then pick up some Mraz. It’s worth it.
10,000 Motherfuckers, Jason Mraz — helped to inspire my recent purchases
Gypsy MC, Jason Mraz — inspiring my future purchases