It's Friday, the weather is nice. I feel like going for a drive out in the country with the windows down, some nice grooves on my stereo, and a pair of shades on. An artist who really gets me in the happy, cruisin' kinda mood is former surf champion- Jack Johnson. I keep a copy of one of his CDs (either Brushfire Fairytales or In Between Dreams) in my car at all times for that purpose. Unfortunately, many people know Jack Johnson only for the song Sitting, Waiting, Wishing or worse- playing the soundtrack to The Curious George Movie (and the childish video- Upside Down).
However, if you want a real taste for Jack Johnson, check out his debut album- Brushfire Fairytales. One of my favorite songs on the album, which is not well known outside the Jack Johnson fan base, is Bubble Toes. The album version is rather awkward until the song finds its groove. But, I was able to track down this energetic live version of the song recorded March 6, 2006 in Paris, France. Download it. Put it on your stereo and drive.
Note: Yesterday, the site more than doubled it's normal traffic. This is very exciting. I have lots more great stuff to post in the coming weeks. The best is yet to come! Additionally, I want to encourage you to recommend postings for this site. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with links to your favorite Lost Melodies and some information about the song/artist and why it should be included.
See you back on Monday.