Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fall Asleep With Peter Case

"Everybody's laughin' now it won't be long;
we've seen a lot of troubles now the ghost is gone.
I ain't gonna worry no more..."
-Peter Case, obviously the feature of this post

Peter Case is from Buffalo, New York and was born in 1954. He's a singer-songwriter that I just now stumbled upon and I suppose it's better late than never. He's a high school drop out with a GED "that no ones ever asked to see," and his first instrument was a green Mickey Mouse ukelele. That's the kind of stuff you see in documentaries on music legends - coming from little to make it big. It seems like it has been a while since I've posted a song that displays less than 250 beats per minute (for all of you non-musical people, that's fast. Who am I kidding, I had to look that up to double check), and that upsets me. Currently my favorite song is Sterling Waite & The Cotton Avenue Hustler's "Fire's Creek," which is easily the slowest off their album "Free In The Mountains." Few appreciate the slow songs today, and that's because most are caught up in the speed of life. Few sit down and do nothing, nothing but listen to music. I challenge you to do just that, though, with "Ain't Goin To Worry No More." Listen to the lyrics, put your stress on hold, and appreciate slow music - the songs that terrified us at middle school dances.

Ain't Gonna Worry No More - Peter Case

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