Fare Thee Well – Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford


Last week, I witnessed the beautiful confluence of art and reality. Sitting on my porch, safe from the rain pouring down around me, “Fare Thee Well”, an incredibly famous folk revivalist song, was playing. Cohesion is a beautiful sight to behold. How often do things perfectly align? A lot less often than I’d like to admit. But this was just one of those moments.

Losing myself in the moment, blankly staring into the yard, raindrops seemed to fill the holes of the track, and those drops seemingly knew when to take the back seat when Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford took center stage. It was as if I was listening to the cover as it was intended to be consumed. Moments like these are few and far between, and sometimes you don’t even realize what’s happening till it’s all said and done, but it’s our job to hang on to these moments for dear life. Or at least try out very best.


“Gold” – Chet Faker


A few years ago, Chet Faker was a relative unknown. Now? The Australian electronica musician has become a household name, and he deserves every word of praise that’s been showered upon him. To me, he’s a happy medium between the atmospheric post-dub vibes of James Blake and your classic Americana folk musician with a bit of James Vincent McMorrow sprinkled in – what do you think?

Try this on for size…

If that fits nicely, check out his awesome cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”: