the white buffalo: kicking ass, taking names and killing dreams (from time to time)
At one point I’m in my life, I maintained a playlist titled “suicide hotline hold music”. Having more streaks of sarcasm and black humor than a zebra does stripes, the music on the playlist was horribly depressing.
You can imagine some of the stuff that might have been on there.
Simon & Garfunkel
There was also a lot of singer songwriter material. Generally the lot are a bunch of sad bastards. Upon finding the White Buffalo, my mind was not blown to hear this singer-songwriter perform some emotionally raw music. He’s got a song about missing someone (love song #2), a song about looking at the ideal right along next to the shattering reality (wish it was true) and a song about weighing your options (one lone night). And honestly, I loved the stuff. I mean, seriously, the genre is alive and kicking for a reason. Yeah, it can be a hell of a downer, but if you’re in hell, well, misery loves company and they will give you it by the crate.
I will say, the one surprise I got from this young man was the track ‘the pilot’. It’s a pretty kick ass track. Fast paced and daydreaming about some adrenaline filled occupations. I especially appreciated his bit on wanting to be an outlaw, “kicking ass and taking names…time to time killing dreams.” Okay White Buffalo. Way to force me to think of singer-songwriters as something other than the weak-wilt and broken mistrals of my heart.
Get more at the Official White Buffalo Website.
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