MUSIC MONDAYS: A Soul Untamed MARTIN SEXTON
Well, it’s still technically Monday out west which means it’s still Music Monday in the U.S. Lissa used that line of reasoning recently for a late-ish blog post. In fact, I think it was a bit more effective use than this. She always appears effective. Not me–I can appear very un-effective at times.
Then there are those of you who would say that it’s always Music Monday O’ Clock somewhere (not a good cocktail napkin–don’t look for that in 2012 by Fortis Design). Me on the other hand, I think I can admit I almost missed this post. Clearly. But lucky for you all, I’m going to squeak this music post in. So without further adieu, let’s talk about duct tape.
One of the things I like about people who like duct tape, is that we are all doers. We all do things, and aren’t afraid to get a bit icky at any time in the pursuit of our ideas. I sometimes affectionately call my job a “light blue collar” job because of how hands-on it is. It doesn’t matter how fabulous the patterns are, or if the color is exactly what you wanted, you still have to work for/with it to make something worth keeping. It’s so very creative, but also requires a bit of muscle and commitment to really make it work.
Well, that brings us to Martin Sexton. He’s a working musician. No dandelion fluff here. He’s got one of the best voices on the planet. Other musicians are scared to cover his songs because they’re afraid they’ll suck at it. Yet he still lives a semi-obscured life. Please listen to him and be amazed. If you haven’t heard of him, you’ll be glad to know him and have him take you on a great soul ride of a time. Those of you who already love him, I know you’re happy to see this post because he really does deserve more recognition that he gets.
His is a soul untamed at times. And those times are worth finding.
I’m not going to tell you to go listen to everything he’s ever done, but check out a few of my favorites. If you get a chance, go see him live. You won’t regret it.