Monday, May 12, 2008

Reviews:: Royal Wood A Good Enough Day

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The last few days at Casa D'Acker haven't been easy. We are up to our elbows in boxes and last minute details, trying to find time for friends, tie up loose ends and still make time for us. Today is Nic's birthday and I can't even get her flowers because we have no where to put them. Sometimes I have trouble seeing the forest through the trees, as I realize this move is something we have both been waiting for a long time, but seriously, Friday AM can't come soon enough.

So what does this have to do with Royal Wood? Well, this Canadian musician seems to be channeling the emotion that is running through my body lately. Each goodbye gets tougher. Every time our thoughts drift to our new life, well, the possibilities seem even more grandiose than we could imagine but at the end of the day, it's me and Nic trying to get this all done. So whether it's another final gathering or the thought of seeing our friends as we drive across the country, the simple guitar strums and confessional lyrics resonate deeper than they probably should.
We are on our way, it might be a hard way
But as long as I'm with you.
Yes, we are on our way and it may be in harms way
But as long as I'm with you.

At the end of a long, long day
There is not much more to say then love
I'm so glad I met you.
Happy birthday Nic.

This whole record is enjoyable. It's been out since 2007, but it's getting a bit bigger release courtesy of Six Shooter Records. I could talk about it greater detail; point out how at times he sounds like Rufus Wainright at times (when he sings "what could is a mirror without a face" I actually thought it was Rufus making a cameo) or how he is able to mix piano ballads with more fun arrangements (like fuzzy guitar solos or the lovely strings that fill up Juliet), but really, it's the type of record you can put on and let your thoughts consume you.

He's on tour opening up for Sarah Slean, and the tour date in Halifax is the same day we arrive - May 29 2008 @ the Rebecca Cohn - so I figure that has to be a sign that I was destined to enjoy the record.

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