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It's a Kathleen Edwards morning. That's what came to mind as soon as this song played.

OPB music has been a muse lately, revealing gems like Kathleen who are just surprisingly good. Do you ever get busy and feel like you've forgotten how to appreciate music? Or, that music just isn't as good as it used to be? What's happened to good music? It's there. You just have to listen and let it come padding over to you and curl up on your slippers. "Good Things" warms up your toes on a chilly morning.

"Good Things"

I've got a long, long list of things

That no one needs to see
Desk drawers filled with picture frames
Postcards tucked in underneath
We were only young when we moved away
It went on and on for years
You fell in love and now you live in the city
I'm my own company out here

Don't get down
Good things come when you stop waiting around
Good things come when you stop looking
Don't get down
You've just got to stop looking

There are some things that I believe
Like if you've got nothing you've still got your family
And when you are no one you're still the king
And there's not a dollar enough in the world to
make you sing

So don't get down
Good things come when you stop waiting around
Good things come when you stop looking
Don't get down
You've just got to stop looking

There are some things I used to be
Won't you find the will just to remind me
Because you are so safe inside my memory
And the scar underneath my knee

 

The nice surprise about Kathleen Edwards is there's tons of her music on the web. Just look: here's a playlist with 50+ songs. So, don't say to yourself "What am I going to do after this song finishes playing?" Because there's so much more!

On "Good Things" she comments "I've got a long, long list of things". Nice... Way to begin. Yeah!

The song that brought me to her was "Mint". Here, have a listen:

"Mint"

The taste of mint, you were a field of it
Why I couldn't say no, to the taste of it

God knows I want to, aah
God knows I need to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

You're the taste of mint, under a midnight flirt
And why I couldn't just go, and try to sleep on it

God knows I want to, aah
God knows I need to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

And I do, sha la la la la la la la
I do, sha la la la la la la la la

And it's like, pure heaven sent
Nothing could, could have replaced
Lord knows I tried, to be true

God knows I want to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

And I do, sha la la la la la la la
I do, sha la la la la la la la la
[x2]

Sha la la la la la la la la...
Here's another version of "Mint". A live one and Kathleen is playing an old, beat up sunburst Gibson electric. 
Here's a photo of Kathleen that is so indicative of why she's got draw. There's a mix of old and new with her.  I'm not sure who took the photo but if you click on it, you'll surf over to an article where I found it.
Here's another one, another picture of Kathleen Edwards, this time holding a turquoise Tele. Again, I don't know who to credit for the photo, but if you click on it, you'll surf to the article where I found it. The caption is "Is that a Dodge Sparkle you're leaning on, Kathleen, or are you just happy to see me?" which is pretty funny if you're from that part of the world. You know what I mean.


I did just that...surfed over to the article and learned a couple of things already. Kathleen's Canadian. And, there's another song I'm checking out called "Change The Sheets". Oh, the imagery. LOL. It's another great song. 

She sings about coming home...and it's never gonna feel the same. And, she so much as skips with joy in the video. See? 

Here's another good one. It's called "I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory". Yep, she's Canadian. This video's all about hockey and hockey checks. And, "...Elvis Presley in the 70's". Got some nice steel guitar going on there. 

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