I love music. It's the cure for everything.
This artist/group not only has a song for my every mood, feeling, and moment, but I can track my love for them right along side my relationship with husband. He introduced me to them, and we have loved them together throughout the years. I do have several friends that don't share my love for these guys, but mostly, I am just sad for those that can't appreciate the goodness (although I completely respect their right to have their own musical tastes). ;) There is something so sexy about the harmonica. When the lead vocalist can play his funky guitar and the harmonica while crooning away, add the upright bassist and it just doesn't get any groovier. G. Love and Special Sauce will forever be my favorite go-to band for awesome music. We have seen them in concert
I pretty much love everything they have ever done, but I will try and narrow it down to just a few to check out. My first pick is just a feel-good song with a good message and some especially groovy harmonica parts... "Peace, Love, Happiness" from their "Superhero Brother" album (also check out the title song on this album).
"Breathe in deep, feel your heart beat, just to know that life's worth living. Feel your feet on the earth, you better love it while it's still here spinning. I've got no time to worry about troubles or misgivings. You need to let it flow, let yourself go, 'cause if you're hating than you sure ain't living....gimmie some peace, love, happiness."
One of my first favorites of theirs was "Sunshine". It's an all acoustic tune, which I absolutely a.d.o.r.e. The first show I ever went to with David, they played with a band called Slightly Stoopid. At the end of both sets, G. Love and the lead singer of Slightly Stoopid brought out their acoustics and did a set alone on stage... it was amazing, and they played this song. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a decent Youtube video of this song unless it's someone else's slideshow with it in the background. Boo. Check it out, though, it's a great song. Love the harmonica in this one, as well.
"Don't care what we do, as long as I'm with you, every little thing's gonna be alright. I can't get enough, I wanna eat you up, wanna have you for dinner leftovers for lunch." ;)
One of my favorites to hear live at their shows is "Cold Beverages". I even sport my "I like cold beverages" tee now and again. It's so groovin' and tons of fun to sing in the audience at the show. "Before you serve my drink, please stick it in the fridge..."
I suppose I should stop here. But just for good measure, also check out "The Hustle" (Hustle album), "Gimmie Some Lovin" (Philadelphonic album), and "Beautiful" (Lemonade album, featuring Tristan Prettyman).
Other favorite bands/musicians, again, for good measure: Cold War Kids, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Cake, Coheed & Cambria, Justin King, and Chris Cornell.
Gee, I am not very good at this "favorite" business, am I? Leave it me to reinterpret the challenge in my own way. ;) At any rate, it's all good music.