That’s the name of my Spotify playlist that you’ll likely hear when you stop in.
A mix of indie, folk, indie-rock, Americana brand of music seems to fit the atmosphere of The Simple Man store. Soulful voices, crazy talented musicians who actually play the instruments, and lyrics that make you stop in your tracks.
A few weeks ago I felt alive again. Emily and I had the opportunity to go to our first live show since…well, maybe 2019?
A guy I first heard years ago with a voice that immediately intrigued me. At that time, he mostly did covers but that was something to experience too. His ability to arrange a familiar song in a whole new way. I appreciate that talent so much. I just sell naughty socks.
We saw Noah at Barnato in West Omaha. A small, very intimate setting that made us feel safe, yet part of something again. And since he is still up-and-coming, we had the sincere pleasure of chatting with him after the show. We realized in a short time, we had more in common besides his art. Damn how I’ve missed live music.
I’ve noticed that in the last year, with changes in our activities, we have been listening to music a bit more. In the car. In the garage. On the way to football practice. On a cross-country road trip. The good news is the kids are starting to get it - checking out different artists - even some ancient ones like mom and dad listened to.
So here is my playlist. The short version of the Shop Vibes playlist.
Noah Guthrie - https://www.youtube.com/user/only1noah
Gregory Alan Isakov - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-GsZij7aGo
Mandolin Orange - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2QjEgOtCAA
I would love your recommendations for new artists or bands to check out. Next time you stop in, let’s talk about what you are listening to.
I mean, we have to take a break from true crime podcasts sometime, right? That shit makes you skeptical of everyone.
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Fall is here.
And like most Septembers in Nebraska, this month is acting all crazy-like. Locals will nod and smile when I share that last Tuesday, at our son’s football game it was 103 degrees. The very next day, we wore sweatshirts and had blankets for the 64-degree football game.
A whopping 40 degree shift in 24 hours. Welcome to Nebraska – it isn’t for everyone. #iykyk
Did you know National Tailgating Day is coming up? It is September 3rd this year. I didn’t know either. But I like it.
I most often associated tailgating with football. And my very unsophisticated research tells me some theorize it started in the late 1800s (without actual tail-gates, of course) at intercollegiate games, and other theories claim it became popular in American culture due to the Green Bay Packers.