Tuesday, 12 June 2012

TUESDAY BLUES!! City and Colour - The Grand Optimist / Love don't live here anymore

City and Colour - The Grand Optimist / Love don't live here anymore




I recently made a little discovery that made me both smirk, but mostly shake my head. This was the revelation that the phrase "Tuesday Blues" is a "well known phenomenon among Esctasy users that if you spend your weekend up, by the Tuesday you feel depressed" (see the urban dictionary).  Now, I didn't know that.  I just named it Tuesday Blues as I didn't want to call it Monday Blues....but the irony is not lost on me as this outlay mainly contains singer / songwriters, of which the majority have a tinge of melancholy.
City and Colour,City and Colour The Grand Optimist

Anyhow, back to the track's.  City and Colour is the name for former post-hardcore Alexisonfire singer Dallas Green's acoustic / folk music.  The name City and Colour is named after is name - i.e. Dallas (is a) City and Green (is a) colour....which makes sense.  The Grand Optimist features on the 2011 album "Little Hell" which featured the track fragile bird which I featured last year.  If you are not familiar with his material, it's an album that's certainly worth checking out.

Although a lot of his fan base stemmed from his punk days, his crossover and quality can't be denied - he has even got a grin from Neil Young when playing "Old Man" at the 2011 Juno's  which moved him up a couple of pegs in my eyes!  He's also done a great cover of the Rose Royce classic Love Don't Live Here Anymore  which can be seen below.

Checkout more Tuesday Blues posts or the Spotify Playlist here - remember it's a must for those on a come down!

Love Don't Live Here Anymore

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TUESDAY BLUES!! City and Colour - The Grand Optimist / Love don't live here anymore
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12 June 2012 at 09:17

Tuesday Blues sort of makes it even better, innocence. Love don't live here....is superb

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12 June 2012 at 21:56

What a great voice and two fabulous songs. Grand Optimist is probably my favourite song of the Little Hell album.

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