SONG OF THE DAY – “YOU KNOW ME” by Air Traffic Controller

April 8, 2014

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When I first started this blog, I was not sure I would be comfortable with talking about myself. I thought that I might just share a song and leave it at that. Did I really want people to get to know me if I didn’t know them? Did anyone really care what I had to say?

A good friend of mine, who is a social media guru and provided lots of consulting as I started on this journey, told me that people had to get to know me. She said that those who were already listening to my “Song of the Day” listened because they had a relationship with me and trusted my opinions. If I wanted to share music with people I did not know, they needed to get to KNOW me; they needed to have a relationship with me. So, I have taken that to task.

You definitely know me because I share a piece of myself and my life every single time I post on this blog. As I discovered today, however, it has also been another avenue for me to share my life with those I already call friends. This morning I received a phone call from a good friend who lives in another state and has been following the tale of my son and his recent wrist injury through my blog. She called to tell me that she had been distantly keeping up to date on what was happening and that this morning she just wanted to to call to let me know that she was thinking about us and to check up on my son. Because I cannot personally talk to all my friends on a daily basis, this has been a nice substitute for sharing with those I don’t talk to often enough. Thanks for the phone call!

So, for those of you who already know me, I am happy to be sharing more of my life with you than I might otherwise and, for those of you who are just getting to know me, I look forward to sharing a piece of myself with you. I also look forward to getting to know you. I would love your comments and feedback on my posts if you feel the urge to respond. It would be my way to get to know you better.

So, that was the lead in to the song (clever, yes? haha) …

I really like this song from Boston-based band, Air Traffic Controller. The band was started by Dave Munro who started songwriting while he was serving as a real life Air Traffic Controller in the US Navy. From their website bio:

The band features Dave Munro on lead vocals and guitar; multi-instrumentalist Steve Scott on lead guitar, keys, and more; big brother Richie Munro on drums; Casey Sullivan on bass, banjo, and backing vocals; with violinist Alison Shipton and Kiara Perico on viola. The band often performs live accompanied on stage by an entire string section to capture and recreate its brilliant, full sound… one that consistently identifies Air Traffic Controller as one of the fastest rising original acts in the country.  – See more at: http://airtrafficcontrollermusic.com/bio/#sthash.xZz1s6ec.dpuf

Air Traffic Controller does have a very unique sound and this tune is incredibly catchy. This song is from their most recent album, Nordo, and it is an enjoyable album from beginning to end. They are a band that has garnished much attention over the last year. They were on NPR’s Austin 100 List in 2013, as one of the top 100 bands that were worth getting to know at SXSW 2013. This song also won the best Indie/Alternative Rock song in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards. Enjoy the music and thanks for getting to know me. 🙂

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