Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bodies of Water: Reservoir

Hem: Reservoir


At first, I thought maybe this song wasn't a good fit for this week's theme as it's often a man-made body of water. But then I considered that the theme was inspired by the snow melt-off of Spring, and isn't that what the reservoirs are designed for? They save that excess water for later use. So I decided I was going to go for it.

Hem is band that makes Americana that is almost more like lullabies. It is difficult not to feel serene when they're playing. This song is no different. Their music often gives a picture of life, whether it emotional or everyday. This one talks about the light on a particular reservoir outside of Pittsburgh (thus, the picture I chose for the entry is of Highland Park Reservoir, which is, "right outside of Pittsburgh") and how we may travel near and far, and despite seeing and experiencing wonderful things, there's nothing that can evoke those same feelings as your hometown.

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