16
Apr

HEY Y’ALL,

I am SO happy and excited to announce that on April 23rd at 8pm EDT (5pm PDT) I’ll be teaming up with some old friends for a StageIt show:

Jenny Owen Youngs + Bess Rogers + Allison Weiss in 
"SPRING BREAK FOREVER: THE REUNION."

THAT’S RIGHT. Bess and Allison and I will be playing a NINETY MINUTE Spring Break Forever reunion show on StageIt! 

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS

For those of you who didn’t know me in 2010, let me tell you, the Spring Break Forever tour was an incredibly fun, collaborative, goofy, BFFs-in-a-Jeep kind of time, filled with beer and coming-of-age stories and one particularly memorable marathon of singing every song on the Magnetic Fields album “69 Love Songs,” but replacing certain vital words with “pizza.” Bess and Allison and I will playing our own songs and singing some stuff together, generally having a B-L-A-S-T. 

RELIVE THE OLD MEMORIES and MAKE SOME NEW ONES WITH US!

xo
Jenny

16
Apr
14
Apr
Hello I am in California.

Hello I am in California.

13
Apr
Kitchen tip - always keep your ratio of Jenny Owen Youngs to @julianunesmusic at 2:1.

Kitchen tip - always keep your ratio of Jenny Owen Youngs to @julianunesmusic at 2:1.

13
Apr

Hey Jenny! I absolutely love your song Not On Your Own and I was wondering if there's anyway I could get the chords for it? I'm working at a camp and Id love to play it for campfire. Its a beautiful song by the way. My new fave! Thank you <3

- Asked by heyteganandsara

Oh hey! You’ve come to the right place - I happen to know all the chords to this song, so like, here they are:

Verse:

C  |  F  |  Am  Am7/G  |  F  

Chorus: 

||:  F  G  Am  C  :||  [x3]  (“there’s no shortage of people…”) 

C  G  F  (“but you don’t have to go alone”)

Am  G  F  (“yr not on yr oooowwwwwn”)

You can get at that Am7/G thusly: you’re already playing an Am right before it, so just pick up your ring finger and play the G (3rd fret) on the low E string. Now you’ve got a sweet-ass Am7 with a G in the bass. HOT.

That’t the whole deal! If any of the chord change timing is unclear, you can listen through & play along to the song over here:

http://everyoneisgay.bandcamp.com/track/not-on-your-own

Good luck & godspeed & have fun & thank you!

hug,

J

11
Apr
11
Apr
11
Apr
My natural habitat for the month of April.

My natural habitat for the month of April.

10
Apr
well this was embarrassing. cc: @thelovelylights

well this was embarrassing. cc: @thelovelylights

10
Apr
amberwade:

I got really stoked to see Now, Now and Jenny Owen Youngs included on the Fox Fight Jams mix in the back of Lumberjanes.
Also this comic is so great. You should pick it up like now.

dope-ass mix.

amberwade:

I got really stoked to see Now, Now and Jenny Owen Youngs included on the Fox Fight Jams mix in the back of Lumberjanes.

Also this comic is so great. You should pick it up like now.

dope-ass mix.

10
Apr
Peacocks chase peacocks chase peacocks before @Ingridmichaelson&#8217;s grand Hollywood Forever Cemetery show last night.

Peacocks chase peacocks chase peacocks before @Ingridmichaelson’s grand Hollywood Forever Cemetery show last night.

08
Apr
arockandrollromance:

A special edition Frank Turner Friday picture: jennyowenyoungs on harmonica in New York, September 2012.

Anyone Can Play Harmonica.

arockandrollromance:

A special edition Frank Turner Friday picture: jennyowenyoungs on harmonica in New York, September 2012.

Anyone Can Play Harmonica.

07
Apr
The many rest states of Umo.

The many rest states of Umo.

07
Apr
07
Apr

Beat It (Demo)

by Michael Jackson

lil-c0met:

lacienegasmiled:

Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

WHOA.

(via ljm)

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I'm a singer, songwriter, and natural history enthusiast. I was raised in the woods, but now I live in Brooklyn. My spirit animals are Johnny Cash, Kate Bush, Tom Waits and Jack White.

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