So Thursday is the birthday of one of my favourite people in the whole wide world! Josh Ritter is...Well, indescribably good! The man is a genius, and every time I listen to his songs (especially live!) my heart breaks a little! Not in a sad, depressed way, but under the weight of the sheer beauty of his voice and lyrics. I have never seen a more compelling or joyful live performance from any artist, as he puts his heart and soul into every word. A wonderful human being, who inspires, affirms and brings such joy to everyone who is lucky enough to hear his beautiful songs.
These images come from his 2009 concert (on his birthday!) in Whelans, and if you note his tie? It is now holding the curtain back in my living room!!!
My favourite quote:
'Pin your heartbeat up against my heartbeat, And you'll see how well we rhyme'
and a close second:
'Every heart is a package tangled up in knots someone else tied'
...I could keep writing forever. So a 'Happy Birthday' to one of the most beautiful human beings ever born! x