Welcome
to—

A Year
for Music!

Passenger, "Golden Leaves"

Passenger, "Golden Leaves"

Selected Composition

 

Passenger, "Golden Leaves"

 

 

Program Notes

 

In the previous two posts we heard songs written and sung by Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger—and tonight, one more song of his: "Golden Leaves." Here is a link to Passenger's official YouTube site, and to a video of Passenger singing this song accompanied by none other than the classical Palatine Quartet:


Passenger with The Palatine Quartet, "Golden Leaves"

 

This song is, apparently, about falling out of love after being together a long time. I've watched many of Passenger's music videos in the last two days. There is a sadness in Passenger's music. I guess my hope for him is that he might know more of happiness than is often reflected in his music.

 

Here is a link to the song on Amazon.com, if you want to download it. It is from Passenger's album Whispers:
 

Passenger, "Golden Leaves" (with the Palatine Quartet)


 

And here is a link to an acoustic version of the song, in which Passenger accompanies himself on the guitar (also from the album Whispers):



Passenger, "Golden Leaves" (acoustic version)

 

 

 

 

I created "Ice One Night Old," the image above, in 2006. It is based on Mandelbrot fractals. The title is from the tenth-century Old English poem "Hávamál":
 

Drink ale by the fire
and skate on the ice,
buy a lean steed
and a dirty sword, 
fatten a horse at home
and farm out the dog.

A cracking bow,
a burning flame,
a gaping wolf,
a screaming crow,
a grunting pig,
a rootless tree,
a rising sea,
a boiling kettle,

a flying spear,
a falling wave,
ice one night old.

 

The Way You Look Tonight

The Way You Look Tonight

Passenger, "Feather on the Clyde"

Passenger, "Feather on the Clyde"