Valentine’s Day is upon us! And I’m not belittling Fashion Week, oh no! I just happen to treasure more humans over fabric. Don’t you?
We’re the real people, baby! And we make the world go round, yes we do! My Adored Husband and my wonderful family make my world go round! YOU make my world go round! You, my family and all of you, are the best thing that ever happened to me! Thank you for being with me in this wonderful adventure, every week, every day! Enjoy Ray Lamontagne’s You Are The Best Thing! (more info right after the jump!)
If you’re not familiar with the lovely “I love you, Man” movie you may not recognize this piece of charming music. But let me tell you something beyond the soundtrack featuring of one of Ray Lamontagne’s songs: Ray wasn’t always a songwriter/singer! Oh, no! He worked in a shoe factory, ladies! He worked in a shoe factory! Ain’t that something? And he quit that job to follow a musical career after he heard a song by Stephen Stills (Treetop Flyer – you can listen this song here).
After his musical epiphany, Ray Lamontagne kept on working outside his music (as a carpenter this time) but recognition didn’t fail to embrace him. He was often featured in television series (such as ER, Law & Order, House M.D.) and movies (27 Dresses, I Love you, Man). He has released three albums so far and his particular and appealing voice will definitely carry him further. Though he’s a folk performer and his fame won’t reach the Gaga stardomness, his warm songs and noble causes will always get close to people, closer than a Little Monsters label ever will! How do you like Ray’s Best Thing?