Hayden – The Closer I Get

Another gem found in the 3 For $10 bin on my annual trip to Toronto with Mike.

I love this CD for just drifting off. Hayden, to me, has always had this sonorous quality that, when mixed with his great songwriting and lyrics, has an oddly calming effect on me. This may not have been his intention, but there it is.

These are solid, quirky, folk indie rock songs. no one else sounds like Hayden, to me, nor should they.

You may know, of all the songs here, one called The Hazards Of Sitting Under Palm Trees. But when you hear the record, you’ll feel like you’ve heard them all before, an old friend who’s welcome at your place any time.

Thinking back now, I think it was on tour for this record that we saw him in concert. We went to see Pearl Jam in Barrie in 1998, and Hayden was one of the second stage acts. He was great!

Get this.

Posted on 2014-12-14, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Have Your Say!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


1 Shot Spitune

Cincinnati Babyhead

Speaks his mind on music & movies!

Steve For The Deaf

Certain Songs Get Scratched Right In


The World Revolves Around Mars

Aphoristic Album Reviews

Personal Album Review Website


This world's so mixed up everywhere you go

RAN Ink Writes

What It Sound Like?

Stuff and That.

We do reviews, ya dig?


relaxing music

The Audible Stew

Salt to Taste


Because we really need something trivial right now


... and classic rock too!

Metal Odyssey > Heavy Metal Music Blog

Welcome to Metal Odyssey, it will be quite the Metal trip!

This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle...

...who evidently found a deer head in the landfill.

Living a Beautiful Life

~ Short Stories, Flights of Fancy and Everyday Anecdotes ~

Complex Distractions

conversations about music, life, and the alien overlords


Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind


music is life, music is breath, music is us

A (Mostly) Music Blog

Some other stuff too, but mostly music.

Boppin's Blog

Albums, concerts, reviews, audio gear, how to's

Mike Slayen ~ Guitarist

Guitarist, Composer, Instructor

Free City Sounds

Album Reviews by Marshall Gu

80smetalman's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Every record tells a story

A Blog About Music, Vinyl, More Music and (Sometimes) Music...


Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time


Just another WordPress.com site

Thunder Bay Arena Rock

Hard Rock Album and Concert Reviews! (Odd Book Review as well!)

Caught Me Gaming

Confessions of a Casual Core Gamer

%d bloggers like this: