:: a new music guide by DJ & music supervisor Tricia Halloran ::

A little background … it was likely the summer of 2000, 10 years ago now, that I was experiencing the perfect summer night in Los Angeles. The Frames had probably just played somewhere to about 5 people (this was pre-Swell Season) and people were gathering at someone’s house in the valley. They had a hot tub, and yes, I was in the hot tub with Glen Hansard. No hanky panky though, just drinking some beer and talking about music. I did start to think I was in heaven though, when I heard someone behind me with an acoustic guitar beautifully playing an impressive song that began “If I could trace, the line that ran, between your smile and your sleight of hand, I would guess that you put, something up my sleeve. Everytime I see your face, the bells ring in a far off place, we can find each other this way I believe… Come and find me, now …”

Just sitting around at a house party, Josh Ritter wasn’t even playing it to anyone in particular, just playing it. I thought “Am I a little too drunk or is that just about the best song ever?” Subsequently we were introduced, (he said he was from Idaho, I said “the band?”), addresses were exchanged, an EP came my way shortly and in the sober light of day I listened to “Come And Find Me” again and decided it pretty much was the best song ever. Fast forward through 11 years, five stellar albums, at least 8 or 9 incredible live shows, a lovely friendship and many more ‘best songs ever’, I have the great pleasure of placing the first song I ever heard Josh Ritter play into a TV show called Castle.

You can hear it the almost-romantic scene between Castle & Beckett in the episode titled “To Live And Die In L.A.”, that first aired on May 2, 2011. Find the archive on ABC’s Castle site.

Josh Ritter “Come And Find Me” (Don’t stop with this song … it only gets better): Official Site :: Amazon :: iTunes

Other awesome (if I do say so myself) music in this episode:

Ferrari scene: The Californias “La La La” Official Site

Pool scene: Sloan “The Other Side” (This band is great! I recommend all their CDs!) Official Site :: Amazon :: iTunes

Closing: Pearl Jam “Breathe” Official Site :: Amazon :: iTunes

Until next week!

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