Over the weekend, our electricity was knocked out by the snow storm. The first night our power was out it was actually kind of fun. After going out to dinner and seeing a movie, Young Victoria, we lit some candles, cuddled up in blankets, and listened to “Mountain Stage” on the radio. My feeling Saturday night was that spending a night without electricity and listening to the radio by candlelight with PJ was a perfectly delightful way to spend the evening.

When we turned on “Mountain Stage” we couldn’t quite place the voice of the woman who was singing. She sounded a but like a mix between Lucinda Williams and Kasey Chambers. At the end of her set, we learned that it was Jessica Lea Mayfield. Listening to her music with PJ by candlelight felt kind of perfect, so I decided to make her song “Kiss Me Again” my song of the week. Here’s a clip of her singing it live:

Once our power came back on, I looked her up on the internet and downloaded her CD, With Blasphemy So Heartfelt, from iTunes. I really like her music and hope she puts out a new album soon! She’s from Kent, Ohio, who started out singing with her family in a bluegrass group. Now she’s out on her own (her brother’s in her band), and she released her album in 2008.

The other song I really liked while we were listening on Saturday was “Bible Days,” which also happens to contain the lyric that makes up the album’s title. Here’s a clip of her singing it:

It was an especially great song to hear while our power was out!

Here are the lyrics for “Kiss Me Again”:

You got me where you want me
but, I ain’t all there.
my head is gone, my brain is fried,
‘nd I’m standing right here.

You can touch me if you want to, oh
I don’t really care
But I have ruined everything that I ever loved.

I guess we have to play
the cards we’ve been dealt.
And I guess I got nothing,
but whatever happens, happens…
’cause my life is falling apart,
Or is it getting better?- I don’t know.

Well you can kiss me again if you want,
I don’t mind.
Well you can kiss me again if you want,
oh that’d be fine.