Welcome to another edition of #SundaySpinning where I take a deep dive into what records I’m listening to while the rest of the house sleeps in. It occurred to me that maybe the “Sunday Spinning” hashtag may have inadvertently misdirected #cycling or #yarn enthusiasts to my musical ramblings. #SorryAbootThat but stay, anyway. All are welcome. I don’t know why I just said that. I’m not from the #greatwhitenorth but rather from the other border country. Just like the subject of today’s #melodymaker I Am #Texas born and raised, baby! Well, if #wikipidea is accurate #BenKweller was actually born in #SanFrancisco but moved to #Tejas a year later. So, on behalf of the #lonestarstate we claim him. What can I say about good ol’ Ben? His music just gives me a big-time case of the happies. I purchased #GoFlyAKite in CD format when it first came out in 2012. I had his previous album #ChangingHorses in constant repeat during my commute. Naturally I had to snatch a copy as soon as I could get my dirty little hands on one. This was before I had a #recordplayer I picked up the #vinyl copy at his kick-ass performance at #thepapertiger in #sanantonio Stuck around post show to see if I could get my album signed and he was so kind and gracious that he did! Even posed for a selfie with us. The goof comes out when I meet my musical heroes so don’t mind the silly grins. The album, in a word, ROCKS! It starts off with a lively rocker #meantome in the key of “E” “What? Does #baldemar have perfect pitch or something?” Fuuuuuuuck, no. The album contains a song book of not only lyrics, but also chords! Seriously, why don’t more bands do this? I happen to strum some guitar myself, so like a kid at #christmas I sit down and jam along with Mr Kweller on ocassion. I’ve got a #headspace playlist on my phone that helps me get centered on my drives and in that #mixtape sits #FullCircle. First time I heard it, it reminded me of #tejanomusic. If I ever get the chance to record this, I’d add some accordion to the mix. I recall somethin’ someone somewhere said… “Rebellions are built on hope” (#RogueOne) and that in a nutshell is the Ben Kweller sound. A little rebellious with a whole lot of hope.