another great tune and incredibly cool video from Lisa Hannigan – this song is called “Undertow”:
in a strange twist of fate, it seems that my favorite band, The National, has some influence on Lisa, as Aaron Dessner of The National helped Lisa on this latest album.
I found the video via NPR – they have a neat article about the video, you can read it here.
There’s a bit of magic in this video. It feels as if time is moving backward — in part because of the slow motion, but something else felt reversed, too.
read the NPR interview for more details and a spoiler.
I’ve posted this song before, but here is another brilliant live version of The National performing their cover of the Grateful Dead song “Peggy-O”. performed at Eaux Claires 2015.
Published May 17, 2016
music , sailing
Tags: blogging, boating, I'm on boat, Jimmy Fallon, Lonely Island, music, sailing, The Roots, The Tonight Show, today's tunes
a clever little revision to the “I’m on a boat” song by The Lonely Island, this time with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for the Tonight Show, with the music all from classroom instruments.
you can see the original version of the song here.
I’ve got a nautical themed pashmina afghan.
Published March 24, 2016
Tags: 4AD, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Day of the Dead, Grateful Dead, Morning Dew, music, Red Hot Organization, the national, today's tunes
one of the early releases from ‘Day of the Dead’, a tribute album to the Grateful Dead.
Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. Day of the Dead will be released digitally, on 5 X CD, and as a limited edition vinyl boxed set. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009’s Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32-track, multi-artist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over $1.5 million for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.
additional information can be found at 4AD’s release.
RIP David Bowie.
my room-mate from college and I used to argue about who sang this song. this was in the dark ages before smartphones allowed you to instantly look things like this up on the google or wikipedia, so we never did come to a conclusion. I argued it was Queen, he insisted it was David Bowie.
a few years later, after we had both graduated, my friend called me on the phone with great excitement:
him: Thad, remember how we would argue about ‘Under Pressure’ as being Queen OR David Bowie?
me: yes, I remember. it is Queen.
him: no! I just heard it on the radio… and it is David Bowie AND Queen! we were both right all along!
me: whoa. mind blown.
or something like that.