Song For.

I’ve been listening to Matt Corby quite a bit lately, especially the live version of Lay You Down/Song For, so I thought I would share part of it…my favorite part.

What’s the next best thing to actually attending Newport Folk Festival?

It’s NPR recording some of the live performance and posting them on their website!

They have (almost) all of the good stuff: Conor Oberst, Dawes (who just so happen to be Conor’s current backing band), Deer Tick, Nickel Creek, Aoife O’Donovan, Band of Horses, Shovels & Rope…and they have a few gems from years past, as well. (Sadly, there’s no Jack White, no Reignwolf, no Benjamin Booker, etc.)

I know what I’m going to be listening to all day today….

 

Elysium.

“Sometimes music and life intersect in ways beyond words. Filmmaker James Marcus Haney set out to do two things, make a music video for the British trio Bear’s Den and capture the last days of his little brothers carefree college days with friends.

What he wound up with is tragic and poignant. Shortly after arriving in Seattle to film, a campus shooting occurred. Haney relayed his story to me via email. He’s as good with words as he is with imagery. I’m going to let him tell the story.” – Bob Boilen, Host of All Songs Considered, NPR