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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Instead of live blogging tonight's eclipse

Posted by: Jambo / 11:35 PM

Which was pretty cool, BTW, here are some moon songs.

Even recorded on a handheld camcorder she still has a voice that would make bishop kick a hole in a stained glass window.

I was on may way out of a hotel room in Hawaii in 1999 when this stopped me dead in my tracks. "Holy crap, is that Nick Drake in a TV commercial?" I don't always like hearing favorite songs used to sell products but this was too beautiful not to love.

Some people claim that a recording just can't do justice to a live performance. I never believed that until I saw Neil Young do a solo acoustic show. This song in particular.

One of the top five shows I've ever seen was a double bill with these guys and New Order at Northrup in about 1986. I had to buy both t-shirts. Ironic to finally see a video after all these years since I discovered the band when I saw an ad for "Ocean Rain" in Rolling Stone that (taking a shot at the then new MTV) said something along the lines of "In a world of music for the eyes Echo & the Bunnymen make music for the ears." True enough. It's a great song and a lame video.



Never been much of a Neil Young fan, but I remember watching him perform that one on SNL years ago (Wikipedia tells me it was probably 5 December 1992), and it was riveting. Like Dylan, he proves that you don't have to have a great voice to be a great singer.

By Blogger Joseph, at 10:32 AM  

That was within a month or two of when I saw him the first time. This song is now ruined for me because every time I play the CD (mp3 actually these days) I think how much better it sounded live. If you EVER get a chance to see one of his solo shows do not miss it. Fan or not you will be amazed. Same goes for any Richard Thompson show.

By Blogger Jambo, at 9:41 PM  

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