I am obsessed with Hamilton. Two of the things I love most are history and music with intelligent lyrics, so Hamilton has blown into my life and given me the best of both worlds. Here’s a fantastic documentary by PBS that covers both the historical Hamilton and Lin Manuel Miranda’s process of transferring the history […]
Tag Archives: great-music
I’ve been obsessing over Andrew Bird lately; the musician I describe to my friends as “Radiohead if they grew up in the bluegrass”. His lyrics are obscure and magical I haven’t paid too much attention to their meaning, or the fact that he seems to have invented his own vocabulary. As a word nerd, I […]
Stumbled across this today. Billy Bragg covering Joanna Newsom. I didn’t make it to the second verse before I decided I was in love with the song, and sought out the original. Then I looked for some covers, and found this. Swoon. Three stellar versions of one stellar song. It’s a good day.
Delightful. La máquina de escribir. L. Anderson. Lio en los Grandes Almacenes – YouTube.
Sadly, Queen really came into my consciousness after Freddie’s death, at the fantastic tribute concert Queen has for view on their official YouTube page. My memory of that day was George Michael absolutely knocking it out of the park, and my memory stands. via Queen – ‘Somebody To Love’ (Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert) – YouTube.
A friend posted this on Facebook, and I idly clicked on it, not realising I’d spend the next 2 hours staring at a tiny box on my screen. You can see why Queen was able to fill Wembley – this is a hell of a show. Queen – Live Wembley Stadium FRIDAY 1986 FULL CONCERT […]
The feeling is mutual, Arlo. Arlo Guthrie/I Cant Help Falling In Love With You – YouTube.
I love this song unabashedly. Judging by the reactions of the Roots, they do too. Dude with the xylophone is enjoying it as much as I did. via Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots Sing “Call Me Maybe” (w/ Classroom Instruments) – YouTube.
May the fourth, etc. Last month I participated in A Musical Emergency, which is a loose collective of theater and music folks in SF that turns popular stories or movies into full length musicals. They divide the story up into bite sized chunks and everyone’s responsible for telling their part of the story however they […]
For May Day, a nifty primer from the AV Club (who are great at nifty primers) on Phil Ochs, as compared to his contemporary, Pete Seeger. (At 92, Pete has been the contemporary of about 5 generations of singers.) The last line below nails it. I loved Phil because of his indignation. Folk music though […]