“Rarely is an artist as honest and revealing as Natalie Merchant in her new video and song, ‘Giving Up Everything,’” says NPR Music’s Bob Boilen. “Watch the video, let it settle in your bones, and watch again.” This is a familiar Natalie Merchant. If this song is indicative of her new self-titled album, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of it.
It’s all about the lyrics and the message with this pair of videos suggested by Jessica. I can’t say I was happy with some of the language by Hopsin, but it’s probably my age. I remember when “damn” was a bit much for a song. For I am old. So, don’t play Hopsin loudly at work, but pay close attention to his lyrics and ask yourself if his message isn’t better than a lot of the rap you remember…
Devo. Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. If you’re old enough to remember either, you want to watch the video below. Someone posted two Devo sets from ’79 & ’80 transferred from the pre-broadcast tape. I’d like to thank them ever so much. Continue Reading →
Rufus and Martha Wainwrights’ Christmas 101 is a charity concert for The Kate McGarrigle Foundation. In addition to Rufus and Martha Wainwright, the show featured Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Van Dyke Parks and many members of the McGarrigle /Wainwright clan. Continue Reading →