Sunday, December 7, 2008

artists

The best part of youtube is I can search for my favorite artists and find videos. Of course, I'm a singer/songwriter fan - so sometimes people look a bit odd singing in videos. Since it's the holidays, I wanted to share some of my favorite artists with you. Yeah, all of these artists have been around for awhile, but I still like 'em.

First is Rose Polenzani. This video has her tuning for the first bit.



I've heard a faster tempo version of this song which I prefer from Voices on the Verge.

I also love Leonard Cohen's work. This is Rufus Wainwright singing "Hallelujah". I must have been listening to this song too much - my son noggin has been walking around attempting to sing "Hallelujah". (I know his head is moving around a lot in this version, I think he's just passionate about the song).



My favorite quote from this song "and all I ever learned from love was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya."

Here's another classic from Leonard - "The War". I think this is off of "New Skin for the Old Ceremony".




Anthem - this is not the best film quality ever - looks like someone was at a show and recorded it. Still a great song.



In an interview, I heard Leonard Cohen say that he spends months during the year with a buddhist monk. I'd say it's pretty obvious.

Third is Liz Phair live. "Exile in Guyville" is a great album and one of my all time favorites. Warning for those reading from work - there is some language - this video has the c and f words. I was looking for gunshy, but couldn't find a copy of a video online.




Thanks - I may share other artists...I still am based mostly in cd's and albums. I'll move to mp3s one of these days...

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Have you heard Brandi Carlile's version of Hallelujah? IT. IS. AWESOME. I mean, I love Rufus Wainwright, but Brandi Carlile hits it out of the park. And out of the atmosphere.

Aerin said...

I will check that out - thanks Rebecca.

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