Sunday, November 1, 2009

From the basement.

Nigel Godrich's new website, From the Basement, is so much fun. I wish my Opa and Oma's basement had the goodies in it that Nigel's apparently has. Their basement has a furnace, storage bins, a freezer and some junk in it. Nigel's basement has Radiohead, Cold War Kids, PJ Harvey, Beck, Gnarls Barkley, and tons of other talented performers playing insane, passionate, beautiful music.

Some performances I enjoy:
Fleet Foxes, "Your Protector"
Andrew Bird, "Tenuousness"
Jose Gonzalez, "Down the Line"
Thom Yorke, "Videotape"
Damien Rice, "Rootless Tree"
Zee Avi, "Monte"

On a side note, Nigel Godrich said this about Andrew Bird: "I accidentally stumbled into Andrew Bird's show at a music festival at Conway Hall in London. It was a fairy-tale moment for me.. if slightly disorientating. He was alone on stage whistling and looping some seemingly random sounds, and I wondered what exactly it was that i was watching. Soon the noise grew to become beautiful and enormous. It was spellbinding."

Don't you just love music? How it works? How it layers? How it makes your heart beat funny? How it makes your palms sweaty like love? How it bothers your dreams? How the right song speaks to you in a way that makes your spine shiver? It haunts and titillates and inspires and overwhelms and rocks you to sleep and makes you dance.

I love music.

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