June 3, 2009

And all the music seeping through

This brightened my morning immeasurably. There was a time I had considered naming this blog “all the music seeping through,” or some other derivation from this, potentially my favorite of all Paul Simon songs. I love the lyrics, the bass, the clackety percussion — just everything about it.

Seeing Paul Simon backed by The Roots, who put on one of the most ebullient live shows I’ve ever seen, does a body good this morning.


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  • Hi Heather – just want you to know that HULU can only be streamed in the US. I know because I’m in Canada. Damn you HULU!

    Alan W. — June 3, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

  • Wow, that feels good to yell. Damn you Hulu! ;)
    Maybe a YouTube link will pop up – it’s worth watching. I’ll keep my eyes out. I’ve never hulued before.

    browneheather — June 3, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  • that was definitely awesome, thanks.. i’m not a fallon fan so i wouldn’t have known about this. however… him and the roots did some event right next to my old place at Kung-Fu Necktie! however, I of course did not attend. I do really like the roots though, how the hell that guy got them as his “house band” is beyond me.

    Chris — June 3, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

  • Thanks for sharing this Hulu on your bligity-blog…. Simon knows how to pick ‘em.

    ruralgurl — June 3, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

  • Not sure if I caught this during the initial airing, or the replay at what, 2 am, when my son decided to wake us up. Mr. Simon rocked it, I couldn’t get enough of the horn section.

    Ben — June 3, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  • That was very cool! Thanks for posting. They should do an album together. Or at least play a concert and release it as a live album.

    Selena — June 3, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  • Great stuff – though I could have gone for a few more trumpets to get that high brass chorus going.

    The Conan people need to take a few cues from Jimmy’s show about how to mix a live performance – Pearl Jam sounded so muddy on Monday night.

    MC — June 4, 2009 @ 1:17 am

  • Heather – yeah, it does feel good to yell, better than typing it. It also feels great to yell DAMN YOU, SULU! No offense to George Takei, of course. Shatner must have screamed that somewhere along the line… DAMN YOU, SULU! I can hear it now.

    Alan — June 4, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

  • Heather,
    I think this is very special. The Wiyos from Brooklyn, Adam Matta on human beat box and Sxip Shirey (me) on megaphone. A perfect Brooklyn sesssion moment captured by our friend Oona. Amazingly, a month later the Wiyos got asked to open for Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Cougar Melloncamp for 28 dates this summer. Their just doing an 30 minute opening set at the start of the show.

    sxip shirey — June 14, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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