Saturday, January 21, 2006

Music Notes

If Belle and Sebastian's "Dirty Dream #2" isn't one of your favorite songs, it should be. In fact, the state should mandate that 10% of all the CDs sold in the state be "The Boy With the Arab Strap." To see the video, click here. If you get a pop-up error message, just click on the Re-Launch link.

For all the Sufjan Stevens fans that have e-mailed me, check out a great 8-song live performance from July that he played for KEXP radio in Seattle. If you want to listen to the whole thing uninterrupted, click on the "Interview" link. There's also another good one from KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" here, complete with video.

Other places I routinely check for good online live performances are Justconcerts.com (a Canadian site) and Sounds Eclectic, which archives live shows from KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. If anyone else has more suggestions of good live sites, let me know.