Quelque Chose de Français

Paris in two minutes, courtesy of the talented Mayeul Akpovi:

And well worth the trip.

The music is “Angel” by Massive Attack.  After I watched this, I went searching and acquired half their available downloads—very good stuff!


Something Else

It’s one thing to make a parody of a popular song. It’s quite another to create a cover that transforms that song into something with melodic and emotional depths that the original wasn’t meant to have.

Ben Howard has managed it very nicely:

There’s something in Mr. Howard’s delivery that reminds me of Tracy Chapman—tone, resonance, delivery . . .  I’m not sure.  But I like it.

(I stole this from Jalisa Blackman’s last Music Monday—she’s introduced me to some amazing stuff)


Something Pretty Enough

I’ve shared this video before, but it’s been two years exactly, and I have more than three followers, so I thought I’d do it again.

No matter what kind of an I Suck mood I get myself into, this video always helps:

Sung by the talented and überhammy Rick Wood, accompanied by the UC-Berkeley Octet in 2003.