Tuesday, January 27, 2009


This is what I love so much about Sesame Street. These short films. Nothing has televisually left such an impression on me1 Look at this one: 55 seconds of a chick hatching. The music is terrific!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Inauguration of Barack Obama

Two scientists are racing for the good of all mankind
Both of them side by side
So determined

Locked in heated battle for the cure that is the prize
But it's so dangerous
But they're determined

Theirs is to win if it kills them
They're just human with wives and children

Upwards to the vanguard, where the pressure is too high
Under the microscope
Hope against hope

Forging for the future but to sacrifice their lives
Both of them side by side
So determined

They're determined if it kills them
They're just human with wives and children

Theirs is to win, it will kill them
They're just humans with wives and children

Friday, January 16, 2009

Let's Prog Rock!

Watch the BBC 4 documentary about prog rock here. This is for you, brother!

Monday, January 12, 2009

You Articulate Dead Fisherman

What can be said? Vic Chesnutt is one of my favorite songwriters, appearing in those desperately formative years of my 20s.

This song, "Independence Day" from his first album Little, remains an amazingly stirring performance, every time he sings it, and I imagine, any time anyone sings it. That's the power of this song.

I feel almost weightless in its atmosphere...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

We're Goin Out Where the Sands Turning to Gold

The first Lantern Fishworks post of the year! "Atlantic City"? Really? Gloomy at first listen, maybe, but there's something ultimately uplifting about this song. I have often been brought to tears by Springsteen's performance.

Also, it's one of the best videos ever assembled. (I couldn't embed the video so click the photo get get to it.)