Love him or hate him, today would have been Michael Jackson’s 54th birthday. I dare you to watch this and not fall in love all over again with this great talent of our time.
These guys are quite popular now but if you haven’t heard them, I think you’ll enjoy this. I finally looked into them this summer and haven’t been sorry. And with these field recordings from NPR, it’s really hard not to like whatever artist is being featured. Anyway, even if you’re familiar with Of Monsters and Men, check this out, I think you’ll like it.
This one’s pretty old but I never shared it here. One of my favorite MCs, Sugar Tongue Slim (STS), doing his thing over Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know.
This is a great field recording of one of my favorite drummers gettin down on scrap metal in some ruins outside the Newport Jazz Festival (thanks NPR!).
Discovered this band/video via NPR and was an instant fan. Yes, the lead singer’s voice is quite stylized which may turn you off, but you can’t beat the beauty in this song and presentation. Great band, great video.