Popspotting #92: “Wailin’ Brave” (July 15, 2011)
This week’s Feedback Friday opens with a couple of musical gems (The Wailin’ Jennys and The Swell Season), then races through books (Sarah Vowell and “Robopocalypse“), TV (“Shameless“), movies (“Highlander,” “Cars 2” and “Brave“) and yes, once again, “Firefly.”
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Need more awesomeness? Watch The Swell Season cover “Two Headed Boy” by Neutral Milk Hotel on AV Udercover!
The Swell Season covers Neutral Milk Hotel
As distinctive as “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” is, I’m of the camp that anyone who covers any song off that album is (1.) brave for tackling it and (2.) should be lauded for bringing more exposure to this album.
Jeff Magnum is pretty reclusive, and there’s slim to none chance that he’ll head out on tour. (He does an occasional appearance here and there.) I too think it’s difficult for anyone to match Magnum’s delivery, in which case the effort should be judged more than the execution.
John Prine is the guy I’d suggest as your next new artist to check out… even though he’s been around since the 70s.Â Â He’s aÂ US folk/country singer-songwriter and musician who is known for his lyricsÂ (“Sam Stone”, “Dear Abby”)Â and for his sense of humor as on “Illegal Smile”.
One fan early was Kris Kristofferson, who helped Prine get a record contract, and Prine has been a critic’s favorite since.Â He facesÂ throat cancer back in the late 90’s, survived, and now continues to write and sing although with a slightly raspier voice.
There’s a liveÂ DVD that’s a bit hard to findÂ with JohnÂ Â calledÂ Sessions at West 54th Street http://www.last.fm/music/John+Prine/Sessions+at+West+54th+Street;Â Â the songs with Iris DeMent andÂ another song called Lake Marie are just amazing, folk with a sharp edge, with humor, and with great musicianship.