Wednesday, August 12, 2009
swell season: tiny desk concert
must tiny desk concert: the swell season. shar loves the tiny desk concert series that bob boilen throws at his desk from the DC offices of npr. they are intimate and totally remind me of my early, early days working at a commercial radio station listening in on in studio sessions. so i've been an admirer. horse feathers' set was most notable as of late, but i think glen and ma really brought out the closeness of these sessions. affable glen and the remaining friendship of a whirlwind romance with marketa can be indelibly seen in their performances. they couldn't get a keyboard for marketa so the intimacy was raised a level with just glen and ma passing the guitar around. it really shows why once was such a good movie thanks to the chemistry the pair have.