Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tim Sings a Song

And it's really not terrible. At all. Without further ado, here is Mr. Rice-Oxley singing Jackson Browne's "These Days" in a hotel room in Rio. Terribly depressing song.

Friday, July 10, 2009

On a Day Like Today

So some time ago, I found this absolutely magical performance of Keane's "On a Day Like Today", live in Amsterdam. It was released only on the UK version of Hopes and Fears, and when I found it on iTunes, I originally rather disliked it. But after seeing this live performance, and hearing Tom's earnest (and f-bomb-containing) explanation, I fell in love with the song.

And then YouTube informed me that the user had removed the video.

But not to fear! I found it again. So, from good ole 2005, "On a Day Like Today". It's not immediately the most interesting song, and Tom starts out a touch shaky, but it's an absolutely hypnotic, gut-wrenching, hopeless song. So the usual cheerful stuff. Oh, and for some reason, there are bubbles around 3:50. Seriously:

Anya Marina acousitc performance

Anya Marina is a strange cookie, but after seeing her live, I absolutely adore her. Oh, and she was the only one of the 3 performers who stayed for photos AND came over to our side of the bushes. That sounds bizarre. Anyway, this is an acoustic performance of "Vertigo".