Friday, February 24

Colin Meloy in an elevator / Jenny Lewis Hee Haw video

Just stumbled across these and wanted to share with C&T readers. It's a couple of streaming vids featuring two of Stereogum's official indie hotties (TM), Colin Meloy and Jenny Lewis. If either of these made the rounds before, I must have missed 'em.

Ever have a weird dream involving an elevator? They're claustrophobic and restrictive, sometimes cramped and always uncomfortable. Ever dreamed of being in an elevator for 11 minutes with Colin Meloy? If you did, I don't even want to know about it. However, now you can almost live that dream. For reasons known only to Colin and his companion on this ride, Meloy performed three songs in a lift at The Paradiso in Amsterdam back in July 2005. Wackiness ensued, and was captured on video tape. Here's the "setlist":

Engine Driver
We Both Go Down Together
A Cautionary Song

You can go view it here. Luckily for all involved, the elevator didn't seem to malfunction and Steven Tyler, et al. were nowhere in sight. Although I bet Aerosmith would do one hell of a "We Both Go Down Together" cover. Or something.

Also on the same site is a video for "Rise Up With Fists" by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins that I didn't even know existed. It has a Hee Haw theme, which may not mean a damn thing to people under 25 these days. However, it's a hoot either way. I'll also note that Sarah Silverman (*swoon*) makes a completely unnecessary but welcome cameo in the video. You can check it out here.

Have a great weekend!


Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

Seen in a cafeteria :

Shoes are required to eat
in the cafeteria. Socks can
eat any place they want.

A shrimp sole my girl; I lobster
and haven't flounder!

A note left for a pianist from
his wife: Gone Chopin, have
Liszt, Bach in a Minuet.

8:17 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Well, that was random. Must be what I get for mentioning Hee Haw in a post.

Seen on the wall in the live room at Grand Palace Records in Murfreesboro:

Time wounds all heels.

8:27 PM

Blogger Paulie said...

Nice finds. You can also find a good little Colin Meloy audio set recently published by KEXP as a podcast.

6:06 AM


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