A few videos for everybody today...
First up is my friends in Okkervil River, who performed "Pop Lie" last night on Letterman:
Next up is the new video for M. Ward's "Hold Time," the first single from the album of the same name, which is set for a Feb. 17 release (Mr. Chair could verify, but I'm pretty sure that's the Portland tram featured in the video):
How 'bout The Tallest Man On Earth, with a haunting version of the old folk song "Moonshiner":
And finally, perhaps the coolest musical cross-pollination since Bruce Springsteen himself joined Craig Finn of The Hold Steady on an enthusiastic performance of "Rosalita," I was thrilled to come across this: Jeff Tweedy singing "Fake Plastic Trees," backed by Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway from Radiohead, his Wilco bandmate John Stirratt on bass and guests Liam Finn and the great Johnny Marr on guitar. Amazing:
Okkerivl River - Pop Lie (live, Montreal, 2008-10-11)
Get more live Okkervil River at the outstanding Down The Oubliette
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees (live, San Francisco Outside Lands Festival, 2008-08-22)