Long live rock, I need it every night

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Built to Last

BYT's photo dedication to Rock Club reminded me of a something I heard on the radio last month. NPR has a feature called Project Song in which bands write and record a song in two days. The artists pick a phrase and a picture as their inspiration and then the clock starts ticking. It's a fascinating idea. NPR's music section has been a pleasant surprise over the past year. Between their live concert recordings (Spoon, Okkervil River, The New Pornographers, etc.) and Carrie Brownstein's blog, NPR has become one of my favorite music sites.

Georgie James ended up writing a song called "Monument". It's quite good. NPR has the audio of the story and a video on their site. The video isn't nearly as good as Potsy's stalker footage but it's okay.


Potsy said...

Nice. The GJ song isn't half bad for 2 days of work. I noticed they were featured today on World Cafe: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17779408

Potsy said...

They play the following:
* "More Lights"
* "Long Week"
* "Cake Parade"
* "You Can Have It"

Potsy said...

By the way, how exactly did BYT's homage remind you of this? I don't see the connection. Are you fishing for something?

Jumbo Slice said...

There was no "fishing" going on. Let's connect the dots. The picture on BYT was of Laura Burhenn. She is in Georgie James. I heard Georgie James on NPR and decided to write about it. Not too many dots there.

I'll admit I started that post a few weeks ago, stopped, and figured I'd wait for a slow day to finish it.

Potsy said...

Whoa whoa whoa, slow down there Columbo. I'm not one of your super computers ya know.