Friday, January 28, 2011

Flattop Floggers Revisited

Remember this stellar performance as shown at Creative Minority Report? Since then, I learned the identity of the guitar player. Glen Hansard of Dublin, Ireland, who is one half of the duo known as The Swell Season, which also includes Czechlands-native Mark√©ta Irglov√°. Together they won an Oscar in 2008 for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly”, from the film "Once", in which both of them co-starred, and which was perhaps the most co-dependent cinematic love story since "Jeremy" in 1973.

This next clip is from a 2007 performance at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, where he seems a little more sure of himself. What can you expect, since he doesn't have to compete with a guy who can't sing his way out of a paper bag like Bono?

It's times like this that I consider how I may have gone into the wrong line of work, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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