August 18, 2007

Deep in the heart of Texas...

Sure, their voices don't sound like they should work together, but I do so love Bonnie Raitt duetting with John Prine on his "Angel from Montgomery"...wonderful version from Austin City Limits...in case you need a direct link instead of the embed...


And some Richard Thompson (with Danny on base, of course) doing "Mingus Eyes"...again with the link...


Robert Earl Keen doing "Shades of Grey"...with linkage if you need it...


Some Son Volt with "Catching On"...linked before embedded...


Eric Johnson (THE modern guitar hero) shredding away in the link space and...


The rest aren't from YouTube but rather from the Austin City Limits tv show website...no embedding for these...

My all-time favorite performance from the show: Cafe Tacuba..

From Bright Eyes doing "At the Bottom"...you'll need Real Player (I think)...

Sheryl Crow brings out Ryan Adams for "If It Makes You Happy..."...again with the Real Player...

A gorgeous "All At Sea" from Jamie Cullum...RP...

Too short a "Babylon" from David Gray...RP...

Chris Isaak (wonderful live performer, if you ever get the chance) doing "Let Me Down Easy"...RP...

The inimitable Etta James "At Last"...RP...

A lighter-looking Blues Traveler doing "Amber Awaits"...no RP needed...

Great ol' Ray Davies with "All Day and All of the Night"...RP...

Brilliant Sufjan Stevens on "Casmir Pulaski Day"...with wings, even...no RP required...

My favorite, Wilco, doing "I'm a Wheel"...all without RP...

Alison Krauss got "Restless"...RP...

Ray LaMontagne belts out "I've Been Saved By a Woman"...RP...

Another all-time favorite of mine, Lyle Lovett, with "My Baby Don't Tolerate"...RP...I particularly enjoy his pre-song patter here...

A near-perfect performance of "Float On" by Modest Mouse...in the RP format...

"Monkey Gone to Heaven" by the reformed Pixies...thoroughly RP...

The ever-freaky Polyphonic Spree throws down the cacophony of "Hold Me Tight"...RP...

Damien Rice's "Volcano"...hauntingly in RP...

Local boys Spoon give out "Girls Can Tell"...RP...

Joss Stone's tiny frame and massive voice on "Victim"...RP 'cause that's what they do on the site...

There are a bunch more clips on the Austin City Limits website, but sadly lots of them are of the thirty-seconds-or-less variety.

If you're not reguarly watching Austin City Limits on PBS's Saturday nights, you have only two excuses: you're out of the country or you've got a social life.

Other than that, your butt should be down on the couch.

3 comments:

Joey said...

for anyone (else) who hates the processor-leech that is real player, i highly suggest Real Alternative

Basically, it just gets the .rm codecs and puts it into whatever your normal player is (in my case windows media player, i haven't tried it on itunes yet... sorry)

Im perfectly fine with never opening real player again

achilles3 said...

here here!
hate real

PHSChemGuy said...

Real Player is horrible, admittedly. Good to know there's an alternative out there. Thanks for pointing it out, RuffRyder.