Before we head off to see the wizard this evening, I thought I'd share an unexpected musical find. First, as you probably already know, there are 4,000 events being held all over the U.S. tonight for Barack Obama. Click here to enter your zipcode & find an event near you. I'm not sure what to expect since we don't tend to attract a lot of Democrats here in SW UT. I hope I'm pleasantly surprised. I'll let you know tomorrow how our local event went.
But to continue with the musical find .... I certainly never expected to be grabbed by a snip of a song in Shrek the Third. But there I was this afternoon, lazing on the couch, wondering why I was wasting my time watching this third film in the Shrek saga. Ever since the Godfather III, I've learned to stay away from any third sequel. But just then, my ears were arrested by a mournful piano and my breath was taken away by an intimate voice ....
It's called "Nine Crimes" by Damien Rice, an Irish folksinger I was unfamiliar with. Here it is, see if you agree. (note: I found it easier to understand the lyrics after Damien appears & sings).
Click here if you'd like to see the solo guitar version.
If you liked those, you might also like Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" which was part of the soundtrack for the film, "Closer":