Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Featured Artist(s): The Dodos

It's a sort of a continuation of the previous post, though these guys deserve a post of their own. The wonderful The Dodos with their excellent second album, The Visiter. There are a few videos of them performing on YouTube, with several versions of "Fools", as below (the first of which I saw on MFR).

The song is haunting by itself, but the different live performances versions go to show just how much it's not just their hearts going into it - it's their bodies and their souls as well. It's a certain totality, complete absorption and identification with the created/creating moment, each slightly different and yet the same.

Look for the CD and find the version you like best (the NPR? the Vancouver performance?). Either way, you can't go wrong.

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