Soundcheck Sunday (Boxing Day edition)

I deeply, deeply, love this song. The album version is staggeringly good, probably better than the live version I’ve embedded above — the amount of emotion is just phenomenal.

(Funny story: I discovered Martha Wainwright one morning at 05:10 waking up to some very bizarre very early morning program on CBC radio, something we used to get before the morning shows started. I seem to remember that it was produced out of Kelowna or something silly like that, but the guy who was doing the music picks had ridiculously good taste — Sarah Slean, Neko Case, Martha, Broken Social Scene… Who knew. I guess there’s a kind of freedom doing radio programming when only the weirdos are up and listening!)

Soundcheck Sunday

Rose Polenzani and Rose Cousins, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”:

I promise this will be the only piece of Christmas Cheer you’ll get from Lost in Transliteration this year.

Soundcheck Sunday

(that didn’t post on Sunday, for some inexplicable, WordPress-related reason)

Emmylou Harris, “Every Grain of Sand”

(This is a much better version than Dylan’s original, as far as I’m concerned.)