New song artists and creativity in video

Yes, people say that Video is dead. And that might be true if you just went by what MTV spoonfeeds cable viewers. However, in visits outside of the US, during bouts of insomnia, I’ve watched a lot of video shows. Yes it’s a waste of time, but sometimes you see something charming that introduces you to an artist with a good voice.

  • Marit Larsen, from Norway, has a video for If a Song Could Get Me You that is charming (and hey — it’s kind of Project Spectrum appropriate too)
  • The video for the song Chasing Pavements is creepy but one of the best examples of shadow dancing I’ve seen in a long time. The singer, Adele, has an amazing voice.
  • And I still need to remember to go to the record store and pick up some Duffy.

Hoping to finish one of my latest projects (or at least one sock) so I can photograph something in the sun sometime. But for now, links to other people’s creativity will have to suffice.

5 Responses to “New song artists and creativity in video”

  1. 1 barbara October 2, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I like both Adele and Duffy too. Haven’t bought them yet, but keep thinking about doing so. I know of them, think they’re cool and that’s about it. Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” is very, very catchy. I’ve become picky about what cds I get. Which is sometimes good and sometimes not.

    • 2 wordtapestry October 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

      I’ll admit to being pickier about which artists I wish to bring into my house. I sincerely miss a great radio feature from a public radio station where I used to live: on Fridays they would play an entire album sampler so you’d get to see if you wanted to buy it or not.

      I ended up with a lot of Indie music and Singer-Songwriters in my library that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. It also made a long commute more enjoyable. 🙂

      • 3 barbara October 4, 2009 at 11:26 pm

        Yes and yes.The whole album samplers do help. At the moment, the only way I get music is likely through gifts. Amy, one of my music gurus, usually obliges. Or impulse buys from Borders. Or buyer credit from used bookstores. This is how I’ve gotten Ani di Franco, Rilo Kiley and Suzanne Vega’s Greatest Hits.

      • 4 wordtapestry October 4, 2009 at 11:45 pm

        Glad you’re finding a way to get good music through different means than the standard record store. Honestly — sometimes the artists I want are out of print anyway.

  2. 5 barbara October 5, 2009 at 1:31 am

    The general problem with finding things outside the usual ways, mainly through used places is that you can’t always find what you’re looking for. Occasionally, you do better if you don’t have an idea in mind. I also keep a list of what am looking for so if I’m there, I have a shot.

    It is good to find old books that are out of print at the moment. Problem being I have plenty o’ books to begin with.

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