Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Doing You a Favor

I know, I know, it's the internet and this is blog, for cryin' out loud. Keep it moving. Keep it light. Posting a five minute Youtube video is like asking people to sit through Berlin Alexanderplatz . Plus it is too easy. Copy, paste.

OK. I know.

But this song is on the rotation of my favorite Vermont radio station and it has been haunting me lately. I finally got it off iTunes tonight and I have been listening to it, over and over, for the last hour. I am sharing because I care about you all and want you to have the good things in life. This song isn't exactly obscure, featuring Robert Plant, who was once in a famous rock band, and Allison Krauss, who sings and plays the fiddle and is also somewhat well known, so maybe you've heard this. Well, here you can hear and see them for free. Enjoy.

Also, my friend Barb, over at Basically Unemployable (see the sidebar), posted an Eels video ("It's a MotherF****") on her blog a few months ago and in that way I met the Eels. I thanked Barb.


Stay Warm. Here are Robert and Allison.

Oh, and after you click on the arrow that makes the video start, be sure to move the little white hand that appears away from the center of the screen. Otherwise it will look like the finger on the white hand is going up Robert's and then Allison's nose and they don't deserve that. (Even if they both look strained to the brink to appear moody in this abandoned house and its yard full of Greek (Roman?) gods and a metal lawn chair. I am sure it was not their idea).