At the Risk of Becoming a Fan-boy: Bon Iver

I wanted to write a long, long post on digital project execution, the challenges of corporate web development teams in a tech world gone crazy, the difficulty of maintain creative excellence, and other sundry concerns. I wanted to find some music, too, to play in the background while i wrung my certain-to be-excellent treatise. I did a quick search for Bon Iver and came across this video of him/them doing a cover of "Lovin’s for Fools", by Sara Siskind. They did it on stage at the Bowery Ballroom with the Bowerbirds and its just… so, so beautiful. Simple, like a lullaby, soothing almost. But, listen to the kiss off buried beneath the beautiful harmonies!

I’ve clearly turned some corner in my life, where songs like this come really, really close to making me tear up. The depth of the emotion, the wistfulness, the regret, the strength that’s at the core of it all. There’s something very centering (is that a word?) about six or seven voices singing in harmony. Anyway. give it a listen.

On a side note, if you’re a fan of Richard Buckner, you might want to check out Siskind. Based on a limited listening, admittedly, she’s on the same page.

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