Thursday, 9/29/11

by musicclipoftheday

Today, in celebration of my son Alex’s 24th birthday, we revisit a few of the many posts he’s inspired.

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I’ve got a song for you to listen to . . .

—my (23-year-old) son Alex

tUnE-yArDs, “Bizness,” live, Austin (SXSW), 3/18/11

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(Originally posted 4/30/11.)

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I’ve got a song for you to listen to . . .

—my (23-year-old) son Alex

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, “Say No To Love” (2010)

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More? Here. And here.

(Originally posted 12/28/10.)

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The other night, after falling asleep, my older son Alex (now 22) had an unexpected visitor—this guy showed up and began to play.

Vijay Iyer Trio (VI, piano; Marcus Gilmore, drums; Stephan Crump, bass)

“Galang,” recording session (Historicity), New York (Systems Two Studios), 2009

(Originally posted 6/30/10.)

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Someday, just as I sometimes do with my own father, who’s been gone for over thirty years, my older son Alex, now twenty-three, will recall occasions, after I’m gone, when he and I went out to hear live music together, like, for instance, last night, when we saw this group, from Africa, who are on their first U.S. tour.

Group Doueh, live, San Francisco, 7/1/11

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here. And here.

(Originally posted, with a different clip, 6/27/11.)