May 21, 2007

This is incredibly sweet.



This guy is pretty cool too.

(Via Metafilter.)

11 comments:

peter hoh said...

yeah, that was nice.

Maxine Weiss said...

There's a new feature-film biography titled "La Vie En Rose" all about the life of Edith Piaf.

Out in early June.

http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=2123

Palladian said...

That was great. She's got a lovely manner and a good voice. And what a great pop song that is.

Synova said...

I turned the volume up so I could hear her and then I clicked the other link.

Owie!

Galvanized said...

I LOVE Mercedes and her Tiny Band! My favorite is Bwain Bwain Bwain with her girlfriends!

SteveR said...

Yes, just a really great song and a very nice rendition.

paul a'barge said...

Maxine, thanks!

Bam, right onto my Netflix save queue with La Vie en Rose.

Here's hoping the music is unadulterated.

Regarding the banjo babe, apparently she likes to spell it Mercedezzz. Here is a link to her YouTube stuff, and here is a link to her Bossa Nova Banjo web page.

Paul is a Hermit said...

She was so intent on getting the notes right, at times, she drifted off the vocals.
When she got through a difficult part of her play correctly, she was soooo happy she couldn't help but laugh.
Really good stuff.

Ann Althouse said...

Paul: Thanks. Wow. She is soooo lovable! I keep thinking she's about to cross the line into insufferably cutesy, but I just can't seem to object to it.

George said...

To hear other breathtakingly little-known Brian Wilson/Beach Boys songs, dig deep into their late '60s albums...

Check out "Our Prayer," a 1:09 acapella tune from the Friends 20/20 twofer....

http://www.amazon.com/Friends-20-Beach-Boys/dp/samples/B00005ABWY/ref=dp_tracks_all_1/002-8345365-0193629?ie=UTF8&qid=1179847091&sr=1-11#disc_1

Or "Country Air" from Smiley Smile/Wild Honey

http://www.amazon.com/Smiley-Smile-Wild-Honey-Beach/dp/samples/B00005ABX0/ref=dp_tracks_all_1/002-8345365-0193629?ie=UTF8&qid=1179847091&sr=1-14#disc_1

The ultimate mind-blower is "'Til I Die" from "Surf's Up."

http://www.amazon.com/Sunflower-Surfs-Up-Beach-Boys/dp/samples/B00004TJXS/ref=dp_tracks_all_1/002-8345365-0193629?ie=UTF8&qid=1179847386&sr=1-1#disc_1

Not a good song to listen to if you're A.J. on 'The Sopranos,' but it's as oceanic as you'll get in this life.

Cyrus Pinkerton said...

Thank you Ann, the video made me smile.