I apparently am much too liberal with my YouTube “favorite” button. After clearing out several videos that were really good once, I was left with ten really interesting clips. Here are three of them:
This is Rey Villalobos, from the California band The Coral Sea, playing an acoustic version of a new song called “There She Goes.” The band’s 2005 album, Volcano and Heart, was and still is one of my favorite records. It is easy to imagine the lush soundscape that runs through Volcano having its way with this tune. It’s very lovely.
About once a year, Levon Helm pops up unexpectedly in a movie I’m watching. He is usually on-screen for five minutes or less, but in Shooter and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada – from which this clip is taken – he provides what is arguably the highlight of the film. His blind, lonely old man, begging the travelers to take him out of his misery, is a simple, eloquent character. My heart went out to him.
My friend Clinton sent me this clip via Facebook. I had to watch it a couple of times to convince myself that it wasn’t fake, though it looks like there was some fast and loose play with speed toward the end of the clip. But that matters little. This guy is in amazing shape! I especially marvelled at the wall running bits.