Tag Archives: Videos

Louis Armstrong on the Johnny Cash Show

I read about this 1970 clip in the most recent music issue of the Oxford American in a great article by Charles Wolfe called Country Music in Black and White: Then Cash himself, cracking a rare grin, moved in and sat and talked with him about Jimmie Rodgers, one of Cash’s heroes. Yes, Satchmo remembered … Continue reading Louis Armstrong on the Johnny Cash Show

1989 Uncle Tupelo Video

Wow. Almost 20 years ago! Check out this great Cable Access footage of Uncle Tupelo back before they released their first album, No Depression. They talk a little and play “Graveyard Shift” and “Factory Belt.” Dig Jay’s badass guitar strap! Tweedy looks 12.

GLONO Video: Will Johnson of Centro-matic

Will JohnsonDuring Chicago’s first warm, spring day, Centro-matic and South San Gabriel frontman Will Johnson battled standstill traffic on Lakeshore Drive in order to play an acoustic set for the GLONO video crew.

GLONO Video: Jesse Malin, Hardcore Troubadour

Jesse Malin live at SchubasA two-part Glorious Noise video feature on Jesse Malin including interview clips and several live performances from an October 2006 solo performance at Schubas in Chicago.

Two Great New Videos from the UK

Caught both of these on a recent episode of Subterranean (a show which has been made exponentially better by the firing of its on-air “personality,” Jim Shearer). First up, here’s the latest offering from the over-hyped (but who cares?) Arctic Monkeys. You don’t need to understand all the lyrics to know they’re still making kick-ass … Continue reading Two Great New Videos from the UK

American Idol covers Modest Mouse

This is perhaps the most succinct snapshot of mainstream American culture in 2007. The Top 12 finalists from American Idol, dressed as hippies and breakdancers, sing a snappy little version of Modest Mouse’s “Float On” in a commercial for—who else?—Ford Motor Co. Absolutely perfect. This spot has it all. In just 44 seconds, they manage … Continue reading American Idol covers Modest Mouse

Warner Videos on YouTube, including Wilco

Last year, just before Google bought YouTube, Warner Music announced a deal with YouTube to provide videos in exchange for a slice of the advertising revenue. I had complete forgotten about this until I was looking for video links for Neil Young’s Massey release and stumbled across a couple uploaded by a YouTube user by … Continue reading Warner Videos on YouTube, including Wilco