Shane Alexander June 21, 2013
Shane's Video Playlists
"Seem To Recall" by the great Ron Sexsmith - audio only, but that's all you need. One of the best songwriters alive, period. I was eating breakfast outside at a resort in Palm Springs just yesterday and a song came on that I' didn't know, and I immediately thought "Wow, I LOVE this, I'm having a perfect moment", and then I realized it was a new Ron Sexsmith song I hadn't heard. He never disappoints.
First Aid Kit's breakthrough song "Hard Believer." I was interviewed for an amazing music blog called Warmer Climes (http://warmer-climes.blogspot.com/) in Romania a few years ago (a blog that has since turned me onto LOTS of cool underground music) and I saw this video there, which was before First Aid Kit had reached the states. The voices, the melodies, their HARMONY - I was just floored, and showed this video to everyone I could. They've since become really well known and they deserve it. Cool AND original = win.
"Now I'm Somewhere Else" by John Elliott. John's a very dear friend of mine, but I'm a such huge fan. He's just as real as it gets. I'm humbled by his lyrics, his intelligence, and the abandon with which he performs. We're playing together this weekend for the first time in a year or so, and I'm really looking forward to it.
Two Videos of Shane
"Skyway Drive-In" w/ Jesse Siebenberg on lap steel at Zoey's in Ventura, CA.
"On an Afternoon Much Like Today" - with my side project, The Greater Good, live on the radio in Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Eugene Ruffolo, Dennis Kolen and I. There are rumblings of a follow up to our first record - time will tell.