Wednesday, October 29, 2008

song of the day - 10.29.08: sufjan stevens - for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in ypsilanti (live)

The world is a better place with Sufjan Stevens in it. He's such a talented musician, and he's kind of wacky too. This live version of "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" is off of his Greetings from Michigan, The Great Lakes State, the first of two albums he wrote about states (the other was Illinois) that were devoted to the stories he learned about and the towns he saw while living there. At one point, he claimed he would write an album about each of the 50 states, but he must've busted out a calculator and realized there was no way he could follow through with that. I think he's given that up. He also has an extensive catalogue of Christmas tunes that he releases every year, which are actually good, unlike most of the garbage you're subjected to during holiday season. If you don't know him, check him out. He's one of the best around.

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