I hope this newsletter finds you weathering the heat in these sweltering days of August. As always, this newsletter can be printed out and folded up into a fan if need be. The street date of September 4th is just weeks away. It all feels a lot more tangible when a truck load of records arrives on the porch. I gave my autograph hand a rest for a bit to chat with a couple of gentlemen who played a role in the visual projects that have accompanied the album. I received an invitation this month from J.
Normally recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians trying their utmost to demonstrate expertise in fields outside of their profession. Playing against my friend and opponent, musician Nellie McKay, I stepped into the ring. I encourage you to tune in when Nellie and I square off this Friday, August You don't want to miss it. Captured in one take, using an iPad, I performed the song at home. The vocal performance was recorded simultaneously on a studio microphone.
The picture and sound were combined in post. Little tricks I learnt on the Gilmore Girls. Have a gander! The show, which I had the pleasure of appearing on a great many times, celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year.
There really is a special connection among fans of the show. For tickets and more information, visit the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest website. I look forward to seeing you down the road. All my best, Grant-Lee. The words of my young daughter, as she thrust a manzanita branch toward the night sky. Kids being kids, I figured…then I heard the thunderclap.
His tenth solo release bears the markings of his prolific output, a melodic prowess and an ear for lyric in everyday conversation. The album offers a salve to a wounded world, struggling to regain equilibrium. This is Grant-Lee Phillips at his most reflective, wrestling with the most pertinent of questions. What we value, how we define security, our vulnerability — here Phillips takes stock of the deeper questions with intensity and humor. I think about the people we are when we come into the world, how we get beat up along the way and sometimes corrupted in pursuit of some brass ring.
His last work, Widdershins , reflected the recent and radical shift in the American social climate - a world turned upside down. Ultimately, I came back to the most interesting and fertile topic - our vulnerability and the scars we have to share with one another. The result is a beautifully human musical tapestry. This spontaneous approach has become a tradition among his solo works. Ultimately, so much is out of our control. Confronting our dependence on one another can sometimes leave us feeling uneasy and yet we are inseparably linked.
Music reminds of us of our connection to each other and I remain in awe of it. Publishing: Storm Hymnal Ltd. World Excluding N. For licensing, publishing and other inquiries contact Tommy Manzi. From the latest Grant-Lee Phillips album Widdershins.
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