A Mountain Goats samplerApril 13, 2008
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I’ve been on something of a Mountain Goats kick recently, partly because of the recent concerts and partly because listening to John Darnielle’s songs can make anyone feel better about their personal life. I ended up putting together a ‘best of’ CD for myself, and then proffering it to assorted friends. In lieu of accosting you personally, grabbing your lapels, and shouting, ‘John Darnielle is a brilliant songwriter and lyricist!’, I instead humbly offer this small sampling of his work. All links are to YouTube.
Going to Georgia (live); from Zopilote Machine, 1994
See America Right (live), from Tallahassee, 2002
This Year (video), from The Sunset Tree, 2005
Woke Up New (video), from Get Lonely, 2006
Sax Rohmer #1 (video), from Heretic Pride, 2008
Intrigued? For more info, check out this recent interview and session on NPR.