Thursday, August 12, 2010

Joanna Newsom, and credit where credit is due

I poke fun at Joanna Newsom on a regular basis 'round these parts. I consider her pretentious and needlessly quirky. Getting through a track has always proved burdensome.

I still won't say she's clicked, but damn, this video is pretty great. Her facial expressions and weird inflections aren't too intrusive on this performance. I have to admit, I was captivated by this clip, start to finish. Enjoy "81" as performed on Jimmy Kimmel:

3 comments:

Adam J. said...

i'm not a huge fan of hers either, but i dig Good Intentions Paving Company. this one is good too.

i like watching her play, but i agree that the face thing is distracting. reminds me of john mayer. and i know how much you love him.

George said...

Hahaha -- as the email popped in to my inbox informing me of your comment, I was actually explaining my Mayer distaste to someone. Too funny...

Don said...

She's very easy on the eyes... now if only she were as easy on the ears.