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: