Allison Crowe: "Whether I'm Wrong" Video
The Download.com Video team presents highlights from some of our favorite user-submitted videos. This time around we've got a video inspired by an abandoned love note, a jaunty tune from Stockholm, Sweden and a soulful song of peace. To watch each individual video, follow the links below.
1.) Autochamp: "Note to Self"
2.) Les Issambres: "Santa Fe"
3.) Allison Crowe: "Whether I'm Wrong"
In this sentimental tune, country singer-songwriter Chely Wright (she of the 1999 hit song "Single White Female") muses about a river that can give life and take it away.
Born and raised in Paisley, Scotland, Paolo Nutini, is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter who has been blessed with a soulful, passionate voice and the natural gift of being able to tell a story in a song. Nutini has absorbed the soul of the great American R&B singers and channeled it into something original, captivating, and dynamic.
Sheryl Crow treats us to a well-covered country classic, accompanied by an in-studio video.
Director Cameron Crowe speaks about the wedding of music and film and its importance to "Elizabethtown".
The film, which focuses on the singer-songwriter's life and music from 1961-66, includes never-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan's during that time. Dylan talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the center of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today. For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival documenting performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary "Don't Look Back", and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan's worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.
It's Wilson's turn again to choose The 404 semiweekly audio draft sponsored by Beck's Beer in conjunction with Last.FM, a subsidiary of CBS Interactive and CNET News and Reviews 5000, so naturally we're a little skeptical (but not nearly as skeptical as we are about the moon landing), but Mr. Tang comes through again with the beautiful music of Priscilla Ahn, a young singer-songwriter with a light, ethereal voice that drifts through the layered atmosphere of her acoustic folk melodies.
Home-recorded songs can feel incomplete whilst being as tantalizingly indicative as the sketches before a painting. The outlines, though interesting in their own respect, are not as satisfying as the finished version. Grizzly Bear, however, have approached song writing as a craft to master from their very first album, Horn of Plenty onwards. Enamored by how a song "reads", they were fully present from prologue to denouement even though singer/songwriter Edward Droste recorded them by himself in his Brooklyn bedroom. Fuelled by a bout of post-relationship inspiration, those first songs celebrated the creative liberation of the ProTools era. They explored the depths of break-ups through crystal-clear tones, field sounds and woozy, complex harmonies.
R&B legend Rick James was one of the most influential black musicians of all time. As an artist, songwriter and producer, James provided the funky hits that resuscitated Motown Records in the late '70s. His Punk Funk sound updated the label's style and saw it through the mid-'80s. By 1981, Rick was at the peak of his commercial success with the platinum selling Street Songs album and the hit singles "Super Freak" and "Give It to Me Baby." The following year, Rick James & the Stone City Band took the stage in Essen, Germany to open the 10th Rockpalast-Festival. This 1982 performance was the first time James played in Europe, bringing his brand of American Punk Funk to a whole new audience. Together with the Stone City Band, James did not disappoint, burning up the stage with his trademark sound and special effects. Now for the first-time, this classic performance is available on DVD. Featuring classic hits like "You and I," "Mary Jane," and of course, "Super Freak," this is Rick James at his very best. Super Freak 1982 is not only a must-have collectors item but also a fitting tribute to an R&B legend. Track Listing: 1. Intro 2. Ghetto Life 3. Big Time 4. All Day All Night 5. Freaky 6. Fire It Up 7. Love Gun 8. Guitar Solo 9. Harp Bolo (Call Me Up) 10. Big Day 11. Standing On The Top 12. Mary Jane 13. Mary Jane March 14. You and I 15. Give It To Me Baby 16. Super Freak
Absentee's new single is out soon in the UK and is currently available from American iTunes. This is the video to accompany the brew of fuzz guitars, pounding drums and deep, deep vocal delivery. Absentee are currently building a reputation in the UK for producing slightly melancholy and at times twisted pop music with a distinctive edge. In lead singer Dan Michaelson they have the natural succesor to Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Stuart Staples. Wonderful and bizarre the band love a good twisted yarn of love gone wrong and bad sex. visit their world at www.absenteemusic.co.uk or www.myspace.com/donkeystock/ The video was made by up and coming production company 'WICKEDO'.