Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Glen Hansard on Morning Becomes Eclectic

We love the Irish band The Frames, so when we heard the lead singer Glen Hansard was in a movie, we were curious. Once is a musical of sorts in which the stars, Glen and Marketa Irglova, wander the streets of Dublin in what sounds like a believable, if quirky, love story. It's won a few awards, including an Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Praise and description about the soundtrack on the Washington Post: GLEN HANSARD/ MARKETA IRGLOVA "Once"

We haven't seen it yet, but it's definitely on our list.

In the meantime, I heard a live performance of a few songs written by Glen and performed by him and Markets on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. We've seen The Frames live, and in addition to Glen's amusing Dublin accent, he's just a funny guy. I only remember one thing from the concert that was oh so long ago (or maybe it just feels like a lifetime ago?). In explaining a song, he was telling the audience that a kid had named the dog in question Deefer. That's "D" fer Dog.

So if you're hankering for some good music or a really Irish accent, have a listen to (or watch) the live recording from 7/31/07.