Song of the Day #116: ‘When Your Mind’s Made Up’ – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

irglovahansInspired by last week’s Tift Merritt Song of the Day, which featured her playing a live set at a record shop, I’ve decided to dedicate an extended theme week to such live performances.

Today through Sunday, each of my selections will be a live performance in front of a small record store audience. The great thing about the next batch of songs is that each of these artists is unpopular enough to warrant such a small venue but each has a rabid enough fan base that you can be sure every single person in these shops knows what a special experience they’re having.

Today’s selection features the adorable duo from last year’s Once performing one of the better songs from that film. For fans of the film who didn’t know these two as musicians first (which is probably 95% of the audience) it must be pretty surreal to see two “movie characters” performing in front of you. But I suppose part of the appeal of that film is that it doesn’t feel much like a movie at all, but rather a glimpse at a real-life friendship.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #116: ‘When Your Mind’s Made Up’ – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

  1. Dana says:

    I love this theme week! And love this song. THe last performance I saw in a record store was my niece’s chorus. How can I see stuff like this live?

    By the way, this is an example of a song with the kind of base chord structure that could easily be adopted to country.

  2. Kerrie says:

    How cool is that??? Can’t wait to see what else you’ve unearthed for this week’s theme. 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    Well, Dana, for starters, we need to live someplace other than the cultural barren landscape that is South Florida. My goal is to move to a place where Glen and Marketa would consider playing and the people in the record store would consider themselves lucky to be watching Glen and Marketa. This theme week will be fun, but it may find me putting my house on the market by week’s end 🙂

    As for the duo, they are beyond charming. And the song is fine here, but incredibly powerful in the film. So… if you haven’t seen the film yet, see it!

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