Song of the Day #3,967: ‘When the Stars Go Blue’ – Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams isn’t too popular these days, after a New York Times investigation earlier this year exposed him as an overbearing #metoo villain who promised music industry success to women as a way to get them into his bed.

He is reportedly the subject of an FBI investigation and his current tour, as well as three planned albums, have been postponed indefinitely.

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Song of the Day #3,823: ‘Gold’ – Interference

I suppose it’s appropriate that, after so many recent posts about movies, the Random iTunes Fairy served up a song from another movie.

‘Gold’ appeared in the lovely 2007 film Once, and later in the successful Broadway adaptation of the film. I first assumed this was a performance by the film’s leads, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, but apparently it is actually by an Irish band called Interference.

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Song of the Day #2,621: ‘Gold (Acoustic)’ – The Swell Season

onceI haven’t given much thought to the film Once in the eight years since its release. While I certainly appreciated it at the time, it never grabbed me the way my favorite films do.

That’s a bit surprising, because the movie should be right up my alley. It has the low-budget, real-life romantic vibe of Richard Linklater’s Before series and it features a number of beautifully staged musical moments (Marketa Irglova’s late-night battery run, for example).

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Song of the Day #1,823: ‘La Cienega Just Smiled’ – Ryan Adams

ryan_adams_goldThe family is back from our 10 days in California, and this week’s songs will stick to that theme (sort of).

I have to start with a song that’s been running through my mind for almost a week now, ever since we drove into L.A. for the second half (or third third, if you count the drive from San Francisco south) of our trip.

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