Say adieu to the year with John Fahey:
Here’s how he did it:
How about some Dolemite with that eggnog?
And how about a Bird chaser?
Appropriate this year — not only for me.
A little century-old stop-motion animation from Russia.
Maybe in a few years this will be overplayed and overdone, but right now it’s pretty refreshing.
Heretical of me to say this, but I prefer Brian Setzer’s version to the Chuck Berry original.
Haven’t we all felt this way from time to time?
More people need to hear this song. As for the visuals — I was getting pretty tired of the original, weren’t you?
Greatest Christmas song EVAH.
Heard this one?
A winter’s tale with a twist.
Because around here, John Fahey always gets the last word.
Yesterday (that is, Feb. 28) would have been John Fahey’s 71st birthday. Here, to mark the occasion, is a 1978 clip of the man playing “Candy Man” for a German television broadcast. And because there can never be too many times to sing the praises of one of America’s most original composers and musicians, here’s a bunch more clips:
John Fahey shows you how to ring in the New Year, from the DVD Christmas Songs & Holiday Melodies.
I’m trying to master (or at least approximate) one of my favorite John Fahey songs, “Sligo River Blues,” so far without a whole lot of success. It’s interesting to see how many other people are drawn to the tune.
Here’s a lovely, subdued version:
This isn’t so much a cover version as a reinterpretation — quite a pretty one:
Download here to listen to the man himself play it.