Thursday, December 17, 2009

Spectacle - Case, Sexsmith, Crow & Winchester: Guitar Pull-Ups

So if it seemed like Sheryl Crow was an odd piece in this guitar pull puzzle, I guess we have 30 Rock to blame for that, as both appeared on an episode ("Kidney Now") last season. (But so did Steve Earle -- why no Earle?). The way Crow sings "Leaving Las Vegas" makes me want to strangle something.

While it'd be interesting to see what kind of stories Costello could coax out of Jesse Winchester, I can understand the need to time with each artist. Ron Sexsmith and Sheryl Crow had little to say, Winchester didn't seem to get his bearings until late, and Neko Case seemed a bit nervous. (Any amount of time with Neko I consider a gift.)

Playlist: Spectacle - Episode 2.02 (Neko Case, Ron Sexsmith, Sheryl Crow, Jesse Winchester)
1. "Payday" - Jesse Winchester (performed by all)
2. "Secret Heart" - Ron Sexsmith
3. "If It Makes You Happy" - Sheryl Crow
4. "Don't Forget Me" - Neko Case (Harry Nillson cover)
5. "Sham-a-Ling-Dong-Ding" - Jesse Winchester
6. "Everyday I Write the Book" - Elvis Costello (sung by Ron Sexsmith, Costello)
7. "Leaving Las Vegas" - Sheryl Crow
8. "The Brand New Tennessee Waltz" - Jesse Winchester
9. "Ring Them Bells" - Bob Dylan (Sexsmith, Crow, Costello)

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Bumpershine said...

Let's not forget EC & SC played together at the 2009 Baseball All Star Weekend concert. Also, Sexsmith and Winchester add some of the "required Canadian content" to this series.

drake lelane said...

Good to note, although the All-Star weekend concert happened long after the taping of "Kidney Now."

And yes, I'm guessing this is the obligatory episodic nod to Canada.

Sundry said...

I loved Jesse Winchester. Ordered his CD online right in the middle of watching the episode. Also checking out Neko Case, whom I'd never heard of. I like that he mixes up genres and guests the way he does. Like having a party and inviting your friends from two different circles...some of it will click and some won't.

Paul Corby said...

Why only one song from Neko? And that one gorgeous tear told me more about the meaning of music than any of the wankery that Elvis usually elicits.

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