Monday, February 25, 2008

Oscars: The Underdogs

[Music] Unlike the Grammys, this year's Oscars awards ceremony left little to be desired (save a win for Paul Thomas Anderson, without whom Daniel Day Lewis would never have produced the mind-blowing performance that snagged him a golden statue), with relative unknowns and newcomers emerging victorious.

For me, the most exciting moment occured when Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won Best Song for "Falling Slowly" from the film Once. I had the opportunity to interview the pair (now openly a romantic couple. At the time they kept their romance under wraps, ostensibly because Irglova was somewhere around 19 and Hansard in his 30s. I thought something was up, but chalked up their obvious chemistry to shared passion for music) two years ago when the unconventional love story debuted at Sundance. Humble, polite and down to earth, they were a breath of fresh air in a pretentious celeb-filled festival. Quality people making positive music! If you like what you heard last night, pick up a copy of The Swell Season and mark your calendars for May 2 when the duo hits Salt Lake City to play The Depot.

Here's a clip from the movie. Tell me this doesn't break your heart, just a little.

(Jamie Gadette)


  1. Pretty boring song and performance. It's like a bad rendition of something Damien Rice would perform, maybe it's because they're both Irish?

    I hate stuff like the above mentioned, and Iron & Wine. I'd rather have someone stab my face with a spoon for 24 hours than listen to this garbage.

  2. Alright, I'll do it then- bring on the spoons...I ain't scared. Although, can we wait until saturday to get started on this said face stabbing sesh?? I don't have a free 24 hours until then.
    Thank you for your patience.


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