Colin Meloy on NPR, part II

Before the music, let me say this: I made an honest mistake for Monday’s post in not linking to NPR, which was then misconstrued in a comment as a slight to the NPR staff and its hard work. That was not the case. I quickly updated the post and also sent an apology to All Songs Considered.

We should all be thankful that NPR and artists, such as Colin Meloy, have made these shows on the Live Concert Series available for download; it’s a great service for fans. In no way, did I intentionally mean to undermine the diligent work of NPR and All Songs Considered. Their site is a tremendous resource for music fans; I can personally – and highly – recommend the ASC podcast.

My sole intention of splitting this NPR show (and others like it) is for the sake of convenience. It’s difficult to maneuver through an hour-plus file; it’s somewhat like a cassette tape – rewinding and fast-forwarding. I like to skip tracks sometimes, and I assume others do, too. However, I encourage you to visit NPR’s Live Concert Series page to download the concerts in their entirety. More specifically, the download of Colin Meloy’s concert can be found here.

I would like to thank All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen for pointing out my mistake. Who knew such an influential member of the media was reading my blog?

Hope everyone enjoys this.

Colin Meloy, NPR Live Concert Series, 1/28/06:

10. Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right
11. Barbara Allen (Shirley Collins cover)
12. Apology Song
13. California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
14. Red Right Ankle
15. Blues Runs the Game (Jackson Frank cover)
16. Bandit Queen

Briefly …

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10 thoughts on “Colin Meloy on NPR, part II”

  1. kevin, I passed the link on to Bob at NPR. I work with him as the photographer that shoots all the ASC concerts. I often search for posts like this to find my photos to make sure that they are properly credited and linked. There are certain legal issues at hand as some of the bands do not want the shows downloadable and only available for streaming. In this case you are fine and I think it’s nice to have them split up into individual tracks… For more photos check out http://www.kingpinphoto.com
    Thanks
    Joel

  2. thanks so much for this! I tried doing it myself because I really wanted “Blues Run the Game” by itself but I didn’t have the skills. thanks much.

  3. I dont have a blog myself, but definitely enjoy yours, sir! Keep up the good work.

    I was curious though if anyone knew of any links where I could get tracks from the Meloy/Gibbard collaboration that occured last year…. was this in NYC or something? I’ve seen photos but haven’t seen any MP3’s of it anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Contact me below.

    Jim Hanke (Milw, WI)
    jrhanke@yahoo.com
    http://www.myspace.com/eloso

  4. I like the chatter AND split tracks. I just spent four days splitting up all the gigs of the NPR Live Concert Series, without realising blogs like this would do it.

    Idiot.

    Still, my favourite moment is the start of the White Stripes gig when Bob yells out “The White Stripes!” like my drunk Dad when they take the stage.

  5. So, Bob’s like your drunk dad? I’ll check back for a response to this one.

    Bob?

    hehe

    I do wonder why anyone would want a live set without the banter.(?)

  6. Can’t wait til’ I get my own blog… every day I’ll post:
    CAT POWER
    SUFJAN STEVENS
    DEATH CAB FOR FRIKIN CUTIE
    (whatever THAT means FOR CHRISTS FRIKIN SAKE)
    FRANZ FERDINAND & HIS flat-assed DECEMBERISTS
    BECK BJORK BLECCH
    THE EELS, THE KILLERS
    & kill me please THE STROKES
    the WHITE (no kiddin) STRIPES
    DANGER MF DOOM (I AINT RACIST)
    THE BEASTIE FOSSILS, MATT PONDS’ IMOGEN HEAP
    RICHARD ELIOT SMITH THOMPSON
    JOSE SEU JORGE GONZALEZ ESTEFAN…. & HIS LOW ARCADE FIRE
    BEN FOLDS YO LA TENGO IN THE PIXIES in front of witnesses
    BELLE & SEBASTIAN (stereolab without the stereo nor the lab)
    BEN GIZZARD OR WHATEVER THE FUCK HIS NAME IS
    Here’s a new group: THE PREDICTABLE CAUCASIANS
    And I’m the lead singer!
    I LOVE MTV! I’m equally proud of my American public school education!
    Then I fall on my rusty knife. If Osama don’t get me first!
    all my best, Colin Meloy Schwartzenegger

    A brilliant satire. NME

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