Black Cab Sessions
I want you to imagine, just for a moment, that you’re in London. Well, some of you already are, but the rest of you will have to use your imaginations. You try to hail one of those nifty-cool black cabs that Stephen Fry drives, but the one you tried to hail just drove past - but you notice two things about it as it passes you by: a) Stephen Fry was not driving (boo!), and b) was that really The New Pornographers in the back seat, rocking out?
Yes. Yes, it was.
The Black Cab Sessions is a very cool experiment in music - get some really good musicians, stuff them in the back of a black cab, and force them to play songs. And just look who’s already performed: The New Pornographers, Elvis Perkins, The National, Cold War Kids - even classical music from Jonny Byers and Charlie Siem. There are some dud performers, too, but pay no attention to them. When you’re performing in the back of a black cab, you take what you can get. (Oo-er, etc.)
So, basically - go ye forth and listen/watch.