Thursday, November 16, 2006
Sufjan and Songs Forgotten
So I was looking through my list of single songs the other day and I came across this little story by Sufjan Stevens. Most of his songs are stories, but this one is especially so. He wrote this song, The Lord God Bird, in response to a challenge thrown down by witty NPR dj's who didn't think he was all that amazing. And he handedly proved them wrong by walking into this small bayou town with only a few interviews and a guitar and emerging two weeks later with a ridiculously great song.
And I know this song is old news, it's probably even been blogged about over a hundred times. But with something this good it never hurts to bring it up and host it again. The first mp3 is the actual song Sufjan wrote and the second song is the twelve minute segment about the song that originally aired on NPR.
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - The Lord God Bird
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - The Lord God Bird Story
Oh, and I like this rare track by Sufjan as well.
mp3 : Sufjan Stevens - Woman at the Well