Monday, June 02, 2008

The Black Cab Sessions

The advent of smaller and more portable technology has given birth to a fun, wild, offbeat method of listening to new music: the Black Cab Sessions. For those who haven't been to London, the black cab is as common, or nearly so anyway, as pigeons in Trafalgar Square. Some unique thinking people in the UK have decided to do something unusual in one- record a single song by as many or as few musicians and in one case, poet, as they can stuff in the cab and still have room for driver and sound and camera person.

The result is a fascinating view not only of the music and musicians, but of London as well. Were it not that I understand where technology had to get to, I would be asking "Why didn't someone come up with this before?!"

They've become a non-profit hit on YouTube and at the above website, with performances from people like the Kooks, Spoon, and Death Cab for Cutie.

What a fun and unique perspective. Cheers, folks!

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