Monday, March 5, 2012

Josh Ritter, Ricky Nelson, and 12,000 Pieces Of Paper

There are worse ways to wake up on a Monday morning. I want to thank Ken D. for giving me the heads-up on what may end up as my favorite song of the week, not to mention its absolutely stunning accompanying video.

Josh Ritter's inner Ricky Nelson rises to the top for this perfect little piece of music called "Love Is Making Its Way Back Home." But it's the accompanying video, which you should read all about HERE, that is nothing short of mind-blowing. It was created using 12,000 pieces of paper. That's it. NO special effects. NO Tawny Kitaen.


jeff k said...

There are maybe five to ten bands/singer-songwriters whose albums I will automatically buy on the day they are released - no questions asked. Ritter is one of them. I hate to pick out one as his masterpiece, but if I had to it would be "Historical Conquests." Everything on it is so smart and so completely hummable.

Of course, there's also the song, "The Curse" from his last cd which just blew us away when we first heard it and when we heard it for the thousandth time later that day.

Ken D said...

Glad to see you were as bowled over by this as I was.
Funny how often you hear that the short-form song video is pretty much dead now that MTV is Jersey Shore and pregnant teens. There's some great work still being made all the time.

here's another very creative video I stumbled across this morning on the yeproc site. Not familiar with the artist and it's much simpler than the Ritter video (although I bet it was harder to do that it looks):

& I second jeff k re "Historical Conquests." Great album. I saw Ritter on tour supporting that album and it was an excellent show. His recent live CD/DVD "Live at Iveagh Gardens" is on a lot in our house.

Robin said...

What a nice gift on a Monday. Just stunning, good song too. I had the same feeling watching it as I did with DCFC's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" video, with the storybook, which I thought was also very creative and fit the song well.

jon said...

glad to see the ritter shoutout, he debuted all these new songs last week at housing works nyc, they sounded incredible live.

Anonymous said...

isn't the video bad for the environment?

A walk in the woods said...

Wow, what an amazing song (and possibly even cooler video)! I've never seen the charm about Josh Ritter - people love him, and I don't really get it. But this one makes me take a second look. Thanks for the tip!