The Next Best Thing to Live

Ok, this has been around for a while, but if you haven’t seen Zach Braff’s broadcast from Indie 103.1 of five artists from the Last Kiss Soundtrack, you are in for a real treat!

Here’s a guy who loves music, and he manages to get a bunch of his favorite artists to not only offer their skills for a soundtrack, but have them all perform live in a very personal setting, one after the other! Ok, obviously Zach Braff is not just any guy, and he has some serious pull, but come on, who wouldn’t feel lucky to see so many of their favorite musicians all in one day? His awe and admiration for each artist in the interviews is sweet and genuine.

Lucky for me I like a lot of the same musicians as Zach, and I’m obviously not the only one, since the soundtrack he picked for Garden State won a Grammy!

I haven’t had time to watch all the sections yet, but the ones I have so far are good (I did see Sissy Spacek backing up her daughter Schuyler – very cute!). If you don’t have time to watch them all either, at least have a look at this clip on YouTube that led me to finding the whole concert. I was totally blown away watching Imogen Heap build up Just For Now loop by loop – LIVE!

It was from reading the comments on this clip that I found out:

1) Just for Now is a Christmas song (when I listened to the lyrics after reading that I thought “Duh!”, but it really hadn’t occurred to me before that.)

2) there was more to be seen besides this clip, and some quick Googling later I discovered the entire event on Yum!

Want more? Check the official websites of the performers: Schuyler Fisk, Cary Brothers, Rachael Yamagata, Imogen Heap and Remy Zero.

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