Tag: Minneapolis

I Was Young When I Left Home

Sunday, 19 June, 2016 0 Comments

In 1961, Bob Dylan reworked the traditional song 900 Miles and turned it into the poignant I Was Young When I Left Home. He played it just once during a home recording session in Minneapolis at Christmas-time that year and it was finally given a general release in 2005 on No Direction Home: The Bootleg Series Vol 7.

Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron in the epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, made his film breakthrough in the Dylanesque Inside Llewyn Davis, and here he offers up a beautiful interpretation of I Was Young When I Left Home.

“I was young when I left home
An’ I been out ramblin’ ’round
An’ I never wrote a letter to my home
To my home, Lord, to my home
An’ I never wrote a letter to my home.”

Feather Tongue

Saturday, 19 April, 2014 0 Comments

Didn’t get tickets for Kate Bush at the Apollo in Hammersmith? Lots of other people didn’t, if that’s any consolation. For those seeking solace, there’s always Lyla Foy, who’ll be playing in Chicago tonight and in Kilkenny in May. The young Londoner does not disguise her adoration of Kate Bush in Feather Tongue, which exudes the kind of retro romanticism that made the composer of Wuthering Heights so famous so long ago.

A lyrical taste of Vietnam

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012

Daniel Klein is a chef and filmmaker living in Minneapolis. His site, The Perennial Plate, is a mouth-watering temptation to experience delights such as Frog’s Legs with Homemade Ketchup, Crab and Cactus Taco with Tomatillo Salsa and Bison Tartare. Quite rightly, his short film, A Taste of Vietnam, has been nominated for a Vimeo Festival Award in the “lyrical” category. Vote!