In this video, Glen Hansard explains to the audience that he "saw a guy on YouTube singing Falling Slowly, and he sang it at the end. I thought it was clever, so I'm copying him. He was the dude who won American Idol ... Seems like a nice guy."
Rating: PG, closer to -13 or R in the last few parts
Summary: It's been over a year since he left, months since her letters stopped coming, and they're both beginning to realize they've missed out on something grand.
Additional Notes: I had originally meant for this to simply be a drabble collection (inspired in part by ryukoishida , who wrote theirs and made me completely obsessed with that film aain), but then it turned into something much more monstrous and much less true to the original story, for which I apologize. Anything you don't recognize is mine, except Brandi Carlile. It'd be nice to own her, though! Haha.
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 Julie Andrews
 Into the wild
 Jensen Ackles
 Elijah Wood
 David Gray
[026 -029] Bryan Adams, Robert Redford, Beauty & the Beast
 Johnny Depp
 John Mayer
 Josh Groban
 Marg Helgenberger
[071 075] Micheal Bublé, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe
 Milo Ventimiglia
 Once (the movie)
[081 -083] Penn Badgley, Simon Baker
 Lion King, Once (movie)
 William Petersen
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Just thought I'd share something that most of you have probably already seen, but here goes anyways:
From the youtube description: The Swell Season at Warehouse Live in Houston on November 13th, 2009. Glen introduced a new song, inviting the audience to sing along. Upon a quick rehearsal of our part, he heard one voice that he dubbed "Aretha" and promptly invited it's owner, Moji (sp?) to join him onstage. Here is the magical result!
A friend of mine was at the show and said it was pretty damn incredible.
- Current Music:Elliott Brood - Write It All Down For You
 The Swell Season
 Three Rivers (Andy, David, Miranda)
 Raymond Lam (Old photoshoots, w/ Aimee Chan, 'The Four')
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- Current Music:High Horses - The Swell Season
Recently, Glen and Mar also did a small press tour. All the articles resulting from that are starting to come out including:
- An interview with Glen, from Billboard where he talks about Edward Norton, Strict Joy, and The Simpsons
Billboard: The Swell Season won an Oscar for the song "Falling Slowly" -- and has been immortalized in an episode of "The Simpsons." Which was more surprising?
Hansard: "The Simpsons," of course. "The Simpsons" is the one thing that binds the world together in a way. People don't watch the Oscars necessarily in India, but they watch "The Simpsons." What really struck me was that they were doing a little bit of a joke on "Once," but "Once" was a tiny film in the world. It did OK in America, but in the world of cinema, it hardly got recognized. I said this to the people at "The Simpsons" and they said, "We don't care. If we like something, we'll parody it. It's up to the rest of the world to figure out what we're parodying." When you've been on "The Simpsons," you know something has shifted.
- An interview with Glen, from the Irish Times, where he talks about the future of the band, the new album, being Irish, success post-Once
- An interview with Marketa, from the Irish Times, where she talks about fairies, the Irish, exploring Ireland and is generally the most adorable thing ever.
And be sure to head over to this blog post for a few more goodies (incl. a podcasted performance & interview with the always awesome (and Canadian!) Jian Ghomeshi, video of Glen Hansard and Damien Rice busking outside their Ruby Sessions gig and Glen playing a brand new song!) and an interview with KPCS where Glen and Mar talk about "writing the new album, the aftermath of the Oscars and Glen's appearance at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who had been one of the cornerstones of the Special Olympics movement.".
Hopefully there'll be more news in the lead up the tour. And as always, I really hope we get to see everyone's pics and hear everyone's stories if you're lucky enough to be going to one (or more?) of the gigs!
- Current Music:Back Broke - The Swell Season