I don’t watch this show, but I would watch these people anytime. Rich.
I LOVE THE PEANUTS GANG <3
Video: Bon Iver - “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (Live in Studio)
In which Justin Vernon sings a gorgeous, one-take rendition of Bon Iver, Bon Iver B-side “I Can’t Make You Love Me” / “Nick of Time” in an intimate studio setting, backed only by an upright piano with the front lid unhinged. Watch Vernon channel Bonnie Raitt circa 1991 above.
Previously: Bon Iver Covers Raitt, Hathaway on Fallon
Last month, we heard an early live preview of Andrew Bird’s contribution to a new Muppets covers record titled The Green Album, in which Bird revisits Kermit the Frog’s “Bein’ Green” as a fragile, jazzy lament on self-identity. Now the official studio version has arrived via NPR, complete with trademark violin/whistle solos, softly brushed drums, and some thoughtful analysis of the tune penned by Bird:
This song epitomizes Kermit’s role as the sensitive hero, the not-so-fearless leader of the Muppets. He goes from “gosh, it’s rough being green” to “well, green’s not so bad” before discovering that green is the best thing ever. But it’s Kermit, so he reins it in back to feeling pretty good about being green. The song shows us how to celebrate what makes us different, even indulge some delusions of grandeur, but in the end temper them with humility.
Stream the cover here or below.