A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Listen to Stephin Merritt play a Beck song

The interview I mentioned in the previous post with Beck and Stephin Merritt on Soundcheck can be heard here. You can either listen to the entire interview or just Mr. Merritt's toy piano-laden cover of "Old Shanghai."  Please also note the brief shout-out to tuba player extraordinaire Johny Blood!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Lemony Snicket SM song, SM on the radio

Listen to this interview with Mr. Daniel Handler on NPR's Fresh Air to hear him play an accordion song written specifically for his new book, Who Could That Be at This Hour?, by Stephin Merritt.  Mr. Merritt briefly mentions the song's origins in this interview.  Mr. Handler has been playing the song on his Lemony Snicket book tour, as can be evidenced here.  Many thanks to Aimi Hamraie for the NPR link.

Also, Mr. Merritt will appear on Soundcheck this Thursday December 13 at 9:00pm EST.  He and Amy Regan will be interviewing musician Beck before Mr. Merritt plays one of Beck's new songs.  More information can be found here.  I will, unfortunately, be otherwise indisposed during the broadcast, so if anyone wants to record it for me or anything, that would be lovely.