Start your day with a quick dose of Zbignew Priesner, my favorite film music composer. Here’s a track from A Short Film About Killing, from Kieslowski’s Decalogue.

Another random musical surprise: M. Ward links to a recorded telephone conversation with Jeff Buckley, who sings Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” over the phone at about the 4-minute mark.

The Matthews House Project has a long, in-depth look at the amazing Bruce Cockburn and his new double-live solo CD Slice O Life.

Neil McCormick on Bob Dylan’s new album Together Through Life.

There’s a great video of U2 performing “Magnificent” live in Boston here. Can’t find it? You’ve gotta be a member to sign in and see it. Did I mention I have GA tickets for Vancouver BC on October 28? Looks like my real birthday party will happen 19 days late this year.

One of the finest April Fool’s jokes I’ve seen this year was brought to my attention by Peter Chattaway. Check it out: a tauntaun sleeping bag. If you don’t know why that’s hilarious, you need to see The Empire Strikes Back again.


Terry Mattingly finds Tom Hanks talking about being a believer and playing a skeptic.