All the best blogs have weekly features (Monday Muse, Teach Me Something Tuesday, Wednesday Tent Pitch, The Friday Five) so I guess I can do one too.
So here is the first installment of my yearly feature, Monday's Music Moment! (What?! Twitter basically does this already?? Oh well.)
The whole 'weekly feature' thing is just an excuse for me to share this amazing video I found.
I know my blog readers don't have the same music taste as I have (as my music entries are often ignored), but I feel compelled to share the amazingness found in this video.
Below you will find a live version of "Rhiannon," which is possibly my favorite song by Fleetwood Mac.
This version is special for a few reasons.
- Stevie sings the alternate lyrics in it ("Once in a million years a lady like her rIses!" etc.)
- The instrumental break around the middle of the video is amazing. I don't love Lindsey's harmonies on the chorus, but his guitar playing is great as usual.
- And my favorite thing about it is Stevie's ad lib around the end (around 4:45).
I feel like when I watch live performances lately, the singers are so concerned with the 'performance' part of it that the song is kind of lost. They are so into the extra stuff (see Katy Perry's distracting stage props, Lady Gaga's outfits) and aren't into the song as much. And of course many performances are lip-synced, so actually singing the song isn't a concern at all!
Stevie is clearly INTO "Rhiannon" here. I love how the music seems to possess her. I so wish I could teleport to the 70s and watch this performance live.