IFILM - Viral Videos: When The President Talks To God
I'd never heard of Bright Eyes before my boyfriend and I stumbled on this video from Jay Leno at IFILM where we were browsing through their top 100 looking to be entertained. But, I have to say I'm becoming a quick fan. The song he sings in the video is brilliant (and why it's been snaking its way around the blogosphere), but when I went to the Saddle Creek website and listened to a couple of other songs, I was also quite pleased. The cowboy hat made me think he was a country singer, but he's actually an indie rocker with rich, textured songwriting that almost kinda reminds me of Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, well, the acoustic stuff at least.
P.S. Note that at the very end of the song in the video he says "fil mishmish." It was a bit jarring for me to hear because immediately my Arabic turned on. "In apricots?" I thought to myself. It took me a bit but then I remembered that it's a colloquialism -- from Egyptian Arabic I think -- which means "sooooo not gonna happen." Though, how this Nebraskan boy learned Egyptian Arabic has me puzzled.