Listen to This: Adam WarRock’s “Ira Glass”

ira-glass-cover.jpgI’m finishing up a major freelance assignment this afternoon, but I didn’t want to go too long without a new post—and it just so happened that I’d recently been alerted to the release of “Ira Glass,” a track by hip-hop performer Adam WarRock. (I’d heard of Adam WarRock—real name Eugene Warrock—through his role as the cohost of the War Rocket Ajax comics podcast, because the other cohost, Chris Sims, runs one of my all-time favorite websites, The Invincible Super-Blog.) Here’s what the artist has to say about his work:

“‘Ira Glass’ is the easiest thing for me to point to when people ask me what my music stands for. It’s a funny, cheeky concept, making the name of the popular public radio host into a slangy catchphrase. But it’s a serious, sentimental song about the art of storytelling, and how that art is changing. It’s a metaphor for the process of taking our life experiences, both the triumphant and the painful, and creating art. It’s about striving to do something with your life that’s greater than yourself. It’s about being as classy and intelligent as the man himself (whom I have spoken to via email, and is ever as classy and good spirited as you could imagine).”

On top of which, this song has a great hook and inspiring lyrics, and it’s just a lot of fun to listen to, you know? Go to Adam WarRock’s web page, listen to the song, and if you like it, spend a buck to download it to the MP3 player of your choice.

6 August 2010 | listen to this |

Can’t Stop the Music

The 1970s wasn’t just an amazing decade for movies, as I outline in The Stewardess Is Flying the Plane, but a pretty fab period for music as well…and, of course, the two often intersected. Wendi Kaufman of The Happy Booker asked me to take part in her site’s recurring “If I Only Had an iPod” feature, where writers tell you what they’re listening to, or would like to listen to, or have listened to in the past… anyway, here’s my (mostly) film-related ’70s tunes.

12 January 2006 | listen to this |

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