a little love for la blogoteque
  • MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009

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The latest Take-Away Show involves Canadian experimental rocker Patrick Watson, who normally fronts the band of the same name, wandering around Paris and banging on stuff with backup from The Wooden Arms. The shots begin with Watson noodling on a pricy guitar in an awesomely stuffed looking instrument store (the walls are lined with stuff!), and includes a tiny plastic box which the band all crammed into for "Strange Crooked Way Home" (great song, by the way), singing in the metro, outside the closed Folies Bergres, and shouting through megaphones at a Pocket Party. They even had an upright bass with them (they didnt hit that so much) and a pair of whisks for drumming. Watson has terrible teeth, but who cares, because his voice is awesome.

Literally Watson and the band sang everywhere they went during the day of filming, and the result is quite spectacular; singing in train cars and on street corners, walking up and down stairs, for hundreds of passing by people to enjoy. Watson put his high voiced melodic songwriting to good use, with the Wooden Arms providing ample twangy and percussive backup. Watson and the Blogoteque crew went on quite an adventure, making more music than any Blogo-fan could have imagined. - joe puglisi

#97 Patrick Watson / Part 1 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque.



#97 Patrick Watson / Part 2 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque.



#97 Patrick Watson / Part 3 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque.



#97 Patrick Watson / Part 4 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque.


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