Friday, April 17, 2009
The Swell Season
The 2007 film Once proved that it's possible to create a thoughtful, moving film on a shoe-string budget. The combination of creative film-making (blending musical and dramatic genres), true-to-life characters and dialogue, and the melodic, melancholy and occasionally haunting tunes made watching Once a memorable experience.
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the winners of the Oscar for best original song, "Falling Slowly", will be performing in Seoul ... again.
I missed their concert in San Francisco in Nov. 2007. I missed them again when they performed in Seoul in Jan. of this year. Now that they're coming back to Seoul for two concerts in May, I'm determined not to strike out!
I bought two tickets for the Friday, May 15 show. At the moment, I don't have a date. But I bought two tickets in faith that I'll find a date by then. "If you build it, they will come." I'll let you know how it works out.