(I tried to embed directly from the BCS website but Vimeo didn’t give me permission)
If you’re not familiar with the Black Cab Sessions, it’s a website on which you see many famous artists (the likes of Calexico, Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls, and Death Cab for Cutie) play a song, in a London cab, in one unedited take.
The result is, invariably, an incredibly poetic delivery of a song set against shimmery backdrop glimpses of the city through cab windows.
My ever-present companion in life has always been music. I will forever be in love with its spontaneity, its ability to stir the spirit regardless of whether you are a listener or a player (as opposed to a ‘playa’), its ability to evoke memories of the past and visions of the future.
The poignancy of the Black Cab Sessions stirs me in a way that is part-and-parcel identical to the joy I feel while performing and singing, and to that which I experience every. single. time. I practice yoga.
One might say both are trains to the astroplane. Or ways to see the ‘god’ to which you relate.