The last two days have been busy in the Paste Studio. Yesterday, Switchfoot's Jon Foreman and Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins brought their new band Fiction Family in to play a few songs, including a cover of Radiohead's "Idioteque" around a single mic.
New York-by-way-of-L.A.'s Hotel Cafe singer/songwriter Joshua Radin
played a five-song set this morning, including the first song he ever
wrote (at age 30!) and a cover of Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home To Me."
Sharing Radin's band was tourmate Dar Williams, which made for a
symmetrical last day in the office for deputy editor Jason
Killingsworth, who's moving with his lovely bride to Ireland. The first
feature Jason ever did for us was on Ms. Williams. She covered
"Midnight Radio" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I hear it was great, but before her final two songs, I had to leave for Jason's Guiness-drenched send-off at The Brick Store.