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Saturday’s Song – Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) by Oscar Isaac

February 15, 2014

The Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan) have directed a new film – Inside Llewyn Davis. I haven’t yet seen it but hope to soon. It’s getting mixed reviews. Movie critics seem to love it, the general population seems to be split between loving it and totally not loving it.

I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for a week now, kind of like 24/7. Even when it’s not actually playing, I’m hearing it in my head.

One song in particular, Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) performed by Oscar Isaac, who plays the character Llewyn Davis in the movie, has grown on me and is resonating through me all the time – in my head, in my heart, in my whatever it is that connects us to our ancestral roots. Something about this song stirs something in me. It seems to be following me into my dreams even.

Anyway, I’ve picked it for this week’s Saturday’s Song. Hope you enjoy it.

If you like folk music, maybe take a few minutes to listen to this next ballad from the soundtrack as well. It’s The Death of Queen Jane, also performed by Oscar Isaac. It’s a traditional and heartbreaking English ballad (read more here).

A fun thing about this soundtrack is that it’s available in vinyl (as well as CD and iTunes download), as it would have been in the time the movie storyline is placed – 1960. Just like I remember, you can listen to Side A, then Side B. Awesome. Now rummage around in the attic and see if you can find an old turntable and a good needle, or buy them online!

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