Saturday, December 23, 2006

Take a Rook

My beloved old friend and long-ago landlord Michael Mazzarella of the Rooks may finally be seen on YouTube with this video of "Nightfall," from his live-in-the-studio DVD Only Hope for Winter. While I prefer his more uptempo numbers (like the gorgeous "Glitterbest," which may be heard on the Rooks' MySpace page, this song shows Michael's ability to capture the darkly romantic, atmospheric vibe present in early Todd Rundgren and Harry Nilsson.