"I'd give this world / Just to dream a dream with you / on our bed of California stars."
I had the pleasure of interviewing Billy Bragg last November for The Daily Bruin at UCLA, and since then have fallen a bit in love with his music. He and another favorite band of mine, Wilco, released an album in 2008 titled Mermaid Avenue, a fantastic bit of music set to the unpublished lyrics of folk legend Woodie Guthrie. Whoever had the the beautiful idea to put these three together deserves some kind of an award.
This is a live version of California Stars off of Mermaid Avenue. Raw and wonderful.
P.S. Also got to see the guitarist of Wilco, Nels Cline, perform a few weeks ago at the Getty...amazing!