Jónsi’s “Grow Till Tall”
Trent Gilliss, online editor

This Friday afternoon’s video snack was inspired by a number of you who were watching the live video stream of Krista’s conversation with Michel Martin on Monday night in Washington D.C. In the lead-up to the conversation, I opted to pass on playing all classical music while the crowd filed in to the Sydney Harman Hall.

Instead, I chose a variety of tracks from artists Juan Molina, Joe Henry, Björk (one of my favorite lullabyes, which Mitch included in “Pagans Ancient and Modern”), The Avett Brothers, cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir, k.d. lang, Johnny Cash, Ryuichi Sakamoto, She & Him, and Jónsi. I chose this video because it’s a little less aurally sculpted than other videos and for a delightful surprise at the end — an entrancing a capella at the end of just his voice in a lonely room.

I was somewhat surprised when I was inundated with requests to know what songs were being played while waiting. If you’d like, I’d be glad to create an SOF Playlist so that you could stream the mix. Leave a comment here or tweet me; if there are enough requests, I’d be glad to post them for you.

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yes PLEASE create a SOF Playlist so I can stream the mix! And tweet it! I follow you! THANKS!

Please share the list -- that would be awesome.

Please post your songlist !

I missed the stream. What Avett Bros. did you play? Sounds like a good mix.

Well of course we'd love a SOF playlist! Thanks.


Yes please!

Yes, please create the playlist for streaming!

Yes please!

would love to hear your play list. I had never heard on Jonsi. thank you.

Yes, please the playlist. Thanks.

Beautiful video - I hadn't seen this one. Thanks for posting it Trent.

i'm interested. i'm always interested in thoughtful musical mixes.

jonsi is from sigur ros and his debut solo album "go" is glorious - everyone should go get it without hesitation...

Yes, please post the playlist, thank you.

Yes, please post the play list.

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm doing all the online producing, designing, scripting, socializing, etc. again so it's taking me longer than I'd like to assemble this playlist. But, I will get it up by tomorrow afternoon. It'll be a great respite!

Very much looking forward to your playlist. Hope to see it soon!