29 April 2009

Bearded Love Songs


“Beard Song” by YouTube sensation Sophie Madeleine


“Danny’s Song” by Loggins (at his beardiest) & Messina

Andrew Marzoni is building quite the collection of bearded love songs on his site The Semiotics of Sloth. There are more there already and surely many more to come. Do check it out.

28 April 2009

10 Awesomely Bearded Songs


SXSW and Coachella have pushed our bearded heads through the loins of music festival season and we have Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Pitchfork to carry us through the pregnant summer. And Consequence of Sound has made us a nice list of awesomely bearded songs by festival favorites and Beard Revue regulars.

10. “Waitin’ For Superman” by The Flaming Lips
9. “How Can I Tell You?” by Cat Stevens
8. “Run Thru” by My Morning Jacket
7. “Bring the Noise” by Anthrax
6. “Car” by Built to Spill
5. “The Great Salt Lake” by Band of Horses
4. “La Grange” by ZZ Top
3. “Chinese Children” by Devendra Banhart
2. “Upward Over the Mountain” by Iron & Wine
1. “I See a Darkness” by Bonnie “Prince” Billy
{ Continue Reading | Consequence of Sound }

Commentary and photos are worth clicking through. There’s even a music player so you can hear all this awesomeness. Wherever your bearded adventures take you, may music be your guide.

27 April 2009

Samuel Morse
8.2


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24 April 2009

The State: The Bearded Men of Space Station 11



The complete series of The State is being released on DVD on the 19-month anniversary of Beard Revue (July 14). Cool.

Thanks to Andy Sturdevant for directing me to this sketch.

23 April 2009

Terry Riley
10.0



You may recognize Terry Riley as the guy with the last name that was borrowed for The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” or you might know him as one of the greatest minimalist composers of the last half of the 20th century or you may just have the audacity to recognize him as that one guy with that stunning beard.

Like the composition In C, Riley’s beard is comprised of several individual elements amassed to create a lush landscape that builds methodically and tirelessly until an epic masterpiece emerges.

The breadth the thick, uninhibited barbus maximus of Riley’s youth is stunning. And now, the tumbling torrent of tresses and successive tributaries surge forth, imbued with a sagacity perceptible from miles away. Riley’s is a truly brilliant beard.


Serving to keep his plate clear of rogue hairs, to tickle his chest, to embrace a novel fashion or perhaps just for giggles, Riley posits an impressive braid. This stark contrast to the heap above playfully swoops down to a curly pig’s tail coda. What better conclusion is there for such a magnum opus?

Update: This Friday, April 24, Carnegie Hall will host a concert celebrating the 45th anniversary of Terry Riley’s landmark experimental work In C. The National's Bryce Dessner will join a lineup of out-music royalty that includes Philip Glass, the Kronos Quartet, Morton Subotnick, Trevor Dunn, So Percussion, and Riley himself to perform the work. { Pitchfork }

Update: Photo from rehearsals with the Kronos Quartet.