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  • “Low Rising,” The Swell Season

    Posted by onparkstreet on January 3rd, 2010 (All posts by )


    3 Responses to ““Low Rising,” The Swell Season”

    1. Dan from Madison Says:

      Nice song, nice video. Good way to start my day.

    2. onparkstreet Says:

      Yeah I know, right?

      I love the film they made together in 2006 (Once), I love Marketa Irglova’s Oscar acceptance speech, and I love that they are still together as Swell Season, even after breaking up….that video must be as real, as, well, rain!


      * Thanks! This is amazing. What are we doing here? This is mad. We made this film two years ago. We shot on two Handycams. It took us three weeks to make. We made it for a hundred grand. We never thought we would come into a room like this and be in front of you people. It’s been an amazing thing. Thanks for taking this film seriously, all of you. It means a lot to us. Thanks to the Academy, thanks to all the people who’ve helped us, they know who they are, we don’t need to say them. This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks.

      Marketa Irglova Oscar acceptance speech:

      *”Hi everyone. I just want to thank you so much. This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling, and this, the fact that we’re standing here tonight, the fact that we’re able to hold this, it’s just to prove no matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up. And this song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are. And so thank you so much, who helped us along the way. Thank you.”

      Wait, did the Obama-ites get the whole Hope thing from her speech?

    3. onparkstreet Says:

      I think the first part is Glen Hansard’s part of the acceptance speech.