Friday, March 4, 2011
Rhymes: Macklemore - "My Oh My" (Live Performance)
It was November 2009 when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis first performed on KEXP, a radio station in their home town of Seattle. Up until that point, I had heard Macklemore on a great CunninLynguists track and a song called "Otherside." The track sampled the Red Hot Chili Peppers song of the same name. After watching their performance of the song on KEXP, I instantly became a believer.
This performance of "My Oh My," a tribute to Seattle Mariners' legendary play-by-play man, Dave Niehaus, gives me flashbacks of his "Otherside" performance nearly a year and a half earlier. This is the type of track that has an extremely specific topic, but his brilliant songwriting ability and passion he has for the subject is so powerful, you don't even have to be a baseball fan to feel this track.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have embarked on their first national tour, and judging by their Twitter and Facebook updates, it seems to be going very well. I wish them all the best, and I cannot wait for March 29 to see them perform with Blueprint in Ann Arbor.
Here's a little bonus video:
Macklemore interviewing his alter-ego, Sir Ravin Bowie, best known for his classic song "And We Danced," which always fills the dance floors of Troup and Reed house parties.