November 16, 2007

Man of a Million Faces

Photo of man covered with dozens of baby dolls

Artist Stephin Merritt was recently featured on NPR for a new feature that they're doing, called Project Song. There, the artist has to come up with a song from scratch within 48 hours. Merrit was shown a number of photographs and words, and he chose the picture above, as well as the card: 1973.

The result was the song Man with a Million Faces. I really like this one - it sounds very cool, a bit somber, but interesting. I'll be interested to see what this feature comes up with next.

Here's what he came up with:

Man With A Million Faces - Stephin Merrit

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