10.22.10 Ben Harper On Documentary Soundtrack

by kevin

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/10/j-ralph-compiles-all-star-...

Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Many More Contribute to Documentary Soundtrack

By Bonnie Stiernberg

The songwriter will be joined by a slew of big names for the upcoming Wretches & Jabberers soundtrack, out Jan. 11, 2011.

The film follows Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher, two autistic men on a quest to raise awareness about the disability. In a press release, Ralph said he was inspired by the story of the film. “To me the story is about finding a voice, for those who’ve suffered so long without one of their own,” he said.

Ralph will be joined on the soundtrack by Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Antony, Vashti Bunyan, Ben Taylor, Bob Weir, Devendra Banhart, Judy Collins, Steven Stills, Scarlett Johannson, Paul Brady, Vincent Gallo, David Garza, Bonnie Bramlett, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Lila Downs, and Leah Siegel.

Tracklisting:

1. “The Reasons Why” by J. Ralph
2. “Change Is Gonna Come” by Norah Jones
3. “The Letter” by Carly Simon
4. “More Like You” by Ben Harper
5. “Killingly Hard” by Antony & J. Ralph more»

10.21.10 FISTFUL OF MERCY PERFORMING ON CONAN O'BRIEN'S NEW SHOW WED. NOV.10

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FISTFUL OF MERCY PERFORMING ON CONAN O'BRIEN'S NEW SHOW WED. NOV.10

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Jack White, Soundgarden Among Conan's First Guests

by James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter | October 21, 2010 12:40 EDT

Conan O'Brien announced his first week of guests for his upcoming TBS late-night talk show.

The premiere night of Conan will feature Seth Rogen and a musical performance from Jack White.

The rest of Conan's premiere week:

• Monday, Nov. 8 - First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White

• Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden

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• Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest FISTFUL OF MERCY
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• Thursday, Nov. 11 - Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore

TBS also promised other surprise guests and performances. The show debuts Nov. 8 at 11 p.m.

10.19.10 Relix Interview with Fistful of Mercy

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Relix Interview with Fistful of Mercy

http://www.relix.com/features/2010/10/19/talkin-shop-in-the-back-room-wi...

Talkin’ Shop in the Back Room with Fistful of Mercy

Published: 2010/10/19 by Tim Donnelly

The back rooms of record stores are sacred and vanquishing. They are not hallowed because they are on the edge of extinction and for anyone who has done time in a record store will tell you, it is where the real fun takes place, where the real conservations between connoisseurs are held, it is an exclusive club for lovers, fanatics and geeks.

In the back of a Jersey strip mall store named Vintage Vinyl, is a spot where the songs and the intellectual and societal debates live on through the fading band stickers and posters that adorn the cluttered walls.

It is where the members of Fistful of Mercy, Joseph Arthur, Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and I form a circle, and like thousands of times before, we speak in the air of record store clerks of a time gone by about the how three solo artists formed a group, not because of money but for art’s sake. more»