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Concert on the Blog: Michael Hearst

Welcome to the fourth concert on the blog. Get your lighters ready because here we go…

[For those who are new: Concert on the Blog Series is a weekly post highlighting a musical, theater, film, or comedy performance. It’s also a chance for viewers to communicate with the artists via the comment section on the post. In other words, it’s free publicity for artists and it’s free enjoyment for viewers — a win-win for all participants. Please click here to find out how you can have your performance featured.]

Melissa the Emcee: Beyond his work with One Ring Zero, Michael Hearst also writes his own music — both quirky pieces for ice cream trucks or unusual animals as well as movie music.  It’s the sort of music you want to listen to early in the evening so you can go out to dinner after the concert and talk about it over tapas.

Yes, he has really written new music for ice cream trucks.


And then there is the ever fun “Meh.”


And isn’t this the most delightfully creepy movie music?  This first one is from The Good Mother.


And this second, emotional piece is from House of Suh.


And enjoy these 6-word memoirs:


More about Michael Hearst: “Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and producer. Michael’s solo works include the albums Songs For Ice Cream Trucks and the forthcoming Songs For Unusual Creatures, the website Songs For Newsworthy News, and the soundtracks for the movies The House Of Suh and The Good Mother. As a writer, Michael’s work has appeared in such journals as McSweeney’s, The Lifted Brow, and Post Road. He hosts a podcast series with Rick Moody called 18:59 and is a producer for the website Cassette From My Ex.  Hearst has appeared on such shows as NPR’s Fresh Air, A+E’s Breakfast With The Arts, and NBC’s The Today Show.”

For those in love with the music (and please let him know in the comment section below), you can find him in many places on the Web:

Now go mill about the lawn (fine, the comment section), hanging out with your fellow concert goers and chat about what you just heard and saw.


1 HereWeGoAJen { 04.28.11 at 9:13 am }

I would buy more ice cream if the ice cream truck in our neighborhood played that song.

2 a { 04.28.11 at 11:22 pm }

The 6 word memoirs were awesome! As was Meh! Very entertaining…

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