Live Video: Badly Drawn Boy

photo by Renata Steiner (view set)

Although Damon Gough has occasionally made headlines for being a bit temperamental, if not a downright bad boy, on stage, the songwriter known as Badly Drawn Boy is undoubtedly one hell of a songwriter, and a prolific one at that. In his ever-present knit hat, relaxing with a beer and telling stories about his inspirations, his setbacks, and his plans for the future, Damon was a generous and gracious guest when he recently joined Cheryl Waters on the Midday Show for an exclusive stripped down live set. He focused mostly on his 2009 album, Is There Nothing We Could Do?, containing music inspired by the British television film The Fattest Man in Britain, and between talking more about his soundtrack work, Damon also shared a song from his latest album, It’s What I’m Thinking Pt.1 – Photographing Snowflakes, which may be the first in a trilogy — though don’t hold him to that! As a special treat, and with the help of the KEXP staff and volunteers who had gathered to watch the in-studio, he played an older favorite, “You Were Right,” assembling a one-time performance of The Seattle Whistle Choir to back him up. Check out the videos here:

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