You know, I was talking to someone the other day about how spoiled we've become on the internet, with everything at our fingertips. It's not a novel observation by any means, but the most concrete upshot for me is that I simply CANNOT ABIDE it when I am unable to find a song that I want to hear right this minute. If I have to search further than YouTube or iTunes I just get furious. Classy, first-world, white-people problems? You betcha! They're all I've got. And I could use your help with this one.
The latest episode of Boardwalk Empire -- my recap here, in case you'd like to hear me make a few jokes at the expense of the Irish --ended with a really pretty version of the Irish tune "Carrickfergus," sung by (if the internet is to be believed) Loudon Wainwright III. I'd love to get my hands on the full version. Alas, the best YouTube can do for me is the following clip.
And, not that I don't appreciate the effort in ripping the audio straight from the episode, kind YouTuber, but I have to figure there's a more ideal way of listening to this rather pretty song than having it accented by Eli Thompson's pukey wretching.
So...am I barking up the wrong tree thinking it's Loudon Wainwright? Is there some corner of the internet that has a more pristine version of this? Anyone got an inside track to Scorsese's iPod? Any help would be swell.