I think Candy Lion is a great example of a musician confident enough to use sounds and styles that are so idiosyncratic as to sound completely "uncool". Other albums like this that spring to mind: Love You, Something/Anything?, Cold and Bouncy, Sparks,
I just watched Separado! and it's mindblowing. Though one thing puzzles me - there's King Creosote in the 'starring' part of the movie, but I've failed to spot him in the movie itself. Maybe someone who's also watched that wonderful film could tell me
I know the internet is bollock-high in the sewage of poorly shot amateur gig footage, but any Gruff enthusiasts should check out my footage of his incredible concert in his hometown of Bethesda from last Thursday (1st Sept), a truly magical evening in a musty village hall in tribute to his late friend and mentor Les Morrison. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUPlmlRYvMw&feature=channel_video_title
Here I give you some tip, if Gruff Rhys ever comes to your place doing live concert, just go! I dont care how you get the money, just go. Gruff Rhys live in KL last weeks is just mind blowing, the most fun, unique and yeah read my review on Gruff Rhys live to get some ideas of his unique performance. Peace and love.
instead of hating on each other, celebrate Gruff by checking out the new pictures that have been uploaded of him recently. covered in honey! and playing for they shoot music don't they. also you can check out him actually playing music here http://www.theyshootmusic.at/posts/Gruff_Rhys and here http://www.le-hiboo.com/29958-hiboo-dlive-gruff-rhys and here http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2011/02/tlobf-sessions-gruff-rhys-sensations-in-the-dark/ and also here too http://youtu.be/K2OUKwcZO7Y !