You might have missed it since Bono and his moving words about Nelson Mandela were next up on stage, but longtime Los Angeles indie rocker Alex Ebert won the Golden Globe last night for Best Original Score for Robert Redford’s film “All Is Lost”. Alex was the genius behind Ima Robot from 2003 to 2010 and more recently one of my favorite bands, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Edward Sharpe being a ficticious character). If I had made a best of list for 2012 (blame that on the twins), his album “Here” would definitely have been on it. I also love 2009’s “Up From Below”, it was a slow burner with me but came on strong. We featured the song “40 Day Dream” from that album in the final episode of NBC’s much overlooked TV series “Mercy”, which starred a then-unknown Taylor Schilling who also received her due last night as a nominee for best actress in a comedy series for her role in “Orange Is The New Black”. I wonder what I’m working on now that will show up in Golden Globes in a few years ?!?!
You won’t be sorry if you spend some time with Alex Ebert’s music, easy links below: