Iron and Wine's Trapeze Swinger (Camels With Hammers Blogathon Insomniac Theater)

I used to have an overnight job on Saturday nights when I was in college where my job was to periodically walk around a rec room and sign in all the people who were there. It was a pretty easy job but I understandably got pretty bleary staying up until 6am. I wound up though with warm memories of watching music videos as part of VH1′s overnight music video marathon, “Insomniac Theater”. When I did my first blogathon and got exhausted and desperate in the hours of the night at which no one should have to be awake, I nostalgically felt like posting some of my favorite music videos as a tribute to Insomniac Theater and as a consolation for other sleep deprived souls reading the blog in the middle of the night.

For this blogathon it only seems right to make this a tradition and spend the last couple hours before the dawn comes up featuring cool music videos.

This is Iron and Wine playing “Trapeze Swinger” on my birthday last year, just days before I saw them live myself at Radio City Music Hall. This was the encore at that show too, and it was rousing.

“Trapeze Swinger” is on the Iron and Wine B-sides and rarities collection Around the Well.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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