I generally don't care about the Oscars--and I especially don't care about obscure categories like "Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song. " But I'm actually really excited about one of the nominees this year.
If you haven't seen the film Once, you totally should. The story is great, and the music is even better. It stars Glen Hansard, the lead singer of The Frames, as an Irish street performer who embarks on an unlikely friendship with a young Czech pianist.
The song that was nominated, "Falling Slowly," is really excellent. Check it out.
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