Video break: Bon Iver’s ‘Holocene’

For today’s video break, an escape from the urban jungle:

Bon Iver’s frontman Justin Vernon was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In an interview with NPR he said this of his song Holocene:

Holocene is a bar in Portland, Ore., but it’s also the name of a geologic era, an epoch if you will. It’s a good example of how all the songs are all meant to come together as this idea that places are times and people are places and times are… people? [Laughs.] They can all be different and the same at the same time. Most of our lives feel like these epochs. That’s kind of what that song’s about. “Once I knew I was not magnificent.” Our lives feel like these epochs, but really we are dust in the wind. But I think there’s a significance in that insignificance that I was trying to look at in that song.

Did you get that?

Regardless, the music is beautiful and the Icelandic scenery is haunting. Enjoy… and check out Justin Vernon’s in-studio performance for 89.3 The Current here.

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