Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, stars of Oscar winning movie 'Once,' are coming to Vancouver next week to promote their new album Strict Joy and to show us what all the fuss is about. Ever since starring in John Carney's 2007 Irish indie 'Once,' Hansard and Irglova have climbed the stardom ladder at an incredible speed. As well as starring in the romantic 'Once,' a modern musical about a busker and an immigrant and their week in Dublin as they write and record songs that tell their love story, the pair also wrote the songs for the movie soundtrack which went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Song for 'Falling Slowly.'
Since then Glen and Marketa have been better known as The Swell Season and have toured extensively around the globe gaining fans from every corner. Including some celebrity fans that us normal folk would recognize. I found this funny video of The Swell Season's recent LA show with a piano accompaniment from 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star Jason Segel. I am pretty sure the song was even written by Jason after hearing this sample verse,
Well, I know you're charmed by my lovely on-screen persona
Sweet and humble, that's certainly my career
But it would be a shame for you to miss this one-time offer
To make love to Jason Segel this year.