Celebrating The Last Waltz (feat. Hrishikesh Hirway)
The night before Thanksgiving, Hanif has a special invented tradition: every year, he makes a batch of cupcakes and watches The Last Waltz—and every year, he finds new things to love about the film. Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Last Waltz is a 1978 concert film documenting the final performance of The Band. To Hanif, the movie is not just a collection of great performances, but a study in exquisite tenderness, and how to say goodbye. Hrishikesh Hirway joins Hanif to discuss the film in this special episode recorded live at On Air Fest LA Annex 2022. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode, head over to radio.sonos.com.
Music In This Week’s Episode:
Sip the Wine - Rick Danko
Don’t Do It - The Band
My Love - Rick Danko and Richard Manuel
Down South in New Orleans - The Band, Bobby Charles
False Hearted Lover Blues - Levon Helm
Tura Lura Lural (That’s an Irish Lullaby) - The Band, Van Morrison
All Our Past Times - Rick Danko
Showdown at Big Sky - Robbie Robertson
This special episode of Object of Sound was recorded live at On Air LA Annex.
Check out the clips from the Last Waltz that Hanif shared with Hrishi on stage: the Band performing Caravan with Van Morrison, Helpless with Neil Young, The Weight with the Staples Singers. Plus, the clip of Rick Danko’s interview with Martin Scorsese.
Photos from Hanif and Hrishi’s conversation on stage at On Air LA Annex can be found on our instagram, @objectofsound.
The artwork for Music from Big Pink inspired Hanif to pick up the Band’s music at his local library.
This show is produced by work by work: Scott Newman, Jemma Rose Brown, Kathleen Ottinger, Rhiannon Corby, and by Hanif Abdurraqib. The show is mixed by Sam Bair. Extra gratitude to Joe Dawson and Saidah Blount at Sonos.