Josh Hanson of the local OC folk band Yellow Red Sparks traveled to Mexico City last month with guitar in hand to take in the happenings of the city’s Vive Latino Festival. While there, the singer-songwriter was able to perform his music at a few select appearances including a taping for Balcony TV released on Saturday. The concept of the online website that boasts over 15 million views is simple: take musicians, interview and film them playing on balconies overlooking the skylines of several cities from Toronto to Auckland.
The episode featuring Hanson in D.F. started off with an introduction by the host in Spanish before turning into a coyish exchange. “Si yo canto” the featured guest said before some shared laughs. The host switched to English for much of the rest of the way as Hanson then played the Yellow Red Sparks’ song “My Machine Gun” with a mixture of colonial and modern architecture as the balcony backdrop.
Check out the Balcony TV episode plus a bonus video on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post: