How the world perhaps should work?

Watched this episode of Six Feet Under tonight. Heard a nice version of I’m a Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch over the closing credits.

Found this useful music credits page on the HBO website, and identified the singer as Imogen Heap. Searched Google for Imogen Heap and ended up on her website.

Found that Imogen Heap has a weblog (and a moblog). Found this blog post that says, in part:

So i stuck together a load of little video clips i made on my mobile phone while i was on that cycling trip following the River Thames with the original version of “lonely little petunia” i did. Some of you saw it lst night on the “Six feet under episode “the dare” last night. I had a few emails to hear it again. This is the version i did that I like the most xx if some of you prefer the one you heard i’ll get round to sticking that one up too…

Which led me to this Quicktime movie of I’m a Lonely Little Petunia In An Onion Patch sung over a movie shot on a mobile phone (genesis here).

All of which was enough to push me to buy this album from Frou Frou, one half of which is Imogen Heap.

A “perfect storm” of television + website + musician + weblog + mobile phone + ecommerce.

Usually convergence looks like this; thank goodness that’s not all there is.

The movie Garden State, which is about to open, features a track from a Frou Frou. I saw Zach Braff interviewed last night, along with Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard, on Charlie Rose. This probably means we will be hearing more about Imogen Heap soon.


Ken's picture
Ken on August 5, 2004 - 14:44 Permalink

It’s all about links isn’t it? Hyper and otherwise…

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jessica on August 8, 2004 - 02:47 Permalink

Does the album Frou Frou have the song lonely little petunia on it? If not, where can I find that version by Imogen Heap?

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Peter Rukavina on August 8, 2004 - 03:16 Permalink

The Frou Frou album doesn’t have that song. I don’t believe it’s been released, but there is a note on Heap’s website suggesting she might post it there.

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Becky on August 12, 2004 - 23:30 Permalink

Heap is one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. She is currently working on a solo album but Details by Frou Frou is basicly the same thing. She does all of the vocals. Her partner, Guy, I suppose is like a producer or mayber a one man band? Anyhow, everyone should buy the Frou Frou album. You won’t regret it.