A very amusing interview from 2008 about the beginnings of My Brightest Diamond, the pregnant ironing lady, and Shara’s duties as head cheerleader of the Illinoisemakers.

The 50 States Song Intro (Live)
  • The 50 States Song Intro (Live)
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • The Paradiso, Amsterdam

"The 50 States Song" | Sufjan Stevens

(Live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam - 10.27.05)

I hadn’t heard this before tonight. And now I think I might cry because I missed the entire Illinoise tour. But really, this whole bootleg is amazing. It was the last night of the European tour.

Download the whole show here.