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Jeremy Messersmith, "Tatooine"

Local songwriter Jeremy Messersmith released a video this week for an unreleased song, "Tatooine," and it's a great demonstration of his knack for finding beauty in the simplicity of things. The recording features only a piano, acoustic guitar, and Messersmith's voice, and the video is even more bare-bones, yet the result is somehow compelling, sweet, and at times even hilarious.

"I recorded the song using Garageband and my laptop microphone," Messersmith says. "Filmed with an iPhone 3gs and edited poorly in iMovie."