Video Wednesday: The Roots & Jim James

What’s this? Has Fish & Bicycles lost track of the days? Posting a video on Wednesday, when there’s a long-standing Video Fridays series that this would be perfect for?

Well, some videos just can’t wait.

I gotta tell ya, I love Soul music. (I’m listening to my Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Pandora station as I type this.)

And, when I saw the video below, a clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featuring a musical performance by the show’s house band, The Roots, with guest vocalist Jim James from My Morning Jacket, I just had to share.

A luscious Soul arrangement mixed with a biting social commentary rap.

(It should be noted that this song — Dear God 2.0 — is a cover of a song — Dear God — by Jim James’ sideproject — Monsters of Folk. Also, since this was posted in June of 2010, the clip from the Fallon show is no longer available, so I’ve substituted the official music video for the song.)

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