Today’s offering is more than a video – it’s a very entertaining mini-concert film from La Blogotheque’s brilliant Take Away Show series (check out La Blogotheque’s youtube channel for more great videos from this series). This one features one of my favorite bands, The Shins, in a spontaneous musical romp around Paris. The show starts on a busy street corner with an impromptu, traffic-stopping performance of Turn A Square. From there, the band regroups in a quiet courtyard for a lovely performance of The Past And Pending, followed by a raucous performance of Australia out of a sixth floor balcony, to the delight of an appreciative crowd inside and below. If you like the Shins, also check out Songs of the Day #32 and #131.