Okay. As far as "off the radar" music is concerned, the letter "X" is clearly not a popular letter. I had to get a little creative, but here are three "X"-themed tracks for your listening enjoyment...
School House Rock - "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla"
I have a theory that everything wrong with our country can be traced back to the disappearance of School House Rock. Think about it - if we lived in a time where our priorities were to create amazing educational commercials for children (instead of making a buck), how many other things would also have to change to accommodate that vision? School House Rock was a force more powerful than we ever imagined...
Zoe Keating - "Sun Will Set"
from her album, One Cello x 16: Natoma
I've actually seen Zoe in concert (tickets were $8! Woohoo!) and to fully appreciate her music, you have to see her live. This entire piece is performed by one woman playing one cello. She has a laptop and recording equipment on stage with her, samples a track, and then layers over the top of it - all with a push of her toe. (There's a bonus track at the end of this where an artist you're probably very familiar with does the same thing with equally impressive results.)
X - "Los Angeles"
When we looked at the letter J, we heard a really beautiful folk song by singer John Doe. Here he is again, much younger, as one of the founders for the punk band, X.
Bonus Track: KT Tunstall – "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" (Live)
While this has nothing to do with the letter X, it's one of the reasons why I’m really impressed with KT…