While anticipating Mary Fahl's new BD~A doing a cover of Nick Drake's haunting RIVER MAN, I came across this gorgeous interpretation on You Tube from Canadian singer Patricia O'Callaghan with the Gryphon Trio on Analekta Records
Maybe that earworm can do something about the tinnitus I'm pretty sure First Avenue implanted deep in my auditory canal over the course of my early adulthood! But if I could do it all over again, would I give up seeing Fela, Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade, Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour, Thomas Mapfumo, Billy Bragg, Warren Zevon, They Might Be Giants, Los Lobos, The Fugees, The Jayhawks, Beat Farmers, BoDeans, Boiled In Lead, and a dozen other acts I can't remember? No! (In fact, I wish I'd caught a couple dozen more acts that I was too stupid and/or un-hip to care about back then. . . .)
But now, at my age, what I really want is Cory Wong's vintage stove and his neo-retro frig.
Mary Fahl's 5.1 cover of one of Judy Collins' most beautiful songs, "Since You've Asked," has been swirling about my brain the last few days (from Fahl's aptly titled Can't Get It Out Of My Head Blu-ray.)
OK. So all I can get on the radio in my shop is Country. I'm OK with that most of the time. So what's the earworm? "Boot Scootin' Boogie."
Don't particularly love the song, but there it is. "Outlaws, inlaws, crooks and straights...." Arrgh help me.
Fantastic new collaboration from Adrian Belew and Todd Rundgren. Will be on Todd's forthcoming album Space Force. (The album will also have Todd collaborating with Neil Finn, Sparks, Rick Nielsen, The Roots, Steve Vai and others).
This tune is begging for a surround mix. As is most of Adrian's and Todd's entire recorded output!