Some thoughtful worms for you this week, delivered slightly later than usual because I’ve been moon-gazing (as usual) and not concentrating on other things. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. Next week’s theme will be Valentine’s Day, feel free to be as soppy or cynical as you like. In the meantime all worms are welcome and will be used, so thanks very much to all contributors.
Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente – He Fades Away – tfd: I was at Josie Duncan’s gig at the Towersey Festival last year and when I went up to her afterwards to say how much I’d enjoyed it she inveigled me into following her on Facebook. I remember doing that but I don’t remember the crowdfunding part (golly, I’m so old) but I must have participated, for here today came a CD and an EP by her. And this is the saddest song you’ll hear all year, written by Alistair Hulett and featuring Hedley Benson on flugelhorn.
Rufus Wainwright – Dinner at Eight – Magicman: We travelled intrepid to New Jersey a few nights ago and were rewarded by Rufus Wainwright singing this song for his father from 2004 alone at the piano. Quite quite stunning. His voice is extraordinary. The lyrics kill me.
Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White – Govinda – tincanman: If people thought George Harrison was weird for recording his Radha Krsna Temple hare krishna album in 1969, imagine what they said to Matthew E. White last year when he proposed covering a song from it, and with a little known partner to boot. Sorta seductively weird.
Spirit – Mr Skin – Ravi Raman: I’m convinced the song’s about shaved or bald heads. From a compilation that a friend got me, Raised on Rock.
Wray – Blood Moon – vanwolf: Meant to be a ‘blood moon’ visible somewhere today (Jan 31st) so here you go.
White Rose Transmission – Walking In the Opposite Direction – severin:
This was a band formed by Adrian Borland and others while he was living in the Netherlands. The title was used as the title of a recent documentary film about his life as I guess it pretty much summed up his philosophy. The film featured a later solo version of the song, which is sadly difficult to obtain but I have to say I rather prefer. See link.
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