Another bit of supposed conventional wisdom is that covers of classic songs can never possibly match, far less surpass the original- there’s plenty evidence to the contrary.
Who is she?
At the start of 2018, writer and editor Loryn Stone undertook a very simple yet…
That’s what Walsh filled the stage with that night, all six foot four of him: he’s a superlative country-rock musician, through and through.
I write all the songs, I’m the singer, I’m the guitar player, I’m the harmonica player. There’s so much riding on me and my performance and how much I’m paying attention and doing everything correctly, so there’s a lot of pressure there that you put on yourself.
“I think the minute that it becomes too unbearable to do it despite your circumstances that’s when honestly you should stop doing it.”
Elton John is the rare artist who transcends the hubris of the concept, in his case going on this farewell tour is an act of grace and kindness.
I’ve never been much a fan of shock value art, or weird for weirdness’ sake…
If you have a cool friend who notices something she thinks would be cool to do, do it. You might just find a new favorite band/artist/place to eat.
My thoughts on The Dear Hunter at the Anaheim House of Blues on March 11, and other musings.