A day for football, roast pork, hurricanes and Halloween taxi. My old beach neighbourhood of Belle Harbour in NY being evacuated. Things looking dodgy. New Jersey shore also under the weather wielded cosh.
Saturday was work on new song "Tower of Strength". It's coming along nicely, and is a paradoxical juxtaposition. So put that in your pipe and smoke it! Have another lovely little number brewing called "Goin' For A Ride". It's a real chilled folkie tune and I'm in the process of just playing it on twhe acoustic and letting it breath and grow. Looking forward to recording it soon, it's going to be a good song.
Efficient enough on the piano now to play Bowie's "Lady Stardust". Played Velvet Undergrounds "Femme Fatale" for ages too. Loved that song since I first heard it on the "Live At Max's Kansas City" vynl back in the late 70's.
i often get asked who my favourite singers are? The two finest singers I've ever heard are unquestionably Roy Orbison and Dusty Springfield. There are some of the finest songs ever made in their collective portfolios. Although The Big O got to record some great songs in the "modern age" e.g. With the Travelling Willbury's and songs by U2, Costello etc, and Dusty with the Pet Shop Boys, both he and Dusty put out some really polyester cabaret tunes in their time. But when they did a gem it remained a diamond. The whole "Dusty in Memphis" album is one of my favourite all time records. "Crying", "Its Over" "In Dreams", and "Only The Lonely" are just heart wrenching classic Orbison songs. All timeless.
As for the football? I'm gonna have to stop watching. My heart cannae take it!!!! Happy with the draw. Suarez? Karma.......