New album out today and definitely going into the collection as soon as the pay packet arrives. This cover, widely circulated from Fallon a week or two back, of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, peppered with a taste of Donnie Hathaway’s ‘Song for You’. Ridiculously beautiful.
Today’s Song to Write To: ‘I Hope I Don’t Fall in Love With You’ by Tom Waits. Tom Waits’ later stuff can be a bit shonky and arrhythmic for typing away, but his first album, Closing Time, lulls me into a pretty good flow.
Today’s song to write to: ‘Songs for a Blue Guitar’ by Red House Painters. Been listening to this and Tom Waits all day. Waits not such great writing music, dependent on the album. Bone Machine great. Real Gone, not so much. Red House Painters put me, oddly, in a very calm, serene and moderately happy place.