Or perhaps not?
Anyway, the two songs of his that have been particularly on my mind this week are "The Bridge" and "Big Louise" (from Scott II and Scott III respectively). Neither are happy songs, but they are both excellent showcases for Walker's voice against a backdrop of lush orchestration. Coincidentally, whilst rootling about YouTube for some Scott Walker stuff, I came across cover versions of both of these songs by a Nottingham based guy called Dragonhead (possibly not his real name) - someone I first came across a few years ago on StumbleUpon. They're both really good. He sensibly doesn't try to mimic the voice, but sings the songs in his own style. Check them out: The Bridge, Big Louise.
The other two songs floating around my head this week? "Pennyroyal Tea" by Nirvana and "Sleep" by Marion.
Anyway. That's enough of that. I'll stop before I just go ahead and list the other 6 Scott Walker songs.
How about some of this?
Shuffleathon 2007 update.
Before I get started on this and make the draw and let everyone know who they have got and all that jazz, I need you all to email me (at the address in my profile) with the address where you want this thing posted when it's done. The idea is that they will remain entirely anonymous to you until you receive the CD.... I'll send them your blog url (if you have a blog) and your address details.
IMPORTANT: if you don't want me handing out your address, then please let me know in the email and I will act as an intermediary, forwarding your CD on when I get it.
ALSO IMPORTANT: there are people from the USA, Canada and the UK taking part in this thing. If you really object to international postage (and I really hope you don't), then please mention that as well.
We can't start until I have everyone's address!
OK. Stupid table coming right up.
|NAME||Address details received?|
|3. Cody Bones||yes|
|11. The Great Grape Ape||yes|
|30. Max Bob||yes|
|34. Russ L||yes|
|36. Mike T-D||yes|
|38. Me||I think so|
I may well have some of your addresses kicking about somewhere, but don't assume... just resend. It'll only take you a sec.
There's also probably just about enough time to still join in.....