A lot of ground to cover…. as promised, I added a virtual ton of music to the playlist – 196 songs in all bringing the total before today’s post of 471 songs – which I think is a record.
First off – you have to understand that Lou Reed tributes are not going to stop anytime soon. His death seemed to affect people who make and listen to all kinds of music. Today, we have a very special video offered as a tribute to Mr. Reed. It’s a cover of the Velvet Underground classic (aren’t they all?) and one of my favorites (I know I say this about quite a few VU and Reed songs – but really I mean it) – “I’ll Be Your Mirror” here performed by Richard Barone with the amazing Jane Scarpantoni on Cello from the 25th Anniversary concert for one of the most lovely records ever made (Cool Blue Halo). Richard Barone (Bongos) is offering up the song as a tribute to his late friend and influence.
“Bumming Me Out” by The Great American Novel (from 😦 . )
“Love You Strongly” by Amy Stroup (from The Other Side of Love – Session Two.)
“Wilbur Mountain (2012)” by Darrin Bradbury (from NEW!!!!The Almost Great Crepe’s (Demos). Darrin Bradbury was in Big Wilson River who we have featured before. Word has it he has upped and relocated from New Jersey to Nashville. Nashville take notice! I love the spoken/story/song featured here. It makes me think of Gary Larson (The Far Side) meeting Larry McMurtry kind of… and in case you don’t know that would be a damn fine thing indeed.)