Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Say hello in there, say hello

I started to apologize for posting another video, but I'm not sorry. This is one of my favorite songs in the world, performed by some of my favorite artists. For a long time I've had a scratchy MP3 of Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe singing this lovely John Prine song, but I've never seen this video before. It's such a beautiful and simple tune sung by two gorgeous haunting voices. And to find that Billy Bragg is playing that guitar? I know I tend to gush, but I don't think I can describe how happy this makes me. I cried through the whole thing.


freakgirl said...

I think I have that as an mp3. Email me and remind me to send it, yes?

I'm glad I could give you the gift of Billy Bragg. You are reliving my very late teens-early twenties in fast-forward.

Michael said...

You know what? I LOVE that about life. He was there all along, but I get to gobble him all up now. It's almost a good thing that I missed him. Almost. You know? How many incredible other things are there for me just around the corner?

OK, yeah, I'm emotional tonight. Sue me.

freakgirl said...

:: arms open ::

Come here and hug your Auntie Freakgirl. Everything will be all right.

And remember, in the immortal words of New York, "Bitch, you are so smart for putting panties on."

Chaucer's Bitch said...

I love that song, too, but nothing beats the Bette Middler version. It's a song that needs a more mature voice. Like Johnny Cash singing "In My Life" right before he died. One of the best recordings of anything ever made ever ever.

Michael said...

Bitch, you are so smart for putting panties on.

Freakgirl, New York is a modern day Confucius, with all her pearls of wisdom. Words to live by...words to live by.

CB, I agree about Johnny's cover of "In My Life." EVERY WORD is laden. And I thought I didn't need to hear "Everybody Hurts" again for a long, long time, until I heard him do it.