Some beautiful sounds here, in a gentle run up to Christmas. Don’t forget to keep those worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org – still time to send a Christmas worm for next week’s bumper edition, if you feel so inclined. Meanwhile, keep warm!
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lodi – Pairubu: That little riff ! How great is that ? A simple, choogling number, as you might expect. So very effective when done properly.
Lindi Ortega – Songs About – ghe: It’s hardly an ear worm (yet) as I only got the new album from Canadian songstress Lindi Ortega today (well, a week or two ago – sorry ghe – Ed.). But a track called ‘Songs About’ seemed so apt for the Readers Recommend crowd. Enjoy.
Dave Von Ronk – Last Call – tincanman: True story: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Van Ronk went out pubbing one night in NY and Dave scrawled stuff down in a notebook as they went about. He disclaims any ownership, despite it being in his handwriting.
Denez Prigent/Liza Gerrard – Gortoz a Ran (J’attends) – bluepeter: Not a lover of war films, especially American ones, but this track was used by Hans Zimmer, whose music I do like, for the film “Black Hawk Down”. Never seen the film – but have listened to this many times.
“One day I will come back over the land, over the seas. So will come back the green wind and bring with it my wounded heart”.
Sun Kil Moon – Ocean Breathes Salty – DsD: I’ve mentioned it often enough over on the mothership, so here it is as a ‘worm. At the risk of inviting ridicule, I think Mark Kozelek’s acoustic version blows Isaac Brock’s out of the water, highlighting the tenderness in the lyrics that the jagged Modest Mouse original buries.
The Grateful Dead –Terrapin Station – Chris7572: Rather than dedicate an entire post to this song, its genesis and the importance of chelonians in supporting the Earth (as I had considered), I’ll just present it here as a collection of delightful melodies supporting Robert Hunter’s meta-lyrics. The studio version is too prettied-up for my taste; this May ’77 live version is imperfect but enchanting. And, despite its length, contains no additives (or a conclusion – that’s the start of the next song).