Time for me to fess up – I forgot about Wilson Wednesday this week, and unlike most TV chefs, I don’t have something I prepared earlier. So here is a hurriedly cobbled together column (So, its just like your normal efforts then? – Ed)
This week, let’s look not at a Wilson musician, but rather a Wilson Song, namely Fred Eaglesmith’s Harold Wilson.
Back in 2015, when all things were rosy in Guardian RR land, I gurued the topic of farming. One of the great artist discoveries that I found in doing this topic was Canadian country singer Fred Eaglesmith. From my limited research into his back catalogue, it seems that he draws inspiration from farmers for his songs quite a lot. For that topic, I A listed Thirty Years of Farming, but I do remember a few others were nominated for that topic. I don’t remember this one being nommed though – but maybe it was and I have forgotten.
I should really do a dissection of the lyrics for you, but given I am unprepared, you can listen and see what you think.
So here we are – Harold Wilson is this week’s Wilson Wednesday visitor.
What do you think of this track? What other Eaglesmith songs should I seek out?
PS – will try and be better prepared next week.