From “What Good Am I?” on Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan:
What good am I if I know and don’t do,
If I see and don’t say, if I look right through you,
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin’ sky,
What good am I?
What good am I then to others and me
If I’ve had every chance and yet still fail to see
If my hands tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been
Currently playing song: “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” by U2 on The Unforgettable Fire.
So finally Moby is ready to release new material at the Olympics. I still find Play a really good album, even if I’ve heard all the songs other places (like “Body Rock” being sold first to “Veronica’s Closet” and “Ali”… or was it “Black Hawk Down”?).
Currently playing song: “Spartacus” by Branford Marsalis Quartet on Crazy People Music.
I’m sorry to report that there will be no additional “Unbelievable” reunion tours: EMF’s bassist Zac Foley is dead at age 31. Where are all the tribute poems?
Currently playing song: “Outta Mind (Outta Sight)” by Wilco on Being There (Disc Two).
Currently playing song: “Ulalume (Edgar Allan Poe)” by Jeff Buckley.
Currently playing song: “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” by The Flaming Lips on The Soft Bulletin.
Currently playing song: “The Downtown Lights” by Blue Nile on Hats. (Hey, Esta, listening to Mr. Mister is no shame–at least they had top 40 hits!)
Currently playing song: “Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)” by George Harrison on All Things Must Pass.
Okay, I confess. I’m one of those miserable bastards whose only knowledge of the Quiet Beatle was from the recordings of the Fab Four, “Cloud Nine,” and the Traveling Wilburys (plus a vague horrified memory of “Gone Troppo”). I’m listening to Isn’t It A Pity for the first time and I’m knocked out.
Isn’t it a pity
Now, isn’t it a shame
How we break each other’s hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other’s love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn’t it a pity
Interesting postscript to my WOMAD writings. Tony Levin wrote about the show too and took photos from the stage! Unfortunately I was too far over on the edge of the stage to make it into any of them…
I was pretty sad about George Harrison’s passing yesterday. It’s pretty sad that on a day like today, the World AIDS Day site is only #3 on Blogdex. Apparently, we’re not all doing our jobs… 🙂
Currently playing song: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles on The Beatles (White Album) (Disc 1).
This morning, a moment of silence for George Harrison, who lost his long struggle with cancer yesterday. The Washington Post has a good eulogy, as does the BBC.
Currently playing song: “Walking & Falling” by Laurie Anderson on Big Science.