A Sufjan Stevens “Illinois” Appreciation Post
It was 12 years ago this October that I was sitting at a show featuring 2/3 of the comedy group Stella at some upstairs room of a venue in the French Quarter (maybe HoB, maybe Tips; I have lost my memory). Continue reading “Come on Feel The Illinoise”
Step 1: Ask Cool Rock Boomer if they are listening to “metal”. Unbeknownst to you, your lackadaisical Southern accent has made the ‘t’ in “metal” too soft.
The results surprised me too.
“Song to The Siren” (1970) is one of the ill-fated and seminal songwriter and guitarist Tim Buckley‘s most renowned songs. It has been covered by numerous performers, and while the lyrics remain beautiful and haunting, various performances put their own spin on it.
I’ve listed my favorites in order of preference.
“True Detective”, Crusty Rock Poet Guys, and Death
I don’t want to insult a dead man’s work.
But I have never cared for Leonard Cohen, strictly the singer and performer (no personal beefs here). Along with Tom Waits and, to a lesser extent, Bob Dylan, I store L.C. in the “Momentous Artists I Just Can’t Get Into (Despite a Solid Try)” Vault.