If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot) is a favorite song of mine. I was curious if there was anything on YouTube with him doing a live performance of this song. This is often a disappointing search, since 95% of the time I seek a live performance of anything, I get is a lip-synched schtick with the performer standing in front of the microphone. Not this time. This is simply amazing. (And thank heavens this is preserved; I found a clip from 2010 of him singing the same song, and suffice it to say the one below is the one worth remembering).
Any Talking Heads fans out there? Then you have got to watch this from 1980. It shows the band in its full creative genius (Tina looks gorgeous, and David looking utterly psychotic). Enjoy:
This video is astonishing on several levels:
- The singing is really good;
- It’s visually amazing;
- This guy was actually able to sing backwards (many, many times) to create this.
If you want to throw this chap some love, click here.
Preface: I’m quite aware what happened with Doha; I’ve been following it every second; but I thought we’d all just take a break from market talk until Monday’s regular open.
It’s obvious that music is a big part of the lives of Slopers, as it is one of the most frequently-shared and discussed items in the comments section. There is no shortage of posts specifically about music, and I thought I’d add another.
When I was in high school and college, a question I’d invariably ask a person I just met was what kind of music they liked. It was, for me, somewhat of a litmus test, just as effective as glancing at the contents of their bookshelves. The worst answer was along the lines of, “I like anything, as long as it’s got a good beat and I can dance to it.” Such an answer assured me I would never want to talk to this person again.
Continuing with our fine tradition of shredded songs…….this is for you 80s fans……..
This is the only thing that has made me smile today; I had trouble catching my breath: