A dear friend asked me to consider this Peter Gabriel song. I gave it a listen and was just floored. It’s as relevant today as it was the day it was written. Compassion and empathy for all my brothers and sisters is always relevant. Our friend Rebekah Del Rio sings so beautifully and and with so much passion. I get schooled every time I hear her sing. She inspires me and I love her very much.
Tom Waits wrote this song. I’m usually a little hesitant to cover songs by Tom Waits. His music feels so complete when he performs it. What can I bring to it? But his songs are so irresistible. My friends Kerry Marsh, Billy Pitman, Andrew Quinn and Doo Dah joined me on this one. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. You can get a single here.
My pal and quick change artist, Billy Pitman, dropped by the house, and we played my favourite song from Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas movie. It was written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman. It’s such a vulnerable lament. Many thanks to the most generous ETA, Tim Ritzka, for representin’! Keith Roberts & Andrew Woodman shot the video bits.