This week’s tune is, in my befuddled brain, almost a companion piece to last week’s. But where Bobbie Gentry was vowing she’d never fall in love again, today’s singer is simply saying she’s not that fussed on one chap in particular.
Written by Mike Nesmith of The Monkees – more of them next week – this is an absolute classic, with cover versions performed by artistes as diverse as The Lemonheads, Pete Burns (yes, that Pete Burns), The Pastels, Carrie Underwood, Skeeter Davis, P. P. Arnold and Paul Westerberg.
Probably one of my favourite records ever, I speak of course of “Different Drum” by Linda Ronstadt:
I have a busy week ahead of me, so expect posts to be even less frequent, and responses to comments even slower than usual. I’m off to see Teenage Fanclub on Monday night, Graham Linehan’s adaptation of The Ladykillers on Wednesday (don’t fret, The Chain is practically ready and will still happen as usual), and – here’s the one that will invoke the most howls of disapproval and derision – Status Quo doing a one-off acoustic gig in Union Chapel in Islington (my favourite venue in London) on Friday. I’m dusting down my double denim as we speak.
Anyway, you know what I’m trying to say. (More soon)