Sunday Morning Coming Down

Without wishing to start the day on a morbid footing, there have been many deaths this year, some of them celebrities, some of those ones that I cared about.

Like John Prine, for example.

Thankfully, his Atlantic and Asylum albums have all been re-released in one 7-CD boxed set, comprising of: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973), Common Sense (1975), Bruised Orange (1978), Pink Cadillac (1979) and Storm Windows (1980), albums which capture the genius of the man whose songs were recorded by the likes of Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, George Strait, Norah Jones, John Denver, Miranda Lambert, The Everly Brothers, Bette Midler, Paul Westerberg, Tammy Wynette and Dwight Yoakam.

Here’s one of them:

More soon.

Late Night Stargazing

I saw tonight’s act perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties. She did not seem well.

Shortly before that, I had bought her The Greatest album. I didn’t think much of it.

And then, somewhere along the line, I acquired this, which is quite magnificent:

More soon.