One of the things I love about writing this blog is when people recommend an artist who has never strayed across my radar before.
Such is the case with Bill Callahan, who I had never heard of until my friend Cat suggested him.
Callahan has just released an album with Bonnie “Prince” Billy which I probably wouldn’t have bothered to check out were it not for that recommendation.
But I’m so glad to have received it, because “Blind Date Party” is an odd but wonderful delight.
Bill Callahan & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – OD’d in Denver
Thanks Cat, and belatedly, happy birthday.
One of the things I love about doing this blog, is that every now and again someone sends me a message saying something along the lines of “That reminds me of…” or “Well, if you like that, then you’ll love this…”
Such is the case with tonight’s post.
Until I had a message from my mate Cath, I’d never heard of Bill Callahan, although I had heard of, but not anything by, Smog, the name he often records under.
So, anyway, some time ago, Cath got in touch and asked me if I knew tonight’s tune; I confessed I didn’t, so I checked it out and she was right, it’s rather fine. Perfect for late night jiggery-pokery.
From his 2007 “Woke on a Whaleheart” album, have a listen to this:
Bill Callahan – Diamond Dancer
Cath: although you can’t see me (you did take that webcam out of my bathroom, right??), I’m raising a glass to you for that one. Cheers!