After last week’s post, where Alyson kindly confirmed what I couldn’t be bothered to check – that I’d posted the song before – I have performed due diligence this week.
And I was staggered to find that not only have I never posted today’s song before, I’ve never posted anything from this album at all (not counting the time one song from the album was suggested as part of The Chain).
I imagine most of you will know this already, but to be on the safe side: Mermaid Avenue is an album of previously unheard lyrics written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, set to music and performed by Billy Bragg and Wilco.
And it’s a thing of beauty and wonder, as I think this will amply demonstrate:
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Hesitating Beauty
This is a Public Service Annoucement.
I mentioned in my post on Friday how I had read a lot of people saying how they were losing track of what day it is in these ‘lockdown’ times of ours.
I’m not entirely sure why they can’t just look at their phones to find out, but here we are.
Finally, I can genuinely say, hand on heart, that I’m ‘giving something back’.
For I can help with this. Not all superheroes wear capes.
So everyday this week, there will be a solid way for you to remember what day it is along with any of my usual stuff that I can be arsed to write (which, judging by the last couple of weeks, won’t be much).
Off we go then, and in case you’re still not entirely sure, today is Monday:
Wilco – Monday
More soon. Tomorrow, probably.
Easter…Jesus…crucifixion…resurrection…blah, blah, blah….
Wilco – Jesus, Etc.