I've loved Eric Taylor's "Whooping Crane" since I first heard Lyle Lovett's version on his Natural Forces album. Lyle and his band do a bang-up live version too, of course.
I'm not sure if I enjoy Eric Taylor's version, but I have to admit that Lyle's perfect interpretations of songs often ruin the original versions for me.
I tried to perform a little version of it a couple years ago. There are much better interpretations out there, however.
The Leafs won in regulation tonight. That makes me happy. This goal's pretty great, too.
I've had some people asking to hear the songs I'm currently working on. Here's a rough mix of "Last Love," which I wrote last September in Egypt. It features my partner, Rachel Nordstrom, on vocals.
A few posts ago, I showed a few examples of the way numerous animators have recently adapted Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" segment from Pale Blue Dot. Here's a song based on the theme.
My cousin Kelly is a frequent contributor to Sound of Contact and got some writing credits on "Pale Blue Dot." I imagine he played those guitars as well. He's got a great sense in creating that melodic wall of sound. It's good, tight stuff.
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