This year’s summer record looks like to be Wilco‘s ‘Sky Blue Sky‘ as things stand, but it’s not guaranteed just yet.
I listened to Christopher O’Riley‘s piano interpretations of Radiohead last night. Entitled ‘True Love Waits‘, it’s a collection of the great and good from the band’s back catalogue played in sparse but oddly affecting fashion. Quite apart from allowing me to wallow in the foul mood I was in it also made me think about how much I’d enjoy something similar for a number of artists. R.E.M., Elvis Costello and Rufus Wainwright all struck me as possible contenders for this. Simply thinking out loud here, or whatever the typing equivalent is. In a ‘loose-fingered’ fashion, perhaps? Although that sounds a little odd.
Finally, ‘Bit Of A Blur‘ by Alex James is out there. My copy’s on its way from Waterstone’s who send books via Royal Mail with free delivery, unlike a certain other internet store who are increasingly fond of those shoddy delivery networks that throw parcels around your garden, if they ever actually manage to deliver the thing in the first place. So, that was Waterstone’s. Very reasonable price.
Really looking forward to this one, although I’m still not happy about him selling his soul (well, extracts from his book) to The Mail On Sunday. Will feedback on it as soon as I have something to say.