Archive for April 1st, 2022

Willie’s Tower

Ascendant– 2013

Now, you can say that I’ve grown bitter but of this you may be sure
The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
And there’s a mighty judgment coming, but I may be wrong
You see, you hear these funny voices in the Tower of Song

–Leonard Cohen, Tower of Song

Feeling a little behind schedule on the work for my shows so I feel a nagging need to get to work quickly this morning.

The good part is that the work is percolating at the moment, the next piece starting to take shape in my mind while the piece I am at work on is still on the easel. I am very single-minded with my focus in most things, often to my detriment, so I am always thrilled when this multi-channel thinking arrives around this time of year.

It’s usually a good sign that everything is functioning well and that good work is ahead. Let’s hope.

Anyway, I saw that Willie Nelson just released his rendition of a Leonard Cohen song, Tower of Song, that is a favorite of mine. The original from Cohen is the gold standard, of course, but Tom Jones did a marvelous cover a few years back and Willie adds a little of his own charm to it here. I could see any aging singer adding it effectively to their repertoire.

Anyway, give a listen and let yourself out after your done, okay? I’ll be happily at work so the goodbye is implied.

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