More obsolescence found on old hard drives. This one is hilarious: a live jam session in Seattle, WA (circa 2009?) that eventually evolved into the last party section of “Impossible Soul.” Casey on bass, James on drums, me on piano, overdub choir is a bunch of folks I don’t remember who. Recorded in Casey’s living room. We were like that indulgent high school rock band that plays the same thing for 8 hours in their parents’ garage. Therapy? Catharsis? Enlightenment? I’ll take what I can get. For those of you suffering the darkness, remember: It’s a long life. Pace yourself. Put your face together. Stay Positive!
Of the many things that I will regret on my deathbed, missing out on the chance to dance to this live is super high on the list. I sold my ticket (and avoided travel costs) to pay for yet another surgery of my beloved cat who died soon after of cancer. The 1st time I heard this song, I was like WTF? The 2nd time, I just laughed. The 3rd time — I got it. For those of you suffering the darkness: listen to Mama Jaime — This is not your home. You are simply passing through. Love. That’s why you’re here. Love and live and dance.
Right now, you can stream this wonderful tribute album Red Hot has organized in honor of Arthur Russell, via NPR. Click the image above (or HERE) and stream the whole album, or just individual tracks by the likes of Robyn, Jose Gonzales, Sufjan Stevens, Lonnie Holley, Scissor Sisters, and me (as The Revival Hour with JM Lapham). Click dat image above for lots more info on this project.