Sunday, October 21, 2012

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

The Sunday Re-Run (below) prompted me to go lookin' for "Hejira" in my CD collection, which is a task much more complicated than it sounds, given that I've yet to alphabetize my CDs.  Our search revealed that I might have lied about "Hejira" bein' my (arguably) favorite Joni album coz it's nowhere to be found in my collection.  Nearly all o' my Joni albums were on vinyl... including "Hejira"... and we only have "Blue," "For the Roses," and "Court and Spark" on CD.  So we have yet another item for our Amazon Wish List... which is gettin' quite long.

But we digress... given that we went to Pandora's Joni station for today's soundtrack where we heard this tune (from "Blue")...

Just before our love got lost you said
"I am as constant as a northern star"
And I said "Constantly in the darkness
Where's that at?
If you want me I'll be in the bar"
Yup... that's still true:  "If you want me I'll be in the bar"... even though the bar might only be on our verandah.

A quick search on the Tube O' You for "A Case of You" reveals quite a few famous artists (and some not-so) have covered the tune.  One of my favorite covers is this one, done by Mrs. Elvis Costello:

I have this version on a Diana Krall album and I dearly love it.  Dang... what a beautiful woman, with such a beautiful voice.  Ms. Krall's version o' this tune meets or exceeds Joni's original... and that's sayin' a LOT.


  1. Ms. Krall has the better version, and I like Joni.

    1. I believe you're correct, Lou... I just couldn't bring myself to say it.

  2. Funny thing about Diana Krall - we saw her in concert several years ago and she had zero personality. I mean - wet noodle. She does have a fantastic voice and the girl can play the piano like nobody's business. I'll stick to listening to her digitally; live she just has no charisma.

    1. Maybe she doesn't like to perform live, or it could be stage fright... different people handle stage fright in different ways, even when they overcome it.


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