Sad news and I'm genuinely bummed
Tim Hart, co-founder of the great English folk-rock band Steeleye Span has passed at the age of 61.
Did I say great? From 1973 and the classic album Parcel of Rogues, please enjoy their unprecedented take on the who-knows-how-old? Brit folk song "One Misty Moisty Morning."
Which sounded to my ears, back in the day, as if it had been beamed in from the astral plane by aliens using technology we still haven't mastered. And yet it's also as recognizably human and joyous as if it was sung by a bunch of buskers at the Waterloo Station this very morning.
Okay, I may have seriously mixed my metaphors there. In any case, that extra passing chord they throw in the last of the "how d'you do" choruses is sheer genius.
If you can listen to this one without being moved and astounded, you really need to have it looked at, is what I'm saying.