I think this song from Dido is interesting lyrically. It captures well the modern angst of trying to form a permanent relationship with someone while simultaneously wanting to hold onto your independence. An impossible balancing act for some.
This is the first appearance of the band Sterophonics in Covid Island Discs. Maybe Tomorrow is one of their most famous songs as it was used as the opening theme song to Wicker Park (2004) and also was played during the credits of the award winning movie Crash.
OK this video clip is a bit of unusual find where Paul Simon and Willie Nelson duet on the Simon and Garfunkel classic Homeward Bound. Willie Nelson certainly brings a unique sound to this classic song as no-one has the vocal tonality of Willie’s unique signature voice.
So I start week 54 by citing a new band that is yet to appear in Covid Island Discs. The Reason is a song by Hoobastank. The video opens with him hitting a girl in his car and this reminds me of a Genesis song which will be my tune for tomorrow.
Phew! All I can say is that the band Evanescence takes musical intensity to another level. And if you think that was intense, try the live version out!
I like this cover of the famous Rod Stewart song by Cheryl Crow.
So I thought this song was not about her but her brother who messed up a relationship. However I then found a live version of this song on Youtube where Dido seems to intimate that writing the song caused a major hassle in her life which suggests she did write it about a lost lover.
It will quickly dawn on people as I share my list over the next few weeks that I am still mostly stuck in the 20th century in terms of my music. So just to demonstrate that I have just about managed to make it into the 21st century with some of the music I listen