Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
On Aug 1, 1985 Tom Waits released one of his most innovative albums, Rain Dogs. And one of his biggest fans, Rolling Stone Keith Richards, played guitar on three songs & sang back-up on one. Today’s pick is one of the more well known tracks from the record.
Rod Stewart released his own fabulous version in 1989 and it reached the #3 spot on the chart the following year. If you were a fan of the show “How I Met Your Mother” you might remember this song in the finale done in a slower more somber tone by Everything But The Girl. But as a huge fan of Waits, I love his original take the best.
“Outside another yellow moon
Has punched a hole in the night time mist
I climb through the window and down to the street
I’m shining like a new dime“
The back cover of Tom Waits 1985 album, Rain Dogs. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Tom Waits: “Downtown Train” (1985, written by Tom Waits).
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