Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Astrud Gilberto - "Misty Roses"

Okay, here's a palette cleanser.  "Misty Roses," a first class cover of a tune from Tim Hardin's first LP (1966) by Astrud Gilberto.

Tim Hardin was a perfect example of someone who was just not built for the show business.  Man, you want to make it in show business?  You've got to be tough.  Tim had massive stage fright on top of not being able to handle life on earth in the first place.

He was a junkie, but he was a sociable junkie.  An acquaintance/friend/acquaintance of mine was his needle buddy back in the day.  My friend was a wonderfully sociable Hispanic homosexual who was so funny that he should have had a fucking TV show.  He liked Tim a lot, and that's good enough for me.

What great songs Tim has left us.  "How Can You Hang on to a Dream?"  Wow!!! "Reason to Believe," 'nuff said!  The guy was great.  Just great.

Astrud is pretty great herself.  Picks good songs to sing, too.  I love the two of them.

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