Dec 262016

George Michael has died.

He is the first man I ever saw wearing earrings, which mattered to me enormously as a young boy going to school in the Deep South.

I could link to any number of songs that I know by heart and that were important to me for all kinds of reasons that would seem odd or incidental to others.

The song I have in my head today is “Praying for Time.”

Mar 072013

Woke up yesterday morning with this cover playing on the radio in my head. Was gone by the end of the day, but was back this morning. Both days it’s been intermixed with Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and other jazz standards. My thought in the car was that, George Michael often writes songs that can be sung and, at his very best, fits in that group. It sets him apart I think.

Iron And Wine covers George Michael