Here's Ukranian-American pianist Valentina Lisitsa playing it:
My mom would play that intro part, we had this big piano in the living room.
I'll probably decide to do another one down the road -- if/when I do, I'll post it to Mixcloud, I suspect, and share that link here and over on the Facebook page. Go follow CNQ on Facebook, if you're not already. How cool would it be if you did.
Meanwhile I'm going to put the blog on hiatus as well. I'd like to turn CNQ into more than just a music blog, and post about my other interests -- my shitty music project Occult Character, conversations about the weather, Madballs, headlines I saw but didn't read the article, lawn gnomes, etc. And maybe try to sell some of the paintings I've been doing here too. I've got a lot of paintings all of a sudden. I work in volume.
My thoughts are with anyone and everyone affected by the hateful word-vomit of our current President, and/or the hurtful policies of the administration. That orange demagogue's rhetoric is directly responsible for the Pittsburg massacre, the pipe bombs, the Kentucky grocery shootings, as well as countless other hateful acts of crime and violence. And if you voted for him, you're culpable for all this as well. What did you think would happen? And how do you sleep at night.
To all I say: stay safe, and, if you know as I do that this unstable circus peanut in an over-sized suit, the administration, and the Republican Party at large is absolutely unsafe for the stability of our Republic and the world at large, then please vote. I'm certain the two-party system is wrong, rigged, and needs to change, but for right now, there is a clear "lesser of two evils" situation and we can convert to Full Communism (or Full Collective Anarchism, or what-have-you) down the road. Maybe after the Singularity. For right now, I encourage you to just vote on whoever will place a check on Trump and his Republican sycophants.
Last weekend I did deep cleaning on a lot of my classic rock records, replaced the paper sleeves and gave them new outer plastic sleeves. I got an autographed Johnny Otis album!
Been rocking The House of Love's second self-titled album (they have three self-titled albums, apparently) on my streaming service. Never got into 'em until recently, but certainly in my wheelhouse of what I enjoy:
Listened to R.E.M.'s Document tonite. A political album that rings as true now as when it was released in 1987.
Oh, a couple of weeks ago saw The Jesus Lizard in Austin. One of the finest shows I've ever attended:
Watched most of Batman: Bad Blood cartoon on Netflix today. Cool stuff.
Bought some new canvases and painted something to get out my feelings on the fucked up appointment of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That is some illegitimate bullshit. My painting is a little extreme and I'm not ready to share it.
The Gilded Age only lasted about thirty years.
Hopefully I'll feel like crankin' out a show tomorrow.
You ever seen Blood Freak? That's what we're watchin' right now.