His voice sounds like he has a cold. He sings like he’s singing each line for the first time — the phrasing is striking, you feel like you are standing with him as a particular thought occurs.
Happy birthday to the wonderful Jonathan Richman whose shadow looms large over A Head Full of Wishes, more of that down the page – but first here’s a lovely clip of the great man himself – Joanthan Richman and The Modern Lovers – I’m Just Beginning to Live
Have a great day Jojo. I love your chimes… they reel and they rock.
MP3: Galaxie 500 – Back in Your Life (Jonathan Richman cover – live at The Middle East, Cambridge, MA – 19th March 1988)
Originals: Back in Your Life by Jonathan Richman (covered by Galaxie 500)
Originals: Fly Into The Mystery by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers (covered by Luna)
Originals: Don’t Let Our Youth Go to Waste by Jonathan Richman (covered by Galaxie 500)
Originals: Dance With Me by The Modern Lovers (covered by Luna)