A Load of Sunday Night Night Music
One of the things I like about writing non-fiction is that it is easier to deal with coincidences than it is when you’re writing fiction. Coincidence does exist in fiction, of course, but you need to be a master to make it seem entirely credible… and, er… well, anyway, I like writing non-fiction.
So, I was reading through the manuscript of my recently completed new book ‘Something of the Night’ today, while Spotify played away in the background; and, by an admittedly not terribly startling coincidence, it played a few songs about the night. So, I thought I’d use this randomish process as a way of picking a few songs for the occassional Radio Free Radnorshire Sunday Night Music show.
Spotify played me this early Springsteen number, and I remembered how much I used to love Bruce, and admitted to myself that I still do really.
Then it played this from Stars, one of the innumerable fantastic Canadian bands who seem to abound at the moment, and who seem to have a fair few great songs about the night, as perhaps being called Stars might suggest..
And then this lovely thing, in a Gilberto/Getz version I’ve never heard before… an alternative take, I think. I have to say that this seems particularly appropriate, since it really is a quiet night of quiet stars in Radnorshire this evening, which is quite special enough, even if the view isn’t of Corcovado.
Oh, I’d not heard this before. Nice call. Perhaps he could do the theme music for the film…
Spotify also gave me occasion to think of your new book the other day. It shuffled to Ludovico Einaudi’s ‘Nightbook’. Very appropriate for you, I think.