Yes, today I went to Trader Joes to buy some Goat Milk (don’t ask…) and eggs and, well $2 Buck Chuck is back! How could I possibly pass up $2 a bottle GOOD wine? Well, now I’m about 1/2 through the second bottle and you know what that means… Music Videos and sappy emotionalism…
So, starting off, this bit from Leonard Cohen, A Thousand Kisses Deep:
I first loved his stuff as “Hallelujah” sung by other folks,
but didn’t know it. Then I ran into his bit with Dance Me To The End Of time… and y’all reminded me I knew who he was when his voice was 2 octaves higher and a lot less whiskey soaked…
But tonight, I’ve got to tell you about Tanita Tikaram. This song haunts me:
but tonight I also ran into Tanita Tikaram doing another song.
Her history is interesting as a fusion of the British Empire… From the Wiki:
Tikaram was born in Münster, Germany, the daughter of a Fijian-Indian British Army soldier, Pramod Tikaram, and a Sarawakian mother, Fatimah Rohani. Her father’s military career meant that she spent her early life in Germany before moving to Basingstoke, Hampshire, England when she was in her early teens. She is the younger sister of the actor Ramon Tikaram and the great-niece of Sir Moti Tikaram, who was the first Lord Chief Justice of an independent Fiji and the world’s longest-serving national ombudsman.
Yeah, and my Mum married a Yank and moved to Iowa then California and her best friend moved to New Zealand and her sister to Canada and… The British Empire certainly moved a lot of folks all over the world, now, didn’t it?
but what sent me down this path was:
Yet Another Brit Of Many Colors…