Sunday, June 03, 2012

Song of the Week: "Drift Away"

Okay, this just blows my mind.

I've always been a fan of John Denver, and I've always been a fan of Paul Williams. And here they are together, in 1973, on John Denver's BBC series, singing the tune Dobie Gray made famous but that Paul Williams' brother wrote (something I didn't know at all before now). These guys were constant figures in my childhood--John Denver through my mother and through the Muppets, and Paul Williams through his songs for the Muppets and later through his own music--and to see them together and singing this great song... like I said, it just blows my mind and makes me feel weirdly emotional. I just love it.

And even if you're not a fan of Denver or Williams, I promise you it's still better than hearing Uncle Kracker sing it.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Video killed the radio star. All that mattered back in the day that you had the talent and these two had that.

Ben Eggenberger said...

I was going to leave a nice comment about the song, but since you chose to insult me before I even start typing I guess I'll pass.