Linda Ronstadt's version of "I Can't Let Go" just came up on the IPod. You might be aware that, um, I know somebody that has a long-standing connection to that song.
Like Bob Lefsetz, this was the first version of the song I ever heard, and the first time we ever worked it up with Evie, I tried to persuade her to use the little blues riff at the end that's unique to Ronstadt's version of the song.
If you've never been on the receiving end of Evie's withering stare, it is something to behold. I never brought that up again.
I recently did a google search and ran across an entry for "lyrics for 'I Can't Let Go' by Adam Marsland." This is totally wrong and an accident of databasing, since my only contribution to the version that nominally is mine is bad background singing and worse guitar playing, but even though it's credit undeserved, I can't deny having a little pride at being associated with the song. I take greater pride, though, at embarrassing Evie every time we play the song by educating the audience as to just WHO is about to sing it. I think it's my favorite part of the show sometimes, though sometimes I get a little carried away, as was the case on LONG PROMISED ROAD where we had to bury in the mix my introduction of "EVIE M**HERF**KING SAAAANNNNNDDSSSS!"
I'm pleased to announce, by the way, that we're finally going to do an all-Evie Chaos Band show on November 5.
Now if only we could do that little blues riff at the end...