Then the music stopped.

by Harry on March 3, 2009

People who liked the John Martyn song I posted, or who are just mourning his loss, might want to listen to this loving tribute to the great man on Mike Harding’s show.[1] So many great songs it seems a shame to pick one out, but listen to the end, and hear him do “Singing in the Rain”. Sorry, I only noticed this today; it’ll go offline in about 24 hours.

[1] One of the great irritations of later life, more confirming evidence in this broadcast, is the dawning realisation that Phil Collins might be a nice chap — and one with real discernment.



Cool Bev 03.03.09 at 9:49 pm

When I saw Phil Collins guest starring on “Miami Vice”, I had the same shock – “Gee, he seems like a funny, kind of goofy, likable guy”. Ugh.

Like when I realized that, although he wasn’t my cup of tea at all, Billy Joel is probably a good songwriter.

Mr. Martyn, OTH, was great in all ways, much underappreciated, and will be much missed.


kid bitzer 03.03.09 at 10:19 pm

yeah, but, i’ve never thought to myself, “that phil collins: what a bastard!”

i’ve just thought, “what a rubbishy song-writer and whiney voice”.

and, you know, it’s perfectly possible to be a nice bloke who can’t sing or write songs for a damn. we all know plenty of them.

so: hurray for phil collins, that nice chap! what a rubbishy song-writer he is, and what a whiney voice he has! i’ll be happy to have dinner with him, but i think i’ll turn off the radio whenever he comes on!


Phil 03.03.09 at 11:29 pm

Worth bearing in mind that John Martyn didn’t hire him to sing. He was and probably still is a superb drummer – listen to “No one receiving” on Before and after science if you get a chance.


Robert Hale 03.04.09 at 4:32 pm

Or the drumming on “I Know What I Like”.

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