I have been gathering together an archive of messages sent to Edwyn while he was ill. There were so many and I appreciated them so much. They are all mixed up with my other email, so as I have extracted them have found some that I missed at the time. Here is one I have just stumbled upon. Startled and amazed by the things the internet throws up, I thought I would share it with you:
'This was posted on www.metafilter.com last week - I thought I'd pass
it along just in case Edwyn hadn't heard about Al Green's appreciation
of his version of "L.O.V.E" before:
" I used to own a 45 of Orange Juice's cover of Al Green's Love
(L.O.V.E.)--man, it was one of my favoritest records in the world. I
don't know whether it was Collins or someone else in that band singing
it in that somewhat tuneless, Jonathan Richmanesque reedy voice but
man, it was so heartfelt and sincere--that was the sweetest and most
heartfelt cover of that song I have ever heard.
Years later I got to do a phone interview with Al Green for the Rocket
when he came to Bumbershoot here--which was one of the most fun things
I have ever done--and I asked him if he had heard it. Turns out he
had, he had a copy and he loved it. We both went on about it for about
Man, oh, man, between us going on about Orange Juice and then Johnny
Mathis, Charles Cross, the Mr. Move The Product Editor of the paper,
got such a hair up his ass that he didn't run the interview. Lucky me,
however--I still got the tape."
I was very sorry to hear about his health problems and send my best
wishes for a speedy recovery.
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