Thursday, February 15, 2007

Instant Classic

Sometimes you can hear a song for the first time and just know that you've heard something special. It doesn't happen every day or even every week, but you know exactly when it happens. This is one of those songs that, for me, falls into this category. It could easily be a long-ago hit in the back catalogue of Van Morrison or Dusty Springfield. I can even hear Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash singing it on one of their more recent albums. Maybe you'll feel like I do about it or maybe you won't. Such is music . . . and you'd be wrong of course.

Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain
Any feeling

The song is "The Greatest" by Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall).

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