Lonely moon

September 16, 2007

It’s Sunday night again, and I’ve a few minutes to enjoy some good music before I sleep. Not long ago I was reflecting that it has been fifteen years since the great, but much neglected, songwriter Mark Heard passed away so suddenly and unexpectedly. At the time of his death, I had hardly begun to appreciate his songs, and further exploration of his music over the years has only heightened the sense of loss. Evidently I’m not the only one who misses him, for someone has gone to considerable trouble to produce this music video for his wonderful song “Lonely Moon”, from the album Second Hand. (Duration: about 5 min)

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2 Responses to “Lonely moon”

  1. Amber Says:

    Qued it up on Rhapsody and love it. (the album, that is) Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. cburrell Says:

    You are welcome. It (the album, that is) is a minor masterpiece. The first four songs (“Nod over Coffee”, “Lonely Moon”, “Worry too Much”, “Look over your Shoulder”) are as strong an opening as I know. There are some odd songs (“What Kind of Friend?” and “It’s not your Fault” come to mind) that maybe shouldn’t work, but they do, and the closing track (“The Ways of Men”) casts a ray of hope over all that has preceded it. It’s marvelous.

    Rhapsody, eh? I’ll have to take a look…


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