Tuesday 03 February, 2015 by Uncle Spike
First off, don’t worry, I’m not stood on a ledge or a bridge, but in my past I have faced some demons over the years, as well as bereavement on a couple of occasions that I’ll admit knocked me sideways.
For me, like many others, music was my saviour, enabling me to reflect, reminisce, cry, shout back at the world and eventually, recover. Music to me was an essential part of the process: it sort of ‘oils’ the cogs in order that one can navigate through the quagmire of a shattered world.
One of those timeless classics that almost all of you will know and respect, if not love, is the tear-wrenching 1971 track by the late Harry Nilsson, “Can’t Live Without You”, from the Nilsson Schmilsson album.
Whilst we may not all ‘enjoy’ this track, I hope this latest selection from my Tunes I Love finds you in a good place right now. Rather than the original or other commercial versions, this apparently is the original demo, with Harry actually playing the piano.