Monday, June 21, 2004

TV Rays

Last night I saw 40 minutes of a Ray Charles concert from 1991. Charles was full of energy, feet flying and diction, as always, hindered/made better by teeth seemingly too big for his mouth. The only unfortunate thing was that he wasn't with his big band. Instead, he had a drum/bass/guitar rhythm section and rather large string and (classical) horn sections to accompany him. No back-up singers, either.

Still, the first song shown was an* english version of Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas," which opens:

If you go away
On this summer's day
You might as well
Take the sun away

* A more faithful translation