Well, here we are at the last day of January. I successfully colored one picture a day. Towards the end I started adding a youtube of a song from the album I was listening to at the time of the coloring. It is isn’t certain I will keep going beyond today with it or not. It does make sure I’m taking down time and listening to music every day, which are both positive things.
I was listening to, “Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach: Painted From Memory, The New Songs of Bacharach & Costello” while coloring the pretty birds.
Painted from Memory is a collaboration between Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach. It was released 29 September 1998 on Mercury Records, a division of Universal Music Group. The collaboration commenced with “God Give Me Strength”, a commission for the 1996 film Grace of My Heart, directed by Allison Anders, starring Illeana Douglas, with lead vocals by Kristen Vigard. Apparently pleased with the result, the pair expanded the project to this full album, the first for Costello after an absence of two years, and for Bacharach after an absence of 21 years. Lyrics and music are co-credited to both Bacharach and Costello. In his 2015 autobiography, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, Costello wrote, “To have written a song like “God Give Me Strength” and simply stopped would have been ridiculous, so about a year later we began a series of writing sessions […]
I bought this CD shortly after it came out and gave it a repeat listen before putting it away until now. It’s very Bacharachery in the soft sounds, but the lyrics are often missing the zip of the Bacharach that wrote a zillion hit songs for others. Honestly, this song was the only one I really liked on it back then, and after listening last night, my opinion hasn’t changed. That said, this song is very good. There are live versions out on youtube but the audio is horrible. This is good audio with a decent slideshow.