Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bookmarks - Internet stuff: John Prescott

Things you might never have expected to see: John Prescott guest blogging for The Guardian's music blog:

I know very little of Rumer. In fact it was only by chance that I came across her on Later ... with Jools Holland on BBC2 last night. She sang only one song but it moved me – right back to the 70s and the days of eight-track cartridges playing the likes of Karen Carpenter and Carole King.

She reminds me a lot of both singers, especially Karen. Like Billie Holiday, there was real sadness and longing in her voice as she sang Slow – a song about a woman having to suppress her emotions for fear of putting off a man.