Thursday, September 22, 2011
BE NOT SO FEARFUL - BILL FAY
Today I woke up at 5 am after having gone to bed super late. I went to a film premiere with a friend of mine: "Machine Gun Preacher." An intense film in all ways. (Gerard Butler is really handsome on and off-screen by the way). Anyhoo, I had to get up super early for a doctor's appointment and as with so many times before, I was anxious because of having to get up so early. That, and the fact that I have been non-stop travelling for two months, more or less. Europe, then back here to California, then Chicago and DC and New York and back again. My inner clock is very confused, hands spinning.
The mist that permeated Los Angeles this morning was palpable and really interesting. It matched my mood, as I felt very grey too. When weather manifests my mood I think it's the greatest so I didn't mind it.
This is the song I kept hearing in the back of my mind growing louder. So here it is for all of you, the lovely and inimitable Bill Fay, "Be Not So Fearful." Which also applies to the film I saw last night, also an awakening to many things.
Hope that if you are sad this makes you feel better. It helped me out today. Great songs are little miracles like that, don't you think?
Here is a beautiful version sung by Jeff Tweedy, wow: