Post by Sid Nuncius
Careless by Richard Shindell
Not funny, and probably not everyone's cup of vodka, but quite
brilliant, IMO, including the outstanding lyric
Drink brought out the worst in me
But the worst in me was me nevertheless...
I owe Nick Odell a great debt for introducing me to Mr Shindell's work.
Good gracious! You are so welcome, Sid.
Richard Shindell seems to be in a rather strange place these days. His
interview on the Mary Gauthier Show
appears to tell only part of his story. Though I only found the rest
of it by trawling through the interweb like a stalker I still love
his music, though. Your Guitar makes me cry every time.
Well, yes, I suppose I was stalking him. It is an irony that I love
his music but I have never been able to see him perform live. The
ironic part is that he lives in Buenos Aires and works everywhere else
but Buenos Aires and when I (used to, pre-Covid) shuttle back and
forth to BsAs, it was inevitably was when he was shuttling forth and
back. Most poignant was when he was performing at a club just eight
miles up the road from my house in Huddersfield at a time when I was
living just eight miles from his house in Palermo.
And then along came Covid-19 and he and I and everybody else in
Argentina were locked down as were hundreds of millions of other
people all around the world and the reason I tried to make contact
with him was because we were almost neighbours and I wanted to show
some solidarity as one locked-down foreigner to another. But he and
his wife had already packed up and moved out to her country home in
the province and as far as I know they are still there today.
I hope he finds his way any way he can. And if finding his way brings
him back to his music that would be wonderful too.