Good morning! I’d like to jump ahead and get one thing out of the way before we start talking about today’s musical selection: I’m not curling up under the covers with Taylor Eigsti just because he happens to look like this:
Actually, it is. I heard this song for the first time while I was making dinner last night, and I knew right away that I wanted to feature it here. I just love the warm, contemplative mood it evokes – to me it sounds like how the evening light looks when it comes through the windows of the pocket-sized place. But I had no idea who he was … or what I was getting into. I may or may not have actually thanked Google, out loud, when the above image was returned with my search results.
Lest you think that Taylor is just a pretty face, (and I can’t imagine where you could have possibly gotten that impression) I should point out that he’s actually a child prodigy who started playing the piano at age 4, and released his first album at age 14. 14 !!! I would be developing a complex and feeling seriously inadequate right now if I wasn’t so intrigued by his musical sensibilities: in addition to Nick Drake, his latest album reads like a “Who’s Who on amb’s iTunes” and includes arrangements of Rufus Wainwright, Imogen Heap, and Elliot Smith.
As if I wasn’t swooning already.
While I collect myself, enjoy “Pink Moon” originally by Nick Drake and covered (gorgeously, natch) by Taylor Eigsti.