“This Is The Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 1)” out now! Get it on iTunes today!
“At some point when I was a kid I heard ‘Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay.’ There are times in life when one’s Rock N Roll soul is ignited, shaken awake, turned on and it’s go time. ‘Go’ is not a tangible destination. It’s not an exit off of I-95 or an outward place at all. It’s a seed planted before birth deep inside of every music lover that when watered by something special, something great, it begins to grow, it bears fruit and it becomes mighty. Much like my experience with Otis Redding’s ‘Dock Of The Bay,’ I heard Harry Nilsson’s ‘Coconut’ in the back seat of a grown-up’s car. I was transfixed. My musical eye wide open. My dulled senses sharpened. I became, at once, more awake and alive than before. In these instances of musical awakening a craving is born. A thirst that is satisfied only by more. Who is this strange beautiful human singing? When did he sing this? What else has he sang? And so on. Herein lies the life altering and, for some of us, life saving journey for the feeling. The quest for the real raw dirty deal. The truth, the beauty, the music that feeds our souls. I’m immensely grateful for all of the artists that have kept me hungry. Nilsson is certainly one of them and ‘Early In The Morning’ is one of my favorites. Every time I hear it, it’s ‘Go’ time again.” – Langhorne Slim