Ivor Gurney, “The Silent One”.
Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness.
L A T E - N I G H T L O N E L Y B L U E S
(songs for nursing a half-empty glass of whiskey and a broken heart in forgotten corners of cafes and seeing his/her silhouette in every shadow of the empty rain-soaked streets)
01 richard hawley - COLE’S CORNER | 02 tom waits - ALICE | 03 billie holiday - I GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU VERY WELL | 04 sonna - ONE MOST MEMORABLE | 05 rivulets - SHADOW OF A GHOST | 06 bohren & der club of gore - DESTROYING ANGELS | 07 trembling blue stars - KENSINGTON GARDENS | 08 nils frahm - OVER THERE, IT’S RAINING | 09 chet baker - ALMOST BLUE | 10 ed harcourt - LATE NIGHT PARTNER