I take it that you’ve all seen David performing with the legendary Al Green on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross by now. It’s available on BBC iPlayer until the weekend and on the ever-dependable YouTube until (if) forced off in shame.
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that, never mind a choice scattering of Desert Island Discs, Al Green would be the most perfect castaway to spend a potential lifetime stranded with on a desert island? What a jolly man.
There’s something quite special about artists you’ve always admired unexpectedly collaborating in some shape or form. If you’d been asked – and, let’s be honest, you probably once were – to list all the musicians you’ve ever harboured hopes of some day seeing David make music with, would you have thought of Al Green?
It was a real treat, all the more so because it was so unanticipated.
For fun, and also as a demonstration of optimism, which we all need now and then (now that anything is possible, right?), which artist or artists would you most like to see David perform with? In fitting with the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross performance, David should be the backing musician rather than the lead. Stand-out performances for me back in the real world include B.B. King, The Who and Paul McCartney, yet the list is longer still. If you want to let your imagination run wild, which seems to me to be a very encouraging thing to do on a Monday, please elaborate further: where and what would they perform?
The chatroom will be open tomorrow from 4pm (UK), which is terrible timing, now that I notice that not one but two World Cup matches kick off at 4pm (UK). As ever, please see the calendar for future-dated chats and Twitter for examples of the absurdly random things that we tend to examine. Likely topics tomorrow, it goes without saying, will be Mexico-Uruguay, France-South Africa and vuvuzelas.
New faces in the last few chat sessions have been very welcome. If you’ve not visited before, don’t be shy or too disappointed (surprised?) to learn that David does not chat. It’s fans-only, but we’ve a nice bunch; if you’ve nothing better to do tomorrow, you know where to find us. Vuvuzelas and Dutch beer welcome.