Two musical gems from yesterday:
- Despite what you have been singing in the shower, the first line of Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon is “Desert loving in your eyes all the way”, not “There’s a loving in your eyes all the way” as we had it (Pass notes 4,278, 5 May, G2, page 3).
- In an interview, Green Gartside described the brightness of Joni Mitchell’s musical ascent as pyrotechnic and her vocal runs as melismatic. Mistranscriptions rendered these as “psychedelic” and “melodramatic” (‘She took off like a rocket’, 22 June, G2, page 8).
Another runner in the night.