Frankly, this is a typically uninspiring/uninspired American town
– as most of them are.
A good friend of mine recently, and hopefully to Engine Room’s great discomfort, described his beloved NYC as ” Hull with a few extra restaurants”. Bang on mate, WTF is worth getting excited over in either Hull or NYC only our beloved bigot knows.
However, the photo above is ” a view of the skyline of Kansas City”.
Not so sure of the skyline (sort of bridges and Legoland) but this town is the unlikely object of desire for a number of well known singers from Wilbert Harrison to the The Beatles and beyond. Even more odd is that, like Some Other Guy, it is one of Glynsky’s favourite songs – why I have no idea as it is a seriously boring place, but then……
Anyway, whilst assembling a selection of versions I stumbled upon this from the superb Muddy Waters and decided to risk the wrath of the NYC Apologist in subjecting you to almost 10 minutes of sheer genius. I think it will be to Philippa’s taste and, judging from her last reactions to my favourites, Caspie as well. Hope you are in the mood to chill and just lose your soul for 10 – I shall post other versions one day, but this transcends them all.
Yours, diablog, on the corner of Vine