Last Sad Day / Henry James

If you’ve read any of my past-year accounts, you may remember that the 22nd is Cover Day. I’ve done a few, with mixed results, at least for my own satisfaction. I’m of a mixed mind when it comes to this tradition – on the one hand, I think it’s a huge compliment to have someone cover something you’ve written just days earlier; I’ve certainly taken it that way. On the other hand, I’m always nervous when I’m covering something and know that the original artist is going to hear it. I have two criteria for cover songs: I have to … Continue reading