Sorry it’s a bit late, but I’ve been trying to fit as much into the last few days as I can, as well as getting on with writing and trying to rest my back.
This week I’ve been in Vietnam and so I was thinking of listing the Original Cast Recording of Miss Saigon, but I can’t stand Jonathan Pryce as The Engineer, I can manage him as Peron in Evita – he even signed my book and video case – I just think he’s not that good in this. Plus that seems like an obvious choice and I don’t want to be doing that. I also thought about Billy Joel’s Goodnight Saigon, but that didn’t seem right either. Although Vietnam is synonymous in many minds with war, that’s not how the country feels to me. So nothing actually connected to Vietnam.
Instead, I’ve been thinking about the journeys, long bus trips I’ve been on over the last two and a half weeks. The songs (yep, can’t choose again) I’ve picked are both Elton John, both feel like they should be listened to as you drive along with the sun setting and turning the sky a selection of inky blues, reds and oranges with the wind blowing through your hair.
Here is a lovely version of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Sara Bareilles:
And the ultimate bus song, thanks to Almost Famous, Tiny Dancer.