Whilst on the topic of things that strike me as statistically unlikely despite my having no empirical or even vague, theoretical reason for feeling that way, I find it hard to believe I have not, until today, done a cover of a Tom Verlaine composition for 39-40. I know I've mentioned him, and god knows a lot of stuff I've posted contains feeble musical attempts by me to emulate one facet or another of his artistry, of which I am a fervent admirer, but this right here is my first recorded actual cover of anything by the man. The imaginary statistical part reaches back the early, randomized days of the blog... I was certain that The Machine would shuffle a Television or Verlaine song my way in rapid order since my library contains ridiculously disproportionate amounts of them. I certainly have more bootlegs and quasi-legal recordings by Verlaine and his band than by any other artist, and that's saying something since the only other artists for who I collect such things at all are far more prolific than Verlaine, and thirty or so Fall or Neil Young bootlegs are basically a drop in the ocean of what's available.
I bashed this out as a sort of swinging acoustic number. Among the aforementioned Verlaine bootlegs in my possession are a few documents of Tom's very rare acoustic performances. Nothing on them sounds even slightly like this recording.