I'm extremely stressed lately, almost near a nervous breakdown. Nothing's going right. I feel far worse than crappy.
And the weather is beyond annoying. Frigid temperatures. Snow flurries today. I'm freezing my friggin' ass off and can only hope that things will thaw out by August.
I'm thinking sunny southern thoughts - wishing I were in a warm, carefree place......near a bayou. Maybe a blue bayou.
Is that the cue for a song?
I found this old piano rehearsal tape the other day - which surprised me because I had completely forgotten about it.
It was made when I lived in Texas. The original tape is near an hour long, but I just edited this one song from it.
Poor quality, bad lighting. My face is nearly in shadow - but that's a good thing. I don't want to dazzle you with my beauty.
(the over-sized shirt that I'm wearing was purchased in Mexico).
This is my own piano arrangement of Blue Bayou. I can tell by my mediocre performance that I was in a bad mood when I recorded it. I can sense my frustration.
But that's beside the point.
Blue Bayou was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson around 1961. I never cared for Orbison's vocal rendition of it.
Linda Ronstadt recorded it in 1977 (I think) and her rendition is by far the very best. I was absolutely in love with Ronstadt back then.
(photo taken in Texas)