—I know we'll never
This is a version of a song I wrote, ‘I Know We’ll Never’, recorded by my dad, Alastair Dougall. He writes his own songs too, which are very beautiful. http://www.myspace.com/alastairdougallmusic
I have had this in my head a lot lately, even though i’ve known this song for a number of years. I recently bought ‘Karen Dalton 1966’, which is a collection of recently unearthed recordings she made whilst rehearsing for a rare live performance. There is a version of this song on there which is really special. I have been toying with the idea of doing a cover of it, but i just found out that Fleet Foxes do it at their gigs, so… fuck that then.
I’m a little bit obsessed with this at the moment, even though i’ve only heard this from what I think/hope might be a really excellent new band, Savages.
I came across this whilst watching Bert Stern’s “Jazz on a Summer’s Day”, a beautiful documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. I find this music really arresting.