Harry Nilsson “Everybody’s Talkin'”

Harry Nilsson, “Everybody’s Talkin'” 1969 (Soundtrack to Midnight Cowboy

A truly great song. Just heard Iggy Pop, of all people dammit, cover this song. It was really good, much better than I ever would have thought. I guess a great song is like a classic fairy tale. It’s pretty hard to ruin it, and most don’t even try, thank God. And probably even when they ruin it, you can still see and here the glints of greatness blinking in the well-intentioned ruins. Some things are just too great to kill.

The movie itself is out of this damned world too. Hard to believe this movie and song is from half a century ago. No way! Is it reality or a fever dream? Wake me up when it’s over!

Remastered version from 1989. Dig it, baby, dig it.

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