Haven’t done one of these for a while, but here’s a tune that been buzzing around my bonnet lately, John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”. (For some reason, it seems strangely appropriate for tomorrow’s game.)
And while I’m on the subject of Lennon, here’s a bonus tune – Frankie Miller’s cover of “Jealous Guy”. If you’ve never heard of Miller before, I’m not surprised. He’s an obscure Scottish pub rocker who decided to channel his inner Otis Redding one day and the result is one of the most remarkable efforts you’ll ever hear. Basically, he ditches Lennon’s sorrow and self pity for something completely different.
That’s not just a great cover of a Lennon song. It’s one of the greatest covers period. Every time I hear that ending, I get chills.