Despite her complex and wide musical tastes, Sarah had a habit of listening to the same song over and over. Once she got hooked on a Shania Twain song and listened to it something like 40 times in a row. I thought that was just crazy. My issue has always been, how do I get through all this amazing music out there I want to listen to. Every now and then I’ll listen to a song twice or three times, but that’s it… until now.
The other night I was listening to All Things Considered on NPR when they did a profile on the Italian musician Vinicio Capossela who is like the Tom Waits of Italy. At the end of the interview they played his beautiful lullabye ‘Ovunque Proteggi’ (May You Protect Me Everywhere). Guess what? Now I play the damn song over and over and over again. I have always been a sucker for the heartbreaking and delicate beauty of songs by folks like Nick Drake or the sweepingly beautiful Vaughn Williams symphonies. Well now ‘Ovunque Proteggi’ has grabbed me and won’t let go. I think I’m giving that Shania Twain song a run for it’s money on the repeat scale.
Want to hear the song for yourself? Head to the NPR story on Vinicio Capossela and on the left towards the bottom there’s a link to listen to ‘Ovunque Proteggi’.