March 9, 2011

Nothing Lasts Forever, But I Will Always Love You: Harry Nilsson covered

Harry Nilsson was an unbelievable songwriter. And quite the character. Explaing the concept behind his 1971 album The Point—a fable about the only round-headed person in the Pointed Village—Nilsson said: "I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to a point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it." You said it, Harry.

Ron Sexsmith - "Good Ole Desk"
The Format -
"The Lottery Song"
Dawn Landes - "Life Line"
Clare and The Reasons Feat. Van Dyke Parks - "He Needs Me"
Randy Newman - "Remember"
Andrew Bird - "Think About Your Troubles"
Walkmen - "Don't Forget Me"
Luna - "Everybody's Talkin'"
My Morning Jacket - "Everbody's Talkin'"

And the beautiful Neko Case performing "Don't Forget Me" on Elvis Costello's Spectacle:

Harry Nilsson


  1. oh come on. seriously MMJ? Everybody's Talkin'?
    It's already a cover by Nilsson, written by Fred Neil. Couldn't pick something else?

    how disappointing.

  2. Thanks, I'm actually well aware of the original author. However, the Luna and MMJ covers are of Harry Nilsson's version of the song.

  3. Love Luna. Lunafied is one of my favorite covers albums.