Thursday, October 28, 2021

Song of the Day: 'I've Got a Feeling' by Ivy

Was heartened to see that a couple of video tributes have popped up on YouTube for Adam Schlesinger, the gifted songwriter and musician who tragically succumbed to Covid-19 last year. (The EP and five albums his band Ivy put out between 1994 and 2011 rank high in my heart.) THIS tribute features a long list of friends and colleagues, including Stephen Colbert, for whom he composed "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!," Rachel Bloom, with whom he wrote 150 songs for "Crazy Ex Girlfriend," Letters to Cleo singer Kay Hanley, who provided the vocals for the "Josie and the Pussycats" film songs written by Adam and others, his proteges Fever High and Kathy Griffin, for whom he wrote the adorable "I'll Say It." And THIS one that went up last week features lots of studio footage and extensive interviews with Andy Chase and Dominique Durand, his bandmates from Ivy, who provide today's song of the day. I've got a feeling we won't be blessed with someone with the talent of Adam Schlesinger anytime soon.

1 comment:

BriGuy said...

His birthday is 10/31 - your timing is perfect! Thanks for the post - he's a favorite of mine.