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Covid-19 invades our music world. Please get well John Prine


From John Prine's family comes this horribly unwelcome news. It was relayed to me at Facebook by one of my American electronic friends, Stan Wilson, an occasional reader of Salut! Live's (also occasional) pages.

Stan says simply: "Such bad news. Great singer songwriter."

UPDATE (TUES MARCH 31) from John's wife, Fiona, who has recovered from the virus ...

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Covid-19. Songs of Endurance: (1) positively a bitter slice of Dylan

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Dylan in 2010. Image: Alberto Cabello from Vitoria Gasteiz/CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)



Is there one piece of music, from a Beethoven symphony to a three-minute chart-topper, that you could listen to over and again? Something stirring or quirky enough to triumph over excessive familiarity and get you through coronavirus confinement? I suppose the truth is that there probably is not. But for most of us perhaps, there are recordings that at least bear frequent repetition. Here's one I chose. You may have other ideas ...

Stuck in the car on successive days, with a disinclination to listen to yet more depressing Covid-19 news and a limited choice of CDs, I ended up with Capital Gold and its diet of old hits.

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