I know, a quarter million people are dead and the virus is entering its worst phase yet, so I’m not complaining! I’m extremely lucky (knock on wood) that altered plans and a brief work furlough are my biggest losses to this global scourge.
My family vacations typically coincide with a week or two where I pause my daily Song of the Day write-ups and offer up songs without comment. Didn’t do that this summer, either.
I’m going to use this holiday week as a chance to take that break from blogging for a few days. I will treat my audience to a handful of live performances by the great Miley Cyrus, who has a true talent for covering songs released before she was born.
I started down this path after the viral release of Cyrus’ performance of Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ at the (virtual) iHeart Festival in late September, where she turned the New Wave hit into a fist-pumping rock song.
Cyrus has a love of the classics and a voice full of character and rasp that more than does them justice. This week I’ll post a handful of those performances.