Life’s What You Make It

Back in January 2010 when I was only a few posts into the blogging game I posted this song by Rowland S Howard. He died of liver cancer just a few days earlier, 30th December 2009. Rowland recorded his album Pop Crimes while ill and this song, a cover of Talk Talk’s Life’s What You Make It, has a slightly different perspective when sung by someone who knows their time is up.

Life’s What You Make It

Aged just sixteen Rowland wrote Shivers, recorded by pre-Birthday Party band Boys Next Door. Strange to think that Nick Cave was actually this young once.

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Life’s What You Make It

Baby, life’s what you make it
Can’t escape it.

Spirit Of Brooks

Reader Echorich recommends listening to Talk Talk’s Spirit Of Eden while looking at pictures of 20s It Girl Louise Brooks.

Here’s Talk Talk (video only I’m afraid, I’m using a lot of bandwidth at Boxnet this month posting stuff which people actually want)…

And here are some pictures of Louise Brooks…

It’s one way of passing the time.