Many years ago I recorded a cover of Emitt Rhodes’ “Fresh As A Daisy,” for possible inclusion on my solo EP Senza. It didn’t make the cut, but this mix has been sitting on a hard drive since then and wondering if it would ever see the light of day.
I wanted to post it in honor of Emitt, a true genius of pop music who passed away this weekend at age 70. But I also wanted to tell a short story about remembering what’s important, and following the thread.
I won’t rehash Emitt’s story here. But I do hope that he knew just how many people truly loved his work, myself included.