Song Of The Day 1/22/2017: Mark Kozelek – “Send In the Clowns”
So this is the last QCR ever. It starts with Mark Kozelek of Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek fame singing Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," from the Broadway show A Little Night Music. I sang this song at my monthly karaoke meet-up last Thursday night, the day before inauguration, when we didn't realize the full extent of how galvanizing the Saturday women's march would be. But last Thursday, as we were part of a scant crowd at the Seattle International District's legendary Bush Gardens, about a half hour after a fight broke out and had been quelled, with all of us sitting around in what Emily Dickinson would have called that "awful leisure," goddamn it, "Send In the Clowns" sung in the style of a post-calypso Robert Mitchum was exactly what the world needed.