Despite driving while intoxicated/stoned in recent years, George Michael, according to YouTube, has given a concert within the last month. Among the songs he sung were covers by two of my favorite artists. "Let Her Down Easy" from Symphony or Damn by Terence Trent D'Arby (who now goes by Sananda Maitreya and still makes great music):
He also covers "Going to a Town" by Rufus Wainwright from the album Release the Stars. Here he admits to being stoned talking to Wainwright on the phone and not remembering the conversation afterward:
Mostly, I'm pleased to see George Michael being charming, lucid, and doing a good job selecting songs to cover. Hope he keeps it together...
This is the second time I've blogged about George Michael. About every five months or so seems about right, hopefully other topics present themselves in between.