Running Scared

Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of reading at the release party for the latest issue of Bombay Gin. It was an exciting evening, which you can read more about at the Bombay Gin blog. Thank you to those who came out and thank you to J’Lyn Chapman!

For this post, I’ve decided to go with a video of Roy Orbison (with other amazing folks) performing one of the most beautiful songs ever written, “Running Scared.” It’s an incredible piece of songwriting; I mean, there’s no chorus. It just winds tighter and tighter like a spring that’s unleashed in the final moment by Orbison’s astonishing voice hitting that G sharp. That note really gets me.

Anyway, here’s Roy.