Don’t Forget Harry Nilsson
Neko Case blew into town Sunday night and made sure to perform one of the highlights of her new album: a cover of Harry Nilsson’s heartbreaker “Don’t Forget Me.” Commenter DLC then asked for a brief on Nilsson. So, thanks to a grant from the Nilsson Education Foundation, here’s a quick lesson in the late singer-songwriter’s towering awesomeness.
I. Songs Schmongs
“Don’t Forget Me”
Duh. The original is pretty affecting on its own. Part of the power of Case’s cover is that one of its intended recipients is the late Nilsson himself.