Today's Song

I needed something different to listen to, and so picked up the Johnny Depp/Gore Verbinski/Hal Wilmer-produced anthology Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, which is often odd in interesting ways. (I just wish it included Tom Waits, since his latest albums have been put out by the same label, Anti. But since his 3-CD Orphans is coming out in November, I ain't complainin' too mightily...)

One of the least odd and most affecting songs on the album is Richard Thompson's version of "Mingulay Boat Song" (MP3), which I have found myself listening to repeatedly today.