I don't have the brain power for a complete birthday post, so here are some songs from Red, Hot + Blue (a charity album filled with Porter's music).
Roddy Frame is doing some concerts this fall in England and Scotland. He's the last of my 80s artists that I *need* to see. Unfortunately flights are currently $1,000+, so it may not happen this year. D'oh!!!
I was surprised Jody Watley's fantastic version of "After You, Who?" didn't get more attention (I like it far more than Neneh Cherry's or Sinead's contributions, although those have their merits). Perhaps it was too traditional for the album.
I'll sign off with the late, great Kirsty MacColl, alongside the Pogues.
Rest in peace, Kirsty.
Happy birthday Cole. Rest in peace as well.