Re: mr. david really
That's the original demo. The song grabbed everyone who heard it; they knew it was something special. Although it was inspired by a Kahimi t-shirt, it was written for Laila France (whose name, delightfully, inverts Francis Lai, composer of the David Hamilton Bilitis soundtrack). But when Shazna and Kahimi heard it, there were reproaches: why hadn't I written such a lovely song for them? So I negotiated a deal: Kahimi and Laila would duet it, and then I'd do a different version for the Laila album (it turned out quite odd, with trombone rasps and a Kraftwerk beat). The Kahimi-only version appeared later, and Kahimi basically made the song her own, claiming (in Index magazine, for instance) moral ownership of the song because of the t-shirt!
I've never heard the live version she did a couple of years ago with Otomo Yoshihide -- if anyone has a copy, I'd love to hear what his New Jazz Ensemble did with it!
Edited at 2009-11-02 11:12 am (UTC)