The Husband started our relationship 33 years ago with a love of each other & of many of the same musical artists, including Michael Franks. Some sublime lovemaking was experienced with his music as soundtrack, of course we also had sex to Blondie & The Police, each set a mood. Franks mood meant gentle romance, the same way that Iggy Pop on the stereo meant nasty fucking.
Over the long meandering journey of 35+ years & 20 albums, Franks has mesmerized & seduced me. Seamlessly weaving lyrics of stunning sensuality, satire, shadow, & sophisticated style over music that tastefully incorporates shadings of jazz, soul, pop, chamber & world music, Michael Franks the songwriter is simply a statesman of the art song-craft.
His best known works include Popsicle Toes, When the Cookie Jar is Empty,Tiger in the Rain, Rainy Night in Tokyo & Tell Me All About It. His work has been covered by artists from Diana Krall & Natalie Cole to Manhattan Transfer & The Carpenters.
As if that weren't enough, Michael Franks the singer is gifted with a gentle, deliciously expressive voice identifiable from the 1st note. As a singer, I have been quite influenced by the economy of his singing. He was a huge influence on me when I was singing jazz & standards.
Michael Franks is also very much "my type" (I don't just mean male & still breathing), I find him very attractive. I love a rainy day at Post Apocalyptic Bohemia, with a glass of whiskey & Michael Franks on the sound system. I can get lost in his exotic, intoxicating world.