Today I’ve been listening a lot to this ace version of “All At Sea” by British skateboarder-punk-turned-pianist Jamie Cullum. I forgot how much I enjoy this marvelous song; I just stumbled across a live version of it from the KFOG studios there in San Francisco. It’s the kind of song that’s always made me feel like the fog and the sea, SF or Seattle.
Cullum is talented, and extremely fun to watch live; I saw him once at the KFOG Concert for Kids, there at Davies Symphony Hall in SF. Between the flying kicks and jumps off the piano bench, he looked like the hyperactive kid in music class 6th period that can’t wait to get out on his skateboard in the empty halls of school after class is over for the day. You wouldn’t really know it from this melancholy tune, though.
All At Sea (live on KFOG) – Jamie Cullum