You will always be missed, Karen Carpenter.
"Dreaming, dreaming of how it's supposed to be
But now this tunic's spinning - around my arms and knees
I feel like I'm disappearing - getting smaller every day
But when I open my mouth to sing - I'm bigger in every way..."
Back in 2000 I was at Butlins in Minehead for the first All Tomorrows Parties Festival. It had been a great weekend and I was really looking forward to seeing one of my favourite bands Sonic Youth for the first time as they were headlining the Sunday night. What a disappointment they were. Thankfully I saw them a couple more times when they were excellent.
The supremely gifted Karen Carpenter would have been 65 today.
Not many bands could even consider attempting a track like this and it might so easily have been utterly tasteless/crass, but Kim Gordon & Co pull this off with huge sangfroid and IMHO highly respectful of anyone who has had to deal with eating disorders.
Six-and-a-half minutes very well spent.