Last Sunday, David Kenney, of radio station WBAI’s Everything Old Is New Again program, generously kicked off a dynamite cabaret fundraiser series for WBAI at the chic Metropolitan Room in Manhattan. One of the highlights of this recent inaugural effort was Karen Oberlin’s moving rendition of David Hadju’s and Fred Hersch’s touching song, Good Things Happen Slowly.
David’s show can be heard on Sunday nights from 9-11pm on WBAI 99.5 FM, simulcast on WBAI.org on the Internet. And from now on, the first Sunday of each month will be hosted live by David from the Metropolitan. Karen Oberlin’s performance is from the very first of this new series.
Click on the gray triangle to hear Oberlin’s heartfelt interpretation. (Hanky alert!)
Thanks much for the kind words, Jack. I wrote the words while Fred was in a coma, on the brink of death. The seafaring language is not literal. Glad to hear that it spoke to you. Love this blog! David Hajdu
Thank you, David. I’m honored that you stopped by. And thanks for this powerful song.