Jonathan had such a voice, such a way round a low key melody and turn of emotive phrase. When he sang, it seemed like you could hear the tinkle of magic from somewhere outside the grimy windows and grey skies, the promise that not all pop stars were arrogant, self-loving bores. When he sang, it suddenly made it OK to be male and sensitive. It was fine to find beauty in the insignificant details.
Music critic Everett True on Collapse Board with a collection of his writings on Jonathan Richman:
Read Jonathan Richman | COLLAPSE
Everett True has posted a lovely early demo of Jonathan Richman's 'Morning Of Our Lives' here:
Listen to 'Morning of Our Lives'
Ramon's Morning of Our Lives page