Soundcheck Sunday (Boxing Day edition)

I deeply, deeply, love this song. The album version is staggeringly good, probably better than the live version I’ve embedded above — the amount of emotion is just phenomenal.

(Funny story: I discovered Martha Wainwright one morning at 05:10 waking up to some very bizarre very early morning program on CBC radio, something we used to get before the morning shows started. I seem to remember that it was produced out of Kelowna or something silly like that, but the guy who was doing the music picks had ridiculously good taste — Sarah Slean, Neko Case, Martha, Broken Social Scene… Who knew. I guess there’s a kind of freedom doing radio programming when only the weirdos are up and listening!)