Kurt Vonnegut would have been 94 today. To celebrate, listen to him sing.
This is ‘So it Goes‘ by the UK group Fold, which includes what is believed to be the only known recording of Kurt Vonnegut singing. More specifically, it’s a few lines from ‘That Old Gang of Mine’, here looped between lines from Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, which he also narrates.
The Vonnegut recording dates back to 1973 and blends well with the sampled enthralling voice and supple fingers of soprano and harpist Mary O’Hara, recorded in 1957.
Vonnegut would have been 94 today; she’s 81 and retired, dividing her time between a 17th-century cottage in Berkshire, England, and on the Aran Islands, overlooking Kilronan harbour. So it goes.