Friday, February 10, 2017

Open the door

I may have told this story already, but as a child, I thought "Phil and Don" was a couple, "Phil and Dawn," who, like the rest of the names, lived in the same house, or nearby. 


Friday, January 27, 2017

It's too late to change events

Something comforting about this song to me today, beyond that it reminds me of any ordinary day during my summer stay in France, drinking hot chocolate in the morning out of a big bowl while pop radio blared overhead in the windowless self.



I think 1990 is becoming another musical It Year for me. Something to think about, especially these moments these days when all I wanna do is go back, not forward.

Monday, January 23, 2017

I know how hard is not to be younger

Here's what happens when you stand around the kitchen at 1:30 am with the radio that soothes the cat when she's home alone is still tuned to MeTV FM: a pioneer emerges. You don't hear about the first folks who went someplace, you hear about the grizzled, insane prospectors and the Donner Party, and such. The Wright Brothers, not Lawrence Hargrave, right? We know of the adders-on, not the builders, like Tom Rush.

This made my heart ache in the small, dark hours of the night.



And now, I need to go call my mother.





Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Do what you know's good for you

Here we go. Soul music with soul -- which Prince heard and featured in one of his last albums, though it was first heard as a stream as fast, after events in Baltimore, as you can say "Ohio."

I hope she comes out with a full-length something this year.