Tuesday, April 25, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of April 25

Thirteen is a beautiful song. It's a simple song that beautifully captures what it is to be 13. I think so anyway.

Elliott Smith, who I loved so much, sang it beautifully.  As much as I love Big Star (and I love them!) I think that Elliott's version is superior.  That doesn't often happen, not to me anyway.

Enjoy it, it's lovely.  He was lovely.  Gosh, all these years have passed and I still can't believe he's gone and how much I still miss him. xo


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of April 18

When Mark died I told folks that they should listen to Wish You Were Here.

I thought that I'd be able to listen to it, with my fresh oozing wounds and be comforted by it.  What a fool I was.

The beginning notes of it always take me to our restaurant, Ida's Kitchen.  I can smell the place, I can see the dark dining room and the glow from the one fluorescent bulb in the kitchen that never went out (for security reasons).  We always played Wish You Were Here, the whole thing, when we were getting ready to open.  It was the first Pink Floyd record I actually liked. 

I remember trying to listen to it a few times immediately after he died.  It felt like someone had a knife in my stomach and was slowing moving it around inside of me every time I heard those first few notes.

It's only been in the last little while that I've been able to hear it and not have things get really ugly.

I'd heard about the Milk Carton Kids but had never checked them out.  When I heard that they had covered "Wish you were here" (the song) I decided to give it a listen.  I loved it and subsequently, discovered an amazing new musical treat.  They are not only terrific musicians, if you can find their live stuff on YouTube, you will see that they also have a great on stage banter.

I love good banter.

Banter on you crazy diamonds.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

because it's Tuesday - week of April 11

"this is not a joke, so please stop smiling..."

How much do I love Wilco?

...LOTS

How great an album is "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"??

...INCREDIBLY

How much do I love "I am trying to break your heart?"

...SO MUCH

"I am an american aquarium drinker" - how awesome is that line?? SO AWESOME

I love love lover JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound's cover of "I am trying to break your heart."

just try, TRY!!!, to not tap your toe to this version.

go on chump, I double dog dare you!!! xo


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

because it's Tuesday - Week of April 4

I'm starting to see a theme emerging.

Nirvana's songs are just so darned cover-able.

I really like Sturgill Simpson's version of "In Bloom." Nirvana purists may not like it, or the other covers I've posted but fuck 'em. I like it.

Happy Tuesday beauties xo