Saturday, October 26, 2019

Put on your bell bottoms!

It's Saturday night, and I've locked the doors to the Wayback Machine, and started the motor. Let's see where she takes us...

Just a couple of boys from Oklahoma and Arkansas. Trivia note: Russell Bridges was Gates' piano player in his high-school band The Accents, in Tulsa. You might remember him as Leon Russell.

And a song that I'm not really sure how popular it was in the USA, as I was in Europe that whole year, where it was very popular. This is the extended version with mutliple movements. Still one of my favorites:

The chicks aren't bad, either.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Et tempus fugit

So, I guess mentioning Seals & Crofts in the prior post dislodged a couple of brain cells, whisking me to a time of hope and  belief that anything was possible. I'm not suggesting I've become cynical, but, you know, life...

What a great song, and great memories!

Non omne quod nitet aurum est, ode to the alchemists

I guess I'm kinda in a country mood tonight.

Although the original version of this song is great, the solid gold talent on the Ryman stage is amazing. Along with Dan, probably half of that assemblage has left us (Chet, Waymore, Roy, Glen, and possibly others).

I don't recall seeing Mr. Seals in concert as a solo artist (unless possibly at Billy Bob's), but I do remember seeing him, as England Dan, with John Ford Coley at the Music Mill Amphitheatre at SFOT, circa 1977, and in that same summer and venue, saw his brother with Mr. Crofts.

There seems an elegiac feel to this song, especially so in the studio version with the whistling coda.

Oh, for the days before auto-tune and Pro-Tools...

A little cosmic relief

I'm a bit young to have experienced AWH back when M³ was making it famous. Although he references Austin in this video, I'm not sure exactly of the venue. Personally, I prefer the version from Peaks, Valleys, Honky Tonks & Alleys, recorded live at L.A.'s Palomino Club, but I couldn't find a Youtube of it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Simoniz it

Seeking a worthy follow up to TB/TCS's post, I was initially going to respond with Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser, but then I remembered this gem (pun kinda acknowledged) - I probably haven't heard this in years, though in the day I listened to the Night Moves, Stranger in Town, and Against the Wind  [vinyl] albums extensively.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that the guitar solo on this track is provided by the late Glenn Frey.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Tomorrow is a long time

Because it's Carly Simon posting week...

Yesterday's projection will never really know
But tomorrow's recollection will surely show
It was so between us

Back in the day, Carly could turn out a well-crafted phrase.