Friday, December 12, 2014
But I have been storing up songs, so you're in luck.
First, a song about Daisy's childhood. Yes, this is about MY MOTHER, and all those other mouthy beehive-hairdo white trash ladies of the 60s ... I miss yall so much. (And especially during the holidays, I always miss my mama terribly.)
In my lifetime, I have gone from embarrassment over this song (amazingly accurate, thought the 12-year-old me, how did Tom T. Hall KNOW THIS ABOUT US??????), to giggling-glee and pride, to tearful nostalgia. Its from another time. This could never happen now.
But hey, really: it used to happen. My mother was a bit more colorful in her language than ole Tom's lyrics could be in 1968.
I included a version with the lyrics:
Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA
Speaking of nostalgia, any comments I attempt on this one, would probably degenerate into blubbering... so I won't.
Cassidy - Grateful Dead
A sentiment I have often had, about people I love... it was such a surprise to hear the same feelings come from a man.
Delightful, sweet and very honest.
I wish I was your mother - Mott the Hoople
For you headbanging kidz, I remembered to bring the punk.
This song comes highly recommended; it once destroyed one of my friend's car speakers.
New Rose - The Damned
Next up, a song about my husband's hometown:
Little Feat - Oh Atlanta
Despite copious promises, I never have updated my old INSTRUMENTALS post, which continues to get hits from desperate music-lovers looking for the names of ancient, wordless tunes ... and so, as a consolation prize, here is a stunning instrumental tune you have probably heard many, many times, done with consummate class and finesse by Jeff Beck.
My very favorite version of the jazz classic first written and recorded by Charles Mingus in 1959.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Jeff Beck