I am a little all over the place this morning.
Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and someone a little closer to home, the great Billy Miller of Norton Records, all passed on this week. Some would argue, America did, too. You can talk about that last one here in the comments section, if you'd like. I'm sure I'll get a few anonymous trolls throwing virtual tomatoes at me for not keeping this blog strictly about music, but I know people need to vent. I should say more about Cohen and Russell, but enough people are doing that already.
This week TCM is airing "The Sorrow & The Pity, "Night & Fog," and Michael Ritchie's "The Candidate." Draw your own conclusions.
I was also thinking how much I like Sting's new record, but probably should keep that off the blog. That's a bile party waiting to happen. So, nevermind.
I also picked up a collection of vinyl this weekend that included Milton Nascimento's "Milton" record from 1970. I've played this baby three times and it is still getting better. What a trip! You can listen to it all, if you've got nothing else to do.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love my iPod on shuffle? It does occasionally toss a cold flounder at me, like last night, while trying to eat dinner, it played "7:00 News/Silent Night" from Simon & Garfunkel's "Parsely, Sage..." into John Cale's "The Jeweller." I'm surprised I didn't gag on my pasta.
Big Star's "In Space," the reunion record with Jon & Ken from The Posies is way better than I ever remembered it.
Have a good Monday?