It's only a little over $11,000 for a 5th row ticket to see the Rolling Stones this summer. They weren't worth that in 1971. Thankfully, I received a text from a friend last night, and the conversation that took place, saved me (and you) from another rant about this band and this tour.
You’re really right that Elvis Costello's “Look Now” is such a pleasant surprise. He’s always been engaged. How about a post on how while we pick on Macca, Van, Neil Young and the Stones, and to an even worse degree, Sting and Clapton, for putting out limp, coasting crap for two or three decades, at the same time, Bruce and Elvis have never stopped striving and being the best they could be? Robert Plant and Tom Waits, too. On "Look Now," he seems even more engaged. Maybe a post about the people who ARE engaged.
Good idea. And a coincidence as well. A friend of mine texted me earlier about the Clapton Christmas record. I only read one review but it wasn't a good one. The joke I made to him was, it’s amazing how a guy could be so revered and thought of as a God, and his last good review was for Disraeli Gears.
Hahahahaha. It’s funny cuz it’s true.
Have you heard the new Jeff Tweedy? What do you think, if you have?
On one listen I really like a lot of it. A lot. You?
I listened to it once. No interruptions, on the couch reading the lyrics, the old-fashioned way. Engaged! I then texted my friend who is a huge fan and asked him why I should listen a second time. It really left me cold, very samey. Nothing to hold onto. And he replied, "I think it’s Jeff Tweedy’s best work. Think of it as late career Dylan." That really threw me for a loop. I love Tweedy, so I guess I've got to go back. And you know I will. Probably a few more times.
I definitely heard stuff in there that moved me more than his recent stuff.
Well a Neu album is more moving than his recent stuff.
Hahahaha. Wilco Schmilco indeed.There’s been enough good stuff on each to keep me in. But it’s been no Yankee Hotel Foxtrot recently. On the other hand, every time Neil Young’s new release is from 1975 it seems like he’s really trying again.
The ball is rolling. Fan or not of Bruce, Elvis, Waits or Plant's recent work, there is a lot to be said for these artists not phoning it in, pandering, or delivering second rate parodies of their earlier work. I'd like to add Joe Jackson to that list.