It’s been a good few days.
Padam Padam – Edith Piaf
Dangerous Type – Letters to Cleo
Sleep Together – Garbage
Heaven Coming Down – The Tea Party
The Racing Rats – Editors
Alcohol – Barenaked Ladies
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Vopros – Kino
With a Wonder and a Wild Desire – Flogging Molly
For the Boys – the Cardigans
“You’re a vain and shameless man, but hell, I love your voice.”
Speaking of voices I love, and love in general, I think we need a little John Lennon around this site:
You know, I think the man would have liked Ukraine. Him and Yoko both. The socially casual aspects of it in particular. And maybe the pears. My grandfather helped plan the pear tree outside our building, you know. It’s nice that it still grows there. Even the punky little kids who climb it and steal the pears before they even ripen are kinda nice.
One thought on “Monday Music: the summer wine under the pear trees edition”
NYC’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex is currently exhibiting memorabilia, film, video and the hard-won green card from John’s years in Manhattan. Look up “John Lennon The New York City Years flickr” on your search engine for a sampling (I’m still marvelling at that steel resonator guitar). They even excavated his favorite piano (near a century old) from the studio he booked most frequently.
I took the opportunity to visit a few hours before seeing Leonard Cohen’s May 16 concert at Radio City Music Hall — talk about a day spent with geniuses.