Because I missed his birthday yesterday, here’s a bit of Stevie for you today. One of the GREATEST ever, hands down.
Happy birthday to the original Sophisticated Lady.
Oh, this song. I may or may not have sung this one to someone at one time in my life.
Happy birthday, Mr. Tom Waits. Here’s a fitting tribute from one of my favorite bands, Over the Rhine.
Sophomore year of high school
Northmont Community Auditorium
We were in full production of “Fiddler on the Roof”
Peggy Cooper…man, I had a crush on her.
Short brown hair
She played one of Tevye’s young daughters
I played Lazar Wolf, the butcher
We would sit in the stairwell, house right, listening to this entire album, singing along with every song
We would kick our legs as high as we could during the song “KICK”
I wonder whatever happened to her?
For causticgrip and accol. One of my faves.
Weary traveler, calloused and sore
Time and gravity followed you here
Rest, my sister, and tell me all about
This album is full of surprises. I really appreciate how different each of Maynard’s music projects are.
Today’s soundtrack brought to you by an English teacher turned rock star.
My first contribution to Scott Friday’s ’80s Listening Party. Loved these guys.
Only 2 more, including this one, I promise.
If you’ve never seen him live, this track epitomizes what it’s like to: a party you’ll never forget.
If you want to baby
Here I am
Oh…and, um…NSFW. Just sayin’.
Eric Leeds on flute.
Atlanta Bliss on mutet trumpet.
Love the stripped down nature of this track.
10:35 on a lonely Friday night
She was standin’ by the bar
Mmm, she was lookin’ alright
I asked her if she wanted to dance
and she said that all she wanted was a good man
and wanted to know If I thought I was qualified
And I said
Baby don’t waste your time
I know what’s on your mind
I may be qualified
For a one night stand
But I could never take the place of your man
Now you’re sleeping peaceful
I lie awake and pray
That you’ll be strong tomorrow
And we’ll see another day
And we will praise it
I love the light that brings a smile across your face
I love this version.
It’s even better accompanied with these visuals:
And yes, if you’re wondering, I would still love for some filmmaking Sugar Daddy/Momma/Whatever to get this rig for me for Labor Day. Heck, I’d even accept it on Flag Day or Arbor Day for that matter.