Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Today's Happy Hour Soundtrack

A brilliant cover of Jackson Browne's "For a Dancer"...

Just do the steps that you've been shown
By everyone you've ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Another's steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone
Linda still has the pipes, doesn't she?  And Emmylou is as beautiful as ever.  "For a Dancer" is one of my favorite tunes on "Late for the Sky," which is arguably Mr. Browne's finest album.  That album got a LOT of airplay when I was courting The Second Mrs. Pennington and continued to be heard down through the years, second only to various works by Neil Young and Bobby Dylan, both of whom also figured heavily in our life's soundtrack.

In other news... No outside Happy Hour today for the WX she is dull, dreary, and rather cold.  Like this:

Yeah, we're soft in our old age.  We did give the verandah a shot earlier but gave it up in favor of the warmth we have indoors.  Tomorrow looks like more o' the same but Thursday should be better.  It's actually been a pretty mild winter so far, all things considered.  And that's not a bad thing.


  1. When synapses fail25 February, 2014 20:01

    Pipes? No, she had to retire, as she has some sort of brain problem. I can't remember if it was Alzheimer...
    She says she can't sing at all, but she is still very intelligent. I saw her on Tavis Smiley and she was a hoot. She talks a mile a minute and it was all interesting. I didn't hear any regrets. Anyway, when she did sing it was never half-way, she liked to belt them out, and didn't really need a microphone! I was entertained!

    1. See below... that's a great link to an article on La Ronstadt.

  2. Regrettably, she does not have the pipes any longer.

    It's really a pity. I LOVED her takes on the standards with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Just unbelievable.

    1. I had no ideer, obviously. Thanks for that link; I sure enjoyed that!


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