2015 –Trip to Texas, March 21st Saturday Night

Saturday Night…:  I checked my email when we got back and found that my younger brother Rick had found Roger Grey, our old friend from Houston, on Facebook, who was now living and working in Montana.  We had a chuckle about that and toyed with the idea of moving our next reunion north.  We opened more cigars and his fifth of Glenfiddich around five that evening and we dove back into talk and music.  What we had to say to one another is unimportant to anyone but us.  What stands out from my recall of Saturday night was David’s enjoyment of the eclectic play list on my laptop, so I present a small sampling:














After we gave up on the Glenfiddich I invited David to my wake, to be held at some as yet undetermined later date, at Jameson’s Roaring Donkey, stepson Kelton’s bar in Petaluma…


…then I played this incredible song, “Keep Me in Your Heart for Awhile,” the last song that Warren Zevon recorded before his death:


With that we retired and I told my old friend that he and Kelton had taught me more than any other people I had ever met and that they were the two best men that I have ever known.

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Comment by alsoknownas on March 31, 2015 at 6:36am

I'll listen to a few of these later.

 That old one from Richard and Mimi  Farina was always a favorite.

Comment by L in the Southeast on March 31, 2015 at 7:15am

Eclectic is right!  That's quite a diverse playlist.  :D

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on March 31, 2015 at 8:00am

No.  Not just no, but Oh Hell No!  

Only one singer owns the song "Hallelujah" and that is k.d. lang...  and she OWNS IT!


Comment by koshersalaami on March 31, 2015 at 8:09am

I just listened to at least pieces of all of these. Quite a list. 

I've always loved the Billy Joel, though I know the studio version. This version is really good. The Peter Paul & Mary is great. Rufus' Hallelujah is good, though I think I'd rather listen to Leonard Cohen do it. Lady Gaga is shockingly good. I don't get what Annie Lennox brought to Whiter Shade of Pale, particularly with that arrangement, and it's not that I'm a Procol Harum fan (though I've gigged the song). I don't remember this Jacques Brel tune, though I went on a junior high trip down to the City to see the original production at the Village Gate with this cast. Good tune, though. The Cash is insanely powerful, particularly with the video. This one you want to watch as well as listen to. Classic John Prine. And the Zevon is great. 

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 31, 2015 at 8:15am

Amy, Great cover!!  I've got K.D. on my playlist as well, along with several versions by Leonard C, Jeff Buckley and others including Susan Boyle.  Love that song. ;-)

Comment by JMac1949 Today on March 31, 2015 at 8:26am

Kosh, these are selections from a massive playlist.  David was totally blown away by Lady Gaga, who he dismissed as a popstar media queen.  Warren Zevon's last song brought him to tears.  BTW: There's a VH1 documentary that tells the whole story of how Zevon fought to finish that last album and survive to hold his grandchildren.  I'd post it but that would make me a server hog so I'll post this link:

Warren Zevon VH1 Inside Out

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on March 31, 2015 at 9:10am

BTW, I REALLY like the collaboration of Tony "the hell if I'll call him Bennett" Benedetto and Lady Gaga because I seriously dig odd duets.  LOL

A couple of my favs (that are on my personal playlist are:

Freddie and Michael -

Lzzy Hale (vocalist from Halestorm) singing & classical violinist Lindsey Sterling rocking the hell out of the fiddle -

and last, but certainly not least, Andrea "Yes I WOULD have his baby" Bocelli and Chrisy Aquilera - 

Comment by Arthur James on March 31, 2015 at 10:14am


I in mood...

Listen to the

MESSIAh orchestra?

Joshua Bell

has a Noon

Lucid Lunch

Orchestra too...


I way behind...

Comment by Claudia Darling on March 31, 2015 at 11:06am
Miles Davis "Sketches of Spain" is one of my faves. Awesome playlist!
Comment by Poor Woman on March 31, 2015 at 11:06am

Pack Up Your Sorrows is an old time fave of mine from way back when. And the Farinas --so excellent.

Excellent playlist, jmac! Haven't got enough time yet to listen to it all the way through, although I will say that it's a broad-based and interesting selection you've offered our ears. Even Miles Davis! Nice!

Thanks! R&L


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