I'm in the kitchen this morning. My daughter's boyfriend is cooking, some potato recipe (little red ones) as an alternative to the oily but good sautéed version he and my daughter usually cook, incessantly because my daughter loves it. He says to me

"Do you have any time?"

For what?

It turns out he's saying "thyme." He's never heard of it, but there happens to be a jar of it out on the counter that he finds immediately.

You might think that made me worry about his culinary education. Screw that; it made me worry about his musical education. Everybody from my generation knows what thyme is; if we didn't know already, we learned that it somehow went with parsley, sage, and rosemary.

Here, Kid, you need to know about this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qdz8m_PImwI

It could have been worse. At least he'd heard of the artists.

Artie has such a killer voice on this.

As it turns out, the guitar part isn't that hard. I learned it back in the seventies. You need a capo, but at least it's in standard tuning.

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Comment by Ron Powell on August 12, 2017 at 6:25am

Rarely, if ever, does this work in reverse. ...Aretha and Ray are fairly convincing evidence of that:

Comment by koshersalaami on August 12, 2017 at 7:35am

You're right, it rarely works in reverse. A classic example of that is Phil Collins' version of Can't Hurry Love. When that came out it struck me as a pointlessly rhythmically simplified version of the Supremes' hit. However, in this particular case I prefer the original. I don't think the lyrics lend themselves to this big a treatment. Ray alone at a piano could have killed this. 

Comment by Ron Powell on August 12, 2017 at 7:57am

 "Ray alone at a piano could have killed this."

Agreed...

But palatable nonetheless....

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