-- and if you read the article at the link, you'll find out where this photo was taken....
I love that song (and album) by Steely Dan. Isn't it a great name? I have the song mostly figured out on the keyboard now. Fun fact: did you know that Timothy B. Schmidt -- the tall, skinny bass player from The Eagles with the long stringy hair -- the one who sings "I Can't Tell You Why" -- he sings backup on "Pretzel Logic". (So random, I know. File that little tidbit away for your next dinner party.)
Anyway, I love this quote from this article: "A conversation with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker is like trying to pin down a buzzing fly using only your pinky." That's like me with music. Don't try to pin down a music style for me, I am much too erratic to stay with one genre for long. I suppose the same rationale could apply to fashion, hair colours, perfume, computer fonts.
Hubs and I have been playing our guitars/keyboard and jamming lately, it's a great way to escape from everyday life and live a fantasy life for awhile. Everyone leaves you alone and you don't have to explain what you're doing. (especially if you have headphones which plug directly into the keyboard....) My 'keyboard' piano has piano, organ, harpsichord, keyboard, choir and string settings on it, so one of my favorite things to do is download a playlist on my iPod, put on my earphones, play along with the songs on the piano and try to play them by ear. You'd be surprised how many songs have the same chords throughout but yet sound totally different.
One of the settings I have is a 1970s style Rhodes piano, which you can hear on many 1970s songs (and late 1960s songs) such as Pretzel Logic, Come Together, Gold Dust Woman. I have an old-school 4 track recorder (we are talking pre pro-tools here) - my task is to find some 4 track cassette tapes to do some fun new recordings with Hubs. I still have a tape which my sister-in-law L and I recorded on years and years ago I think eBay would be my best bet as most music places don't even carry cassette tapes anymore.
Check out the new LPs I found on eBay recently. I am still waiting to get the record player....maybe Santa will get me one for Christmas??
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I've been listening to Daft Punk and Arcade Fire recently. Check out this video (love the Soul Train edits):
Love "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" by Arcade Fire, this performance is from SNL a few years ago. Doesn't it sound like a cross between Heart of Glass and ABBA?
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So things are coming around. C is doing better everyday, he is still at the hospital but healing and getting stronger. He seems more like his old self and he may get to go home soon, maybe in time for Canadian Thanksgiving (next weekend).
And then Hubs & I found ourselves booking accommodations for a trip, which came up suddenly. How can we say no to this......
2 Weeks to Go!
(I'm as shocked as you are.)
Happy October. Can't wait to see Central Park in its glory.